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brand name of a colour matching system produced by Pantone,
Inc of the USA. A large range of inks are specified and
identified by number to produce standard results across
Pantone inks provide a much greater range of colours than
can be achieved using CMYK. This is important if trying
to match work printed in four colour process with that
printed in special colours.
See payment service provider
third party service provider directly linked with credit-card
authorization network for the acceptance of credit cards
and e-payments for orders placed online.
and not-for-profit organisations registered at AbleStable®
that provide products and/or services for creative professionals.
type of book binding where the pages are held in the spine
by glue. Many magazines and most paperback books are perfect
both sides of a sheet in one pass through the press.
Making illegal copies of software.
The smallest displayable element of
a display adapter, monitor or printer,
whose colour or intensity can be set. It is said to stand
for 'picture element'.
that encrypts important information so it can be sent
over the Internet securely. PGP stands for Pretty Good
Privacy and offers military grade encryption.
PDF (Portable Document Format)
Portable Document Format (PDF) is the cross-platform standard
for electronic document distribution worldwide. Adobe
PDF is a universal file format that preserves all the
fonts, formatting, graphics, and colour of any source
document, regardless of the application and platform used
to create it.
Music intended for a broad range of people, literally
'of the people'. The term popular is often unadvisedly
used by the music and intellectual elite in a disparaging
way. Popular music tends to be unnotated (aural), more
instinctive and spontaneous than art music (sometimes
referred to as serious music).
The orientation of the page so that the short edge is
along the bottom. Sometimes referred to as vertical. The
opposite of 'landscape'.
The brand name of a software standard created by Adobe.
It is a page description language which is used by most
graphics software and output devices to combine text,
pictures and graphical elements into an electronic document
and create output which can be used by the printer.
The physical plate which carries the image. These can
be made from a variety of materials. At the cheaper end
of the market there are paper plates which are designed
to be used once and thrown away. They are very economic
for short runs such as small quantities of stationery.
A set of proofs which show the different inks separately
and combined in various permutations.
The person responsible for aesthetic and non-technical
aspects of recording and broadcast mediums.
project is creative work someone wants done.
a project is the act of advertising work someone wants
done. Creative professionals who are interested in carrying
out the projects posted at AbleStable® can
contact the potential Client who has posted the project
directly (we are not an agency and there is no hidden
A creative professional
generating 50% to 80% of their income from the sales of
creative production or creative services.
percentage of income generated from the sales of creative
production and/or creative services
Full Professional: 80% to 100%, Professional: 50% to 80%,
Active Practitioner: less than 50%.
act of posting projects
(jobs) at AbleStable® by Clients for Members
to pick up.
A test print produced to show what the finished product
will look like. These can be made in a variety of different
ways and at different stages of the production process.
A standard for communication between computers. If two
computers have a protocol in common, then they should
be able to communicate even if they are completely different.
There are a range of standard protocols to cover the different
types of communication application. For example: DNS (naming);
FTP (file transfer); HTTP (World-Wide Web documents);
NNTP (news); POP, SMTP (e-mail).
A proxy server is a computer network service which allows
clients to make indirect network connections to other
network services. A client connects to the proxy server,
then requests a connection, file, or other resource available
on a different server. The proxy provides the resource,
possibly by connecting to the specified server, or by
it from a cache. In some cases, the proxy may alter the
client's request or the server's response for various purposes.
If a work is in the 'public domain' it is generally freely
distributable although at times companies may have rights
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