Y – ‘YAG’ to ‘YMCK’

This dictionary covers graphic design, prepress and print terminology
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Y

Abbreviation for Yellow, one of the colors used in full-color printing.

YAG

Abbreviation for Yttrium, Aluminium, Garnet. This term usually refers to an infrared laser with a wavelength of 1064 nm. In fact, it should be Nd (neodymium) YAG but Nd is usually omitted. The name describes components of the synthetic gemstone used in the laser.

yaw

Rotational motion about the z axis, also known as azimuth or P.

YCC

Color space that defines colors using luminance (Y) and two levels of chrominance (C and C)

yellow

– The natural color of ripe bananas and lemons.
– The subtractive primary color that appears yellow and absorbs blue light.
– One of the four-color process inks, made from the organic pigment diarylide yellow, formerly called benzidine yellow.

yellowing

The discoloration of white paper primarily due to aging, also called brightness reversion.

yield value

The actual amount of force needed to start an ink flowing.

YMCK

Abbreviation for yellow, magenta, cyan and key

Yosemite

Code name for Mac OS X 10.10

1 January 2017

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