Fast Solvent

In General Printing Termsby Inkjet Insight

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

Felt Finish 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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

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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 …