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.
- A term used to describe the effect of ink from an image, rule, or line art on one printed page, which carries over to another page of a bound work.
- An illustration that covers part of two facing pages in a book or magazine. It gets its name from the fact that it crosses over the binding edge. It is important that both parts of a color illustration line up on both pages when the book is assembled and the colors match on both halves of the reproduction.
- In printing the crossover denotes the number of impressions at which there is a cost advantage to switching a job from one process to another.