Printing Glossary – Terms starting with J

Printing Glossary – Terms starting with J

 

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Jacket

Or dust jacket. The paper cover sometimes called the “dust cover” of a hardbound book.

Job Lot Paper

Paper that didn’t meet specifications when produced, has been discontinued, or for other reasons is no longer considered first quality

Job Number

A number assigned to a specific printing project in a printing company for use in tracking and historical record keeping

Job Ticket

Form used by service bureaus, separators and printers to specify production schedule of a job and the materials it needs. Also called docket, production order and work order

Jog

To vibrate a stack of finished pages so that they are tightly aligned for final trimming or binding.

Jogger

A vibration machine with a slopping platform to even-up stacks of printed materials

Justification

Adjusting the spacing or hyphenation of words and characters to fill a given line of text from end to end. Sometimes referred to as word spacing.