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Galley proof   A proof of text copy before it is pasted into position for printing.  
Ganging   The bundling of two or more different printing projects on the same sheet of paper.  
Gathering   Assembling sheets of paper and signatures into their proper sequence; collating.  
Glassine   A strong transparent paper.  
Gloss ink   Quick drying oil based inks with low penetration qualities, used on coated stock.  
Glyphic   A carved as opposed to scripted typeface.  
Goldenrod   An orange colored paper with gridlines, used to assemble materials for exposure for platemaking.  
Grain   Paper fibers lie in a certain direction, this direction is called the grain.  
Grained paper   A paper embossed to resemble various textures, such as leather, alligator  
Gravure   An intaglio or recessed printing process. The recessed areas are like wells that form the image as paper passes through.  
Gripper   A series of metal fingers that hold each sheet of paper as it passes through the various stages of the printing process.  
Gripper edge   The grippers of the printing press move the paper through the press by holding onto the leading edge of the sheet; this edge is the gripper edge.  
Groundwood   Low cost papers such as newsprint made by the mechanical pulping process as opposed to chemical pulping and refining.  
GSM   Grams per Square Metre. The standard measurement of the weight of paper. (see next newsletter for more about paper) 45 gsm. is usually the weight of standard newsprint paper used for directories.  
Gumming   The application of gum arabic to the non printing areas of a plate.  
Gutter   The blank space or margin between the type page and the binding of a book.  

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