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Cable Paper
A strong paper used to wrap electrical cables.

Cadmium Yellow
A pigment made from cadmium sulfide and cadmium selenide.

Calendar Board
A strong paperboard used for calendars and displays.

Calendar Rolls
A series of metal rolls at the end of a paper machine; when the paper is passed between these rolls it increases its smoothness and glossy surface.

Caliper
The measurement of thickness of paper expressed in thousandths of an inch or mils.

Cameo
A dull coated paper, which is particularly useful in reproducing halftones and engravings.

Camera Ready
A term given to any copy, artwork etc., that is prepared for photographic reproduction.

Canvas Board
A paperboard with a surface of simulated canvas, used for painting.

Cap Line
An imaginary horizontal line running across the tops of capital letters.

Caps & Lower Case
Instructions in the typesetting process that indicate the use of a capital letter to start a sentence and the rest of the letters in lower case.

Caps & Small Caps
Two sizes of capital letters made in one size of type.

Carbon Black
A pigment made of elemental carbon and ash.

Carbon Tissue
A color printing process utilizing pigmented gelatin coatings on paper, which become the resist for etching gravure plates or cylinders.

Carbonate Paper
A chemical pulp paper (calcium carbonate), used mostly for the printing of magazines.

Cartridge
A rough finished paper used for wrapping.

Case
The stiff covers of a hardbound book.

Case Binding
Books bound using hard board (case) covers.

Casein
A milk byproduct used as an adhesive in making coated papers.

Casing In
The process of placing in and adhering a book to its case covers.

Cast Coated
A paper that is coated and then pressure dried using a polished roller which imparts an enamel like hard gloss finish.

Catching Up
A term to describe that period of the printing process where the non-image areas can take on ink or debris.

Chain Lines
Lines that appear on laid paper as a result of the wires of the papermaking machine.

Chalking
A term used to describe the quality of print on paper where the absorption of the paper is so great that it breaks up the ink image creating loose pigment dust.

Chancery Italic
A 13th century handwriting style which is the roots of italic design.

Chase
Frame of steel, or cast or wrought iron, in which images are locked up for printing.

China Clay
An aluminum silica compound used in gravure and screen printing inks. Also called kaolin.

Chrome Green
The resulting ink pigment attained from the mixture of chrome yellow and iron blue.

Chrome Yellow
A lead chromate yellow ink pigment.


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