December 12, 2016

Bonding Agent

A substance added to a printing ink (such as that used in screen printing) to facilitate ink adhesion to a nylon surface.
December 12, 2016

Bonus Color

In multi-color screen printing, the production of a desired third color by overprinting two or more other desired colors (typically transparent inks), eliminating the need for a third stencil and press
December 12, 2016

Book Block

In binding and finishing, all the pages and/or signatures of a book which have been folded and gathered and which await binding.
December 12, 2016

Book Cloth

In binding and finishing, a type of plastic-coated or starch-filled cotton fabric used for casebound book covers.
December 12, 2016

Book Ink

A variety of rotary ink used in the letterpress printing of books, produced with various formulations depending on thehardness and surface texture of the book paper on which it is to be printed. Book inks generally have
December 12, 2016

Book Mark

In binding and finishing, a thin ribbon or cord fastened at the top of a book’s spine under the backlining, designed as a decorative ornament on specialty books or deluxe editions. The term book mark also refers
December 12, 2016

Book Paper

A grade of paper used in the printing of text and trade books, as well as a variety of other types of printed materials. They are similar to text paper, but are usually
December 12, 2016


Any small, low-page count pamphlet commonly saddle-stitched or thread sewn. Booklets often utilize a self-cover, but may also use slightly heavier stock for a cover. Booklets are used for instruction manuals, promotional literature,
December 12, 2016


Basically, the amount of light reflecting from a surface. In printing, brightness is the amount of darkness of lightness of a printed image, described apart from the hue or saturation
December 12, 2016


In binding and finishing, the tying up of book signatures for any pre-gathering operations.

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