The published articles are meant to primarily educate the students in printing to supplement their knowledge in the field of Printing. These are not simple Glossary of printing terms, but to the extent possible every term has been explained in brief so that it can be of some use to the students who appear in some sort of examinations and interviews.
I served the Printing Industry for over 40 years
in various capacities, a major part in an Security Printing Organization. In order not to waste the printing and paper related knowledge which I gained over years, I decided to keep them in public domain for the reason stated in prepara. Most of the illustrations - over 90% - have been generated by me to explain the terms suitably.
While I am not sure to what extent the published content will help, if the content is going to be of use to some one in some manner, I will be greatly satisfied.
Your views may be sent to me (
nrj_1945@yahoo.com) for my record and correction wherever needed.

TOTAL NO OF PRINTING TERMS

POSTED TILL NOVEMBER, 2012

- Over 400 terms-

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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Single source Glossary for Security Printers



Kudos to Council of EU glossary
-N.R.Jayaraman-

Several security features which include guilloches, background printing, rainbow printing, invisible fluorescent printing or mixed into visible ink, micro-printing, OVIs and modified fonts just to name a few, are applied on the security documents such as  Bank Notes, Currencies, Passports, Driving Licenses, promissory notes etc to enhance the security features.  While many of the features are in use as  known to those in security printing the list of such security document is exhaustive. For example in Watermark itself  the features range from Single tone, Duo tone to Multi tonal  Water marks. One has to therefore understand the differences between them to conclude how the features can be effectively applied on specific documents  to combat  counterfeiting.

In order to basically get an idea of how various  features look like especially for those engaged in security printing, those appearing for interviews in the printing fields and   students in printing, one can  go to the following site which is the single source that has documented all the features  -narration with illustrations- to explain each and every feature. 

THOSE WHO CAN NOT UNDERSTAND THE CERTAIN TERMS CAN APPROACH ME THROUGH MY E MAIL ID AND I CAN FURTHER EXPLAIN THEM THE TERMS.


The COUNCIL of the EU


Glossary


of Security Documents,
Security Features
(013) and other related technical terms