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.

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Grain Direction

1. The alignment of pulp fibers in the direction of web travel during the production of paper. 2. "Grain-long" is the grain direction paralleling the longer dimension of the sheet. "grain-short" paper has fibers paralleling the short dimension of the sheet. 3. In the production of bound materials, the grain direction of all papers used must run parallel to the backbone to prevent cracking and insure a durable spline


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