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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The printed marks used to align color separations for printing so that each color registers with each other. These marks are printed using all the color separations of process printing so pressmen can check and adjust the alignment of each plate.