Varnish

In General Printing Terms by Inkjet Insight

In the production of printing ink, varnish can refer to either a combination of oils, resins, waxes, solvents and other materials used as an ink vehicle. The use of varnish tends to increase

Vector File

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A computer file created utilizing page makeup software that contains commands and codes which describe the start and end positions, as well as the length, of each line, rather than storing a

Vector Graphics 

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A type of computer graphics system which describes a computer image as a series of complex mathematical formulas and coordinates that decribe lines, curves, and other geometric shapes, as opposed

Vector Trapping 

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In digital prepress, a means of ensuring the registration of multi-color images performed on digital systems in whichvector-based graphics are analyzed for potential trapping problems and new objects are added where needed. SeeTrapping.

Vellum 

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A material, made from the split skin of calves, goats, or lambs, used as a writing surface before the invention ofpaper. It is similar to, and prepared in much the

Vellum Finish 

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A paper finish characterized by a rough, absorbent surface, intended to simulate the texture of ancient vellum.

Vellum-Finish Bristol

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A type of bristol paper given a roughened finish and commonly used in offset printing for its aesthetic surface characteristics which allow quick drying of ink, high bulk, and high strength. See Bristol