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AA

Acetate

Acknowledgements

Against the grain

Appendix

Ascender

Author's alteration (AA)

Back matter

Back up

Banner

Baseline

Bibliography

Bind

Binding

Binding types

Bleed

Blind folio

Blind image

Block print

Blue pencil

Blueline

Callout

Camera-ready copy

Cap height

Case bind

Character spacing

Checker

Chrome

CMYK

Collate

Colophon

Color process printing

Color separation

Comb binding

Communication design

Condensed

Copyright page

Crease

Crop marks

Cross marks

Deboss

Descender

Desktop publishing (DTP)

Die

Die cut

Digital proofing

Dingbat

Direct digital color proof

Display font

Drop cap

Drop shadow

Drop-out blue

Dry proof

DTP

Dummy

Dummy text

Duplex

Electronic publishing

Em dash (– or --)

Em space

Emboss

En dash (–)

En space

End matter

End note

Engraving

Extent

Face

Fade-out blue

Family

Fatty

Flyleaf

Foil emboss

Foil stamp

Fold marks

Foldout

Folio

Font

Font family

Font smoothing

Footer

Foreword

Four-color process printing

Front matter

Full-color printing

Fully justified

Galley proof

Gatefold

Glossary

Glow

Grain direction

Gravure

Grayscale

Greeking

Gutter

Hanging indent

Hardcopy

Header

Heading

Heat stamp

Hot foil stamp

Indent

Index

International standard book number (ISBN)

Introduction

ISBN

Italic

Kerning

Laminate

Landscape

Layout

LC

Leading

Leaf

Left justified

Letter spacing

Line spacing

Lithography

Lowercase (LC)

Manuscript (MS)

Margins

Mark up

Mechanical

Mechanical separation

Mockup

Monospaced type

MS

Non-repro blue

Nonreproducing blue

Off-press proof

Offset printing

Online publishing

Opacity

Opaque

Over run

Overage

Overlay

Page

Page count

Page design

Page proof

Pagination

Panel

Pantone matching system (PMS)

Paste-up

Perf marks

Perfect binding

Photoengraving

Pica

Plate

PMS

Point

Point size

Portrait

Position marks

Positive space

Post binding

PostScript

Preface

Preliminary matter

Preparation

Prepress

Prepress proof

Press check

Press proof

Print publishing

Process colors

Process printing

Production run

Proof

Proportionally spaced type

Publisher (Microsoft)

Publishing

Pullout

Raised cap

Raised printing

Ream

Recto

Redline

Register marks

Reverse

RGB

Rights page

Rivers

Rule

Run-in heading

Running foot

Running head

Saddle-stitch binding

Sans serif

Score

Separation

Serif

Sidebar

Side-stitch binding

Signature

Slip proof

Slip sheets

Softcopy

Spine

Spiral binding

Spread

Stamp

Strike off

Style

Subheading

Subscript

Superscript

Table of contents

Table of figures

Table of tables

Tear sheet

Thermography

Tint

Title page

TOC

TOF

Tool

TOT

Tranny

Transparency

Trial proof

Trim size

TrueType

Type family

Typeface

Typography

Varnish

Version

Version control

Verso

Watermark

Weight

White space

Widow

Wire binding

With the grain

Word spacing

X-height

 

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