Work and Tumble
'Work' refers to the job being printed. When a job is being back
printed, and the orientation should remain the same on the other
side the stock would be 'tumbled', with the direction of feed being
reversed. Another process, known as 'Work and Turn' would
cause the printing orientation to be rotated 180 degrees...
When color panels or graphics are designed to fill the entire form,
that process is called 'bleed' because the color is slightly larger
than the finished piece. After cutting or separating the form to
size, the small extra color area is visible on the discarded
Registration marks which will remain on the sheet after printing is
completed. Tic Marks are indicated to assist in registering
printing to existing perforation.
Registration marks which are cut off (or split) when the form is cut
professionally. No trim marks remain when cutting is complete.
* Up (as in 3-up, 4-up...)
The number of identical forms per sheet. Every piece is the
same -- such as back printing on a ticket.
*Out (as in 3-out, 4-out...)
The number of individual and different forms per sheet (if form is
numbered, every piece would have a different number).
An old printing term which expresses the registration of one color
to other colors on the job -- registration tests exist for most
color printer so that all colors line up exactly.
Refers to the process of printing on the back side of a form or
A term from the business form industry referring to material at top
of sheet which is removed before use.
Express as "cuts and ties" -- the distance between each cut in the
stock, and the width of the remaining material which holds the sheet
Refers to direction of fibers. Stock is stiffest against the
grain...referred to as 'long grain'.
Most PrintBox sheets are converted to run through your printer as
'short grain' so sheet
can navigate the small rollers in desktop printers.
Weight (express in pounds per full-size sheet)
PrintBox Standard Sheet is 90# index - thickness approx. .007" -
equiv. to postcard.
The Technical Support Staff
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