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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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Bulk

25/02/2016

Thickness of paper measured in Microns, as opposed to the weight see GSM.
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Burst Binding (or slot binding)

25/02/2016

A method similar to perfect binding where the text pages are glued in to the cover. In burst binding, slots are cut in to the sections to help the adhesive.
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