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Glossary of Printing Terminology


UCR (Under Colour Removal)
When cyan, magenta and yellow are reduced in favour of black

Uncoated Paper
A Matte paper which has no coating on (as opposed to silk or gloss coated), it is also referred to as offset paper or bond. Copier paper is a form of uncoated paper.

Urban Forest
A description of towns and cities that are the source of waste paper as one of the raw materials used for papermaking

URL (Universal Resource Locations)
Are Internet links to content, pages or websites, on the Internet.

UV (Ultra Violet)
printing is normally used on plastics whilst UV drying is used for specially formulated inks printed on non-porous substrates.