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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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varnish-on decal (cement-type decal)

A clear lacquer printed on duplex paper, followed by the design that is printed in reverse, then another lacquer coat, and finally an adhering varnish is applied to the substrate before the decal is positioned.