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Glossary of Terms - T
(Tagged Image File Format) For digital gray-scale halftones, a device-independent graphics file format. TIFF files can be used on IBM/compatible or Macintosh computers, and may be output to PostScript printers.
Using a broadsheet as a measure, one half of a broadsheet. 11 X 17
Concerning a printing project's basic details in regard to its dimensions. A standard layout.
Designation for printing papers with textured surfaces such as laid or linen. Some mills also use 'text' to refer to any paper they consider top-of-the-line, whether or not its surface has a texture.
Method of printing using colorless resin powder that takes on the color of underlying ink. Also called raised printing.
Initial ideas jotted on virtually anything in regard to initial concept of a future project.
Screening or adding white to a solid color for results of lightening that specific color.
Usually in the book arena, adding an additional page(s) beyond the normal process (separate insertion).
Service bureau, printer or bindery working primarily for other graphic arts professionals, not for the general public.
Positive photographic image on film allowing light to pass through. Also called chrome, color transparency and tranny. Often abbreviated TX.
To print one ink over another or to print a coating, such as varnish, over an ink. The first liquid traps the second liquid.
The size of the printed material in its finished stage (e.g., the finished trim size is 5 1\2 x 8 1\2).
the set of characters created by a Type designer, including uppercase and lowercase alphabetical characters, numbers, punctuation, and special characters. A single typeface contains many fonts, at different sizes and styles.