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Ragged Left:
In typesetting, type that is flush on the right margin and ragged on the left.
  
Ragged Right:
In typesetting, type that is flush on the left margin and ragged on the right.
  
RAM:
(Random Acces Memory) The memory a computer needs to store the information it is processing at any given moment.  This is short-term, temporary memory.
  
Raster Image Processor:
(RIP) In digital imaging, a combination of computer software and hardware that controls the printing process by calculating the bitmaps of images and instructing a printing device to create the images.  Most PostScript systems use a hardware RIP built into the printer.
  
Rasterization:

The process of convertin mathmatical and digital information into a series of dots by an imagesetter for the production of negative or postive film.
   

Ream:
Five hundred sheets of paper.
  
Reducers:
In printing inks, varnished, solvents, or oily or greasy compounds used to reduce the consistency for printing.  In photography, chemicals used to reduce the density of negative or positive images or the size of halftone dots(dot etching).
  
Reflection Copy:
In photography, illustrative copy that is viewed and must be photographed by light reflected from its surface.  Examples are photographs, drawings, etc.
  
Register:
In printing, fitting of two or more printing images in exact alignment with each other.
  
Register Marks:
Crosses or other targets applied to original copy prior to photography. Used for positioning films in register, or for register of two or more colors in process printing.
  
Registration:
The exact placement of printed images and/or diecut labels on a sheet or form.
  
Relative Humidity (RH):
The amount of water vapor present in the atmosphere expresses as a percentage of the maximum that could be present at the same temperature.
  
Release:
The act of freeing a pressure sensitive label from the liner or carrier. This term also is related to the amount of tension needed to release the label.
  
Removability:
Term applied to pressure sensitive labels describing force or condition under which they can be reomoved from a surface.
  
Repeat:
Same as Depth. The distance from the top of one label to the top of the next label. Can also be the measurement from the left edge of one label to the left edge of the label next to it.
  
Repeatablility:
The ability to keep photo film and the images thereon in proper register.  Repeatability is usually measured in micrometers.
  
Reprography:
Copying and duplicating.
  
Resist:
In photomechanics, a light-hardened stencil to prevent etching of non-printing areas on plates.
  
Resolution:
The degree of percision - the quality, definition or clarity with which an image is represented or displayed.
  
Respi Screen:
A contact screen with 110-line screen ruling in the highlights and 220-line in the middle tones and shadows to produce a longer scale and smoother gradation of tones in the light areas of the copy.
  
Retrofit:
Backwards integration of advanced capability into a device or program not originally intended for that purpose.
  
Reverse:
An area where the background is printed instead of the type and/or artwork.
  
Reverse Angle Doctor Blade:
In flexography, similar to doctor blade in gravure except used with much lighter pressure and a reverse angle on the anilox roll.
  
RGB(Red, Green, Blue):
The primary additive colors used in display devices and scanners. Commonly used to refer to the color space, micing system or monitor in color computer graphics.
 
Right-angle Fold:
In binding, a term denoting that the link does not adhere to the metal ink rollers on a press.
  
RIP:
See roster image processor.
  
Roll Direction:
As the name implies, the desired facing direction and/or wind of a roll label product. There are a total of eight possibilities.
  
Roller Stripping:
In lithography, a term denoting that the ink does not adhere to the metal ink rollers on a press.
  
ROM:
(Read Only Memory) The computer memory that can be read by the central processing unit (CPU) of the computer, but cannot be altered.  The part of a computer's memory used to store programs that are seldom changed.
  
Rosette:
The pattern created when all four color halftone screens are placed at the traditional angles.
  
Rub-proof:
In printing, an ink that has reached maximum dryness and does not mar with normal abrasion.
  
Runaround:
In composition, the term describing type set to fit around a picture or other element of the design.
  
Runnability:
Paper properties that affect the ability of the paper to run on the press.
  
Running Head:

A headline or title repeated at the top of each page.
  

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