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drafting film


A dimensionally stable polyester-based, plastic-like sheet used by technical illustrators, architects and engi­neers for drawings or plans. It is not affected by heat or chemicals used in reprographic processes, nor does it become yellow or brittle with age. Drafting film may be clear or have a matte finish on one or both sides. Matte film is more receptive to pencil and ink. Ink specifically formulated for drafting film has greater adhesion to slick surfaces. Some film may be coated so that it is recep­tive to water media. Care must be taken not to disturb this coating. Mylar refers to a specific brand of drafting film, but the term is often used generically for polyester film. Acetate is also a plastic-like sheet, but tends to be more brittle and less heat-resistant than drafting film. Either is available in various weights noted in thou­sandths of millimeters: 0.003 being lightweight, while 0.010 is very heavy.


narrative painting

A painting or sculpture whose composition, colors, and subject are selected to tell a story.

Example: Trajan's Column, Rome, Italy, 113

non figurative

An aspect of modern art in which pieces of art contain no recognizable figures or objects, as opposed to figurative art.

Example: Sam Francis' Around the Blues, 1957/1962

non-photo

A very pale blue that is invisible to a camera or photo­copier. A non-photo pen or pencil may be used to make notes on an original: paper may be printed with a non-photo blue grid to allow for easy line-up. In either case, as copiers become more sensitive, you should advise your customer to test these products first.

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