December 12, 2016


A property of printing inks that describes the cohesion that exists between particles of the ink film, the force required to split an ink film or, in other words, its stickiness. An
December 12, 2016


A variety of Inkometer, used to measure the tack of an ink. See Inkometer.
December 12, 2016


To rip, rupture, or remove bits of a paper. Also, when used as a noun, the rip or rupture itself. The term tear is also used to refer to a
December 12, 2016

Tear Sheet 

Any printed page torn from a book, magazine, newspaper, or other publication, used for promotional, proofing, or other purposes.
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Tear Strength 

Alternate term for a paper’s tearing resistance. See Tearing Resistance.
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Tear Test 

A test used in papermaking to determine either the grain direction or the tearing resistance of a paper. See Grain andTeaering Resistance.
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An extreme form of picking in which the pull of a thick, tacky ink tears off portions of a paper’s surface, leaving a delaminated area on the press sheet. See Picking.
December 12, 2016

Tearing Resistance 

General paper property that takes into account two measures of a paper’s ability to withstand being torn. Internal tearing resistance refers to the work required to tear a paper sample through a
December 12, 2016

Tearing Strength 

See Tearing Resistance.
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Tensile Breaking Strength 

A property of paper that indicates its ability to withstand a stretching force without breaking. The paper’s maximum elongation due to tensile stress is expressed as a percentage of its

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