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Web Host
A company that rents out space on the Internet to allow you to place web pages on it.

Web Links
Our listing of useful outside web sites.


Someone who manages a web site. On smaller sites, webmasters may make content decisions and accept news releases. Larger sites may employ content directors or editors.

Web Page
A ‘page’ on the World Wide Web.

Web printing machine
Nothing to do with the internet. A web printing machine is one that accepts the paper on a large roll (the web). These are very fast presses and are only economic for long run and high volume work. Most people have seen film of newspapers being printed - this is a web process. The majority of magazines you find in the newsagent have been printed by web.

The opposite of sheet fed.

Web Site
A ‘page’ or group of ‘pages’ on the World Wide Web that falls under the single URL first statement (for example hhtp:// Sometimes web sites mistakenly name their 'sub-sites' web sites.

The Whois is an internet directory service for looking up names of people on a remote server. Each Top Level domain (.com; .net etc) will host their own whois service that allows users to enquire about what domain names are currently registered. The whois search will also provide details about the administrator, technical, and billing contact for domain names.

Wide Area Network
A network which covers a large geographical area. The best-known wide area network is the Internet.

Work & Turn
When a whole print job is printed on one side of sheet, the sheets turned and printed again using the same plates.

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