Printing Terminology

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This multiple choice quiz consists of 35 definitions. Please select the correct answer for each definition.


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  • 1. 
    1.  At right angles to the grain direction of the paper being used, as compared to with the grain. Also called across the grain and cross grain.
    • A. 

      Acid free paper

    • B. 

      Additive color

    • C. 

      Against the grain

  • 2. 
    2. Any change made by the customer after copy or artwork has been given to the service bureau, separator or printer. The change could be in copy, specifications or both.
    • A. 

      AA

    • B. 

      Acetate

    • C. 

      Directive

  • 3. 
    3.  Coating in a water base and applied like ink by a printing press to protect and enhance the printing underneath.
    • A. 

      Aqueous coating

    • B. 

      Base negative

    • C. 

      Anti-offset powder

  • 4. 
    4. Printing that extends to the edge of a sheet or page after trimming.
    • A. 

      Blow up

    • B. 

      Bleed

    • C. 

      Blocking

  • 5. 
    5. A page number not printed on the page. (In the book arena, a blank page traditionally does not print a page number.)
    • A. 

      Blind folio

    • B. 

      Board

    • C. 

      Blank page

  • 6. 
    6. Category of paper commonly used for writing, printing and photocopying. Also called business paper, communication paper, correspondence paper and writing paper.
    • A. 

      Bond paper

    • B. 

      Bulky paper

    • C. 

      Bristol stock

  • 7. 
    7.  In offset printing a repeating registration problem in the printing stage of production.
    • A. 

      Bounce

    • B. 

      Block

    • C. 

      Circumference

  • 8. 
    8. Abbreviations for coated one side and coated two sides.
    • A. 

      B1S and B2S

    • B. 

      F4S and F6S

    • C. 

      C1S and C2S

  • 9. 
    9. Mechanicals, photographs and art fully prepared for reproduction according to the technical requirements of the printing process being used. Also called finished art and reproduction copy.
    • A. 

      Camera-ready copy

    • B. 

      Mechanical-ready copy

    • C. 

      Art-ready copy

  • 10. 
    10.     Paper coated with chemicals that enable transfer of images from one sheet to another with pressure from writing or typing.
    • A. 

      Pressure paper

    • B. 

      Chemical paper

    • C. 

      NCR paper

  • 11. 
    11.     Production copy of a publication verified by the customer as printed, finished and bound correctly.
    • A. 

      Certified copy

    • B. 

      Express copy

    • C. 

      Check copy

  • 12. 
    12.     To adjust the relationship among the process colors to achieve desirable colors.
    • A. 

      Blind correctedness

    • B. 

      Spot color resolution

    • C. 

      Color correct

  • 13. 
    13.     Abbreviation for cyan, magenta, yellow and key (black), the four process colors.
    • A. 

      RGB mode

    • B. 

      CMYK

    • C. 

      XY2 mode

  • 14. 
    14.     To bind by inserting the teeth of a flexible plastic comb through holes punched along the edge of a stack of paper. Also called plastic bind and GBC bind (a brand name).
    • A. 

      Comb bind

    • B. 

      Teeth bind

    • C. 

      Rubber bind

  • 15. 
    15.     Phenomenon of middle pages of a folded signature extending slightly beyond outside pages. Also called feathering, outpush, push out and thrust. 
    • A. 

      Creep

    • B. 

      Flow

    • C. 

      Push out

  • 16. 
    16.     Lines near the edges of an image indicating portions to be reproduced. 
    • A. 

      Crop marks

    • B. 

      Bleed marks

    • C. 

      Express marks

  • 17. 
    17.     One of the four process colors. Also known as process blue.
    • A. 

      Cyan

    • B. 

      Magenta

    • C. 

      Green

  • 18. 
    18.     A letter fold at the side of one of the creases, an indentation occurs.
    • A. 

      Cat ear

    • B. 

      Dog ear

    • C. 

      Elephant ear

  • 19. 
    19.     Measure of resolution of input devices such as scanners, display devices such as monitors, and output devices such as laser printers, imagesetters and monitors. Abbreviated DPI. Also called dot pitch.
    • A. 

      Dots per inch

    • B. 

      Pixels per yard

    • C. 

      Extra points per inch

  • 20. 
    20.     Simulation of the final product. Also called mockup.
    • A. 

      Simulated copy

    • B. 

      Dummy

    • C. 

      Ventriloquist

  • 21. 
    21.     Encapsulated Post Script, a known file format usually used to transfer post script information from one program to another.
    • A. 

      EPS

    • B. 

      PS

    • C. 

      WYSIWYG

  • 22. 
    22.     Size of product after production is completed, as compared to flat size. Also called trimmed size.
    • A. 

      Finished size

    • B. 

      Extended size

    • C. 

      Dramatic size

  • 23. 
    23.     Refers to inexpensive copies of photos or art used on mechanical to indicate placement and scaling, but not intended for reproduction.
    • A. 

      FPO

    • B. 

      CPO

    • C. 

      DPO

  • 24. 
    24.     A sheet that folds where both sides fold toward the gutter in overlapping layers.
    • A. 

      Gate fold

    • B. 

      Bridge fold

    • C. 

      Overlapping fold

  • 25. 
    25.     Abbreviation for black in four-color process printing. Hence the 'K' in CMYK.
    • A. 

      K

    • B. 

      C

    • C. 

      Y

  • 26. 
    26.     Artist style in which width is greater than height.
    • A. 

      Border

    • B. 

      Landscape

    • C. 

      Frontier

  • 27. 
    27.     Amount of space between lines of type.
    • A. 

      Leading

    • B. 

      Kerning

    • C. 

      Routing

  • 28. 
    28.     To bind sheets that have been ground at the spine and are held to the cover by glue. Also called adhesive bind, cut-back bind, glue bind, paper bind, patent bind, perfecting bind, soft bind and soft cover.
    • A. 

      Perfect bind

    • B. 

      Perfection bound

    • C. 

      Perfectly bound

  • 29. 
    29.     A unit of measure in the printing industry. A pica is approximately 0.166 in. There are 12 points to a pica.
    • A. 

      Pica

    • B. 

      Modem

    • C. 

      Pinhole

  • 30. 
    30.     Cross-hair lines on mechanicals and film that help keep flats, plates, and printing in register. Also called crossmarks and position marks.
    • A. 

      Registration marks

    • B. 

      Repeat marks

    • C. 

      Block marks

  • 31. 
    31.     Sharpness of an image on film, paper, computer screen, disc, tape or other medium.
    • A. 

      Resolution

    • B. 

      Rubylith

    • C. 

      Mechanical

  • 32. 
    32.     To bind by stapling sheets together where they fold at the spine, as compared to side stitch. Also called pamphlet stitch, saddle wire and stitch bind.
    • A. 

      Cross-hair stitch

    • B. 

      Saddle-stitch

    • C. 

      Perfect-stitch

  • 33. 
    33.     To compress paper along a straight line so it folds more easily and accurately. Also called crease.
    • A. 

      Score

    • B. 

      Bind

    • C. 

      Plate

  • 34. 
    34.     Usually in the book arena, a publication not having a cover stock. A publication only using text stock throughout.
    • A. 

      Printed cover

    • B. 

      Self contained cover

    • C. 

      Self cover

  • 35. 
    35.     The size of the printed material in its finished stage (e.g., the finished trim size is 5 1\2 x 8 1\2).
    • A. 

      Trim size

    • B. 

      Flat size

    • C. 

      Finished size