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One side of a sheet of paper. A sheet of paper in a book has 2 pages.

PDF

A cross-platform file type that is a reliable format for electronic document exchange that preserves document integrity so files can be viewed and printed on a variety of platforms. You can read more detail about PDF's here in our blog post.

Perfect binding is sometimes also called adhesive binding.  It is a book binding method that uses only adhesive to secure the pages into a wrap-around cover. The glue is ususaly hot-melt type of adhesive.Paperbacks are typical example of perfect binding.

 

Preflighting in the print world is the process used to check a print file for errors or issues before printing.  This is usualy an automated software task and checks for things like proper bleeds, low resolution images, missing fonts, etc.

Prepress refers to the preparation of digital files for printing before they go on press. It comes after the design and page layout stage, although prepress planning is crucial during those stages to ensure that files print properly.