Hairline (Rule) -
Subjective term referring to very small space, thin line or close
register. The meaning depends on who is using the term and in what
Half-scale Black -
Black separation made to have dots only in the shadows and midtones,
as compared to full-scale black and skeleton black.
(1) To photograph or scan a continuous tone image to convert the
image into halftone dots. (2) A photograph or continuous-tone illustration
that has been halftoned and appears on film, paper, printing plate
or the final printed product.
Halftone Screen -
Piece of film or glass containing a grid of lines that breaks light
into dots. Also called contact screen and screen.
Halo Effect -
Faint shadow sometimes surrounding halftone dots printed. Also called
halation. The halo itself is also called a fringe.
Hard Dots -
Halftone dots with no halos or soft edges, as compared to soft dots.
Hard Mechanical -
Mechanical consisting of paper and/or acetate and made using paste-up
techniques, as compared to electronic mechanical.
At the top of a page, the margin.
Imposition with heads (tops) of pages facing tails (bottoms) of other
Heat-set Web -
Web press equipped with an oven to dry ink, thus able to print coated
Spot or imperfection in printing, most visible in areas of heavy
ink coverage, caused by dirt on the plate or blanket. Also called
bulls eye and fish eye.
High-fidelity Color -
Color reproduced using six, eight or twelve separations, as compared
to four-color process.
High-key Photo -
Photo whose most important details appear in the highlights.
Lightest portions of a photograph or halftone, as compared to midtones
Hinged Cover -
Perfect bound cover scored 1/8 inch (3mm) from the spine so it folds
at the hinge instead of, along the edge of the spine.
Abbreviation for hue, lightness, saturation, one of the color-control
options often found in software, for design and page assembly. Also
Hot Spot -
Printing defect caused when a piece of dirt or an air bubble caused
incomplete draw-down during contact platemaking, leaving an area
of weak ink coverage or visible dot gain.
House Sheet -
Paper kept in stock by a printer and suitable for a variety of printing
jobs. Also called floor sheet.
A specific color such as yellow or green.