ink bleed

ink bleed

[′iŋk ‚blēd]
(computer science)
In character recognition, the capillary extension of ink beyond the original edges of a printed or handwritten character.
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Recent developments require ink bleed tests which many current ovenable products would now not pass.
APR also reported favorably on one commercial solution--labels that float in water in the sink/float process and have no ink bleed, such as a wrap-around PP sleeve labels in which the ink is laminated between two layers.
This pigmented ink minimizes the ink bleed for bar codes and small text, and offers better light fastness than dye-based inks.
Some project managers freeze themselves into analysis paralysis worrying about details like the extent of ink bleed on corrugated.
There's something about the way ink bleeds into the paper," he told Seattle Metropolitan magazine.