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The shade (darkness) or tint (lightness) of a colour. Also called brightness, lightness, shade and tone.


Liquid applied as a coating for protection and appearance.

Vellum Finish

Somewhat rough, toothy finish.


Brand name for high-contrast photographic paper.

Viewing Booth

Small area or room that is set up for proper viewing of transparencies, colour separations or press sheets. Also called colour booth. See also Standard Viewing Conditions.


Decorative design or illustration fade to white.

Vignette Halftone

Halftone whose background gradually and smoothly fades away. Also called degrade.

Virgin Paper

Paper made exclusively of pulp from trees or cotton, as compared to recycled paper.


Abbreviation for volatile organic compounds, petroleum substances used as the vehicles for many printing inks.