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Printing and fonts and print layout

bold

adjective

using clear strong letters or lines

bold

adjective

printed using darker or thicker letters than other printed letters

bold

noun

a way of printing letters that makes them thicker and darker than usual

capitalise

a British spelling of capitalize

capitalize

verb

to write something using capital letters

copperplate

noun

a style of writing in which the letters are carefully formed in curved flowing shapes

dotted line

noun

a line of small spots of ink that are very close together

font

noun

a complete set of letters and numbers in one size and style, used for printing or for computer documents

format

noun

the size, shape, and appearance of a book, magazine, or newspaper

full-page

adjective

printed on a whole page of a newspaper or magazine

Gothic

adjective

Gothic printing or writing uses thick lines and pointed shapes

header

noun

a line or piece of writing that is repeated at the top of every page of a book or computer document

impression

noun

a single occasion when a number of copies of a book are printed

indent

verb

to start a line of writing or printing further from the edge of the page than the other lines

indent

noun

a space at the side of a page that is made by indenting a line

indentation

noun

the action of indenting lines of writing

indentation

noun

an indent in a line

inset

verb

to put something such as a small picture onto a printed page

italic

adjective

italic letters slope to the right

italicise

a British spelling of italicize

italicize

verb

to write or print something in italics, often for emphasis

italics

noun

italics are letters that slope to the right, like the letters used for the examples in this dictionary. Italics are often used to emphasize particular words in a piece of printed writing.

justification

noun

the process of making the letters at the right or left edge of a printed page form a straight line

justified

adjective

printed on a page so that the letters at the right or left edge form a straight line

justify

verb

to make the left or right edges of writing form a straight line when typing or printing

landscape

noun

a way of arranging a page so that its long sides are at the top and bottom. The other way of arranging a page, with the short sides at the top and bottom, is called portrait.

layout

noun

the way in which the words and pictures on a page are arranged

lower case

noun

the ordinary small form in which letters are written or printed. Big letters like those at the beginning of a sentence or name are called upper case or capital letters

make-up

noun

the way that words and pictures are arranged on a page before a newspaper, magazine, or book is printed

margin

noun

the space at the left or right side of a page where words are not usually printed or written

margin

noun

a line drawn down the side of an empty page in order to mark the area of a margin

mockup

noun

something that shows what printed words and pictures will look like

offset

noun

a method of printing in which ink is put onto paper from another surface

overprint

verb

to print something on top of words or pictures that have already been printed

pagination

noun

the numbers on the pages of a book or other document, or the process of putting numbers on pages

plate

noun

a piece of metal used, especially in the past, for printing the words and pictures in books

portrait

noun

a way of arranging a page so that its short sides are at the top and bottom. The other way of arranging a page, with the long sides at the top and bottom, is called landscape.

print

verb

to produce words, numbers, pictures etc on paper, using a printer or printing press

print

noun

letters or other symbols made by pressing ink, paint etc on paper or a similar surface

printer

noun

a person or business that prints documents or pictures etc for private customers or other businesses

printing

noun

the process of making books, newspapers etc, using a printing press to put words and pictures onto paper

printing

noun

relating to printing

quarto

noun

a large size of paper used in printing that measures about 26 x 20 centimetres

Roman

noun

the usual style of printing that uses plain upright letters

sans serif

noun

a style of printed letters that have no extra lines or curves at their edges

serif

noun

a short line at the top or bottom of a printed letter

set

verb

to arrange letters and words on a special machine into the correct order so that you can print something

small

adjective

small letters are written using the small form of the letter, for example ‘a’, ‘b’, ‘c’ etc.

space

noun

the width of one letter of the alphabet when you are typing

superscript

adjective

written or printed in very small print above a letter, number, or symbol

type

noun

letters printed in a book, magazine, or newspaper, or typed using a keyboard

typeface

noun

a set of letters and numbers of the same design, used in printing or on a computer

typesetting

noun

the job of arranging words and letters for printing

typographic

adjective

relating to the way in which a document has been printed

typography

noun

the arrangement and appearance of the words and letters in a printed document, book etc

white space

noun

space on a page that has deliberately been left empty

indented

adjective

italicized

adjective

overprint

noun

superscript

noun

upper case

noun

hot off the press(es)

only just printed, or only just received

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a very large party where people eat, sell or share many different types of food, usually held outside or in a large public building

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