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After years in the industry sometimes we forget that not everyone understands the words we are rattling off, we hope that this handy dandy terminology list will help to bridge the gap.

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  • A4 Paper - ISO standard size paper size 201 x 297mm or 8.3 x 11.7``. The most common paper size.

  • Accordion Fold - Folding paper by bending each fold in the opposite direction of the previous fold creating a pleated or accordion effect.

  • Acid-Free Paper

  • Against the Grain

  • Airbrush

  • Anti-aliasing

  • Aqueous Coating

  • Artwork

  • Ascender

  • Backslant

  • Back up - How an image on one side of a printed sheet aligns with the image on the other side.

  • Balloon

  • Base line

  • Basis Weight

  • Bible Paper

  • Bindery

  • Blanket

  • Bleed

  • Bind emboss

  • Blocking

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