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Industry Terms and Lingo.

Tagged Image File Format (TIFF)
A common format for interchanging digital information, generally associated with grayscale or bitmap data.

Thermography
A print finishing process that produces a raised image. This process dusts a previously printed image with a powder before the image's ink has been allowed to dry. Applying heat makes the powder and the ink fuse and form a raised image.

Typeface
The complete set of characters that form a family in a particular design or style. Originally referred to the raised surface.

Typeset
The type style and size of words must be set and composed into columns and pages.

Typesetting
Words must be typeset before they can be printed on a commercial printing press, that is, their type style and size must be set and composed into columns and pages. Traditionally done manually or mechanically, typesetting is now mainly digital.



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