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Walk-off:
In lithography, deterioratioin of part of image area on the plate during printing.
  
WAN:
(Wide Area Network) Any internet or network that covers an area larger than a single building or campus.  A collection of disparate, widely located and geographically isolated networks, connected by private or public communication lines.
  
Warm Color:
In printing, a color with a yellowish or reddish cast.
 
Washup:
The process of cleaning the rollers, form or plate, and sometimes the ink fountain of a printing press.
  
Waste:
See Matrix.
  
Waterless Plate:
Printing plate with silicone rubber coating in non-image areas that is printed on an offset press without dampening solution.
  
Waterless Printing:
In offset, printing on a press using special waterless plates and no dampening system.
  
Watermark:
Design, pattern, or symbol impressed in paper while it is being formed on the wet end of a paper machine.  Appears as a lighter or darker area when paper is held up to light.  Usually created from an intricate wire design attatched to a dandy roll, modifying opacity where it contacts the wet paper.
  
Web:
Continuous roll of stock as opposed to sheets which can be fed through a printing press or converter.
   
Web Press:
A press that prints on roll- or web-fed paper.
  
Web Tension:
The amount of pull applied in the direction of travel of a web of paper by the action of a web press.
 
Widow:
In composition, a single word in a line by itself, ending a paragraph, or staring a page, frowned upon in good typography.
  
Wipe-on Plate:
In offset-lithography, a plate on which a light-sensitive coating is wiped on or applied with a coating machine.
   
Wire-o Binding:
A continuos double series of wire loops run through punched slots along the binding side of a booklet.
  
Wire Side:
In papermaking, the side of a sheet next to the wire in manufacturing; opposite from felt or top side.
  
With the Grain:
Folding or feeding paper into a press parallel to the grain of the paper.
  
Woodcut:
An illustration in lines of varying thickness, cut in relief on plank-grain wood, for the purpose of making prints.
  
Word Processor:
A typewriter connected to a computerized recording medium to input, edit and output data.
   
Work-and-Tumble:
To print one side of a sheet of paper, then turn it over from gripper to back using the same side guide and plate to print the second side.
   
Work-and-Turn:
To print one side of  a sheet of paper, then turn it over form left to right and print the second side using the same gripper and plate but opposite side guide.
  
WORM:
(Write Once Read Many Times) A type of optical memory device.
  
Wound In:

Where the labelson a roll are wound on the inside of the core. The labels face the inside of the core.
  
Wound Out:
Where the labels on a roll are wound on the outside of the core. The labels face the outside of the core.
   
Wove Paper:
Paper having a uniform unlined surface and a soft, smooth finish.
   
Wraparound Plate:
In rotary letterpress, a thin one-piece relief plate that is wrapped around the press cylinder like an offset plate.  Can be used for direct or indirect (offset) printing.
  
Wrinkles:
Creases in paper occurring during printing.  In inks, the uneven surface formed during drying.
  
Wrong Font:
In proofreading, the "WF" indicates a letter or figure the wrong size or face.
  
WWW:
(World Wide Web) The highly interconnected network of hypertext servers (HTTP servers) that allow text, graphics, sound and video files to be displayed.
  
WYSIWYG:
(What You See Is What You Get) Means that what you seeon the computer monitor is generally the same as what appears on the hard copy film.  Pronounced "wizzywig".
   
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