Glossary of Terms
Like any industry, ours uses a variety of terms. If you want to find out what they mean, you are in the right place! Simply click on a letter to see its list of terms. If the term you are looking for isn't listed in our glossary feel free to contact us so that we may help you as well as add it to our list.
1. A proof made on special paper producing a blue on white print when exposed to a negative overlay. The paper used has been treated with iron. See also: brownprint; silverprint; Van dyke. 2. A blue colored print created from an offset printing plate and used in the production process. 3. A line or image created with special blue ink that is not reproduced in photographic negatives or positives. Often used for positioning, notes, or instructions. 4. Photographic proof made from flats for checking accuracy, layout and imposition before plates are made. Also known as a dylux.