December 12, 2016

Coat Weight

A measure of the amount of coating added to a base stock of paper in the manufacturing of coated papers. The coat weight of a particular paper is determined by such factors as the desired basis
December 12, 2016

Coated Offset

Type of coated paper manufactured with high pick resistance specifically for use in offset lithography. See Coated Paper and Offset Paper.
December 12, 2016

Coated One Side

A cover, text, or other coated paper that has only received its coating on one side of the sheet, commonly used for book covers, dust jackets, and post cards. See Coating, Coated-One-Side Label, and Coated
December 12, 2016

Coated Paper

A wide variety of papers that have undergone coating to impart increased degrees of gloss, ink holdout, brightness, and smoothness. Enamel papers are high-gloss papers with high bulk and opacity and are ideal for offset printing. Enamel papers are also available
December 12, 2016


In screen printing, a rounded, sometimes slotted, tool used to uniformly apply a photosensitive stencil emulsion to the surface of a screen fabric. See Photostencil: Direct Process. Also known as an emulsion applicator, emulsion coater,spreader, and scoop
December 12, 2016


In binding and finishing, a finishing operation in which a printed substrate is covered with a clear film, such as aprimer (usually added as a prelude to printing or other coating operations), a lacquer, a barrier
December 12, 2016

Coating Mottle

A type of mottle characteristic of a coated paper that has undergone calendering consisting of small variations in the paper’s gloss over its surface.
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Coating Pile

The removal of particles of a paper’s coating during offset printing and their collection on the press blanket. Various factors affect the tendency of coatings to pile on the blanket, including the interaction
December 12, 2016

Cockle Finish

A paper finish produced by air drying, characterized by a hard, rough surface and used most commonly in the production of bond papers and onionskin papers. See Air Drying.
December 12, 2016


A paper defect comprising small ripples or spots caused by uneven moisture absorption. See Cockling. In screen printing, cockles refers to lumps that have formed in screen fabric threads.

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