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See Collating.
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In binding and finishing, the act of arranging printed pages into sets which can be bound into book. Collating (as opposed to the similar act of gathering) is usually not a true
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Collating Marks

In printing, a set of numbered symbols printed on the folded edge of press signatures as a means of indicating the proper collating or gathering sequence.
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Generally speaking, the quality of any substance, surface, or object with respect to the spectral component(s) of the light reflecting from it. The term color also refers to the quality of light
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Color Balance

In process color printing, ensuring a consistent ratio of the process colors of cyan, magenta, and yellow so as to keep all hues uniform and prevent color cast or other types of discoloration.
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Color Bars

A set of colored bars forming a video picture, used to calibrate a video camera or playback device. Color bars are used to set the chrominance, luminance, and color balance.
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Color Blind

In photography, an alternate term for blue sensitive film. See Blue Sensitive.
February 8, 2017

Color Books

Color books are not as visually demanding as Fine Art Books but use full color. This market includes both paper book covers and book blocks. Total visual coverage ranges from 15
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Color Break

The division of a single-color page proof (such as a blueline) to ensure that the appropriate colors will ultimately print in the correct places.
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Color Burn-Out

A printing defect characterized by an undesirable discoloration of a printing ink, either in a standing quantity of the ink itself or on the printed piece, caused either by the

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