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Tack   The adhesive quality of inks.  
Tag   A dense, strong paper stock.  
Tensile strength   A papers ability to withstand pressure.  
Text   A high quality printing paper.  
Thermography   A printing process whereby slow drying ink is applied to paper and while the ink is still wet, it is lightly dusted with a resinous powder. The paper then passes through a heat chamber where the powder melts and fuses with the ink to produce a raised surface.  
Through drier   A slower drier that dries the ink throughout without forming a hard crust.  
Ticket envelope   Envelopes used mostly for theater tickets, with no other particular usage.  
Tint   A halftone screen that contains all the same sized dots.  
Titanium oxide   A bright white pigment (opaque) used for printing on metal and flexible packaging.  
Toluidine red   A red pigment with poor bleed resistance.  
Tooth   The rough surfaced finish of papers such as vellum or antique.  
Transparent   Inks that do not block out the colored inks that they print over, but instead blend with them to create intermediate colors.  
Trapping   Overlapping colors which butt together. When in perfect registration you will not see white around the edge of the two joining colors. More trapping is necessary when printing a newspaper, as opposed to printing a quality full color brochure.  
Trapping   The process of printing wet ink over printed ink which may be wet or dry.  
Trim marks   Marks placed on the sheet to indicate where to cut the page.  
Twin wire machine   Fourdrinier papermaking machines with two Wires, instead of a wire and felt side. This assures higher quality when two sides are used for printing.  
Two-sidedness   The difference in feel and appearance of either side of a sheet of paper due to the papermaking process having a felt and wire side.  

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