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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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Imperial fluid ounce

A unit of measure of capacity equal to 1/40th of an imperial quart or 1,0408 fluid ounces, US.

Imperial gallon (imp gal)

A unit of volume in the British Imperial System used in liquid and dry measure equal to 4,546 liters.

Imperial quart

A unit of volume or capacity equal to 40 Imperial fluid ounces, 1/4 Imperial gallon, 69.35 cubic inches or 1.2 quarts, US.

instrument metamerism

The phenomenon in a scanner where two colors that look the same to an observer look different to the scanner, or two colors that look different to an observer look the same to the scanner.

intercoat adhesion

1) The ability of inks and coatings to adhere to one another 2) The ability of an ink or coating to maintain its integrity without separating or layering.

international paper size

Common paper sizes in Europe and Japan — A3 297 x 420 mm (11.7 x 16.5 in), A4 210 x 297 mm (8.3 x 11.7 in), A5 148 x 210 (5.8 x 8.3 in), B4 250 x 353 mm (10.1 x 14.3 in), B5 176 x 250 (7.2 x 10.1 in), B6 125 x 176 mm (5.0 x 7.2 in).