Perfect bind

Method of binding in which pages are held together and fixed to the cover by means of a flexible adhesive. Widely used for paper back books, it’s also called adhesive bind, cut-back bind or glue bind.

Printing plate

Piece of paper, metal, plastic or rubber carrying an image to be reproduced using a printing press.


(Obsolete) abbreviation of the Pantone Color Matching System.

Press check

When a client visits a printing company to view actual printed sheets of their project before a full production press run is started.

Press proof

Test sheet made with the very same paper, ink and plates to be used for the final press run, in order to predict results on press and record how a printing job is intended to appear when finished.