December 12, 2016

Addressable Resolution

A measure of the number of pixels, or spots, that a film recorder’s light source can place on a line of film. The higher the addressable resolution, the clearer and sharper the image.
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A property of a substance that describes its ability to stick to another material, either mechanically or chemically, as in the ability of a printing ink to adhere to the
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Adhesion Buildup

An increase in the peel adhesion (the force required to remove a pressure-sensitive label) of an adhesive material over time.
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Adhesion Test

Any of a wide range of tests performed to gauge the efficiency of a printed ink film or adhesive coating. The cross-hatch test is one commonly used ink adhesion test.
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Adhesive-Coated Paper

A type of coated one side paper in which the coating is an adhesive or glue, which can either be permanently sticky, or only become sticky with the application of moisture, heat,
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In optical character recognition, a condition in which two characters are spaced too close together for the scanner to read them as individual characters.
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Adjacent Colors

Alternate term for analogous colors. See Analogous Colors.
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Adobe Font Metrics

The specification developed by Adobe Systems, Inc., for PostScript fonts which stores (as a text file) typographic information information such as character widths, kern pairs, and character bounding boxes. See Font Metrics.
December 12, 2016

Adobe InDesign

Adobe InDesign is a desktop publishing (DTP) application developed by Adobe Systems, it’s mostly used to create professional page layouts and it’s a direct competitor to Quark Xpress.
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A concentrated layer of molecules or particles of a solid, liquid, gas, or dissolved substance, in particular that of particles of a pigment in an ink vehicle which can hamper the effective dispersion of

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