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Wash up
Cleaning of ink on a printing press for a different ink to be applied

Waste
Damaged or unusable paper at the press or bindery

Watermark
A design impressed on paper during paper manufacturing

Web
Roll of paper used on a web press

Web press
A high speed printing press that print on a large continuous roll of paper called a “web” instead on
individual sheets

Wire O
A method of binding using double loops of wire through a hole

With the grain
Feeding paper into the press parallel to the grain direction of the paper

Work and tumble
Printing on the second side of a sheet by turning the sheet over from front to rear

Wove paper
A paper with an even and a smooth finish
 


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