gear streaks

gear streaks

[′gir ‚strēks]
(graphic arts)
A series of parallel streaks on a printed sheet which appear at intervals equal to those on the gear teeth of the printing cylinder.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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