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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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When the type on a design is not printed so the color of the paper stock shows through. This is most effective when there is high contrast between the image and the stock.