Listed below are a number of common terms
that you may encounter while using this website or in your dealings with
Central Print. If you have a query related to a term not covered below please
How much liquid paper will hold.
The bond between ink and what it is printed
Links or other coatings that are
A finished copy of your document, ready for
Print on the reverse side of a sheet.
The process of fastening paper.
The part of a printed image that extends
beyond the trim edge of a sheet.
The thickness and feel of a paper.
An outline path, embedded into a file, that
indicates which areas of a picture should be transparent.
Stands for cyan, magenta, yellow and key
(black). These are the four process colours, which can be combined to produce
the full colour spectrum.
Placing sheets of paper in the correct
order to form a document.
The separation of a single colour into its
component colours (CMYK) for printing.
Lines that indicate where to trim,
perforate or fold a document.
Cutting out a custom shape such as a pocket
or an unusually shaped document.
Stands for dots per inch. A measure of the
quality of an image; the more dots per inch, the higher the quality.
A mock-up of the final product, made to
give an indication of the weight and finish.
Stands for Encapsulated PostScript, a type
of computer file generally used for vector graphics.
Using the four basic colours (cyan,
magenta, yellow and black) to produce a document.
A type of fold with three panels, where the
two outer panels are half the width of the inner panel and meet at the centre
of the document.Greyscale
Printing in shades of grey, this only uses
one colour – black.
The gap between two pages of a document.
A shape printed by eliminating background
Applying a thin film coat to the document
to create a more gloss or matt finish.
Extra copies printed in excess of the
Pantone ® colour
Premixed colours that can be specified as a
spot colour. Pantone colours can be matched using CMYK, but this can be
slightly different from the original Pantone.
A binding method where pages are glued
rather than sewn.
A colour specified in its component cyan,
magenta, yellow and black parts.
A one-off version of the finished document
for the customer to check for errors before it is printed.
The number of DPI in an image or document.
When type appears as white on a solid
Stands for red, green and blue. RGB is
generally used for computer displays, but cannot be used for printing (it has
to be converted to CMYK).
A binding method where a document is
stapled through the middle fold.
The process of converting a hard copy (eg a
photograph) into a soft (digital) format.
To part cut into heavy paper to allow for
A colour that is not made using process
(CMYK) colours. The ink for the colour is made specifically for the colour, and
is usually a Pantone colour reference.
Two or more pages that join together.
An image file format, recommended for images
that are going to be printed.