Glossary of Printing & Digital Media Terms

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Quality:

Subjective term relating to expectations by the customer, printer, and other professionals associated with a printing job and whether the job meets those expectations.

Quarter Binding:

Using one material for a book's front and back covers and a different material for its spine (e.g., cloth covers with leather spine).

Quartertone:

A - quarter on a visual tone value. See also: midtone.

Quarto:

-(1) Sheet folded twice, making pages one-fourth the size of the original sheet. A quarto makes an 8-page signature. (2) Book made from quarto sheets, traditionally measuring about 9' x 12'.

Queue:

The order in which documents are to be printed by the computer.

Quick Printer:

Printer whose business attitude emphasizes basic quality, small presses, and fast service.

Quick Printing:

Printing using small sheetfed presses, called duplicators, using cut sizes of bond and offset paper.

QuickDraw:

The display language interface for Apple Macintosh systems. QuickDraw printers are compatible only with Macintosh systems and do not offer the performance and features available with Adobe PrintGear printers.

Quire:

5% - (1/20) of a paper ream. The quantity varies from 24 sheets (coarse papers), to 25 sheets (fine papers).

Quotation:

Price offered by a printer to produce a specific job.

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