Printing Glossary

Emboss

The process of stamping an image into paper so it is raised above the surface of the paper. Usually aligns to a printed image or foil element. When Embossing is done to an area of a sheet of paper where there is no contrasting image in ink or foil it is called "Blind Embossing".

Encapsulated Postscript File (EPS)

An Adobe graphic file format for high resolution images; it translates graphics and text into code that tells a printer to print in the highest resolution possible and also has low resolution view files for quick screen viewing.

EPS

Usually used as an abbreviation for the Encapsulated Postscript file format, but also used by some in the printing industry to refer to envelopes.

Estimate

Price that states what a job will probably cost. Also called bid, quotation or tender.