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Printed image that extends beyond the edge of a sheet or page.
Amount of ink of the printed page.
Refers to the middle pages of a saddle-stitch booklet extending slightly beyond the outer pages.
Marks places outside the finish size area indicating where to trim the paper.
Surface characteristics of a paper such as gloss, dull or smooth.
Size of a printed product after production and trimming are complete.
Inclusive term used for all post-printing or bindery operations.
Refers to arranging pages of a bound product so that they are in the correct order once folded and trimmed.
The weight of a paper measured on a scale specific to each paper type. Different papers (bond, text, gloss) have different scales.
To bind sheets by trimming at the binding edge and gluing them to a wraparound cover. (i.e., paperback book)
Unit of measure equalling 1/6 of an inch often used to express line measure or column width.
A representative example of a printed project, usually produced for approval before a full production run begins.
To bind by stapling sheets together where they fold at the spine. (i.e., stapled magazine)
To compress paper along a line so it will fold more easily, cleanly and without cracking.
Publication where the cover paper and the inside paper is the same style and weight.
To bind by stapling a stack of individual sheets along the long edge on the side or in the corner.
Sheet of printed pages which, when folded, become part of a publication.
Refers to the speed a printing job is produced. Faster turnarounds require jumping ahead of other job and/or overtime.