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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.

Image area

Portion of paper where ink appears.

Imagesetter

A device that plots high-resolution bitmaps which have been processed by a RIP. May include type, graphics and photographic images.

Import

To bring a picture or text file into and application ready for editing or design work.

Imposition

Positioning pages in a press-ready form so that they will be in the correct numerical sequence after folding.

Indicia

Postal information place on a printed product.

Ivory board

A smooth high white board used for business cards, for example.