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Gang
To reproduce two or more printed pieces or multiple copies of the same piece simultaneously on one sheet of paper. Also, to halftone or separate more than one image in only one exposure.

Gather
To assemble signatures into the proper sequence for binding.

GBC binding
General Binding Corporation trade name for plastic comb binding.

Generation
A first generation image is the original; second generation is made from the original; third generation is made from the second generation. Print on this page is fourth generation: type (first), negative (second), plate (third), print (fourth).

Ghost halftone
Halftone that has been screened to produce a very faint image.

Ghosting
Phenomenon of a faint image on a printed sheet where it was not intended to appear.

Gloss
Characteristic of paper, ink, or varnish that reflects relatively large amounts of light.

Glossy
Photographic print made on glossy paper.

Goldenrod
Alternate term for Flat.

Grade
One of seven major categories of paper: bond, uncoated book, coated book, text, cover, board, and specialty.

Grain
In paper, the direction in which fibers are aligned. in photography, crystals that make up emulsion on film.

Grain long or grain short
Paper whose fibers parallel the long or short dimension of the sheet.

Graphic arts
The crafts, industries, and professions related to designing and printing messages.

Graphic arts film
Film whose emulsion responds to light on an all-or-nothing principle to yield high contrast images.

Graphic arts magnifier
Lens, mounted in a small stand, used to inspect copy, negatives, and printing.

Graphic designer
Professional who conceives of the design for, plans how to produce, and may coordinate production of a printed piece.

Graphics
Art and other visual elements used to make messages more clear.

Gravure
Method of printing using etched metal cylinders, usually on web presses.

Gray scale
Strip of swatches of tone values ranging from white to black used by process camera operators to calibrate exposure times.

Gripper edge
Edge of a sheet held by the grippers, thus going first through a sheetfed press.

Groundwood paper
Newsprint and other inexpensive papers made from pulp created by grinding wood mechanically.

Gusset
Expandable portion of a bag, file folder, or envelope.

Gutter
Space between columns of type where pages meet at the binding.