Glossary beginning with S

Glossary of Print Terms

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Saddle Stitching

The method of binding the pages of a section where the folded pages are stitched through the fold from the outside, using a wire staple.

Sheetwise

The process of printing one side of a press sheet with one set of plates and the second side with a different set of plates.

Synonyms: Work and Back (W&B)

Soft proof

A proof of your product delivered digitally and viewed on a digital display. Soft proofs are great for proofing content and layout.

Spot Color

A specially mixed ink which creates a specific color to be printed on press. Spot color inks are opaque, not translucent like process color inks. Printing with spot colors requires only one plate to print the color versus four when printing with process colors. Adding a spot color to a process job (usually done to ensure the color value of a logo or other standardized color) adds a fifth plate (one each for cyan, magenta, yellow, black and the spot color).

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Syndicate content

RGBi is an acronym for the three colors used to create the broad array of colors displayed on an electronic monitor. The three primary additive colors are Red, Green and Blue. RGB colors are used for electronic displays but do not reproduce well in print. RGB images should be converted to CMYKi before your files are sent to the printer or it will be done during the pre-press process.