December 12, 2016

Bindery Operations

Any binding and finishing operations, or any operation performed on printed material following printing. See Binding and Finishing.
December 12, 2016

Binding and Finishing

Binding and finishing are those activities performed on printed material after printing. Binding involves the fastening of individual sheets together, while finishing involves additional decorative actions, such as die-stamping, embossing,
December 12, 2016

Binding Varnish

A highly viscous substance used as a bodying agent in the manufacturing of printing ink, or to strengthen the dry ink film. (See Bodying Agent.)
December 12, 2016


A contraction of the term “‘bi’nary digi’t’,” the smallest piece of information used by a computer, consisting of either the number 1 or 0. A computer processor is essentially a
December 12, 2016

Bit Depth

Alternate term for color depth. See Color Depth.
December 12, 2016

Bit Map

In computer graphics, the collection of individual dots—or pixels—that make up a screen image. Bitmapped, or raster, images are defined as a series of dots. At the lowest color depth, 1-Bit color, each dot is
December 12, 2016

Bit Map Font

In digital type, a set of typographic characters that exist as bit maps—or a collection of dots—rather than as outlines or mathematical descriptions of lines and curves (outline fonts). Bit map
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Bit Map Format

A particular type of graphics file format used for saving bit map graphics. Some common bit map file formats are TIFF, BMP, PCX, PIC, GIF, and TGA.
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In graphics and imaging, a computer graphic or image comprising only two tonal values, which can be represented by a 1 or a 0, often simply black and white. Also
December 12, 2016

Bits Per Inch

The number of bits that can be stored in one linear inch, used as a measure of the density of magnetic storage media. See also Characters Per Inch.

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