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Specialty Graphic Imaging Association
SGIA Glossary

Definition Glossary

Sixth Edition

Language and our ideas about how it is interpreted change rapidly. The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) is aware of this and continues its effort to keep our constituents well informed about changes to the increasingly complex industry terminology. This publication represents the most recent changes.

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heat release decal

A decal printed face down on a special release paper to be transferred from the carrier paper to the substrate by the application of heat and pressure.

hiding power (dry opacity)

(1) Opacity; the relative ability of a coating material to hide or obscure a surface to which it has been uniformly applied; (2) The contrast ratio of a gallon of ink or a pound of pigment.

high performance plastic

A plastic suitable for product designs requiring stability above 175°C (347°F).

high temperature adhesive

An adhesive that will induce a bond to a hot substrate.