Edition bind - Alternate term for Case bind.
Elasticity - The property of substance which enables it to return to its original size or shape after being stretched or deformed.
Electronic dot generation (EDG) - A method of producing halftones electronically on scanners and prepress systems.
Electronic image assembly - Assembly of new image from portions of existing images or elements using a computer.
Electronic memory - Disk, magnetic tape, or other memory device that holds digital information.
Electronic page assembly - Assembly and manipulation of type, graphics, and other visual elements on a computer screen.
Electronic publishing, Publishing by printing with a computer-controlled photocopy machine.
Electronic retouching - Using a computer to enhance or correct a scanned photograph.
Electrophotography - Image transfer systems used in copiers to produce images using electrostatic forces. Electrofax uses a zinc oxide coating: Xerography uses a selenium surface.
Electrotype - Duplicate relief plate used for letterpress printing.
Elliptical dot - In halftone photography, elongated dots which give improved graduation of tones particularly in middle tones and vignettesalso called chain dots.
EM - In composition, the square of a type body. So named because the letter "m" in early fonts was usually cast on a square body.
Emboss - The process of creating raised letters or shapes on paper using a metal or plastic die. An embossed surface will have a textured feeling.
Embossed finish - Paper with a raised or depressed surface resembling wood, cloth, leather or other pattern.
Embossing - Impressing an image in relief to achieve a raised surface; either overprinting or on blank paper (called blind embossing).
Embossing Die - Engraved or cast.
Embroidery - Decorative needlework, used to customize ribbon or bags.
Emulsion to emulsion - To contact printing of photographic films or film to plates, emulsion is exposed to a light source.
Emulsion - Light sensitive coating found on printing plates and film.
EN - One-half the width of an em.
Enamel - A term applied to a coated paper or to a coating material on a paper.
Enamel paper - Alternate term for Coated paper with gloss finish.
End papers - The sheets which attach the textblock to the covers.
English Finish - A grade of book paper with a smoother, more uniform surface than machine finish.
Engraver - Person who makes a plate for engraving. Also may refer to trade camera service.
Engraving - A general term normally applied to any pattern which has been cut in or incised in a surface by hand, mechanical or etching processes.
Envelope die - All steel die to cut envelope.
Estimate - Price that states what a job will probably cost based on initial specifications from customer.
Etch - Using chemicals or tools, to carve away metal leaving an image or carve an image into metal. Also, alternate term for Fountain solution.
Eurobind - A patented method of binding perfect bound books so they will open and lay flatter. See Ota-bind.
Evaporation - The changing from the liquid to the gaseous or vapor state, as the solvent leaves the printed ink film.
Exposure - The step in photographic processes during which light produces the image on the light-sensitive coating.
Exposure time - Time required for light to record an image while striking light-sensitive emulsion.
Extended type - A type whose width is greater than normal.
Extenders - Any material added to an ink to reduce its color strength and/or velocity.
Extrusion - The production of a continuous sheet or film (or other shapes not connected with flexography) by forcing hot thermoplastic material through a dye or orifice.
Extrusion coating - A process whereby paper stock is coated by extrusion, normally plastic such as polyethylene; extrusion laminating.