|The narrowing of space between two letters so that they become closer and take up less space on the page.
|(1) The screw that controls ink flow from the ink fountain of a printing press. (2) To relate loose pieces of copy to their positions on a layout or mechanical using a system of numbers or letters. (3) Alternate term for the color black, as in ‘key plate.’ Keylines Lines on a mechanical or negative showing the exact size, shape and location of photographs or other graphic elements. Also called holding lines
Key Negative or Plate
|Negative or plate that prints the most detail, thus whose image guides the register of images from other plates. Also called key printer
|Lines that are drawn on artwork that indicate the exact placement, shape and size of elements including halftones, illustrations, etc.
Kiss Die Cut
|To die cut the top layer, but not the backing layer, of self-adhesive paper. Also called face cut
|Lightest possible impression that will transfer ink to a Substrate
|A coarse unbleached paper used for printing and industrial products.
|Strong paper used for wrapping and to make grocery bags and large envelopes