Glossary of Printing Terms

Print Jargon made simple

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Your customers' guide to translating printer speak

We’ve teamed with industry insider Margie Dana to create a copyrighted, licensed, and easy-to-follow reference your customers can consult whenever they need help translating printer speak.

Sample Glossary Entries

Our printing glossary contains more than 540 print and graphic-arts terms. Here’s just a small sampling.

  • Bleed An extra amount of printed image that extends beyond the trim edge of the sheet or page.
  • Gamma A measure of contrast in photographic images.
  • Kraft A paper or board containing unbleached wood pulp (brown in color) made by the sulfate process.

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