Glossary beginning with V

Glossary of Print Terms

V

Varnish

A thin, liquid protective coating, matte or glossy, applied over top of a printed piece. Varnishes can add protection and enhance the appearance of the final product. It can be applied over the entire piece or as a spot coating.

Vector

An object or path that is defined mathematically. This method is often used to create images in drawing programs. A vector image can be scaled up without worry about loss of quality because the image is defined mathematically and not by pixels. Adobe Illustrator, CorelDRAW, Macromedia FreeHand and Adobe Fireworks are common editors for vector graphics.

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Bleedi refers to printing that goes beyond the edge of the sheet after trimming. A bleed lets the design of your final piece
stretch from edge to edge without margins.

Pengad requires an 1/8 inch bleed, meaning the design extends 1/8 of an inch from where the cut is to be made. (This means your document will be 1/4 inch wider and taller, this extra paper is trimmed off to the match the trim size.