Glossary of Printing & Digital Media Terms

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IBC:

Inside back cover.

ICC:

(International Color Consortium) A group working to establish a "color profile format" for the exchange of information between color management systems.

Icon:

A simplified graphic element created to suggest an idea or topic is called an icon. Icons are used to categorize and index ideas and content.

ICS:

The Image Control Strip; a file used as an imposition mark to help monitor plate processing

Ideogram:

Pictures used to symbolize an idea. (e.g., using "?" to represent "Need help?" or "Have a question?")

IFC:

Inside front cover.

Illuminating:
  1. The use of light on a subject. 2. The medieval art of decorating book pages with colorful ornamental figures or applying gold leaf to the edges of books.
Illustrations:

Items such as logos that are created within a computer drawing program that are object orientated, as distinct from images that have been scanned or captured digitally that are bitmapped.

Image Area:

The actual area on the printed matter that is not restricted to ink coverage,

Image Assembly:

Alternate term for Stripping.

Image Elements:

An image element can comprise of anything that has been scanned or digitised and is available for use in a computer application.

Image Limit (Image Area):

The maximum area in which an image can be printed.

Image Wear:

Sharpening of the plate image verified by disappearance of fine lines, loss of print clarity and detail and printing becoming weak and streaked

Image:

Type, illustration, or other original as it has been reproduced on computer screen, film, printing plate, or paper.

Imagesetter:

Laser output device using photosensitive paper or film.

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