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Debossing

25/02/2016

Where an image is pressed or stamped into the paper creating a depression as opposed to an embossed, raised impression.
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Die-cut

25/02/2016

Where an irregular shape is cut from the paper instead of trimming square edges. This can be any shape but requires a die or cutting forme to be made up specially.
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Digital Printing

25/02/2016

Low cost method of printing best suited for short run jobs. It works directly from electronic data without the need for printing plates. This makes the process very quick but the print quality, although a good alternative is not on par with Lithography but gaining ground as technology advances.
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Digital Printed Proofs

25/02/2016

Proofs printed digitally. These are suitable for checking layout and pagination but not for colour. The reason being they will be printed on different paper and/or using a different machine to the finished product.
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DL

25/02/2016

Envelope size to hold an A4 sheet folded twice (or a compliment slip). 220 x 110mm.
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DPI

25/02/2016

Dots per inch, or the image resolution. For print, all images in a document should always be a minimum of 300dpi.
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Drawn On Covers

25/02/2016

A paper back cover with the text pages glued in (see perfect binding & burst binding).
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Drilling

25/02/2016

Where holes are drilled. This is essentially hole punching but on a larger scale.
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Dummy

25/02/2016

A Mock Up of the finished product. This can be printed or unprinted, depending on the purpose. See proofs.
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