Glossary By Issue
- Entire Glossary
- #16 Digital Possibilities
- #15 Interactive Print
- #14 Getting Personal
- #13 Balance
- #12 Standards
- #11 Print It
- #10 Prepress
- #9 Understanding Ink
- #8 Digital Variables
- #7 Retouching
- #6 Embossing / Foil Stamping
- #5 Enhancing Color
- #4 Protective Covering
- #3 Stochastic / Conventional
- #2 Quadtones
- #1 Metallics
A water-based lacquer applied as a coating for protection and appearance.
A business that makes products such as boxes, bags, envelopes and displays, that may require laminating or coating.
A thin sheet of plastic or nylon bonded to a printed product for protection or to increase gloss.
A business that provides trimming, folding, binding, laminating, off-press coating and other post-press services.
A color that tends to change or fade under different lighting, in the presence of heat or other changes in the environment, or over time—an unstable color.
An operation that completes any printing process in one pass, such as printing, varnishing, folding, gluing, coating, etc.
A unit of length equal to one-thousandth of an inch, used to measure the thickness of film laminates.
Thermoplastic polyamides that can be extruded in fibers, sheets and other materials. One of the materials used to produce laminating films.
To print or coat at a separate time on a different press or coater. Often used in reference to varnish. Same as separate pass.
Varnish or other coatings that are applied across the entire sheet. Also known less commonly as flood varnish.
A polymer used in the production of resins, plastics and textile fibers. One of the materials used to produce laminating films.
A plastic polymer used in packaging and as fiber for apparel. One of the materials used to produce laminating films.
Premixed, semi or fully opaque printing inks used for exact color match, as in a corporate logo (Examples: Coca Cola red or John Deere green). Used in place of trying to match exact colors by the combination of 3 or 4 process colors. Can also add visual impact and reduce the process ink costs.
A solventless ink that is cured by ultraviolet (UV) radiation.
Liquid lacquer applied as a coating for protection and appearance.
The areas in print publications that do not carry any type or images—the unprinted surface of the paper.