A printing paper with a rough finish but good printing surface, valued in book printing for its high volume characteristics.
The sheen on copper that is produced by age and use. Available in various shades (light, medium, dark). See also: patina
Paper surface made with a slightly rough texture (and the roughest finish offered on offset papers).
A high-quality, bulky paper with a rough finish.
A characteristic low degree of surface finish which typifies certain commercial descriptions of paper.
To apply a chemical to the surface of a coin in order to artificially "age" the coin. Antiquing coins prevents tarnishing. Every coin that is antiqued must be lacquered to protect the finish.
leather with a smooth finish because the grain has been crushed and undergone shrinkage.
A quality bulky paper, particularly opaque, with a rougher surface finish. It can be made in white or in colours, be deckle edged, and either laid or wove. A good printing surface is a feature of this grade which is often used for quality books.
Oil used as a wood finish to preserve wood and to impart a sheen, this blend of drying oil and plastic in a vehicle such as mineral spirits is also sometimes used to stain wood.