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The adjustment of spacing between certain letter pairs, A and V for example, to obtain a more pleasing appearance.


To die-cut but not all the way through the paper - commonly used for peel off stickers.


A shape or object printed by eliminating (knocking out) all background colours.

Kraft paper

A tough brown paper used for packing.