December 12, 2016

Fast Solvent

A solvent used in printing inks that imparts rapid drying, due to its low boiling point and high volatility.
December 12, 2016

Felt Finish 

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
December 12, 2016

Felt Mark 

Alternate term for a felt finish paper. See Felt Finish.
December 12, 2016

Felt Side 

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
December 12, 2016

Felt-Marked Finish 

Alternate term for a felt finish paper. See Felt Finish.
December 12, 2016

Fiber 

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
December 12, 2016

Fiber Cut 

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
December 12, 2016

Flat Tint

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
October 9, 2017

FPDS

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
December 12, 2016

Full Bleed

A printed image that extends to the edge of the page on all four sides. See Bleed.

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