Tensile Energy Absorption 

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A measure of the capacity of paper to withstand a shock when subjected to sudden high tension. The tensile force applied to a paper is graphed against the percentage elongation …

Tensile Strength 

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Catchall term for a paper’s ability to withstand a stretching force. See Tensile Breaking Strength, Wet-Tensile Breaking Strength, Tensile-at-the-Fold, Tensile Energy Absorption, Wet Strength, and Z-Directional Tensile Strength. ‘Tensile strength is also a general term describing …

Tensile Test 

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A means of testing a paper’s tensile strength that clamps a strip of paper vertically between two jaws and stretches the paper until it breaks. Tensile strength is expressed in pounds per …

Tensile-at-the-Fold 

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A test for coated papers to be used in heatset drying that aims to determine how well the paper will withstand folding and degradation due to heat without cracking along the fold. …

Three-Color Black

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In process color printing, a neutral gray comprising only cyan, magenta, and yellow inks. When overprinted at equal dot sizes, however, the term three-color black is somewhat of a misnomer, as impurtities in the ink impart a brownish, rather than …

Tint

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In printing, an alternate term for flat tint. See Flat Tint. The term tint is also occasionally used as an alternate term for spot color. See Spot Color. In subtractive color theory, …

Traditional Transaction Print

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Traditional Transaction Print includes bills, statements, confirmations, notices and simple letter mail that has only 10-15% visual coverage of the page. Total Ink Coverage (TIC/TAC) is less than 200% and …

Transitional Print

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Transitional Print sits at the intersection of Transaction Printing and Direct Mail. It is characterized by transaction documents and letter mail with more images, graphics and overall use of color. …

Translucency 

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In optics, the property of an object or surface that will allow the passage of light through it, but only in a very diffuse manner—such as a frosted window—such that …

Translucent 

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In optics, descriptive of a surface or object that allows for the passage of light through it, but in a highly diffuse manner, such that objects cannot be clearly seen …