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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

eBook

...A weight/area measurement used to specify printing paper. GSM is an abbreviation for grams per square metre.In the ISO paper system, an A1 sheet has an area of 1 square metre and therefore its GSM value refers to the weight of a single A1...

Perforation

The Visual Dictionary of Pre-Press & Production

AVA Publishing, 2010

eBook

...A series of cuts or holes in a paper stock. Perforations make it possible to separate parts of a printed piece, such as taking a cheque from a chequebook, a reply card out of a magazine or stamps from a sheet, such as those pictured here...

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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

eBook

...A durable, plastic-like stock with a rubberised finish. This plike cover by George & Vera is both tactile and long-lasting...

Board

The Visual Dictionary of Pre-Press & Production

AVA Publishing, 2010

eBook

...A paper-based substrate that is thicker and heavier than paper. Board generally has a grammage or weight over 224 GSM. Flute or corrugated cardboard A paper-based material consisting of a fluted corrugated sheet and one or two...

Duplexing

The Visual Dictionary of Pre-Press & Production

AVA Publishing, 2010

eBook

...Duplexing is the bonding of two materials, usually two different coloured stocks, to produce a single substrate. The use of duplexing creates a stronger, more robust material and also allows for different textures on either side.Different...

Fly Papers

The Visual Dictionary of Pre-Press & Production

AVA Publishing, 2010

eBook

...Also called fly sheets A thin paper stock within a book. Fly sheets are oft en used to protect colour plates. They are not to be confused with endpapers, which are used to join the book block to a cover...

Loose Leaf

The Visual Dictionary of Pre-Press & Production

AVA Publishing, 2010

eBook

...A SHEET OF PAPER FROM A NOTEBOOK THAT IS TYPICALLY PERFECT BOUND USING ADHESIVE, WITH A HARD BOARD AT THE BACK AND A LIGHTWEIGHT STOCK ON THE FRONT; THIS ALLOWS THE SHEETS TO BE EASILY REMOVED. LOOSE LEAF PAGES ARE OFTEN PERFORATED SO...

Paper

The Visual Dictionary of Pre-Press & Production

AVA Publishing, 2010

eBook

...FeelFormColourBrightnessOpacityFinishA substrate that can hold a printed image. Paper has various attributes that differ from one stock to another, providing a designer with different choices and options. A designer considers...

Perforation

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

eBook

...A series of holes that are either cut or punched into a substrate.Perforations are made normally in printed material to aid folding, or to provide a point of weakness so that parts of a page can be torn and detached by the user.Perforation...

Stock

The Visual Dictionary of Pre-Press & Production

AVA Publishing, 2010

eBook

...Paper used for printing. Different stocks have different properties that can affect the visual outcome of a printed piece, including varying lustre, absorbency and stiffness. Stock decisions increasingly take into account environmental...