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Seven-Color Printing

A variation of offset printing which, in addition to the traditional print colors cyan, magenta, yellow and black, also includes violet-blue, green and orange-red. The system was developed from a …

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Setting-In

Process in which binders and solvents in the printing ink penetrate the paper during the drying process. Pigments and resins remain on the surface to form a color coating that …

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Setting Time

Time required to cure an adhesive or coating.

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Setting Of Ink

First drying phase of ink usually by substrate absorption of oil allowing handling without smudging or set-off.

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Setoff

The undesirable transfer of ink from a print to the back-side of the next sheet in the press delivery pile.

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Setback

The requirement established by local code restrictions governing the distance a sign is set in from a specific point (e.g., property line, powder line, side walk, etc.).

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Set Width

The traditional typographical term set originally denominated the width of the stem of a letter, that is, of the base of the metal piece of type. Today, the set is …

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Service Cover

Panel providing ready access to an area of a sign for maintenance purposes.

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Serigraphy

A term used by fine artists to denote the result of the screen printing of original art. Used also to denote the fine arts reproduction phase of the screen printing …

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Sepia

The brown ink sepia comes from the ink of the common cuttlefish, Sepia officinalis, found in sub-tropical coastal waters of the old world. Among other things, the brown pigment in …

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Separated Artwork

Artwork produced to indicate separation of color areas; e.g., a separate layout or layer for each color. Also reffered to as Layered Art.

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Sensitizer

Substance that may not cause an exaggerated (allergic) human response until after repeated exposure.

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Sensitization

Exaggerated (allergic) response after reexposure by a human or animal to a chemical substance.

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Semi-Spectacular

A painted outdoor bulletin with special effects, cutouts, lighting, or animation.

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Semi-perfs

See half shear.

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