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AA
Author’s Alterations
AC
Author’s Corrections
AP
Author’s Proof
AV
Audio Visual
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
B
Bytes
b
bits
B&W, BW
Black and White
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
C
Cyan
C1S
Coated on one Side
C2S
Coated on two Sides
CAD
Computer Aided Design, or Computer Aided Drafting
cap(s)
CAPital letter(s), uppercase letters
cm
Centimeters
cm2
Square centimeters
CMS
Color Management System
CMYK
Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black
comp
COMPrehensive design
CPI
Characters Per Inch
CPL
Characters Per Line
CPM
Copies Per Minute
CTP
Computer To Plate
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DAM
Digital Asset Management
DBMS
DataBase Management System
DDL
Document Description Language
DIN
Deutsch Industrie-Norm
DLL
Dynamic Link Library
DNS
Domain Name System
DP
Draft Proposal
DPI
Dots Per Inch
DTD
Document Type Definition
DTP
Desktop Publishing
DVD
Digital Versatile Disk, Digital Video Disc
EDP
Electronic Data Processing
e.g.
for example
EPS
Encapsulated PostScript
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
fax
facsimile
F&G
Fold and Gather
flexo
flexography, flexographic
FPO
For Position Only
ft.
foot
FTP
File Transfer Protocol
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
G
Giga, one billion
GB
GigaByte
Gb
Gigabit
Gbps
Gigabits per second
GIF
Graphics Interchange Format
gsm
grams per square meter
GUI
Graphical User Interface
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
H&J
Hyphenation and Justification
hr.
hour
HTML
HyperText Markup Language
HSV
Hue, Saturation, and Value
HT
HalfTone
HTTP
Hypertext Transmission Protocol
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
IBC
Inside Back Cover
ICR
Intelligent Character Recognition
i.e.
that is
IFC
Inside Front Cover
IFT
Ink Film Thickness
in.
inch
in.2
square inches
IP
Internet Protocol
IPH
Impressions Per Hour
IPS
Inches Per Second
ISBN
International Book Number
ISDN
Integrated Services Digital Network
ISO
International Standards Organization
ISSN
International Standard Serial Number
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
JIT
Just In Time
JPEG, JPG
Joint Photographic Experts Group
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
K
Kilo, one thousand
KB
KiloByte
Kb
Kilobit
kg
kilogram
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
l.
line
LAN
Local Area Network
lb.
pound(s)
LC
Lower Case
litho
lithography, lithographic
LPC
Lines Per Centimeter
LPH
Lines Per Hour
LPI
Lines Per Inch
LUT
Look-Up Table
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M
Mega, one million, Magenta
m
meter, milli
MB
MegaByte
Mb
Megabit
MBS
MegaBytes per Second
MbS
Megabits per Second
mg
milligram
MICR
Magnetic Ink Character Recognition
MIME
Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions
min.
minute(s)
MIS
Management Information Systems
millimeter
MS
manuscript
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
NCR
No-Carbon-Required paper
NCS
Natural Color System
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
OA
Office Automation
OBC
Outside Back Cover
OCR
Optical Character Recognition
ODR
Optical Dot Gain
OEM
Original Equipment Manufacturer
OFC
Outside Front Cover
OLE
Object Linking and Embedding
OMR
Optical Mark Reader/Recognition
OPI
Open Prepress Interface
ortho
orthochromatic
OS
Operating System
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
p
pica
p., pp.
page(s)
par.
paragraph
PC
Personal Computer
PCL
Printer Control Language
PDG
Physical Dot Gain
PDL
Page Description Language
PIG
Process Ink Gamut chart
PING
Packet InterNet Groper
pixel
picture element
PMS
Pantone Matching System
PMT
Photo Mechanical Transfer
Ppi
Pixels per inch
POP
Post Office Protocol, Point of Presence
PPM
Pages Per Minute
PS
PostScript
pt.
point
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
QWERTY
standard keyboard layout
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
R
Red
RAID
Redundant Array of Independent or Inexpensive Disks
RAM
Random Acces Memory
RC
Resin-Coated paper
RGB
Red, Green, Blue
RIP
Raster Image Processor
ROM
Read-Only Memory
ROP
Run Of Press
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
SC
Small Caps
SCSI
Small Computer Systems Interface
SIC
Standard Industrial Classification
SMTP
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
SNMP
Simple Network Management Protocol
SP
Space Character
SPDL
Standard Page Description Language
sq.
square
SWOP
Specifications for Web Offset Publications
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
T
Tera, one trillion
TB
TeraByte
Tb
Terabit
TCP
Transmission Control Protocol
TCP/IP
Transmission Control Protocol / Internet Protocol
TIF, TIFF
Tagged Image File Format
typo
typographic error
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
U&LC
Upper and LowerCase
UC
UpperCase
USB
Universal Serial Bus
UUencode
Unix-to-Unix encode
UV
UltraViolet
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
vol.
volume(s)
VPN
Virtual Private Network
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
W2P
Web-To-Print
W3C
World Wide Web Consortium
WAN
Wide Area Network
W&B
Work and Back
WF
Wrong Font
WPM
Words Per Minute
W&T
Work and Turn
WWW
World Wide Web
WYSIWYG
What You See Is What You Get
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
xDSL
all Digital Subscriber Lines
XML
eXtended Markup Language
XSL
Extensible Style Language
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Y
Yellow
YMC
Yellow, Magenta, Cyan
YMCK
Yellow, Magenta, Cyan, and Black
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