Glossary

L

Laid Finish

Finish on bond or text paper on which grids of parallel lines simulate the surface of handmade paper. Laid lines are close together and run against the grain; chain lines are farther apart and run with the grain.

Lamination

A protective coating adhered to artwork and photos. It usually comes in matte, semi-matte, luster & glossy.

Laser Bond

Bond paper made especially smooth and dry to run well through laser printers.

Lens

One or more pieces of optical glass or similar material designed to collect and focus rays of light to form a sharp image on the film, paper, or projection screen.

Sign up to receive our Monthly Newsletter: