Glossary of Printing Terms:
Band/Banding

  1. Securing a specific quantity of a product with the use of a strip of paper or a rubber band.

  2. Steel, plastic or fiber bands are also used to secure materials such as multiple rolls of paper, skids of sheet stock and skids of finished product.

  3. Halftones and screen tints, output by imagesetters or laser printers, sometimes get a defect in them where parallel streaks (a stair steps effect) appear in the dot pattern.

  4. A strip of paper, printed or unprinted, that wraps around loose sheets (in lieu of binding with a cover) or assembled pieces.

  5. The operation of putting a paper band around loose sheets or assembled pieces.

  6. Metal straps wrapped around skids of cartons or materials wrapped in waterproof paper, to secure the contents to the skid for shipment.

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