A thin skin; a pellicle; a membranous covering, causing opacity.
hence, any thin layer covering a surface.
The layer, usually of gelatin or collodion, containing the sensitive salts of photographic plates.
a flexible sheet of celluloid or other plastic material to which a light-sensitive layer has been applied, used for recording images by the processes of photography. It is commonly used in rolls mounted within light-proof canisters suitable for simple insertion into cameras designed for such canisters. On such rolls, varying numbers of photographs may be taken before the canister needs to be replaced.
a thin transparent sheet of plastic, used for wrapping objects; as, polyethylene film.
To cover with a thin skin or pellicle.
A general term for plastics having a thickness of 0.010 inches (10 mils) or less.
Film is required to put the image of the job on to a plate
Acetate, polyester, polyethylene, polypropylene, vinyl, and other polymeric materials used as face stocks.
A compilation of light sensitive silver salts, color couplers (in color film), and other materials suspended in an emulsion and coated on an acetate base. The storehouse of our visions, nightmares, and dreams.
Most films used in sailcloth is polyester. Best known brand name are Mylar® and Tedlar®.
Translucent material coated with an emulsion and placed in a camera to record images. Typically acetate- or plastic-based.
The material used in a camera to record a photographic image. Generally it is a light-sensitive emulsion coated on a flexible acetate or plastic base.
a medium that disseminates still or moving pictures; photographic or holographic material consisting of a base of celluloid covered with a photographic emulsion; used to make negatives or transparencies. Holographic film is developed in a manner similar to photographic film, by bathing it in a series of chemical agents.
photographic material consisting of a thin transparent plastic base coated with light sensitive emulsions. Film Speed
A thin coating or layer of paint or other artistic medium; A transparent, flexible plastic material on which a light-sensitive emulsion is coated or on which an image can be formed by various transfer processes. Often made of cellulose acetate or polyester.
Hi-resolution files are sent from a computer to an imagesetter which prints onto clear film. Once the film has been developed with chemicals it is used as a mask when exposing a specially coated metal 'plate'.
(electrical) An adherent layer of a foreign substance on a contact surface.
Used to make the printing plates with. Output from an imagesetter or taken with a camera.
The medium whereby images are recorded on plastic through a photochemical process. As a verb, "to film" means the production process used to record images and sound on film using film hardware.
An extremely thin continuous sheet of substance. The protective value of any film depends on it being 100% continuous, i.e., without holes or cracks, since it must form an efficient barrier to molecules of atmospheric water vapor, oxygen, etc.
A strip of plastic material that has been coated with one or more light-sensitive layers of emulsion. When film is exposed to light and then developed, the negative is created.
A transparent medium covered with light sensitive emulsion.
A membrane or sheeting material with a nominal thickness of 10 mils or less.
Plastic face material manufactured from synthetic high molecular weight polymers. Examples are polyester, polyethylene, and vinyl.
Surface quality of a coat of paint
Film is the light sensitive base on which a photographic image is recorded.
Layer or coat of paint or other finish.
a thin coating or layer; "the table was covered with a film of dust"
a thin sheet of (usually plastic and usually transparent) material used to wrap or cover things
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a long spool of plastic coated with special chemicals that are sensitive to light
a new type environmental protection material exploited successfully and has been intensively used in recent years
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The base to which the light sensitive emulsion is attached. Loosely refers to the material that the photo is recorded on.
The acetate sheets used to transfer graphic information to printing plates. Film is usually created using electronic files or camera ready artwork. The precursor to the higher resolution Computer To Plate (CTP) system now used by many offset printers.
Flat material that is extremely thin in comparison to its length and breadth. Typically, a film has a maximum nominal thickness of 0.00985 inches (0.25 millimeters.)
Sheet material having a nominal thickness not greater than 10 mil.
A thin translucent strip or sheet of cellulose coated with an emulsion sensitive to light, used in a camera to take still or moving pictures.
(1.) A general classification of substrates made to distinguish material in sheet form from materials in film form. A thin, flexible (or limp) sheet of material (other than paper) used as a substrate for printing decals and overlays. Common films are vinyl, polyester, and polycarbonate. (2.) Similar to a common photographic negative, imaged film is the final form of prepress artwork used in the production of etch resists, screen-printing screens, and printing plates.
Film is a thin layer or coating of a substance on a surface. For instance, the mirror had an oil film on it.
A photographic mixture coated on a flexible, transparent base that can record images or scenes. Based on the type, film has the ability to record either still or moving images.
Cellulose acetate coated with silver halide emulsion to create a light sensitive material that can be passed through a camera. There are many different types and sizes of film available for different purposes.
Single or multiple layers or coatings of thin or thick material used to form various elements (resistors, capacitors, inductors) or interconnections and crossovers (conductors, insulators). Thin films are deposited by vacuum evaporation or sputtering and/or plating. Thick films are deposited by screen printing.
A thin continuous layer of a substance, such as, but not limited to, a coatig material.
a thin sheet or coating material
Also know as substrate, the base material used for printing.
In printing, the photographically created mechanical from which printing plates are produced.
The positive or negative used for making the printing plates, which incorporate all the text, line artwork and halftones. Film and plates are now being replaced with purely digital printing processes.
Thin, plastic sheeting having nominal thickness usually not greater than 0.010 inch.
A thin transparent flexible acetat or polyester material which is coated with a light-sensitive emulsion. Also known as 35mm.
