Fast Solvent

In General Printing Terms by Inkjet Insight

A solvent used in printing inks that imparts rapid drying, due to its low boiling point and high volatility.

Felt Finish 

In General Printing Terms by Inkjet Insight

A paper finish characterized by a wool- or felt-like texture, produced at the wet end of the papermaking machine by pressing woven wool or patterned synthetic felts into the forming paper web during wet pressing to impart the

Felt Side 

In General Printing Terms by Inkjet Insight

The top side of a sheet or web of paper, or the side that has not formed in contact with the papermaking machine’sforming wire, as opposed to the wire side. As water drains

Fiber 

In General Printing Terms by Inkjet Insight

The basic unit of a paper’s structure. See Cellulose and Paper and Papermaking. The term fiber is also used in telecommunications to refer to a fiber optic cable used for data communication. See

Fiber Cut 

In General Printing Terms by Inkjet Insight

A paper web defect characterized by a short, smooth, straight cut in the paper web, caused by a shive slitting the paper surface as it passes through the calender. A fiber cut can cause a web

Flat Tint

In General Printing Terms by Inkjet Insight

A printed image containing “halftone” dots that are all of uniform size, as opposed to a halftone or vignette, which use variable-size dots to simulate a range of tones or shades. Often called

FPDS

In by Mary Schilling

Advanced Function Presentation data stream (AFPDS) is a printer-independent data stream that composes full pages within a document. Many of the page elements you can use with AFP are special