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Print terminology can be confusing and intimidating when you don’t understand it. That's one reason why you'll always be able to speak to someone on the phone at Bishops. We're here to make your life easier. Think of us as an extension to your own team!

If you can’t find the term you’re looking for, please call us on 023 9233 4900 ore email enquiries@bishops.co.uk and we’ll be pleased to help.


Shades of grey ranging from black to white. In printing, greyscale uses only a black half-tone plate.


Metal fingers which hold paper and carry it through printing impression to the delivery end of the press.


Paper weight is measured in grams per square metre.


Expandable portion of a pocketed folder or envelope.


Line or fold at which facing pages meet.