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Print terminology can be confusing and intimidating when you don’t understand it. If you can’t find the term you’re looking for, please call us on 023 9233 4900 and we’ll be pleased to help.

Greyscale

Shades of grey ranging from black to white. In printing, greyscale uses only a black half-tone plate.

Grippers

Metal fingers which hold paper and carry it through printing impression to the delivery end of the press.

GSM

Paper weight is measured in grams per square metre.

Gusset

Expandable portion of a pocketed folder or envelope.

Gutter

Line or fold at which facing pages meet.