80# Gloss Text – Printing Terms Glossary

Standard glossy paper stock, which is as thick as a light magazine cover. The shiny finish renders an excellent opaque base for rich process color printing. For: Brochures, Flyers, Catalog Inserts, Posters, etc. Our stock is most popular.


Variable Data Printing – Printing Terms Glossary

A form of on-demand printing in which elements (like text, graphics, photographs, etc.) Can be changed from one printed piece to the next, without stopping or slowing the press, utilizing information from a database. Such as a set of personalized letters, each with the similar basic layout can be printed with a different name as well as address on each letter.

RGB – Printing Terms Glossary

The color space of Red, Green as well as Blue. These are the primary colors of light that computers use to display images on your screen. In order to be printed on a printing press, an RGB computer file must be translated into the CMYK (the primary colors of pigment) color space.

Ghosting – Printing Terms Glossary

Known as gloss ghosting as well. A condition happening during the printing process when vapors from drying ink on one side of a press sheet interact chemically with dry ink or blank paper on sheets in contact with or on the reverse side of the same sheet making unintended faint images.


Electronic Proof – Printing Terms Glossary

A procedure of generating a prepress proof in which paper is electronically revealed to the color separation negatives and passed through electrically charged pigmented toners, which adhere electrostatically, ensuing in the finished proof.