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4/0 or 4/1 or 4/4

25/02/2016

Refers to the number of colours printed per side. Can be referred to as four back zero / four back one / four back four.
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A-Sizes

25/02/2016

The most common paper sizes used for stationery, leaflets and other publications A0 – 841 x 1189 mm A1 – 594 x 841 mm A2 – 420 x 594 mm A3 – 297 x 420 mm A4 – 210 x 297 mm A5 – 148.5 x 210 mm A6 – 105 x 148.5 mm A7...
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Artwork

25/02/2016

The images/text that are to be printed (usually supplied digitally as a PDF). As a general rule, artwork should be supplied as a high resolution PDF at 300 DPI with crop marks and 3mm bleed.
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Authors Amendments

25/02/2016

Changes made by the customer, usually at the proofing stage. These are sometimes chargeable.
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B-Sizes

25/02/2016

Larger than A-sizes, most sheet-fed print presses take these paper sizes. It then allows for trimming to A-sizes B0 – 1000 × 1414 mm B1 – 707 × 1000 mm B2 – 500 × 707 mm B3 – 353 × 500 mm B4 – 250 × 353 mm B5 – 176 × 250 mm B6 –...
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Back Up

25/02/2016

To print on the reverse of a sheet which has already been printed on one side.
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Bleed

25/02/2016

Where the image to be printed extends (usually by 3mm) over the crop marks. This makes trimming easier and means the finished documents will run to the edges.
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Blind Emboss

25/02/2016

A type of embossing where no ink is used. Instead, the design or text is only visible as a raised area on the paper/card. Also see de-bossing which has the opposite effect.
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