B Series

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In the metric system, series of standard paper sizes based on portions of a square meter. The basic paper sizes are known as the A series, and the B series comprises …

Back-Edge Curl

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A printing and paper defect characterized by the waffling, or embossing, of the rear edge of a sheet of paper. Back-edge curl has the same cause as waffling, namely, the pulling and …

Backward Broadside Page

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In typography, a page in which the printed text runs sideways in relation to that on the rest of the pages of the book or document.

Baggy Paper

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A paper roll defect in which the web does not unwind uniformly and whose width fails to support web tension, caused by inconsistent paper thickness, excessive stretching of the thicker areas during …


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In page layout and typography, a term descriptive of the overall visual “weight” of page elements and their position on the page. See Dynamic Balance and Formal Balance.


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In binding and finishing, a strip of paper—which may or may not be printed—that is wrapped around loose sheets in lieu of proper binding. A band is also a continuous ribbon …


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Banding can be caused by in consistent volume of ink jetting from cross process inkjet print heads. This inconsistent jetting causes the printed drops to inconsistently flow leaving gaps between …


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An alternate term for an exclamation mark (!). See Exclamation Mark and Punctuation. In networking, telecommunications, and the Internet, bang is a term for an exclamation mark used in older E-mail addresses. See, for example, …

Barcode- Code 128

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Code 128 is a very high-density barcode symbology. It is used for alphanumeric or numeric-only barcodes. It can encode all 128 characters of ASCII and, by use of an extension …