Tack 

In General Printing Terms by Inkjet Insight

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

Tear 

In General Printing Terms by Inkjet Insight

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

Tear Sheet 

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

Tear Test 

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A test used in papermaking to determine either the grain direction or the tearing resistance of a paper. See Grain andTeaering Resistance.

Tearing 

In General Printing Terms by Inkjet Insight

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.

Tearing Resistance 

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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