Natural Color -
Very light brown color of paper. May also be called antique, cream,
ivory, off-white or mellow white.
Nested - Signatures assembled inside one another
in the proper sequence for binding, as compared to gathered. Also
Neutral Gray - Gray with no hue or cast.
News Print - Paper used in printing newspapers.
Considered low quality and "a short life use."
Newton Ring - Flaw in a photograph or halftone that
looks like a drop of oil or water.
Nipping - In the book binding process, a stage where
air is expelled from it's contents at the sewing stage.
Nonheatset Web - Web press without a drying oven,
thus not able to print on coated paper. Also called cold-set web
and open web.
Nonimpact Printing - Printing using lasers, ions,
ink jets or heat to transfer images to paper.
Nonreproducing Blue - Light blue that does not record
on graphic arts film, therefore may be used to preprint layout grids
and write instructions on mechanicals. Also called blue pencil, drop-out
blue, fade-out blue and nonrepro blue.
Novelty Printing - Printing on products such as
coasters, pencils, balloons, golf balls and ashtrays, known as advertising
specialties or premiums.