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TIFF

(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.

TIFF

Tabloid

Using a broadsheet as a measure, one half of a broadsheet. 11 X 17

Tabloid

Template

Concerning a printing project's basic details in regard to its dimensions. A standard layout.

Template

Text Paper

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.

Text Paper

Thermography

Method of printing using colorless resin powder that takes on the color of underlying ink. Also called raised printing.

Thermography

Thumbnails

Initial ideas jotted on virtually anything in regard to initial concept of a future project.

Thumbnails

Tint

Screening or adding white to a solid color for results of lightening that specific color.

Tint

Tip In

Usually in the book arena, adding an additional page(s) beyond the normal process (separate insertion).

Tip In

Trade Shop

Service bureau, printer or bindery working primarily for other graphic arts professionals, not for the general public.

Trade Shop

Transparency

Positive photographic image on film allowing light to pass through. Also called chrome, color transparency and tranny. Often abbreviated TX.

Transparency

Trap

To print one ink over another or to print a coating, such as varnish, over an ink. The first liquid traps the second liquid.

Trap

Trim Size

The size of the printed material in its finished stage (e.g., the finished trim size is 5 1\2 x 8 1\2).

Trim Size

Typeface

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.

Typeface