A printing defect characterized by a blotchy appearance or mottle in a printed ink film, caused by an excessive penetration of an ink into a porous substrate.

In typography, sinkage refers to an amount of additional white space on a page above chapter, part, or section titles, which is greater than that allowed at the tops of most of the other text pages in the book. Also referred to as sink.

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