It is used to protect and enhance the printed piece. Aqueous coating is applied to all 100lb gloss book and 100lb gloss cover.
Printed colors that extend past the edge of a page. To cut the job to its actual size the processor has to make sure the job gets printed with 1/8 of an inch bleed some jobs may require more than that. For example if the job is a business card (3.5″ x 2″) the file size with bleed would be (3.625″ x 2.125″).
Also called cover stock. Mostly heavyweight papers are called cards stock. The thickness of card stock is indicated with point sizes such as 14pt, 16pt, and 18pt. Some people will also refer to 100lb gloss cover as a card stock (see also pt).
The primary colors used in 4-color printing. CMYK are used to reproduce full color on the printed sheet. CMYK is also called Process Color.
C: Cyan | M: Magenta | Y: Yellow | K: Black
The mixture of clay materials that are applied to paper to improve the smoothness of the paper’s surface and improve ink holdout during the printing process. Examples are Aqueous coating (AQ) and UV coating. UV coating adds a gloss finish to the product and also improves the vibrancy of the printed colors. Spot-UV can be applied to selected portions of the piece while keeping the rest a matte finish.
4:4 – 2-sided, full-color on front and on back
4:1 – 2-sided, full-color on front, black on back
4:0 – 1-sided, full-color on front
A specific shape like a circle, a star, etc. (any designs that cannot be done by a straight cut) which is cut by a metal blade. Vinyl stickers are a popular product that can utilize die cutting which follows the border of the design for a super-cool look.
Dots Per Inch (dpi)
A measurement of resolution of input, output and display devices. 300dpi means that when printed, each square inch of your image will contain 90,000 pixels (dots), the higher the dpi (the more pixels per inch) the more crisp the printed image will be. Our electronic (digital files) have to have a resolution of at least 300dpi. Anything less than that is considered low-resolution and may appear blurry when printed.
Finished Size / Trim Size
The size of a printed product after all production operations have been completed.
The size of a printed product after printing and trimming but before any finishing operations that affect its size, such as folding.
A coating on paper which provides a higher reflection of light, which results in a shiny appearance. Gloss coatings reduce ink absorption, which allows excellent contrast and color definition.
Paper with a gloss finish, typically used for higher-quality printing. Examples are 100lb gloss book, and 100lb gloss cover.
Printing a page so that when positioned for reading the width is greater than the height.
A coated paper finish that is flat, not shiny like a gloss, but still keeps much of the ink from being absorbed by the paper and produces an excellent image. Matte/ Dull finish is applied to all 14pt jobs and 16pt jobs unless it is Spot UV.
Pantone Matching System (PMS)
A registered name for an ink color matching system used to compare, match and identify specific colors. To do so we use a Pantone book. It contains Pantone colors with their closest CMYK values.
Creating a series of holes so that the paper can be torn more easily along the line that is formed. Postage stamps and tear-off cards are common products that require perforation.
Checking a proof for errors or discrepancies from the original copy.
pt (Points) – Paper
When referring to paper or card stock sizes, 1 “point” (pt) equals 1/1,000th of an inch. 14-pt card stock (0.014″ thick) is commonly used for Business Cards and Post Cards. 16-pt card stock (0.016″ thick) produces a thicker, stiffer card.
The measurement of output quality expressed in pixels (dots) per inch on a computer monitor or dots per inch on printed media. For example, a monitor displaying a resolution of 800 by 600 refers to a screen capable of displaying 800 pixels in each of 600 lines, which translates into a total of 480,000 pixels displayed on the screen. When referring to printed media, a 300 dpi (dots per inch) printer for example, is capable of outputting 300 dots in a one-inch line, which means that it has the ability of printing 90,000 distinct dots per square inch (300 x 300).
The additive primary colors, red, green and blue, used to display color in video monitors. Printing with a file in RGB color mode will produce a washed-out appearance. Files need to be converted to CMYK before printing.
Silk laminated stock is very soft and has a luxurious silky and smooth feel. Silk lamination is water-resistant and also tear-resistant. The silk lamination is referred to the luxury side of printing. As they say… “smooth as silk”.
Silk lamination is a matte finish, not a coating. If you have an iPhone or any Apple product, the box is wrapped in silk lamination.
Spot Coating / Spot UV
Coating paper only in specific areas as opposed to all-over coating. In a Spot UV job the job gets a UV coating in only specific areas and does not get any AQ coating in any other places. Spot UV can be referred to as spot varnish.
A preset model that acts as a structure for setting up a similar product. Here at GINGALLEY we have lot of templates. The customers can download the templates online. If you do not see a template for a specific product, please contact us.
The accumulated time between receipt of an order and completion of the finished product. Here at GINGALLEY we offer different types of turnaround depending on the product, we have Next Day, 2-4 days, 5-7 days and 7-9 business days turnaround.
A liquid coating applied to the printed piece, which is then bonded and cured with ultraviolet light. This coating is used to provide a protective coating to the printed image. Please note that you CAN NOT write or imprint on a UV coated jobs.
A thin, liquid protective coating, either matte or glossy, that is applied to the product. It adds protection and enhances the appearance of the product. It can be applied as an all-over coating or it can be applied as a spot coating.