PRINT TERMINOLOGY (A-B)
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An International Standards Organisation range of sizes of paper.
A reference used for a Carbonless top sheet (i.e. the first part of a carbonless multi-part form).
The extent to which a paper will take up and hold a liquid.
Against The Grain
Folding or marking the paper at right angles to the grain.
An International Standards Organisation range of sizes.
A reference used for a carbonless middle sheet (i.e. the middle part of a carbonless multi-part set).
To print on the reverse side of a printed sheet.
The part of an image that extends beyond the Trim Marks on a page.
A logo, text or design which has been relief stamped into a sheet of paper or board which no ink has been used.
Paper weight beyond a certain weight. The difference between paper and board varies between manufacturer from as little as 180 gsm to as high as 250 gsm.
A black and white proof on photographic paper.
The substance, feel and thickness of a paper.