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VOC

Abbreviation for volatile organic compounds, petroleum substances used as the vehicles for many printing inks.

VOC

Varnish

Liquid applied as a coating for protection and appearance.

Varnish

Vector graphic

Vector graphics are drawn in paths. This allows the designer to resize images freely without getting pixilated edges as is the case with bitmapped images. The vector format is generally used for in printing while the bitmap format is used for onscreen display.

Vector graphic

Viewing Booth

Small area or room that is set up for proper viewing of transparencies, color separations or press sheets. Also called color booth. See also Standard Viewing Conditions.

Viewing Booth

Vignette

Decorative design or illustration fade to white.

Vignette