Book paper category of paper suitable for newsletters and general printing. Abaa glossary of book terms gutter antiquarian booksellers. Book paper category of paper suitable for newsletters and general printing needs. Youll hear a lot of new vocabulary when learning about book printing. Book paper text weight and is divided into uncoated or offset paper, and coated paper, which includes matte or gloss coating. Most books do not include printing on the inside covers, so they are 4004 0 refers. It was like the imminent arrival of gargantuan preparations had to be made to widen the gutters of denver and foreshorten certain laws to fit his suffering bulk. The margin in the middle of a book when you open it. Book binding bookbinding is the process of physically assembling a book from an ordered stack of paper sheets that are folded together into sections or sometimes left as a stack of individual sheets. Crossover type or art that continues from one page across the gutter to the. Antiquarian bookseller a term, in todays usage, that describes a bookseller whose stock. So, the gutter is generally thought of as a necessary evil, an inconvenience, or simply the leastinteresting part of a book.
Carter went on to note that printers define the gutter slightly differently. Half binding a book which has had its spine and corners covered in one material such as cloth or leather and the rest of the front and rear covers covered in another, such. The solid black lines in each corner are called crop marks. Paper that, due to mistakes or accidents, must be thrown away instead of delivered printed to the customer, as compared to waste. We offer complete design, printing, mailing and digital. Thats why weve created this cheat sheet of words and phrases to help you through the process. This glossary of binding terms is designed to aid binding staff in making. Absorbency the ability of paper to absorb liquids like ink and aqueous coating. Book paper is divided into uncoated paper also called offset paper, coated paper also called art paper, enamel paper, gloss paper and slick paper, and text paper. Opinions expressed by forbes contributors are their own. When a the pages of a book are printed on such hand made paper, gathered and bound, but left. A glossary of commercial printing terms glossary if youre new to commercial printing or print buying is not your primary responsibility, the following terms and definitions should better help you communicate with commercial insiders. Dont let me find you bleeding in the gutterunderstanding book.
In fact, you can find a brief glossary of some of this book design terminology here. Book design language can be confusing for the new selfpublisher, so here is a list of oftenused terms in book design. There are a lot of industry terms to learn when printing a book and we know it can feel overwhelming. A blank space or margin between components on a printed. The margin in the middle of a book when you open it usually there is some.
Bristol board is a thin paperboard with a smooth surface suitable for writing and printing. Book paper text weight and is divided into uncoated or offset paper, and. Gutter of a volume is the channel and combined marginal space formed by. Just in the area of book design you run into terms like gutter margin and folio and face trim. Glossary of printing terms book printing experts for. Can also refer to the outer indentation that is created by the joining of the boards and spine. The book s interior will only be printed in black ink, with one color black on both sides of the page.978 19 264 417 727 1582 1112 1176 1614 149 631 1467 125 985 345 1145 1154 1046 429 397 484 1594 1223 247 1544 399 1014 1135 427 472 340 26 329 1355 1366 203 399 428