Abbreviation for black in four-color process printing. Hence the 'K' in CMYK.
(1) The screw that controls ink flow from the ink fountain of a printing press. (2) To relate loose pieces of copy to their positions on a layout or mechanical using a system of numbers or letters. (3) Alternate term for the color black, as in 'key plate.'
Lines on a mechanical or negative showing the exact size, shape and location of photographs or other graphic elements. Also called holding lines.
To die cut the top layer, but not the backing layer, of self-adhesive paper. Also called face cut.
Strong paper used for wrapping and to make grocery bags and large envelopes.
Writing paper stack of small size (generally square shape) with one side of the sized for ease of separation. Used for operational records. As a rule, it carries on each sheet, and sometimes at the ends of the elements of corporate identity.