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Rag paper   Papers with a complete or partial content of cotton fibers.  
Ragged left   The term given to right-justified type that is uneven on the left.  
Ragged right   The term given to left-justified type that is uneven on the right.  
Railroad board   A thick, coated paper used for signs; usually waterproof.  
Ream   500 sheets of paper.  
Recto   The odd numbered pages (right hand side) of books.  
Red lake   A common pigment for paste and liquid red inks.  
Reducer   Any substance that softens and reduces the tack of ink.  
Reel   The master roll of paper as it comes off the papermaking machine. It is in its original width and is then cut into smaller rolls.  
Reference   deckle edge  
Register   The arrangement of two or more images in exact alignment with each other.  
Register marks   Any crossmarks or other symbols used on layout to assure proper registration.  
Registration   The exact positioning of two or more printed colors. When an image (full color picture in a newspaper) appears fuzzy, it is said to be out of register, (unless,of course, it is a picture of a fuzzy object). Look closely and you will see the blue is hanging out on one side and yellow is hanging out on the other side. This is indicative of poor printing quality.  
Reverse Out   When an image or text is knocked out of the printed background color. It sometimes will appear as if white ink was used on a black background, but this is usually a reverse. A light color ink will not be opaque enough to print over a dark paper or background.  
Right angle fold   A term that denotes folds that are 90 degrees to each other.  
Roll to roll   A web press printing process where the roll of paper is printed and stored on a roll to be shipped.  
Rub proof   That stage of printed ink where the maximum dryness is achieved, and the ink will not smudge.  
Rubine   A pigment somewhat redder than true magenta.  
Runability   A term used to describe how well a paper runs on a printing press.  
Run-around   A term given to copy that accommodates the lines of a picture or other image or copy.  
Running head   A title at the top of a page that appears on all pages of a book or chapter of a book.  

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