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paper grain

perforation

ppi

printing

registration black

resolution

RGB

Ink overlays another causing them to mix and thus create a new colour. Alignment of the fibre in the paper during manufacture.

Cuts in the substrate to enable interactive or decorative design.

Pixels per inch, a measurement for screen resolution.

shiner

stock

text block

tint

Processes in which ink is applied to a substrate via plates and applying adequate pressure.

varnish

Black made from CMYK but not used for anything other than registration/printers marks.

vector

Pixels contained in an image.

Main online colour mode, also the additive primary colours.

rich black

Black that users a shiner to affect the way the black is perceived.

saturation

Also known as ʻchromaʼ, referring to the amount of grey in the colour.

glossary

The underprinting of a colour to strengthen the black.

Chosen substrate for the print.

Sections of publication.

Ten percent increments of a colour, built from half-tone dots.

Colourless coating, to protect and/or enhance the print.

Artwork defined by maths as opposed to pixels. Scalable and always high quality.

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