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Felt side

The smoother side of a sheet in the paper. The wire side is the rougher side of the paper. The difference happens in the papermaking process. The differences are eliminated when papers are gloss or matte coated.

Finish

The surface quality of a paper.

Fit

The registration of the different colors on a printed sheet.

Flexography

A printing method using flexible plates where the image to be printed is higher than the non-printing areas. The inked areas are then contact the material to be printed, transferring the ink from the raised areas to the material. Fast drying inks are usually used in this process. Common uses are the printing of cans and bottles and other non-flat items.

Foil

Then metal that is applied to paper using the foil stamping process.

Font

The characters which make up a complete typeface and size.

Free sheet

Any paper that is free from wood pulp impurities.