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Galleys: In traditional publishing, the type set
in long columns, not laid out on a page. In desktop publishing,
galleys can be printed out using a page-assembly program,
for proofreading and copyfitting purposes.
Galley proof: A proof of text copy before it is pasted
into position for printing.
Ganging: The bundling of two or more different
printing projects on the same sheet of paper.
Gatefold: A brochure folded so the front
opens like two double doors.
GIF (Graphics Interchange Format): A graphic
file format designed to use a minimum of disk space and
be easily read and exchanged between computers. This format
is commonly used to publish images of 256 colors or less
to the Internet.
Glassine: A strong transparent paper.
Gloss ink: Quick drying oil-based inks
with low penetration qualities, used on coated stock.
Glyphic: A carved as opposed to scripted
Grain: Paper fibers lie in a certain direction,
this direction is called the grain.
Grained paper: A paper embossed to resemble
various textures, such as leather, alligator, wood, etc.
Graphic design: The creation of material
using art and type that communicates a message to be reproduced
by television, printing, or other visual communication media.
a "deep" bitmap that records with each dot its
gray-scale level. The impression of greenness is a function
of the size of the dot; a group of large dots looks dark
and a group of small dots looks light.
Greeking: Rules or dummy Latin text used
to show the look of a page without having to actually typeset
Greeked text: In page-assembly programs, text that
appears as gray bars approximating the lines of type rather
than actual characters. This speeds up the amount of time
it takes to draw images on the screen.
Grid: Horizontal and vertical rules used
to plan the placement of text and graphics on the page
Gutter: In double-sided documents, the combination
of the inside margins of facing pages; the gutter should