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Face Cut Label:
A die cut or square cut label from which matrix or waste between labels has not been removed.
  
Face Slit:
A linear cut in the face material during converting to meet specific end use requirements.
  
Face Stock/Face Material:
Any paper, film, fabric, foil or plastic material suitable for converting into pressure sensitive labels. In the finished construction the face material is bonded to an adhesive layer and carried on a liner. It is the functional part of the construction.
  
Fadeometer:
An instrument used to measure the fading properties of inks and other pigmented coatings.
  
Fan-Folded Labels:
Pressure sensitive labels on a continuous backing that is perforated, then folded back and forth along the perforations so as to create a "flat-pack".
  
Fanout:
In printing, distortion of paper on the press due to waviness in the paper caused by absorption of moisture at the edges of the paper, particularly across the grain.
  
Feed Slots:
Round or rectangular holes punched into the edge of a liner to maintain register of computer imprintable pressure sensitive labels during imprinting. Also referred to as "Pinfeeds", "Tractor Feeds" or "Marginal Perfs".
  
Feeder:
In printing presses, the mechanism that separates the sheets and feeds them in position for printing. 
   
Felt Side:
The smoother side of the paper for printing.  The top side of the sheet in paper manufacturing.
   
File Server:
A computer on a network for which everyone on the network can access applications and documents.
  
Filling In (or Filling Up):
In letterpress or offset lithography, a condition where ink fills the area between the halftone dots or plugs up (fills in) the type.
  
Film:
Synthetic face material manufactured from high molecular weight polymers. Examples are Kimdura, Polyester, Vinyl, Polyolefin, Polystyrene and Polyethylene.
  
Finder:
The program that provides the desktop, filing, disk management and ability to launch applications for the Macintosh.
  
Finish:
The surface property of a label determined by it's surface contour and gloss. Terms to describe finish are vellum, machine, English, super calendered, etc.
   
Fixing:
Chemical action following film development to remove unexposed silver halide, to make the image stable and insensitive to further exposure.
  
Flag:
A marker, usually made of strips of colored paper, placed in rolls of pressure sensitive materials during converting. Often these mark deviations such as a splice or material defect, however it can also mark specific lengths.
   
Flash Exposure:
In halftone photography, the supplementary exposure given to strengthen the dots in the shadow areas of negatives.
  
Flat:
In offset lithography, the assembled composite of negatives on goldenrod paper or positives on film, ready for platemaking.  Also, a photograph or halftone that is lacking in contrast.
  
Flatbed Scanner:
A device that scans images in a manner similar to a photocopy  machine.
  
Flat Etching:
The chemical reduction of the silver deposit in a continuos-tone or halftone plate, brought about by placing it in a tray containing an etching solution.
  
Flexibilty:
See Conformability.
  
Flexography/Flexographic Printing
A rotary web letterpress method of printing characterized by raised image, flexible rubber plates and fast drying inks. This is the most popular method for imprinting pressure sensitive continuous labels and the one employed by CDL.
  
Flexography (aniline printing):
A relief letterpress process widely used in the packaging industry that uses wraparound rubber plates and fast-drying ink.
   
Floppy Disk:
A thin, round, flat piece of mylar, with an extremelyu thin coating of ferric oxide capable of storing magnetic fields.  The computer stores your data on the disk by altering the agnetic particles.
   
Fluorescent Paper:
A paper coated with a pigment which reflects light in such a way that it has a glowing appearance or effect.
  
Flush Cover:
A cover that has been trimmed the same size as the inside text pages.
 
Flush Left (or right):
In composition, type set to line up at the left (or right) margin.
  
Flush Paragraph:
A paragraph with no indention.
  
Flying Paster:
In web printing, an automatic pasting device that splices a new roll of paper onto an expiring roll, without stopping the press.
  
FM Screening:
FM(frequency modulation) See stochastic screening.
  
FOB:
The term means the seller is required to placve the goods aboard the equipment of the transporting carrier without cost to the buyer. The term "FOB" must be qualified be a location, such as shipping point, destination, name oaf a city, etc.  The stated FOB point is usually the location where title to the goods passes from the seller to the buyer. The seller is liable for transportation charges up to the point where title passes to the buyer. The buyer is liable for such charges and risks after passing of life.
  
Focal Length:
In photography, the distance from the center of the lens to the image of an object at infinity.  At same size, the distance from copy to image is four times the focal length of the lens.
   
Fog:
In photography, silver density in the non-image areas.
  
Foil/Foil Paper Laminate:
A face material consisting of metal foil laminated to paper. The foil usually carries a clear coat to improve ink receptivity.
  
Folio:
In publications, the page number and issue date information, generally printed at the top or bottom of the page.
   
Font:
In composition, a complete assortment of letters, numbers, punctuation marks, etc., of a given size and design.
  
Form:
In offset, the assembly of pages and other images for printing. In letterpress, type and other matter locked in a chase for printing.
  
Form Label Combinations:
As name implies, the pairing of labels with forms via attachment (ie blown-on labels) or in a dual web construction (half form is label and other half is paper.)
  
Form Rollers:
The rollers, either inking or dampening, that directly contact the plate on a printing press.
 
Format:
The size, style, type page, margins, printing requirements, etc., of a printed piece.
 
Fountain Solution:
In lithography, a solution of water, a natural or synthetic gum and other chemicals used to dampen the plate and keep nonprinting areas from accepting ink.
  
Four Color Process Printing:
Printing and reproduction of full color images using the four process printing colors (cyan, yellow, magenta, and black) to create an image with an indefinite number of resultant colors.
   
FPO:
(For Position Only) In digital imaging, typically a low-resolution image positioned in a document to be replaced later with a higher-resolution version of the same image.
  
Free Sheet:
Paper free of mechanical wood pulp.
  
Freeware:
Software that requires no payment to use, but the author retains the copyright.
   
Freezer Grade Adhesive:
See Adhesive Cold Temperature.
  
"f" Stops:
In photography, fixed stops for setting lens apertures.
  
Front End System:
In electronic publishing, the workstation or group of workstations containing the applications software for preparing pages of type and graphics. 
  
FTP:
(File Transfer Protocol) A common procedure for transferring files on the Internet.
  
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