Color Printing Services Glossary G - Advanced Litho PrintingE-Mail Sales - Advanced Litho PrintingE-Mail Sales - Advanced Litho Printing

Glossary

(Printing Industry Terminology)

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Gate Fold
A type of fold in which a double width page or pair of pages are turned inward from the fore edge.
Gathering
To place printed material in their correct order or sections to make up a book.
Ghosting
A faint image appearing on a printed sheet where it was not intended to print.
Grade
Term used to distinguish between printing papers. Grade can refer to the rating, finish or brand of paper.
Grain Direction
Also known as Paper Grain. A paper's grain is the direction in which most of the fibers lie. For example, an 8.5x11 sheet usually has a Grain Long direction, meaning that most of the fibers lie parallel to the 11" direction.
Grind
The 1/8 inch along the spine of a perfect bound book that is ground off before binding.
Gripper Edge
The (front) unprintable blank area of paper where the press grippers grasp the sheet.
Gusset
An expansion pleat scored and folded into a pocket to give it greater capacity when filled.
Gutter
The blank space or margin left unused in a layout, from printed area to trim.