Index

Aplat

Even color printing, non-screened or 100 % screened
Even colored surface in a painting, engraving...

Four colors printing process

Image or document composed of three basic colors (Cyan, magenta and yellow) and black (Their combination enables creation of any colors) in order to copy all the possible shades of the basic document as accurate as possible (Photoengraving and printing).

Pantone or PMS

(Pantone Matching System)
International system of references for composition of direct color of printing ink, colored papers, felt pens, etc. (Edition). Trade mark, it is an international tester of various colors in order to refer to colors (They are classified by numbers). The serigraphy processes require Type C PMS.

PDF Format

(Portable Document Format)
File formats generated by Adobe that enable to display and to print out a file through any platform with the Acrobat reader software. It is an exchange format for electronic documents including texts, drawings and images regardless of the hardware and operating system used.

JPEG Format

(Join Photographic Experts Group)
A standard for image compression that has more than million of colors. Very common on Internet.

GIF Format

(Graphics Interchange Format)
Most common image format files on the web, designed by CompuServe. The GIF files are very compressed (LWZ method) while keeping a very good quality. The highest number of colors of the GIF image is 256.

TIFF Format

(Tagged Image File Format)
Format of image files very commonly used by the drawing software.

BMP Format

(BitMaP File)
Image format.

Format EPS

(Encapsulated PostScript)
This file format is very extensively used for PAO applications (as PageMaker), drawing software or graphical creation application as Illustrator or Freehand. An EPS file is used for "page description" highlighting an image under a Postscript programming process. This type of file is recommended by CECOP for logo development.

Vectorial

(mode)
System of drawing shape with coordinates of points.

Numerical / Digital/ numeric

Coding mode in binary system (2 digits) of any information to be processed through computers.

Final corrected proof

For any printing, CECOP will provide you with a "final corrected proof" in order to validate the marking data (size, colors, logos or slides to be used) as well as the marking spot on the item. This corrected proof looks like an output paper (Fax or colored printing out) or corresponds to the object itself with its own marking. The printing will have to comply with the final corrected proof as validated by the client.

Tramer

Squaring generated by photoengraving, set up by the number of lines per inch (2.54 cm) that allows copying half tone or colored documents. (Photoengraving).

Offset

Developed as from the end of the 2nd world war, offset derives from a very simple physical process: Both water and ink repulsion. This basic principle enables to ink the various parts of the plate to be printed out whereas the others are damped by retention. The aluminum made plate is set up on a cylinder: What we call a "wedging". This plate derives from putting off information available from the films of the photoengraving. The plate is tied up with the rubber made "blanchet", intermediate element, as fixed to the door "blanchet" cylinder, what allows transferring ink on paper.

Engraving

Process to dig into a metallic support using a burin or an acid. (Soft shaping, typo photoengraving and depth engraving).

Gilding

Hot printing process in relief consisting of drawing with golden leaves and with extent of silver-platted plates and colors (Printing).

Last update on 04 January 2010

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