KEY LINE A line drawn in red on a mechanical to indicate position and
size of a piece of copy that will not be visible in the reproduction.
KEYBOARD A computer input device based on the principle of a
typewriter keyboard used to input text and commands into a computer.
KEYSTONE EFFECT Onscreen distortion created when the projector is
not parallel to the deck or screen surface.
KID FINISH A medium-textured surface of art paper or illustration board.
KILOBYTE Abbreviated as K, a kilobyte is 1,024 bytes of data.
LAMINATE (1) A transparent plastic or acrylic cover material; (2) To
cover a surface with a transparent plastic or acrylic material.
LAMINATION A plastic or acrylic used to cover a surface.
LAMPBLACK A very fine black pigment used in various black paints and
LASER An acronym for Light Amplification by Simulated Emission of
LASER PRINTER A high-resolution printer that uses laser technology to
create an image.
LAYING IN The initial broad application of tone to a picture.
LAYOUT The arrangement of a book, a magazine, or other publication so
that text and illustrations follow a desired format.
LEADING Spacing between lines of type, measured in points.
LEADER LINE Thin, unbroken lines used to connect numbers, references,
or notes to appropriate surfaces.
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