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Glossary

(Printing Industry Terminology)

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Paper Brightness
The paper's ability to reflect a volume of light.
Paper Grain
Also grain direction, in a sheet of paper. The direction along which most of the fibers are aligned.
PDF
Portable Document Format - Adobe Systems format for cross-platform documents.
Prepress
RIPping files, separations, generating proofs, preflighting jobs and other file preparation activities performed by the printer.
Proof
Print made from digital files to check for errors, predict printed results and record how a printed job is intended to look when finished. We use GMG and Epson Pro printers to produce high resolution and low resolution (imposed, formerly blueline) proofs.