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Offset: Alternate term often used for Setoff.

Offset paper: Alternate term often used for Uncoated book paper

Offset powder: Fine powder sprayed on freshly printed sheets to prevent transfer of wet ink as they accumulate in the delivery stack.

Offset printing: Method of lithographic printing that transfers ink from a plate to a blanket, then from the blanket to paper.

OK sheet: Printed sheet representing final inking adjustments approved before production run begins.

Opacity: Characteristic of paper that helps prevent printing on one side from showing on the other.

Opaque: Not transparent. Also, a verb meaning to cover flaws in negatives with paint or tape. Also, the paint used for this purpose.


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