Crocking

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General term for the rubbing off or smudging of ink, due to any number of factors. (See Ink: Printing Ink Defects and Problems.)

Crop 

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To remove by cutting portions of a printed piece, a photograph, plate, or digital image. Cropping is done to either cut a printed product down to its desired size, or to omit …

Cropmarks 

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Lines drawn or printed on a photograph, overlay, or printed product to indicate the proper cropping of the image or print in question. Also spelled as two words, crop marks, and also known …

Cropping 

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Cutting off a undesired portion of a printed piece, photograph, or other image. See Crop.

Cross-Grain Direction 

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The direction perpendicular to the grain direction of a paper (the direction in which all or most of the paper fibers are oriented in a sheet or web). Since the grain is produced …

Cross-Machine Direction 

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On a papermaking machine, the direction perpendicular to the direction in which the paper web travels as it is forming. Cross-machine direction tests are frequently made during paper production to ensure that …

Crushed Core 

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A paper web defect in which the paper roll’s core is no longer round. A crushed core is a contributor to out-of-roundness paper rolls. See Out-of-Roundness.