GIF
The abbreviation of Graphics Interchange Format, ideally suited to web design and exchanging images via e-mail and news.
GIF was originally developed by CompuServe. The format includes some key features which makes it a unique and valuable format for the internet. These features include file compression, transparency, interlacing and storage of multiple images within a single file, which allows for a primitive form of animation.
As the LZW compression algorithm that is used in GIF is copyright protected, a new standard has been developed. Based on a free compression algorithm, this successor called PNG, is already supported by modern browsers but still has not achieved the popularity of GIF.

GIGABYTE
A unit for measuring computer data, comprising 1024 megabytes

GLOSS COATING
A coating applied to printed matter which is quick drying and protects literature from ink smudging and finger marking and gives a gloss finish. Please refer to coating to see the difference between varnishes and coatings.

GLOSS VARNISH
A varnish applied to printed matter to protect against smudging and finger marking and gives a gloss finish. Please refer to coating to see the difference between varnishes and coatings.

GOPHER
Gopher is an Internet Application protocol in which file structures that are organised according to hierarchy are maintained on servers that are also part of an overall information structure. Gopher provided a way to bring text files from all over the world to a viewer on your computer.

GRAIN OF THE PAPER
Machine made paper is made up of many fibres, which in general, tend to line up in one direction due to the nature of the process. This produces a preferred direction or grain along which it is easier to fold, bend or tear paper.

GRIPPER
A device on a printing Machine for holding the sheet during the printing or finishing process.

GRIPPER ALLOWANCE
The margin of paper along the gripper edge of the sheet which is held by the gripper and cannot be printed on.

GSM
Grammes per square metre. Standard measure of paper weight.

GUI A GUI
is a Graphic User Interface. A Graphic User Interface is an Operating System that uses graphics rather than text in order to allow users to operate the computer. Examples include Windows, and MacOS.

GUTTER
The inside margins or blank space between 2 facing pages is the gutter. The gutter space is that extra space allowance use to accommodate the binding in books and magazines. A place to avoid on a drunken night out!

 

Content taken from communiqueadvertising.co.uk