Measuring and Notation Working Language

Bleed: Additional art printed to be cut away but helps marry art and cover openings which are slightly oversized. HDClear charges an additional inch in Width and Height for openings. If client does not inform rep/art department as to which dimension and which direction bleed is needed then rep/art department will make best judgment to print/not-print bleed. Client can also specifically request ‘No-Bleed’ but this is ill advised.

Dims: Dimensions given industry standard, Width inches, Height inches and Number of Panels.

AFF: Above Finished Floor – specific of starting or ending point of a product. Horizontal frost bands one sees in conference rooms Typically begin 18” AFF and terminate 72” AFF.

Gap: Distance between one panel to next – very important to be exact when marrying complicated art. Can indicate mullions, columns or other architectural features separating to pieces of film.

Bump Out: When a selection of panels is brought forward or pushed backward and creates offset glass which (Forward or Backward) makes reading or image recognition difficult.

Mullion: Channel metal between glass panels. Typically 2 inches wide and .5 in deep anodized aluminum. Can affect appearance of graphics

Transom: Panels above or below day view glass or door opening. Storefronts usually have a transom (Lower or Upper) glass panel above the door.

1/8 inch: To ensure best printing practices and mechanical cutting, final measurements should be no less than 1/8” increments. Decimal points ease graphic calculations.

Panel: Individual sections or pieces of substrate indicating width, height in inches also indicating top, bottom, left, right from viewers surface. Glass panels usually require single pieces of film where drywall panels (walls, corridors etc..) can have multiple pieces of film. Occasionally ‘panel is used in the tiling sequence during the printing process.

Opening: Group of panels with walls, doors, column etc. before the next opening. Proposal budget number can be generated knowing opening size and panel counts if true measurements are not available.

Spandrel: The opaque glass usually seen between floors of Day View glass on multi-story glass building. Occasionally, additional spandrel glass is needed to hide mechanicals – HDClear is a low-cost, long-term alternative to ordering additional glass.

Day View: Typical windows which can be seen through either direction.

Elevations: Computer or Hand-drawn representation of surfaces product is to cover. To include placement and size of gaps, mullions, hardware etc. To include AFF of art element (if necessary). Architectural features may be included if surface art is to marry with existing features. Necessary for Mock-up and Pre-Flight to be as accurate as possible.