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unjustified type

Lines of type set at different lengths which align on one side (left or right) and are ragged on the other. See ragged left and ragged...

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up-res

Also called resampling up. To increase the resolution of a file using an image editing program such as Photoshop. When you up-res an image, Photoshop attempts to create the additional pixels in a fashion that matches the lines...

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uppercase

Also called capitals or majiscule. The capital letters in a font as distinct from the small letters (THIS vs. this). The term originates from the days of metal cast type, where the capital letters were stored in a top case and...

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UV coating

Refers to surface treatments which are either cured by ultraviolet radiation, or protect the underlying material from its harmful effects. In the design of packaging, the most common use of UV coating is to give a gloss, satin...

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