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Tabs (Dividers)

The Visual Dictionary of Pre-Press & Production

AVA Publishing, 2010

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...A projecting flap that extends beyond the dimension of the pages of a document. A tab can be part of a divider page or a sticky that is attached to the edge of a normal page. The two main types of tab are illustrated below:Tabs cut...

Type Area

The Visual Dictionary of Pre-Press & Production

AVA Publishing, 2010

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...The active space within a design that is surrounded by a safety margin for trimming. By leaving a safety margin around the type area, a designer can be sure that no part of the design will be lost when the job is trimmed, which...

Z Bind

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Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practicing graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numerous books on graphic design, branding and packaging. He currently teaches the Graphic Design BA at the University of Brighton. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Harris

Paul Harris is a freelance writer and editor. His work has appeared extensively in magazines and journals in both the US and the UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Graphic Design

AVA Publishing SA, 2007

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...A z-shaped cover that is used to bind two documents, allowing separation of information. In this example, by Cartlidge Levene, atmospheric photography is separated from statistical information by an appropriate use of a z-bind...

Perfect Binding

Gavin Ambrose

Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practicing graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numerous books on graphic design, branding and packaging. He currently teaches the Graphic Design BA at the University of Brighton. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Harris

Paul Harris is a freelance writer and editor. His work has appeared extensively in magazines and journals in both the US and the UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Graphic Design

AVA Publishing SA, 2007

Book Chapter

...A binding method commonly used for paperback books. The book's signatures or sections are held together with a flexible adhesive that also attaches a paper cover to the spine. The fore edge is then trimmed flat. Pictured is a perfect bound...

Canadian and Half Canadian Binding

The Visual Dictionary of Pre-Press & Production

AVA Publishing, 2010

Book Chapter

...Canadian A wiro-bound publication with a full wraparound cover and an enclosed spine. This binding allows the pages of the publication to lie flat, with the wiro fixings hidden. Canadian A wiro-bound...

Small Caps

The Visual Dictionary of Pre-Press & Production

AVA Publishing, 2010

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...capital letters that have been cut at a smaller size than a typeface’s roman capitals. Small caps are useful for setting initialised acronyms, such as faqs (frequently asked questions), which avoids over-emphasising it in body text.Not all...

Swash Characters

Gavin Ambrose

Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practicing graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numerous books on graphic design, branding and packaging. He currently teaches the Graphic Design BA at the University of Brighton. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Harris

Paul Harris is a freelance writer and editor. His work has appeared extensively in magazines and journals in both the US and the UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Graphic Design

AVA Publishing SA, 2007

Book Chapter

...A letter, usually a majuscule, that has extended or exaggerated decorative calligraphic strokes. Pictured is a ‘W’ with a swash as an entry stroke...

Condensed and Extended

The Visual Dictionary of Pre-Press & Production

AVA Publishing, 2010

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...Narrow and wide versions of a roman typeface. Condensed typefaces are useful for tight spaces, while extended types are often used for headlines to dramatically fill a space. Condensed and extended typefaces are often available in different...

Cyrillic

Gavin Ambrose

Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practicing graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numerous books on graphic design, branding and packaging. He currently teaches the Graphic Design BA at the University of Brighton. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Harris

Paul Harris is a freelance writer and editor. His work has appeared extensively in magazines and journals in both the US and the UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Typography

AVA Publishing SA, 2010

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...Alphabets based on Glagolitic, an alphabet developed by missionaries during the ninth century to translate the Bible for the Great Moravia region. Cyrillic alphabets are used for Slavic languages, such as Russian. The current Cyrillic...

Line endings

Gavin Ambrose

Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practicing graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numerous books on graphic design, branding and packaging. He currently teaches the Graphic Design BA at the University of Brighton. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Harris

Paul Harris is a freelance writer and editor. His work has appeared extensively in magazines and journals in both the US and the UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Typography

AVA Publishing SA, 2010

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