an external file containing carriage-control (printer-control) information.
a copy of the file that the system creates and sends to the printer
The image file that has been flattened, corrected for out of gamut colors, cropped and resized for printing. Compare to scan and master file.
The file used to produce a final proof that is archived for producing current and future printings of an edition.
Presumably it is a file which is intended to be sent (eventually) to a printer process to create a hard copy. Many operating systems (particularly those which are batch-processing oriented) allow the programmer to include control codes within a file to be printed, to control the vertical format of the printed page--for example, single/double line spacing, overprinting, and page ejection. A "print file" is one which includes such vertical format control ("VFC") information. [RFC 448
The actual computer file that created the Bon-A-Tirer, or BAT, which is then used for the print series and archived for future use.
A print file is a text file created by a MIPS program after processing an image. This file contains information such as: program name, execution date and time, input and output file names and sizes, parameter selections, program specific information and other information such as actual CPU time used and page faults.