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French term or phrase:beaux a-plats
English translation:attractive solids
Entered by: Sarah Bessioud
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00:07 Dec 6, 2010
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Art/Literary - Art, Arts & Crafts, Painting
French term or phrase: beaux a-plats
Cependant, apres 1920, se generalisent les etiquettes ovales, avec de beaux a-plats. (etiquette papier a encoller)
justin nash
attractive solids
Explanation:
A-plat or aplat: surface, plage de couleur uniforme, dans une peinture, impression etc. (Larousse)

I would imagine that this refers to a solid block of colour that is printed upon the label, and that the "etiquettes a encoller" refers back to the label and not the "aplat".

Depending on your context and the type of reader, you may like to provide more information than the technical term "solid" ie. attractive blocks of solid colours. Likewise, attractive may be replaced by nice, pretty, ornate etc., if you know what particular labels these are.

http://gsmonaco.com/gs_lexique.htm
Surface partielle ou totale d'un document recouverte uniformément par une couche d'encre.

http://www.centreprint.co.uk/terminology.htm
SOLID
A large area of ink coverage. A full out solid means that the solid area extends all over the sheet. Most printers assume a maximum print area of 25% in any one colour and charge extra for the higher ink and setting up costs of printing a large solid on a job.

http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/wanna-split-beer-labels
You can actually order any number you want from onlinelabels. Just click the button at the top of Quantity for another number. They are a little more expensive that way, but not much. I'd go in with you except I exhausted myself doing wine labels and now I'm over it. Be careful if you make a design with a solid color background. I had a heck of time getting them to print right!
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Sarah Bessioud
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Local time: 17:18
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Thank you, I used your detailed explanation and came up with attractive colour solids.
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attractive solids


Explanation:
A-plat or aplat: surface, plage de couleur uniforme, dans une peinture, impression etc. (Larousse)

I would imagine that this refers to a solid block of colour that is printed upon the label, and that the "etiquettes a encoller" refers back to the label and not the "aplat".

Depending on your context and the type of reader, you may like to provide more information than the technical term "solid" ie. attractive blocks of solid colours. Likewise, attractive may be replaced by nice, pretty, ornate etc., if you know what particular labels these are.

http://gsmonaco.com/gs_lexique.htm
Surface partielle ou totale d'un document recouverte uniformément par une couche d'encre.

http://www.centreprint.co.uk/terminology.htm
SOLID
A large area of ink coverage. A full out solid means that the solid area extends all over the sheet. Most printers assume a maximum print area of 25% in any one colour and charge extra for the higher ink and setting up costs of printing a large solid on a job.

http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/wanna-split-beer-labels
You can actually order any number you want from onlinelabels. Just click the button at the top of Quantity for another number. They are a little more expensive that way, but not much. I'd go in with you except I exhausted myself doing wine labels and now I'm over it. Be careful if you make a design with a solid color background. I had a heck of time getting them to print right!

Sarah Bessioud
Germany
Local time: 17:18
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 8
Grading comment
Thank you, I used your detailed explanation and came up with attractive colour solids.

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disagree  B D Finch: Solid colour would never be described as "solids".
3 hrs
  -> Why not? If this is printing terminology, then my refs show that a "solid" is the equivalent of an "aplat"
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