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We understand that the world of print and graphical technology can be rather intimidating.  To help our customers we've created some resources for your benefit.  Please browse through this glossary of terms and standard sizes page. If you think of anything we've left out or you feel would be helpful, please contact us.

Standard Envelope Sizes

Common Printing Terms

Business Size

Envelope Dimensions

Offset:

    3.75" x 6.75"

    3.875" x 8.875"

4.125" x 9.5"

          4.5" x 10.375"

4.75" x 11"

        5" x 11.5"

3.875" x 7.5"

    3.625" x 8.625"

#7

#9

#10

#11

#12

#14

Monarch

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CMYK:

Web:

Sheet Fed:

Standard Booklet / Catalog Sizes

Spot Color:

Booklet (open top) / Catalog (open side)

Envelope Dimensions

Bleed:

Pantone:

#6 1/2

#6 3/4

#7 1/4

#7 1/2

#9

#9 1/2

#10

#13

    6" x 9"

    6.5" x 9.5"

      7" x 10"

      7.5" x 10.5"

     8.75" x 11.75"

      9" x 12"

          9.5" x 12.625"

    10" x 13"

The process of printing by image transfer using a metal or paper plate to ink a smooth rubber cylinder that transfers the ink to the paper.

 

Refers to the process of individual sheets of paper are being fed directly onto a press.

 

Paper feeds through a press from one continuous roll and is cut into sheets after the printing has taken place.

 

Short for cyan, magenta, yellow and black.  Often referred to as process color, four color or full color.

 

In offset printing, a spot color is any color generated by an ink (pure or mixed) that is printed using  a single run.

 

To extend beyond the trim (standard is 1/8 inch) top, left, right, bottom to off page in the indicated direction.

 

(or PMS) A set of standard colors for printing; each is specified by a single number.  Computer graphics software allows colors to be specified as Pantone numbers.  Even though a computer monitor can only show an approximation to some of the colors, the software can output a color separation for each different Pantone color, enabling a print shop to exactly reproduce the original desired color.

 

Common Paper Finishes and Terms

Standard Invitation and Announcement Sizes

Coated:

Gloss:

Size

(Square Flap)

Envelope Dimensions

Vellum:

Satin:

Matt:

A2

A6

A7

A8

A10

 4.375" x 5.75"

 4.75" x 6.5"

   5.25" x 7.25"

       5.5" x 8.125"

      6" x 9.5"

Smooth:

Baronial

(Pointed Flap)

Envelope Dimensions

Laid:

Linen:

4 Bar

5 Bar

5 1/2 Bar

6 Bar

    3.625" x 5.125"

    4.125" x 5.675"

  4.375" x 5.75"

  4.75" x 6.5"

Antique:

Size

(Square Flap)

Folded Card Dimensions

Felt:

A2

A6

A7

A8

A10

 4.25" x 5.5"

       4.5" x 6.25"

     5" x 7"

5.25" x 8"

     5.75" x 9.25"

Wove:

C1S:

C2S:

Baronial

(Pointed Flap)

Folded Card Dimensions

Board:

Writing:

Text:

4 Bar

5 Bar

5 1/2 Bar

6 Bar

    3.375" x 4.875"

    3.875" x 5.325"

4.125" x 5.5"

      4.5" x 6.25"

Cover:

Grain:

Caliper:

M Weight:

The paper is coated with a resin, which reduces the paper's porosity and allows ink to dry more sharply on the paper's surface.

 

Shiny

 

Flat thin coating that can easily be written on

 

Extremely smooth, neutral reflectivity

 

Semi smooth, uncoated

 

Very smooth uncoated

 

Embossed finish with an irregular wavy horizontal pattern and a regular straight-line vertical pattern, uncoated

 

Crosshatch pattern similar to linen cloth, uncoated

 

Rough irregular surface, uncoated

 

Soft, irregular surface, uncoated

 

Semi smooth surface, uncoated

 

Coated on one side

 

Coated on two sides

 

Paper that is graded by thickness instead of weight, bulked up to provide more body and rigidity, and generally used for packaging and displays

 

Paper manufactured to accept various forms of media, generally used for stationary

 

General term for paper weighing less than 110 pounds per 500 sheets of 25x38 with a fine quality

 

General term for paper weighing more than 60 pounds per 500 sheets of 20x26

 

The internal structural pattern of paper, the characteristics of which closely resemble those of wood.  For best results, paper should be printed against the grain and folded with the grain.

 

The thickness of a sheet measured in .001 of an inch

 

The weight of 1000 sheets of a particular paper

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