Here are the 4 selections with an optional 5th. I chose from the generated list of 16. Again, other suggestions can certainly be referenced in relation to those selected for your thoughts. I’ve also included a hot link to QSL Print Communications Glossary. A link to their resources page here and also under the site Course Resources page.
- Hickey Picker – share your favorite link ;)
- Packaging (Optional)
10.18.16 – Generated list at QSL tour:
- Hickey Picker
- Sheet Cutter
- Saddle Stitch
- QSL Glossary
1. Signature- when pages are printed on both sides of a sheet of paper, folded, cut and bound you are creating a signature. Seeing this process done at QSL made me wish I would have known such technology exists when reflecting on my many paper folding activities for my previous school district.
2. Hickey Picker- When hearing about this term I had to laugh a little. What a ridiculous name that makes so much sense. Hickey picker refers to the removal of dust and particles on paper before the printing process to avoid errors. In all seriousness, this would be a really frustrating thing to deal with in a printing company.
3. DPI- Dots per inch is a measure of printing resolution. The higher the DPI the so clear and detailed a print is. The reference I carry is most Pop Art by Roy Lichtenstein, except DPI is a little smaller than his work.
4. Bleed- this is used when you would like no border around a print. In other words, you would like an image to touch the edge of a page. The term makes sense to me, but the process in which to actually produce a bleed is a bit confusing.
A signature is a printing template of sorts that can come in a number of iterations from four page print jobs to 32 page prints. Signatures allow printing on both sides of the same sheet, to be folded in pamphlets, brochures, or booklets. This is a useful tool for planning ahead and maximizing budget as it allows for multiple pages to be printed with one ink set up and paper stock.
Hickeys are pieces of detritus stuck to the printing template. This could be bits of fiber, paper, dust, etc. that would compromise the quality of a print job. A hickey picker is a tool used to remove hickeys. A hickey picker roller is another tool to maximize efficiency in removing hickeys.
DPI stands for dots per inch. This is a term that refers to resolution in print as PPI (pixels per inch) refers to on-screen resolution. DPI specifies the number of ink dots a printer is capable of placing within a one square-inch space. A higher DPI will result in a higher quality, more clearly defined project.
Bleed refers to a document that has been printed with no white space in the margins. The digital format of the graphic extends beyond the margins. When printed, a larger sheet of paper is used, and the edges are trimmed down. These allows for seamless printing to the very edges of a page.
LEXICON WEEK 4
In books and printing this is a set of eight pages that is folded to create a small booklet of 4 front and back pages. These can be combined to create larger books.
Hickey picker is a machine that picks up dust and dirt off pages in the printing process to ensure that there are no “hickies” or little flakes of paper left on the paper or printing press from the cutting of paper. If this dust isn’t picked off the ink won’t stick to that part of the paper and leave little dots or hickies.
This stands for “Dots per inch”. This refers to the amount of dots of color that is in a image. This is applicable to printing in how many dots will be laid down per inch of a printed product. The more dots, the higher the resolution. These dots will then be larger or smaller, or more saturated based on the color that is going to be printed. Colors are certain percentages of Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and black which are the colors the dots are printed in.
Bleed is the amount of an image that is off the printed page. Incorporating a bleed into a design ensures that a printed image will stretch all the way to the edge of a page instead of having a white border that goes around it. Bleed is something that needs to be accounted for in the design process to ensure that images can cover the necessary area.
Week 4 Lexicon post here.
- Signature- This is when a group of pages are printed on both sides of a single sheet of paper that is then folded, trimmed, bound and cut to have numbered pages.
- Hickey Picker – share your favorite link A Hickey, in terms of printing, is a small spot or imperfection, often from dust on the plate, that appears on images. A Hickey Picker is an automatic device on the printing machine that helps reduce dust.
3. DPI- This stands for Dots-Per-Inch. This refers to a measure of resolution on scanners and monitors as well as output from a laser printer.
4. Bleed-Is printing that extends to or past the edge of the paper. This results in the image or color going to the very edge of the page so there is no white outline. In actual practice, the image is printed on an oversize page that lets the bleed extend past the measurements of the page, and then is trimmed to the correct size.