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Egyptian type: Originally, from 1815 on, bold face
with heavy slabs or square serifs.
Electronic Proof: A process of generating a pre-press
proof in which paper is electronically exposed to the color
separation negatives; the paper is passed through the electrically
charged pigmented toners, which adhere electrostatically,
resulting in the finished proof.
Elliptical dot: Halftone screens in which
the dots are actually elongated to produce improved middle
Ellipsis: A punctuation character consisting
of three dots, or periods, in a row. It indicates that a
word or phrase has been omitted.
Em, Em Space, Em Quad: A common unit of
measurement in typography. Em is traditionally defined as
the width of the uppercase M in the current face and point
size. It is more properly defined as simply the current
point size. For example, in 12-point type, em is a distance
of 12 points.
Em Dash: A dash the length of an em is
used to indicate a break in a sentence.
Embossed: A method of paper finishing whereby
a pattern is pressed into the paper when it is dry.
Embossing: The molding and reshaping of
paper by the use of special metal dies and heat, counter
dies and pressure, to produce a raised image on the paper
Em Space: A space as wide as the point size of the
types. This measurement is relative; in 12-point type an
em space is 12 points wide, but in 24-point type an em space
is 24 points wide.
Encapsulated PostScript (EPS): Language file format
can contain both vector and bitmap graphics and is supported
by virtually all graphic, illustration, and page-layout
programs. The EPS format is used to transfer PostScript
language artwork between applications. EPS can be easily
exported from most graphics and desktop publishing applications.
Engraving: A printing process whereby images such
as copy or art are etched onto a plate. When ink is applied,
these etched areas act as small wells to hold the ink; paper
is forced against this die and the ink is lifted out of
the etched areas creating raised images on the paper.
Estimate: The form used by the printer to
calculate the project for the print buyer. This form contains
the basic parameters of the project including size, quantity,
colors, bleeds, photos etc.
Expanded (font): A font in which the set widths of
the characters are wider than in the standard typeface.
(Note: not the intercharacter space -- that is accomplished
through letterspacing -- but the characters themselves).
Extended type: Typefaces that are wide horizontally
-- Hellenic, Latin Wide, Egyptian Expanded...etc.