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The edge of a divider sheet that extends beyond the trim size of the publication. 2. Also, a pre-specified space for vertically aligning text.

table of contents:
A chart that features the sections of a book, magazine, or other published work, along with page numbers. Also called a TOC.

table of illustrations:
A chart that lists the illustrations, credits and page numbers in a published work.

The property of cohesion of particles in printing inks that can cause splitting on weaker papers.

An instrument for measuring the tack of printing inks. Also called an inkometer.

An identifying line of text that appears at the top or bottom of a printed page that shows the file name, page number, date, and/or time.

A small ornament at the end of a chapter or story.

Advertisements or articles torn from the pages of a magazine and used as proof by the publisher or the advertising agency that a particular ad or article appeared in a particular issue.

technical edit:
A review of a manuscript by an expert in the field, also called an expert reading.

A preformatted document that is protected from overwriting and can be used repeatedly to create new documents.

The body type of a page, as opposed to headlines, captions, and other type.

text paper:
Any fine-quality printing paper.

text wrap:
Running text that contours the shape of another object such as an illustration.

thermo-mechanical pulp:
A pulp used in papermaking in which the wood chips are steamed before and during refining, resulting in a stronger pulp than regular groundwood pulp.

The "-30-" symbol is used in manuscripts, newspapers, and press releases to signify the end of the story.

The imposition of three items to be printed on the same sheet in order to take advantage of full press capacity and minimize paper consumption.

Tagged Image File Format. A standard graphic format for the storage of high-resolution (greater than 72 dpi) scanned images that can be imported into a page layout program.

tile (noun):
A unit of an image or page that has been divided into smaller units so it can be printed.

tile (verb):
When an image or page is too large to fit onto a standard sheet of paper, to break a page or image into smaller units so that it can be printed.

tint (noun):
A solid color that has been screened back less than 100% to create a lighter shade of that particular color.

tint (verb):
To screen a solid color back by less than 100% to make it lighter.

tipping in:
To insert a smaller publication into a larger one, such as a pull-out pamphlet in a magazine.

tissue overlay:
A transparent covering made of tissue that is placed over a page layout for marking instructions for printing or corrections.

1. The name of a book or other published work. 2. A book publishing industry term used to refer to a book, such as "We're publishing five new titles this month."

title page:
Part of the front matter of a book that contains the title of the book and the name of the publisher.

tonal range:
The difference between the brightest and the darkest tone in a photograph or offset lithographic print.

Imaging material used in laser printers, copiers, and other electrophotographic devices.

A characteristic of paper in which the finish is slightly rough, allowing it to readily take printing ink.

The property of paper that allows it to readily take printing ink.

A fifth or higher plate used in four-color process printing, usually to strengthen a specific color.

The overall space between letters in typeset text. Tracking can be adjusted to tighten or loosen the letterspacing.

trade paperback:
A quality paperback or softcover book, as opposed to a mass market paperback, which is printed on less expensive paper.

trade publisher:
A publisher who publishes books primarily for the book trade, selling books to bookstores and libraries.

To create a document or publication using mechanical means as opposed to digital means such as with personal computers and page layout programs.

transfer type:
Sheets of letters, usually printed on vellum or some sort of translucent paper, that can be rubbed off onto another surface such as paper. Also called press-on type.

transparent copy:
A color transparency or positive film through which light must pass in order for it to be viewed or reproduced.

transparent ink:
A printing ink that does not conceal the color underneath. Process inks are transparent and blend together to form other colors.

To exchange the position of a letter, word, phrase, sentence, or image with another.

To print one ink or color over another ink or color in order to avoid thin white lines between colors.

A method of overlapping adjoining colors or inks that helps minimize the possibility of a fine white line appearing between two colors, caused by misalignment of color plates on press.

To cut the excess paper from the edges of a publication after it has been printed and bound.

trim mark:
Vertical or horizontal lines placed outside the margins of a page to indicate where the paper should be cut.

trim size:
The size of a page after it has been trimmed.

twin-wire machine:
A type of papermaking machine that has two wires instead of one for producing paper with less two-sidedness.

A published piece that is created using only two colors, whether they are spot or process colors.

two-sheet detector:
A device that stops the press when more than one sheet gets into the grippers.

Paper that has a different texture or consistency on each side, also called duplex paper.

The imposition of two items to be printed on the same sheet in order to take advantage of full press capacity and minimize paper consumption.

type gauge:
A tool used by typesetters for measuring type in picas and points.

type high:
A standard letterpress measurement; 0.918 inch.

A set of characters that share a distinctive and consistent design.

The process of applying style specifications such as typeface and point size to raw text.

A person who applies style specifications such as typeface and point size to raw text.

A typographical error in a published work, such as a misspelling or missing letter.

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