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Saddle-stitch

Booklet style stapling with two staples.

Sans serif

Type without serifs.

Scoring

Creasing paper mechanically so that it will fold more easily.

Scratch disk

Portion of existing hard disk space reserved by an application for use as temporary working space.

Screen

Usually a reference to a printed screen resolution. (See also "halftone" and "LPI")

Screen frequency

A reference to a printing press screen resolution. (Common frequencies are 85 lpi for newsprint and 133-150 lpi for fine printing). (See also "halftone" and "LPI")

Scrim Banner

Made of PVC material made from tear-resistant polyester fabric, which is then placed between two clear layers of vinyl. Your design will go onto the PVC material/fabric, and then will be encased in vinyl so that it is waterproofed against the elements. Use the scrim banner for outside advertisement long term; wind resistant.

SCSI (small computer systems interface)

Interface to transmit digital data and to connect computers to peripherals such as printers, scanners, etc. (Pronounced "scuzzy")

Separation

Conversion of images to CMYK (for printing). Also used to refer to the physical negatives created for each of the CMYK colours.

Serifs

The opening and closing cross strokes that appear in the letterforms of some typefaces.

Shadow

Dark tonal range of an image.

Sheet-fed

Paper is fed to a printing press using sheets, rather than on a roll or web.

Spiralastic

Spiral, plastic, coil binding that winds through a series of punched holes in the document.

Spread

A pair of facing pages.

Spreading

When two colours print next to each other, the lighter colour is spread a tiny amount to eliminate the possibility of white space occurring due to imperfect registration.

Stet

A proofreader's mark that indicates copy marked for correction should be ignored.

Stripping

Term for placing different negatives on a masking sheet prior to making printing plates.