Alignment refers to type being set flush left, flush right, centered, or justified. Justified type lines up on both the left and right sides of the column?s full measure.
Analog Color Proofs
Proofs created using film to carry and transfer the image to the proofing sheets
Use of a "plate" to apply the printed image to paper. In offset printing, the plate has an ink-receptive image on its surface. The image is transferred to the paper"s surface. One printing plate is required for each ink color printed.
Differing scale effects along perpendicular (x,y) axis applied to an image. It"s the opposite of proportional scaling (equal effects on both axes).
Formerly known as inline graphics, these are objects attached to text that reflow with text as it is edited and reflowed.
A water-based clear coating that overprints press sheets. It protects the printed surface from scratching and fingerprinting, reduces drying times and adds a glossy finish to the printed item. Aqueous is most often an overall coating.
Acronym for American Standard Code for Information Interchange. It is the general specification of bits in a computer to input, store, process and output text characters. ASCII file formats are frequently requested for text transfer because it allows different software programs and platforms to accept characters and punctuation.
A software program that automatically applies trapping to output from imagesetters or platesetters. Trapping is the precise relationship between two ink colors when they butt together on a printed sheet. If no trap is added, a white gap may appear between colors. If too much trap is added, a dark line will appear where the colors overlap.
Automatic Picture Replacement
The linking process where a low resolution image is automatically replaced by a high resolution image just before a document is sent to the imagesetter or platesetter. This feature allows page layout handlers to work with smaller files.
Automatic Text Flow
This publishing program feature allows text matter to flow from one column to the next on each page and from one page to the next in a document automatically. It eases the pain of making significant copy changes to a long document.