Fanfold: continuous stationery, typically used for computer print-outs and invoices. Holes running down both sides allow the use of pin or tractor feeds.

Filler: extra material used to complete a column or page, usually of little importance.

Flag: the designed title of a newspaper as it appears at the top of page one.

Flexography: a rotary letterpress process printing from rubber or flexible plates and using fast drying inks. Mainly used for packaging.

Fit: printers’ terminology for the accurate positioning of one colour with another on a printed sheet. Also known as register or registration.

Floating Accent: an accent mark which is set separately from the main character and is then placed either over or under it.

Flush Left: copy aligned along the left margin.

Flush Right: copy aligned along the right margin.

Flyer: an inexpensively produced circular used for promotional distribution.

Flying Imprinter: a device on a printing unit of a web press which allows for one plate to be changed without stopping the machine.

Folio: the page number.

Forme: in printing, one side of assembled pages or other images for printing. In die-cutting, the wooden board in which the cutting, creasing and perforating rules are mounted

Foil Blocking: a process for stamping a design on a book cover without ink by using a coloured foil with pressure from a heated die or block.

Font (or fount): a complete set of characters in a typeface.

Four Colour Process: printing in full colour using four colour separation negatives – yellow, magenta, cyan and black.

FPO: an acronym (For Position Only) used in mechanical presentation to identify the crop specifications on a specific piece of composition

French fold: a sheet which has been printed on one side only and then folded with two right angle folds to form a four page uncut section. (For more information on folds, please refer to Folding Techniques Menu under Print Workshop.)