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F&G
A term in the binding process referring to folding and gathering.

Fan Fold
Paper folding that emulates an accordion or fan, the folds being alternating and parallel.

Fat Face
Type that is quite varied in its use of very thin and very wide strokes.

Felt
A cloth conveyor belt that receives papers from the Fourdrinier wire and delivers it to the drier.

Felt Finish
The smoother side of paper, usually a soft weave pattern used for book papers.

Felt Side
It is the top side of the sheet in the paper making process that does not lie on the Fourdrinier wire.

Filling In
A fault in printing where the ink fills in the fine line or halftone dot areas.

Film Coat
Also called wash coat; any thinly coated paper stock.

Finish
The surface quality of paper.

Finish (Paper)
Dull - (low gloss) also matte or matte gloss.

Fist
A symbol used in printing to indicate the index; seen as a pointing finger on a hand "+".

Fit
The registration of items within a given page.

Flash Point
A term given to the lowest temperature of ignitibility of vapors given off by a substance.

Flat
In lithography, the assembly of photographic negatives or positives on vinyl acetate for exposure in vacuum frame in contact with sensitized metal press plate.

Flock Paper
Paper that is patterned by sizing, and than coated with powders of wool or cotton, (flock).

Fluid Ink
Also called liquid ink; ink with a low viscosity.

Flush Cover
A bound book or booklet etc. having the cover trimmed to the same size as the text.

Flushed Pigment
The results of combining a wet ink pigment with a varnish and having the wet pigment mix or transfer over to the varnish.

Fogging Back
Lowering density of an image in a specific area usually to make type more legible while still letting image show through.

Foils
Papers that have a surface resembling metal.

Fold Marks
Markings at top edges that show where folds should occur.

Folder
Machine used to fold signatures down into sections.

Folio or Page Number
Number of page at top or bottom either centered, flushed left or flushed right often with running headline.

Font
The characters which make up a complete typeface and size.

Form Rollers
The rollers that come into direct contact with the plate of a printing press.

Forme
(old) type matter or type and block with its accompanying spacing material secured in the forme called a chase.

Forwarding
In Binding, the process between folding sheets and casing in, such as rounding and backing, putting on headbands, reinforcing backs, etc.

Fourdrinier
A machine with a copper wire screen that receives the pulp slurry in the paper making process which will become the final paper sheet.

Free sheet
Any paper that is free from wood pulp impurities.

French Fold(er)
Folder with printing on one side so that when folded once in each direction, the printing on outside of the folds.

Fringe
A halo that appears around halftone dots.

Fugitive Inks
Colors that lose tone and permanency when exposed to light.

Full Bleed
Same as "bleed" - Extra ink area that crosses trim line, used to allow for variations that occur when the job is trimmed or die-cut.

Furnish
The slurry mixture of fibers, water, chemicals and pigments, that is delivered to the Fourdrinier machine in the paper making process.

Fuzz
A term for the fibers that project from the paper surface.


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