Glossary beginning with P

Glossary of Print Terms

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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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Printing an image over an area that has already been printed. Overprintingi 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.