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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A binding term for two or more parallel folds that open like an accordion. Each fold is opposite the previous creating the pleated or accordion type effect. Brochures and maps often use accordion folds.