Hand loomed Indian cotton fabric in plaids, checks, or stripes all colorfully intermingled. Because the yarn is dyed with natural vegetable dyes, colors run together (bleeding), producing a muted effect. The weave itself has many slubs and imperfections.
Premium consumers can order through the mail, usually with proof-of-purchase, on a free or selfliquidating basis.
A high-end computer system capable of performing billions of transactions per second.
Rerun of an advertisement designed to compensate for a mistake made.
Description in demographic or psychographic terms of those people who use a particular product and thus constitute its market.
Breakdown of a market into subsections, each with distinct demographic, psychographic and/or
Proportion of sales in a product market that is held by an individual brand of that product.
Blending of a variety of marketing elements (price, packaging, distribution, promotion, public relations,
etc.) into a marketing program.
MAS (Master Advertising Specialist)
Designated industry title signifying that the holder has attained 17 certified education units by attending 170 hours of educational offerings.
Dull paper finish without gloss or luster.
Make-up of printed advertisement before transformation onto a printing plate.
See Taslan but with a dull finish.
Process that develops media goals and strategies and specific plans to implement these goals and
Strategy concerned with how ad messages will be delivered to consumers. It involves: identifying the
characteristics of the target audience, who should receive ad messages and defining the haracteristics
of the media that will be used for the delivery of the ad messages.
Medium (plural, media)
Established vehicle for transmitting promotional/ad messages to the target audience.
A million bytes. A thousand kilobytes.
A mix of different colors of yarns knit together to create a heathered effect.
Dense, thick coating fabric with a smooth face, made with a tight plain or twill weave and two sets of softly twisted filling yarns. It is heavily fulled napped to hide all traces of the weave. Named for Melton Mowbray, a town in Leicestershire, England, where the original cloth was used to make hunting outfits.
Improves the quality of cotton fibers and fabrics. Provides added strength, luster, and ability to accept
and hold dyes. Mercerization is a chemical process that swells the yarn, resulting in a smoother and more dye receptive yarn/fabric. A product that has gone through a process to produce a smooth, lustrous hand.
Product imprinted with the specified design/copy of an issued purchase order, used to clarify the appearance of the product and the imprint prior to manufacturing.
Very fine wool from the Merino breed of sheep, used to make the finest of woolen and worsted cloths.
Similar to a pique knit, but with a more open texture for increased breathability. Larger knit than Cool Weave.
Production method in which jewelry or other material is shaped by covering a mold with molten metal.
Super fine polyester filament yarn recently developed. Microfiber has superior hand feel and draping
characteristics to ordinary polyester yarn. Because the fabric is high-count polyester or nylon yarns, it is
durable, water-repellent, and windproof, and retains its color, resilience, and soft touch. This fabric is tightly woven from a very fine poly thread and has a sueded finish for a luxurious, soft feel. Microfiber fabric is naturally water repellent due to its construction process and when specially treated, can also be waterproof.
A very fine wale cord.
A high density, anti-pilling fleece made of knit micro-fibers that are brushed less than a regular fleece garment. It has a high capacity for warmth without the weight.
An ultra-fine stripe that is knit into the fabric.
A cap with a slope height in between that of a High Profile and Low Profile. It is most often structured with buckram.
Midtones (Color Families)
Transitional colors such as dusty blue, rose pink, sunflower yellow, and salmon that cross seasons and climates, and are less intense than jewel tones.
Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions A protocol for internet email that enables the transmission of
nontextual data such as graphics, audio, video and other binary types of files. An e-mail program such as Eudora is said to be "MIME Compliant" if it can both send and receive files using the MIME standard.
When non-text files are sent using the MIME standard they are converted (encoded) into text - although the resulting text is not really readable. Besides e-mail software, the MIME standard is also universally used by Web Servers to identify the files they are sending to Web Clients, in this way new file formats can be accommodated simply by updating the browsers' list of pairs of MIME-Types and appropriate software for handling each type.
Device that converts computer data into high-frequency signals or vice versa, for transmission over phone lines.
Screen pattern caused by the clash of dot patterns when two or more screens are used.
Made by pouring molten plastic (usually polypropylene) into a cavity to make a hard, seamless
Embroidered design composed of one or more letters, usually the initials in a name.
Mother of Pearl Logo Buttons
Buttons made from Mother of Pearl, with a logo inscribed on them.
Stimulation of a salesperson's, dealer's, or employee's innate desires and personal objectives by a program of recognition or achievement through merchandise or travel incentive techniques. Popular motivational giveaways are imprinted stress balls.
Mounting and Finishing
Manufacturing of a display, applying litho, die-cutting and assembly.
Motion Pictures Experts Group is a standard compression format for video and sound. It can be
used to display and hear online movies.
Independent contractor representing several different supplier lines.
Screenprinting fabric made of two or more strands of material twisted around one another.
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