301 Glossary*

  • General
  • Artwork, Photographs, Posters, Lithographs
  • Autographs
  • Banners, Lightbox Posters
  • Books, Booklets, Magazines
  • Costume Design
  • DVD, VHS, Video
  • Games
  • Papers
  • Pins and Badges
  • Press Kits, Pressbooks, Promotional Kits
  • Special Effects
  • Symbols

This glossary is designed to introduce novice collectors to important terms that show up in their areas of interest. At this point, I’ve clustered the terms in categories, according to their overall type of media or production process. If you have other terms that are a mystery, feel free to use the Contact page to submit them and I will post the terms here as soon as possible. NOTE: This will be a very long-term project; it is likely to be a long time before definitions are posted.

General

  • Provenience
  • Provenance

Artwork, Photographs, Posters, Lithographs

  • Artist’s proof
  • Composite
  • Contact Sheet (photographs)
  • Duflex
  • Final Poster
  • Headshot
  • Key Art
  • Landscape
  • Lithograph
  • Portrait
  • Quad poster
  • Teaser Poster

Autographs

  • COA (Certificate of Authenticity)
  • Hand-signed

Banners, Lightbox Posters

  • Bus/subway poster
  • Double-sided
  • Grommets
  • Lightbox
  • Mylar
  • Plastic
  • PVC
  • Translite
  • Vinyl

Books, Booklets, Magazines

  • Dust jacket
  • Cover article/story
  • Endpapers
  • Lead article
  • Library binding
  • Masthead
  • Page layout / Page spread
  • Pocketbook
  • Stitched book
  • Trade paperback

Costume Design

  • Acid etching
  • Brocade
  • Embroidery

DVD, VHS, Video

  • Documentary
  • Featurette
  • Fullscreen
  • Slipcase
  • Slipsleeve
  • Steelcase
  • Widescreen

Games

  • Ad Sheet/Sell Sheet
  • CCG – Collectible Card Game
  • d6
  • Hex map
  • Promo Card
  • RPG – Role Playing Game
  • TCG – Tradeable Card Game

Papers

  • A3, A4
  • Ad Slick
  • Brochure
  • Chirashi
  • Die-cut
  • Embossed
  • Entaglio printing
  • Flyer
  • Glossy
  • Handbill
  • Laminated
  • Matt
  • Pamphlet
  • Sell sheet

Pins and Badges

  • Badges
  • Butterfly Clutch
  • Enamel
  • Pinback

Press Kits, Pressbooks, Promotional Kits

  • Ad mat (camera ready, photos “screened” for printing)
  • Billing Block
  • Caption
  • Contact Sheet (photographs)
  • Digital announce kit
  • Digital press kit
  • Documentary
  • Fact sheet
  • Featurette
  • Merchandiser (kiosk, display unit)
  • Paper press kit
  • Plinth
  • POP / Point of Purchase kit
  • Byline
  • Pressbook
  • Program/Programme
  • Sizzle Reel
  • Title treatment
  • TV Screen Inset

Special Effects

  • Comping
  • Keyframe
  • Render
  • Shading

Symbols

  • Icons
  • Logo
  • Watermark
  • Wordmark