Glossary of Printing & Digital Media Terms

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Jacket:

The cover surrounding a completed casebound book.

Jaggies:

A term used to describe the stair-stepped appearance of bit mapped images.

Jaz:

Name of removable disk capable of storing 500 megabytes to one gigabyte of information.

Jet Black:

A reference to the degree of an ink's or material's blackness.

Jet Printing:

A general term for printing presses set up to print already manufactured envelopes. Allows for fast, high quality turnaround. Can print screens up to 133 lines per inch.

Job Jacket:

The documentation detailing the production requirements of an order. Besides specifications, the documentation may include photographs, electronic media containing files, etc.

Job Lot Paper:

Paper that didn't meet specifications when produced, has been discontinued, or for other reasons is no longer considered first quality.

Job Number:

A number assigned to a specific printing project in a printing company for use in tracking and historical record keeping.

Job Ticket:

Form used by service bureaus, separators and printers to specify production schedule of a job and the materials it needs. Also called docket, production order and work order.

Jog To The Foot:

All sections/inserts align to the bottom (foot) of the publication in the binding process.

Jog To The Head:

All sections/inserts align to the top (head) of the publication in the binding process.

Jog:

The procedure that aligns all sheets of paper to form an even stack.

Jogged:

Process using vibration to keep a stack of paper in register after printing.

Jogger:

A vibration machine with a slopping platform to even-up stacks of printed materials.

Joint:

That bendable, hinge-like part of casebook where the cover and spine meet. Other Term: hinge.

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