Archives: Glossary

old style figures

Also called non-lining figures, these are numerical figures similar to lowercase characters in that they vary in size and may have ascenders and descenders: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 0. Primarily used when less obtrusive numerals are required, such as within a text. Compare to modern...

Read More

optical center

Also called visual center. This is a point approximately 10% above the mechanical (measured) center of a page, where something optically looks centered on the...

Read More

output device

Any device responsible for outputting information from the processor in a computer as distinguished from devices which input information to the processor. The most common output devices are monitors and printers. Compare to input...

Read More

output device profile

This is a profile that describes the color space of output devices like desktop printers or a printing press. The color management system uses output device profiles to properly map the colors in a document to the colors within the gamut of an output device’s color space. The output device profile should also take into consideration specific printing conditions, such as the type of paper and ink. For example, glossy paper is capable of displaying a different range of colors than matte...

Read More


Error: Please enter a valid email address

Error: Invalid email

Error: Please enter your first name

Error: Please enter your last name

Error: Please enter a username

Error: Please enter a password

Error: Please confirm your password

Error: Password and password confirmation do not match

Pin It on Pinterest