In graphic arts, a plastic plate — typically acetate, Lucite, or Plexiglas. Or, a plastic varnish used to add thickness to or texture a design.

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  • acetate —    The common name for a type of strong, transparent or semi transparent sheets of plastic, available in various thicknesses, and used in making covers for artwork, as the basis for photographic film, in color separation, in retouching, as cels… …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • Lucite® —    A trademark for a plastic material, which is a family of acrylics in the smaller group called a methacrylates, available in many forms, including liquid for casting. It can be made highly transparent, translucent, or opaque. Visit… …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • plastic —    That which is modeled, or which can be modeled; also said to have plasticity or plastic quality. (Distinguished from glyptic.) Or, having the qualities of sculpture; being well formed. Also, any of various organic compounds produced by… …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • PlexiGlas® —    A trademark for an acrylic plastic available in sheet or rod form. PlexiGlas can be transparent or translucent, and is available in many colors. Also see cellocut, fiberglass, Lucite®, polyester resins, and resin …   Glossary of Art Terms

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