Glossary beginning with P

Glossary of Print Terms

P

Pagination

The processes of numbering pages consecutively. Today this is often automated, saving a significant amount of time on pieces with a lot of pages.

Perfect Binding

A binding method using fast drying glues to hold the pages together and affix the cover along the spine. The final piece has a squared off spine.

Pica

A typographic measurement. One pica equals 12 points. There are approximately 6 picas to an inch.

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Trapping is the practice of overlapping two dissimilar colors that meet flush with each other to avoid gaps in coverage caused by misregistration.