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Glossary J - L

Kern- any part of the face of a type which overhangs its body

Leading - the spacing between lines of type.  This may be done with strips of lead, wood or plastic

Leads- Thin strips of lead-alloy, lower than type height, used for creating space in a page or forme

Letterpress- the process of printing from type

Lithography- the process of printing from a flat stone surface treated by hand or by photography so that only the areas required to print pick up ink.  The rest of the plate remains ink repellent