Glossary beginning with K

Glossary of Print Terms

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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.

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In a gatefold the left and right edges fold inward with parallel folds to meet in the middle of the page without overlapping. The paper may be folded again down the middle so the folded edges meet and a fold is created in the center panel of the paper - also known as a double gatefold. Also known as a window fold.