Editable Postscript: Postscript commands that
have been translated into a text file, which can then be changed
without the need to use the application program from which the
PostScript file was originally created.
Electrophotographic Printing: The technology
used in copy machines and laser printers. An electrically charged
drum is hit with small beams of light. Wherever the light hits,
the drum loses its electrical charge. When toner is applied, it
sticks to the non-charged parts of the drum. Paper is then
pressed against the drum, and the toner adheres to the paper. The
paper is then heated to "set" the toner.
Elliptical Dot: Also called a chain dot. Used
in a halftone to achieve some of the smoothness of a round dot
without sacrificing the sharpness of a square dot. In
lithography, dots which have an elongated shape. This dot shape
improves the gradation of middletones and especially skin tones.
Most useful in reproducing color for cosmetic and fashion
Emulsion Side: In photography the side of
film coated with the silver halide emulsion which faces the lens
during exposure. It is the most susceptible to scratches. In
photographic sheet film, there is usually a code notch indicating
what type of film it is as well as which side the emulsion is on.
Encapsulated PostScript: An image description
format. EPS translates graphics and text into descriptions to a
printer of how to draw them. The font and pictures themselves
need not be loaded into the printer; they've been
"encapsulated" into the EPS code.