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W&B   An abbreviation for work and back. Reference sheetwise.  
W&T   An abbreviation for work and turn.  
Walk-off   A term used given to the occurance of plate deterioration of the image area during the printing process; usally occurs on long runs.  
Washup   The procedure of cleaning a particular ink from all of the printing elements (rollers, plate, ink fountain etc.) of a press.  
Watermark   A translucent logo that is embossed during the papermaking process while the paper slurry is on the dandy roll. Reference, dandy roll.  
Web   The roll of paper that is used in web or rotary printing.  
Web break   A tear in a web roll during the printing process.  
Web press   A printing press that prints on rolls of paper passed through the press in one continuous piece as opposed to sheets of paper  
Web tension   The term given to the tension or pull exerted by the web press on the web roll.  
Wedding paper   A soft paper that is thick and holds up well under embossing.  
Wet trapping   The ability of an ink film to accept subsequent ink films.  
Widow   A single word or two left at the end of a paragraph, or a part of a sentence ending a paragraph, which loops over to the next page and stands alone. Also, the last sentence of a paragraph which contains only one or two short words  
Wipe on plate   A plate on which is wiped a light sensitive coating by a coating device; usually the first step in this type of plate making.  
Wire side   That side of the paper which lies on the wire screen side of the papermaking machine.  
Wove   A smooth paper made on finely textured wire that gives the paper a gentle patterned finish.  
Wrinkles   The unevenly dried surface of printed inks.  
Writing paper   Another name for bond paper.  
WYSIWYG   Abbreviation for "What You See Is What You Get", or the same image on the computer screen as on the laser print.  

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