Glossary of Terms

QCBC
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Customer Bar Code – Used by the Royal Mail for its Cleanmail and Mailort services. It enables UK postcodes as well as Delivery Point Suffixes (DPSs) to be easily read by a machine at high speed

QDuplex
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Laser printing on both sides of a sheet of paper

QInkjet Printing
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A printing process using a jet stream of tiny ink droplets. Resolution is lower than laser printing

QLaser Printing
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Printing process using a heated drum allowing carbon based powdered ink to adhere to paper.

QOCR
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Optical Character Recognition – In posting terms this is used by the postal provider to automatically read the address and gives a higher level of discount. Can also be used to automatically read surveys / questionnaires etc.

QPocket Envelope
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A type of envelope whose flap lies on the short edge. Typically these envelopes will be self-seal (closed by hand)

QPPI
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Printed Postage Impression –¬†An indicia printed in the top right hand corner of mailing envelopes to indicate who the postage carrier is and type of service

QProof
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A printed sample of work to be checked prior to printing

QSeeds
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Names added to a mailing list (either requested by client or if a rented list will identify to the list owner that the item has been mailed)

QSimplex
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Laser printing on one side of a sheet of paper

QWallet Envelope
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A type of envelope whose flap lies on the long edge. Typically these envelopes will be gummed (closed mechanically)