Print & Quick Copy Terminology

Estimate/Quote Terms

Bleed: The ink runs or "bleeds" off the edge of a form.

Bleeds 4 sides: The ink runs or "bleeds" off all four edges of a document.

Camera-ready: A job capable of being "photographed" in the stripping department. Camera-ready means there aren't any colored images, gray screens and the copy is free of dirt and writing. Your image will print exactly as submitted.

Color Match Proof: This is a proof for 4-color process jobs only. It is an exact color representation of your job.

Cost Statement: A cost statement is a statement printed on the form or document showing the quantity printed and the unit cost of the form or document. This is used primarily on documents to be viewed by the public.

Electronic Pre-Press Sheet: A form REQUIRED by the composition department describing the program and file types when the customer provides the job on a disk.

Finished Size: The final size of the job after all operations have been performed. For example, the finished size of most business cards are 2x3.5. This should be specified on the DC-258.

Four-color Process: The four basic colors of ink (yellow, cyan, magenta, and black - CMYK) that are used to reproduce full color photographs or art.

Halftones: A printed picture that uses dots to simulate the tones between light and dark.

Handwork: Any procedure that cannot be done by a machine such as, mail tabs, hand-collating, affixing address labels fixtures.

Imposition Proof: A proof showing the layout of your job as it will be folded and collated. The color is not exact on the proof; it is only to show where the color is to be located.

PMS (Pantone Matching System): The Pantone Matching System is a system used to provide an accurate method for the selection, specification, communication, reproduction, matching and control of ink colors. The exact PMS color must always be indicated on the DC-258.

Reflow: The process of converting or importing one computer application (Microsoft Word, e.g.) into a different format (such as PageMaker 7.0). Composition accepts Microsoft Word and Publisher applications for reflow only.

Special Stock: Stock to be used for printing jobs (paper, envelopes, etc.) that has to be ordered by the plant because it is not stored in the warehouse.

Bindery Terms

Adhesive Mail Tabs: An adhesive tab used to secure a folded form such as a newsletter for mailing purposes. All jobs which require mail tabs must be sent to the Quick-Copy Plant. If selected, this feature must be specified on the DC-258 (order form)

Angle Fold: An angle fold is used to fold a single fold or signature in more than one direction. An example of an angle fold would be to fold a piece of paper in half, then fold it in half again, then fold it again.

Chipboard: The thin piece of cardboard-like material used on the back of note pads. Chipboard is also used to provide stability to shrink-wrapped jobs which are unusually thin or flimsy. If selected, it must always be indicated on the DC-258.

Coil Binding: Binding using a metal coil that holds a document together at the spine. Synonymous with "spiral binding".

Collate: To assemble a job in the proper order, whether by page number, by color, etc. If selected, it must always be indicated on the DC-258.

Drill: To punch a hole or holes in a specified location on a form. The terms "drill" and "punch" are synonymous. If selected, it must always be indicated on the DC-258.

GBC Binding: A plastic binding similar to "coil binding" that holds a document together at the spine. All GBC Binding is done at the Quick Copy Plant. If selected, it must always be indicated on the DC-258.

Glue: To adhere a set or pad of forms together. NCR forms are normally glued. All padded forms are glued. If selected, it must always be indicated on the DC-258.

Hand Collating: To assemble a job in the proper order by hand where it cannot be done on a collating machine for various reasons. If selected, it must always be indicated on the DC-258.

Knife: A hydraulic paper cutter used to trim jobs to their finished size.

Laminate: A clear plastic coating applied to a form to protect it from the elements of excessive handling. A Driver's License is an example of a laminated form. If selected, it must always be indicated on the DC-258.

Padding: To glue a determined number of sheets or forms onto a piece of chipboard, usually in quantities of 50 or 100. If selected, it must always be indicated on the DC-258.

Perfect Binding: A book which is glued at the spine. A paperback book is an example of perfect binding. If selected, it must always be indicated on the DC-258.

Perforate: To make a line of small holes in a form, such as a receipt book, to make it possible to tear the form out later. If selected, it must always be indicated on the DC-258.

Rubber-band: Denotes the customer wishes to have the job secured in bundles using rubber-bands. If selected, it must always be indicated on the DC-258.

Round Corners: A process used to round the corners on a form when square corners are not desired. If selected, it must always be indicated on the DC-258.

Saddlestitch: A saddlestitch job is a book or booklet which is stapled through the spine of the book. The saddlestitch machine collates, staples, and trims in one operation. If selected, it must always be indicated on the DC-258.

Score: A score is a crease placed in a form allowing easier folding of the form. The fold on a file folder is an example of a score. If selected, it must always be indicated on the DC-258.

Staple: To drive a wire through forms, books, booklets, etc., to hold them together. Saddlestitch books always receive two staples, On all other jobs, the number of staples and their location should be indicated on the DC-258.

Letterpress Terms

Crash Numbering: The process by which NCR jobs are numbered. "Crash" numbering literally "crashes" the number through all copies at once. Most jobs will number with black or with red ink. If selected, it must always be indicated on the DC-258.

Die Cut: A procedure used to cut, shape, finish, design, or make an impression in a form. If selected, it must always be indicated on the DC-258.

Shipping, Receiving and Warehouse Terms

Box Only: The job is shipped in boxes only, i.e., the job is not shrink wrapped, brown wrapped, rubber-banded, etc. If selected, it must always be indicated on the DC-258.

Boxes Weighing No More Than: Some customers request that their order be boxed not to weigh more than a specified weight-usually 35 pounds.

Brown Wrap: The job is wrapped in paper similar to butcher's paper. Usually used on very large jobs too big to box. If selected, it must always be indicated on the DC-258.

Ship To Location: Used when customer requests their order be sent to more than one location.

Shrink Wrap: A thin plastic wrap placed around a specified amount of documents or forms, which is then heated to shrink the plastic wrap to fit tightly. If selected, it must be indicated on the DC-258.

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