General term referring to a prepress system based on computers.
Assembly of a composite image from portions of other images and/or other page elements using a computer.
(1) Publishing by printing with device, such as a photocopy machine or ink jet printer, driven by a computer that can change the image instantly from one copy to the next. (2) Publishing via output on fax, computer bulletin board or other electronic medium, as compared to output on paper.
To press an image into paper so it lies above the surface. Also called cameo and tool.
Computer file containing both images and PostScript commands. Abbreviated EPS file.
Sheet that attaches the inside pages of a case bound book to its cover. Also called pastedown or end papers.
Printing method using a plate, also called a die, with an image cut into its surface.
Encapsulated Post Script, a known file format usually used to transfer post script information from one program to another.
Paper that is not the brand specified, but looks, prints and may cost the same. . Also called comparable stock.
Price that states what a job will probably cost. Also called bid, quotation and tender.
The individual performing or creating the "estimate."
International standard for triads of printing inks for four triadic printing. Colored inks included in this triad (yellow, purple and blue) have standard spectral characteristics for a given thickness of paint layers in which achieved compliance with the colorimetric parameters. In the printing process when applying these paints form a neutral gray. Standardization of colors and optical densities when printing triad allows separations under the right settings to get similar results when printing, do not depend on the type of printing machine