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Print Glossary
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Laid Finish

A parallel lined paper that has a handmade look.

Layout

A rendition that shows the placement of all the elements, images, thumbnails etc., of a final printed piece.

Leading

Space between lines of type. The distance in points between one baseline and the next.

Letterpress

Printing that utilizes inked raised surfaces, usually type, to create the image.

Letter-spacing or Letter Spacing

The addition of space between typeset letters.

Line Copy

Any copy that can be reproduced without the use of a halftone screen.

Linen

A paper that emulates the look and texture of linen cloth.

Lithography

The process of printing that utilizes flat or curved inked surfaces to create the printed images.

Logotype

A personalized type or design symbol for a company or product.

Loupe

A small magnifier used to observe the details on a printed sheet.