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Bleed
an element that extends to the edge of the page. To print a bleed, the publication is printed on oversized paper which is trimmed.
CMYK
Abbreviation for the four colors used in process printing. Cyan magenta, yellow and black.
Composition
In graphic design, the arrangement of type, graphics and other elements on the page.
Crop Marks
Lines that indicate the "live area" to be included or printed on a graphic design layout.
Dropped Cap
the first character of the first word of the first sentence of the first paragraph is capitalized.
Folio
a page number, often set with running headers or footers.
4-color process:
The printing process that reproduces full-spectum works by using only four colors of ink. They are cyan, magenta, yellow and black.
Gutter
In double-sided documents, the combination of the inside margins of facing pages; the gutter should be wide enough to accommodate binding.
Justified
Paragraph or block of text in which all words in all lines are spaced-out such that the first word aligns with the left margin and last word with the right margin.
Margin
Imprinted space around the edge of the printed material.
Ragged right alignment
type set so that the extra white space in a line is set at the right, giving the text a ragged margin. Usually set with flush left.
Ragged left alignment
type set so that the extra white space in a line is set at the left, giving the text a ragged margin. Usually set with flush right.
Separations
Usually in the four-color process arena, separate film holding images of one specific color per piece of film. Black, Cyan, Magenta and Yellow. Can also separate specific PMS colors through film.
Sidebar
in newsletter/magazine layout, a related story or block of information that is set apart from the main body text, usually boxed and/or screened.
Spine
Back or binding edge of a publication
Spot Color or Varnish
One ink or varnish applied to portions of a sheet, as compared to flood or painted sheet.
Spread
(1) Two pages that face each other and are designed as one visual or production unit. (2) Technique of slightly enlarging the size of an image to accomplish a hairline trap with another image. Also called fatty.
Pre-flight
helps to ensure that all required files (application, PostScript, or PDF files, fonts, and graphics) are included in the data package sent to the publisher in the format required.
Content Grabber
a circular indicator within a graphic frame where the user can move the image without changing the frame scale.
Place holder text frame
a frame that holds a space for adding text later in the design process.
Master Page
a page layout that can be used as a template, containing items that do not change across the document.
Type Frame
an InDesign frame made for applying text.
Graphic Frame
an InDesign frame that can have a graphic image assigned to it. Indicated with a large X over a blank frame.
Unassigned Frame
an InDesign frame that stands as a design element used for embellishing a design layout, colored within the InDesign program.
EM space
A special character spacing added to equal the width of one capital letter M in the typeface and size being used.
EN Space
A special character spacing added to equal the width of one capital N in the typeface and size being used.
concordant
A typographical design that uses a single typeface without having much variety in weight style or size.
spot color
a specific color determined by the printer or designer and requires a special printing plate for the exact color ink.
content collector
Allows the user to grab text and objects from an existing layout to use elsewhere in another document.
deliverables
Documents, designs, prototypes, etc.. that needs to be provided as part of the completed project.
project scope
concerns boundaries of time and effort-hours needed to deliver planned features and quality level of project deliverables
scope creep
The uncontrolled expansion to product or project scope without adjustments to time, cost, and resources.
Fair Use
circumstances in which copyrighted material may be duplicated for non-commercial use, such as criticism, comment, news reporting, education, or scholarly research.
slug
the area outside of the page content that contains printer instructions
kearning
horizontal spacing between pairs of letters
leading
the vertical space between two lines of text
tracking
Adjusting the spacing between words, phrases, and extended blocks of text