Glossary beginning with H

Glossary of Print Terms

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Hard Proof

A physical color proof made from stored digital data or production films.

Hot Stamping

A printing process where a heated die is stamped onto a sheet of foil, causing the foil to release from the backer onto the material being printed. We offer a full selection of opaque and metallic foils.

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An object or path that is defined mathematically. This method is often used to create images in drawing programs. A vector image can be scaled up without worry about loss of quality because the image is defined mathematically and not by pixels. Adobe Illustrator, CorelDRAW, Macromedia FreeHand and Adobe Fireworks are common editors for vector graphics.