Printing Glossary – Terms starting with Q

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Quality

Subjective term relating to expectations by the customer, printer and other professionals associated with a printing job and whether the job meets those expectations

Quark

Short for QuarkXPress, one of the primary computer applications used in graphic design.

Quarto

(1) Sheet folded twice, making pages one-fourth the size of the original sheet. A quarto makes an 8-page signature. (2) Book made from quarto sheets, traditionally measuring about 9′ x 12′

Quick Printing

Printing using small sheetfed presses, called duplicators, using cut sizes of bond and offset paper

Quotation

Price offered by a printer to produce a specific job

Quote or Quotation

A price estimate to produce a specific printed piece, frequently with custom attributes not priceable in standard online pricing tools.