Glossary beginning with K

Glossary of Print Terms

K

Knockout

A portion of an image that has been removed. When two colors overlap in a design, both colors are not normally printed on top of each other. The bottom color is not printed in the area where the other color overlaps.

Knockout Type

Text that is reversed out of a dark background so it appears as the color of the paper underneath.

Go to top

Login to your Pengad WebTools account for easy, secure file transfer.

Already a Pengad customer but don't have a WebTools account? Find out more here.

Stay informed with our E-Newsletter. The PressSheet features informative articles, design tips and much more, subscribe today!

Manage my subscriptions

Syndicate content

Embossingi is a process performed after printing that uses a metal die to reshape a printing surface, creating a raised image. Embossing can be applied to overprinting or on blank paper (called blind embossing). Blind embossing can be an especially effective and eye-catching effect when used with textured and embossed paper finishes.