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Glossary

(Printing Industry Terminology)

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Separation
Separating full color images or scans into the four primary printing ink colors cyan, magenta, yellow and black (CMYK).
Service Bureau
An independent or in-house group that specializes in preparing files for print.
Source File, Source Image
The original digital or mechanical file.
Spot Color
Specific color that is applied only to portions of a printed job. See also: Match Color.
Spot Varnish
A clear gloss or dull coating that is applied only to specified areas of a printed job, usually to make an image stand out from the rest of the page or sheet.