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Glossary of Print Terms

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Overprinting

Printing an image over an area that has already been printed. Overprinting is what allows process printing to create the whole spectrum of colors using only process colors. Overprinting also allows for the creation of rich black.

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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.