Glossary of Terms

Thermal printhead

A printhead that jets ink drops by forming a heated vapour bubble internally. This is the main alternative inkjet printhead technology to piezo and continuous inkjet.


Tagged image file format. A widely used contone image file description format. It is able to handle 24-bit (RGB) or 32-bit (CMYK) colour as well as monochrome images, and extra channels including masks and spot colours, plus layers within Photoshop.