Photosensitive material used in a camera to record an image. Made from a thin, transparent base coated with light sensitive chemicals.
Uniform, homogeneous, nonfibrous synthetic webs. Common films used in the tape industry include polyethylene, polypropylene, polyester, PVC, etc.
photographic emulsion coated on a flexible, transparent base that records images or scenes.
A material which may be clear or coloured, and may be used as a face material, or in thin format, to over laminated the printed image to improve appearance and durability.
The thin level application of an adhesive or coating to a surface or substrate. In the plastics industry, an optional term for a thermoplastic material having a thickness not greater than 0.010 inch.
The unsupported, basically organic, nonfibrous, thin, flexible material of a thickness not exceeding 0.010 inch.
Negatives used to burn metal plates for the press.
The thin membrane that is formed when water meets air. Insects concentrate just below, in, and on top of the film.
Generated from the clients art files after approval. Used to burn screens for the silk screen printing process or to make plates for the commercial printing process for collateral materials.
A thin, flexible, transparent ribbon with perforations along one or both edges; it bears either a succession of images or a sensitive layer capable of producing photographic images. See Raw stock.
Synthetic film produced by an imagesetter from the digital files used in a projects design. Is then used to make a printing plate. For offset printing negative film is produced such that light values are reversed to dark and vice versa.
A thin, not necessarily visible, layer of material.
A thin transparent plastic strip coated with light-sensitive emulsion. Black and white has one layer, whilst colour film has mostly three layers each sensitive to a different colour - usually red, green and blue. The film can be either negative (for prints) or positive (slides / transparencies).
To initiate the printing process, film is usually needed to produce plates. It Is supplied in negative or positive form, with an emulsion layer on one side. The film is camera-exposed onto a printing plate to retain dot and/or solid areas, enabling the plate to transfer this image to paper using ink.
Usually refers to materials composed of multiple layers. Such products generally are less durable, but present a wider range of chemical holdout than elastomeric fabrics. Go to top
A thin layer of material or coating.
A transparent base having a light-sensitive photographic emulsion.
Transparent material made of plastic acetate with a light-sensitive emulsion for recording an image.
A thin coating or layer of oil paint.
a light-sensitive material that receives an image that has been directed through the camera; in older cameras specially coated glass plates served as film; today flexible acetate in rolls is the support for the coating; digital cameras don’t use film to capture images at all
Whether photographic or holographic, film consists of light sensitive chemicals (the emulsion) spread on a surface. A film's resolution measures its ability to distinguish between details. Because holographic films must be able to record very detailed information, they have a resolving power of 50 or more times that of photographic film. They require either exposure to a high intensity pulsed or a long exposure to a continuous wave laser. Holographic film is developed in a manner similar to photographic film, by bathing it in a series of chemical agents.
A piece of plastic with a light sensitive mixture spread on it.
A layer of coating or paint.
The print(s) from an imagesetter on clear foil used by printers to manufacture printing plates. A 4-colour (CMYK) print job requires four individual films, one for each print colour. Film specifications varies according to the plate making procedure. The most typical film specifications are positive, mirrored, meaning that the imagesetter prints positive but wrong-reading output (seen from the emulsion side). Films are no longer widely used, as many modern print presses work fully digital and plate-setters lets printing plates be made direct from digital files.
A roll or sheet of a flexible material coated on one side with a light-sensitive emulsion and used in the camera to record an image.
A thin transparent plastic base, coated with light-sensitive emulsion.
A transparent cellulose nitrate or cellulose actetate composition made in thin, flexible strips or sheets and coated with a light-sensitive emulsion for taking photographs.
A thin fluid layer adjacent to a pipe wall, which remains in laminar flow, even when the bulk flow is turbulent
Photosensitive material which reproduces an image.
A dark material (usually acetate) coated one side with an emulsion that is light sensitive. When exposed to light, an image is transferred to the film and then it is developed in chemicals to produce a negative. A transparent material used for face stock for pressure sensitive labels. Often used in applications requiring maximum durability as it seals the printed surface. Applied during the run on a label press.
What most books today are printed from.
is defined by type, size and thickness. ID Badges for example require high Mil values while large graphics arts material requires lower Mil values for clarity and because large items are handled less frequently than small badges
The dried coating, which appears to be flat and two dimensional, but whose appearance and properties differ between the surface, the body of the film and the interface with the substrate. If the film is not dried, it is generally called a 'wet' film.
One or more layers of coating covering an object or surface.
A photo-sensitive transparent sheet onto which images are transferred as either a positive or a negative.
A flexible strip of chemically treated material used in taking still or moving pictures.
Layer or coat of paint or other material applied to a surface.
An extruded sheet of plastic, most often Mylar® polyester film. Film's desirable properties include low stretch, good bias stability, low porosity and good adhesion. Less desirable properties include low tear strength and relatively high physical shrinkage (due to creases and folds in the film).
The traditional "middle-man" in the process of creating printing plates. Digital files or "stipped" manual pages would first be exposed onto film. The film would then be used to photomechanically create the printing plate.
A thin coating or covering.
An optional term for sheeting having a nominal thickness not greater than 0.010 inch.
A negative or positive, photographic or lithographic record made on a light sensitive material.
1. A thin, fine skin, surface, layer or coating. 2. Sheet or roll of a flexible cellulose material covered with a substance sensitive to light and used in taking photographs or making motion pictures. 3. A thin sheet, veil, haze or blur.
a membrane or sheeting having nominal thickness not greater than 10 mils.