Print Glossary
  • Value

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    The shade (darkness) or tint (lightness) of a color. Also called brightness, lightness, shade and tone.

  • Varnish

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    Liquid applied as a coating for protection and appearance.

  • Vellum Finish

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    Somewhat rough, toothy finish.

  • Velox

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    Brand name for high-contrast photographic paper.

  • Viewing Booth

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    Small area or room that is set up for proper viewing of transparencies, color separations or press sheets. Also called color booth. See also Standard Viewing Conditions.

  • Vignette

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    Decorative design or illustration fade to white.

  • Vignette Halftone

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    Halftone whose background gradually and smoothly fades away. Also called degrade.

  • Virgin Paper

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    Paper made exclusively of pulp from trees or cotton, as compared to recycled paper.

  • VOC

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    Abbreviation for volatile organic compounds, petroleum substances used as the vehicles for many printing inks.