December 12, 2016


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
December 12, 2016

Vector File

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
December 12, 2016

Vector Graphics 

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
December 12, 2016

Vector Trapping 

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.
December 12, 2016

Vector-Based Graphics 

See Vector Graphics.
December 12, 2016


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
December 12, 2016

Vellum Finish 

A paper finish characterized by a rough, absorbent surface, intended to simulate the texture of ancient vellum.
December 12, 2016

Vellum-Finish Bristol

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
December 12, 2016

Vertical Page 

Alternate term for a portrait page orientation. See Portrait.
December 12, 2016

Vertical Resolution 

The number of horizontal lines a computer monitor can display vertically down the screen. (See Resolution.)

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