Printing Glossary – Terms starting with U

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Uncoated Paper

Paper that has not been coated with clay. Also called offset paper

Undercolor Addition

Technique of making color separations that increases the amount of cyan, magenta or yellow ink in shadow areas. Abbreviated UCA

Undercolor removal

The removing of cyan, magenta, or yellow from a heavily colored image to limit the total amount of ink being applied to that image to avoid potential production problems.

Universal Copyright Convention (UCC)

A system to protect unique work from reproducing without knowledge from the originator. To qualify, one must register their work and publish a (c) indicating registration

Unsharp Masking

Technique of adjusting dot size to make a halftone or separation appear sharper (in better focus) than the original photo or the first proof. Also called edge enhancement and peaking

Up

A term used to describe how many similar pieces can be printed on a larger sheet; two up, four up, etc.

UV Coating

A very shiny and durable high gloss coating applied to printed material. It is applied as a liquid then cured with ultraviolet light.