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Saddle-Stitch

25/02/2016

Where a document is wire stitched on the spine, better known as stapled.
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Screen Printing

25/02/2016

The oldest method of printing. Ink is applied to a porous silk screen and passes through a stencil or template to leave an impression. Normally used when printing on fabric and banners and when printing on board that is too thick to pass through a standard litho print press.
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Seal or Sealer

25/02/2016

A coating applied over the print to fix it. This helps prevent set off and smudging.
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Set Off

25/02/2016

This is where the ink from one sheet is transferred on to the reverse of the sheet above. Leaving ample time for the ink to dry and applying a sealer helps to prevent this.
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Sheet-fed

25/02/2016

A sheet-fed printing press uses individual sheets, instead of continuous rolls of paper used on web offset presses.
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Spot Colours

25/02/2016

Refers to solid colours which are found in commercially obtainable colour ranges such as Pantone®, these are mostly used in addition to CMYK where CMYK is not available e.g. Printing gold or silver. When using Pantone colours, it is worth bearing in mind for future jobs that should you want to print in CMYK, the...
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Spot Gloss UV Varnish

25/02/2016

A high gloss finish applied to specific areas of print. This differs from gloss laminating which has to cover the whole sheet.
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