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Printing Glossary – Terms starting with Q

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


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


(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


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.