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Absorption:
In paper, the property which causes it to take up liquids or vapors in contact with it.  In optics, the partial suppression of light through a transparent or translucent material.
  
Accordion Fold:
In binding, a term used for two or more parallel folds which open like an accordion.
   
Acrylic Adhesive:
A pressure sensitive adhesive based upon high-strength acrylic polymers. This adhesive is used with laser labels.
  
Additive Primaries:
In color reproduction, red, green, and blue (RGB).  When lights of these colors are added together, they produce the sensation of white light.
  
Adhesion:
A bond established upon contact between two surfaces. Normally requires a minimum of 24 hours for ultimate adhesion.
  
Adhesive:
A substance capable of holding materials together by surface attachment.
 
Adhesive Bleed:
A Condition in which adhesive has oozed out from under the edge of a label, through a split in the liner or face, or through the edge of a sheet of stock. See Cold Flow. Also see Ooze.
 
Adhesive Cold Temperature:
An adhesive that adheres to refrigerated or frozen substrates generally 35°F or colder.
  
Adhesive High Temperature:
An adhesive designed for temperature exposure up to 450°F.
 
Adhesive Opaque:
A darkened adhesive that restricts printing from showing through the adhesive-coated side of a label.
  
Adhesive Pattern Gummed:
An adhesive coating that alternates strips of adhesive with strips of non-adhesive running parallel with machine direction. Often this non-adhesive area is used as a Lift Tab. (e.g.. P1-35PB.)
  
Adhesive Permanent:
An adhesive characterized by having a high ultimate adhesion. Either cannot be removed intact, or requires a great deal of effort to remove.
  
Adhesive Pressure Sensitive:
Always tacky, it is classified as either a permanent or removable depending upon it's adhesion value. Can adhere to a variety of surfaces depending upon it's adhesion value. Can adhere to a variety of surfaces upon contact coupled with hand pressure.
  
Adhesive Removable:
Pressure sensitive adhesive characterized by low ultimate adhesion. Can be removed intact from most surfaces, generally without adhesive residue.
  
Adhesive Residue:
Pressure sensitive adhesive that is left behind on a surface after a label is removed.
    
Adhesive Rubber Based:
A pressure sensitive adhesive derived from natural or synthetic rubbers. This adhesive type is used on our pinfeed and thermal transfer labels.
   
Against the Grain:
Folding or feeding paper at right angles to the grain direction of the paper. Also called crossgrain.
  
AIAG:
(Automotive Industry Action Group) A group made up of manufacturers in the automobile industry that have formulated labeling and packaging standards for sub-assembly automotive vendors.
   
Airbrush:
In artwork, a small pressure gun shaped like a pencil that sprays watercolor pigment.  In electronic imaging, a retouching technique.
  
Aliasing:
A stair step effect (jaggies) caused by poor resolution in which angled lines or edges of elements in an electronic image look broken or crooked.  Anti-aliasing programs smooth out these boundaries and produce a softer image.
  
Alphanumeric:
Having or using both alphabetical and numerical symbols.
  
AM:
(Amplitude Modulation) Halftone screening, as opposed to FM screening, has dots of variable size with equal spacing between dot centers.  See halftone.
  
Analog Color Proof:
Off-press color proof made from separation films.
  
Anti-Halation Backing:
In photography, coating applied to back of film to prevent halation.
  
Anti-Offset or Set-Off Spray:
In printing, dry spray of finely powdered starch used on press to prevent wet ink from transferring from the top of one sheet to the bottom of the next sheet.
   
Antique Finish:
A term describing the surface, usually on book and cover papers, that has a natural rough finish.
 
Anvil Cut:
Pressure sensitive labels that are die cut through all components of the label stock, including the liner. Also called steel-to-steel, metal to metal or punched out.
  
Aperture:
In photography, lens opening or lens stop expressed as an f/number, such as f/22.
  
Apochromatic:
In photography, color-corrected lenses that focus the three colors, blue, green and red, on the same plane.
  
Application:
Placement of a label on a substrate. Also can be the conditions under which the label is to be used.
  
Application Program:
Software that performs specific and relatively complex tasks and lets you create and modify documents.  Some common types of applications are word processors, spreadsheets, databases, graphics programs, page layout software and communication programs.
  
Application Temperature:
Temperature of label material and substrate at time label is applied. Adhesives have minimum and maximum application temperature ranges.
   
Applicator:
A device that automatically feeds and applies pressure sensitive labels to a product.
  
APR:
(automatic picture replacement) The replacement of a low-resolution image by a high-esolution image.
   
Art:
All illustrations copy used in preparing a job for printing.
  
Ascender:
That part of a lowercase letter which rises above the main body, as in "b".
   
ASCII:
(American Standard Code for Information Interchange) A standard format for representing digital information in 8-bit chunks.
  
Automatic Processor:
In photography, machine to automatically develop, fix, wash, and dry exposed photographic film.  In platemaking, machine to develop, rinse, gum, and dry printing plates.
  
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