Dictionary of the Printing and Allied Industries - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780444422491, 9781483289847

Dictionary of the Printing and Allied Industries

2nd Edition

In English (with definitions), French, German, Dutch, Spanish and Italian

Authors: F.J.M. Wijnekus E.F.P.H. Wijnekus
eBook ISBN: 9781483289847
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 1st November 1983
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The first edition of this dictionary, compiled by F.J.M. Wijnekus and published in 1967, was the result of years of systematic collection and preparation of thousands of terms and expressions which were until then not to be found in any other dictionary. The material was correlated for use in his daily work and, as the reputation of his private collection spread, there was an increasing demand for access to these findings. Until 1967 there was no comprehensive multilingual dictionary on the subject; former publications were incomplete and out of date and lacked clear definition - often leading to disastrous misunderstandings. Furthermore, the subject of printing, paper and ink technology had never been dealt with, in dictionary form, in relation to other aspects of the graphic industry.

This new work, prepared by F.J.M. Wijnekus and his son, has been considerably up-dated. Much time has been devoted to checking the material against the most reliable and authoritative sources. The usefulness of the work has been further enhanced by the addition of Spanish and Italian to the original languages of English, French and German.

The first edition was received with much enthusiastic praise and this new dictionary will undoubtedly continue to be an invaluable tool for all those working with the printed word in the widest sense. It is a reference work which should be in the hands of all those in any way connected with the printing industry, paper manufacturers, ink manufacturers, printers, bookbinders, publishers, lithographers, lay-out men and graphical research institutes.

Table of Contents

Foreword to the First Edition


Preface to the First Edition

Preface to the Second Edition


A Short History of Printing

Basic Table








1. Type-Body Names

2. Type-Design Classification

3. Paper-Size Names

4. French Classification of the Fibre Content of Paper

5. Proof-Correction Marks

6. Hyphenation

7. Weights and Measures

7a. Conversion Factors to SI-Units

8. Abbreviations

8a. Abbreviations Occurring in Old Latin

9. Acronyms, Initials, Addresses

10. Signs and Symbols

Indexes to Appendixes 1, 2 and 3



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F.J.M. Wijnekus

E.F.P.H. Wijnekus


@qu:A paramount work for young people and those new to the industry and for seasoned printers a guarantee of pleasure and profit in checking how much they really know about their industry. @source:Graphic Arts Bulletin @qu:No mistake could be found...contains an immense amount of very useful information and it is not difficult to believe that it took a lifetime to collect so many facts. @source:British Ink Maker @qu:Ce dictionnaire rendra des grands services à tous ceux dont les activités ont un lien avec les métiers graphiques et il sera également utile à ceux qui se préparent aux métiers graphiques et dont la formation doit être complétée par une connaissance la plus étendue possible de la terminologie professionnelle en une ou plusieurs langues étrangères. @source:Caractère @qu:Ein höchst brauchbares Lexikon. Die Fachwelt wird sich nunmehr sicherlich gern dieses Werkes bedienen. @source:Grafische Revue Österreichs @qu:De auteur heeft de internationale grafische industrie met zijn noeste arbeid een dienst bewezen, waarvoor zij hem terecht dankbaar kan zijn. @source:Offset

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