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Registration marks

A type of printer’s mark used to ensure that the printed page is lined up correctly. This is especially important in four-colour printing where it is imperative that overprinting of the separate colours is synchronized with pin-point accuracy.

This definition is extracted (and expanded on) from the book Getting Published: A Companion for the Humanities and Social Sciences by Gerald Jackson and Marie Lenstrup. It was first referred to in the blog Getting Published in a post on printing and binding.

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