A Graphic Arts Glossary #1

This is the first post in a new series. Watch this blog during the months to come for further installments in this ongoing series.

The purpose of the series will be to define key terms used in the graphic arts industry.

The first term in the series is ascender.

Ascender: Any part of a letter which rises above the main body of the letter such as in “A,” “h” and “f.”


In the example above the ascenders are highlighted in red together with the base line.

The second term in the series will be base line.

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About Charlie Woller

Charlie Woller works as a technical trainer at LPi’s MidEast Region Service Center. He enjoys the opportunities to travel and to meet and work with customers which his job affords him. His greatest satisfaction comes from coaching customers on how best to take advantage of the publishing tools and resources available to them. During his spare time, Charlie likes to read (mysteries, thrillers, horror, quantum physics) and listen to classical music.

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