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The Visual Dictionary of Pre-press and Production

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The Visual Dictionary of Pre-Press and Production is a comprehensive guide to the over 250 terms relating to the preparation and production of print and digital media. Each term is explained and contextualised, with concise definitions accompanied by a variety of diagrams, illustrations and examples. The book covers traditional terms still in current usage as well as modern terminology, from Acrobat to Woodblock. It also explains a range of practical processes, including Accents, Bitmap and Colour calibration, as well as styles and finishes, such as Perfect bound, Totally chlorine free (TCF), and Offset lithography.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title page
  3. Copyright
  4. How to get the most out of this book
  5. Introduction
  6. Contents
  7. The Dictionary
  8. A
    1. Absolute and Relative Measurements
    2. Accents / Diacritics
    3. Acrobat Professional
    4. Adjustment Layers
    5. Alignment
    6. Anti-aliasing
  9. B
    1. Back Edge
    2. Back End / Front End
    3. Bad Break
    4. Banding
    5. Barcode
    6. Baseline Grid
    7. Bellyband
    8. BF (Boldface)
    9. Bible Paper
    10. Binding
    11. Bitmap
    12. Black Printer
    13. Bleed
    14. Blind Embossing and Debossing
    15. Board
    16. Book
    17. Book Finishes
    18. Breadcrumb
    19. Brightness
    20. Bulk
    21. Button
    22. Button and String
  10. C
    1. Canadian and Half Canadian Binding
    2. Canvas Size / Image Size
    3. Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
    4. Case Binding
    5. Channels
    6. Clone
    7. CMYK
    8. Cockling
    9. Colour Calibration
    10. Colour Fall
    11. Column
    12. Composite
    13. Compression
    14. Computer-aided Design (CAD)
    15. Computer to Plate (CTP)
    16. Concertina
    17. Condensed and Extended
    18. Continuous Tone
    19. Contrast
    20. Coordinates
    21. Creep
    22. Crop
  11. D
    1. Densitometer
    2. Desaturate
    3. Despeckle
    4. Die Cutting
    5. Diffraction Foil
    6. Digital Printing
    7. DL
    8. Dodge and Burn
    9. Dot Gain / Dot Size
    10. DPI / PPI / LPI / SPI
    11. Dreamweaver
    12. Dummy
    13. Duotone
    14. Duplexing
    15. Dust Jacket
  12. E
    1. E Ink
    2. Embossing and Debossing
    3. Endorse Fold
    4. Endpapers
    5. EPS
    6. Essential Kit
    7. Ethics
    8. Expert sets
  13. F
    1. File Format
    2. Fill In
    3. Filters
    4. Finishing
    5. Flash
    6. Flatplan
    7. Flock
    8. Flop
    9. Fluorescent
    10. Fly Papers
    11. Foil Block
    12. Fold
    13. Folding
    14. Folio
    15. Font / Typeface
    16. Fore-edge printing
    17. Four-colour black
    18. Fractions
    19. French Fold
  14. G
    1. Gatefold
    2. Ghosting
    3. GIF
    4. Gradient
    5. Gradient Map
    6. Grain (Film)
    7. Grain (Paper)
    8. Greeking and Dummy Text
    9. Greyscale
    10. GSM
    11. Guillotine
    12. Gutter
  15. H
    1. Half Binding
    2. Halftone
    3. Hand Binding
    4. Handmade Paper
    5. Headband / Tailband
    6. Hexachrome
    7. Hickey
    8. Hologram
    9. HTML
    10. Hue
    11. Hyperlink / Hypertext
    12. Hyphenation / Justification
  16. I
    1. Image Correction Marks
    2. Image Manipulation
    3. Imposition
    4. Impression
    5. Ink
    6. Insert
    7. Interpolation
    8. Invert
    9. ISO
  17. J
    1. Jaggies
    2. JDF
    3. JPEG
  18. K
    1. K
    2. Kerning
    3. Kiss Cutting
    4. Knife Folder
  19. L
    1. Lamination
    2. Laser Cutting
    3. Layers
    4. Leading
    5. Leaves and Printed Pages
    6. Letterpress
    7. Levels
    8. Ligatures
    9. Lightbox
    10. Line Art
    11. Lino Cut Printing
    12. Loose Leaf
    13. Loupe
  20. M
    1. Make Ready
    2. Measure
    3. Menu
    4. Moiré
    5. Monitor
    6. Mono Printing
    7. Multi-ink
  21. N
    1. NCR (No Carbon Required)
    2. Newsprint
    3. Numerals
  22. O
    1. Octavo
    2. Offset Lithography
    3. Opacity
    4. OpenType
    5. Orphans and Widows
    6. Overmatter
    7. Overprinting
  23. P
    1. Padding
    2. Page Marker
    3. Pagination
    4. Pantone
    5. Paper
    6. Paper Engineering
    7. Pass
    8. Passepartout
    9. PDF
    10. Perfect Binding
    11. Perforation
    12. Pigment
    13. Pixel / Pixelation
    14. Plate
    15. Posterise
    16. Press Pass
    17. Printing
    18. Print Order
    19. Print to Paper
    20. Proof Correction Marks
    21. Proofs
    22. PSD
  24. R
    1. Raster
    2. RAW
    3. Recto Verso
    4. Registration
    5. Remake
    6. Resolution
    7. Retouching
    8. Reverse Out
    9. RGB
    10. Rivers
  25. S
    1. Saddle Stitch
    2. Saturation
    3. Scanning
    4. Scoring
    5. Screen Angles
    6. Screen Printing
    7. Scrolling
    8. Selective Colour
    9. Self Cover / Separate Cover
    10. Sepia
    11. Set-off
    12. Sharpen
    13. Sheet Fed
    14. Shiners and Bouncers
    15. Showthrough
    16. Signatures
    17. Small Caps
    18. Small Screen
    19. Space After / Space Before
    20. Special Colour / Spot Colour
    21. Specifications
    22. Spine
    23. Spread
    24. Step and Repeat
    25. Stet
    26. Stitching / Sewing
    27. Stochastic
    28. Stock
    29. Striker Bar
    30. Stroke and Fill
    31. Style Sheets
    32. Substrate
    33. Surprint
  26. T
    1. Tabs (Dividers)
    2. Tabs (Typesetting)
    3. Tag
    4. Thread Sewing
    5. Throwout / Throw Up
    6. Thumbnail
    7. TIFF
    8. Tint
    9. Tip-in and Tip-on
    10. Tonal Images
    11. Tracking and Word Spacing
    12. Transparencies
    13. Trapping
    14. Trim Marks
    15. Type Area
    16. Typo
  27. U
    1. Unbound
    2. Undercolour Removal
    3. Unders and Overs
  28. V
    1. Variable Data Printing
    2. Variable Space
    3. Varnish
    4. Vector
    5. Vignette
    6. Vinyl
  29. W
    1. Watermark
    2. Web Offset Printing
    3. Web-safe Colours
    4. Web-safe Fonts
    5. Website Terms
    6. Weight
    7. Woodblock
    8. Work and Tumble / Turn
  30. Z
    1. Z-bind
  31. The Details
    1. A Sizes
    2. B Sizes
    3. Book Sizes
    4. Canadian Paper Sizes
    5. C Sizes
    6. DIN
    7. Envelope Sizes
    8. Poster Sizes
    9. Type Anatomy
    10. US Book Sizes
    11. US Paper Sizes
  32. Conclusion
  33. Acknowledgements
  34. Index
  35. Back Cover