Art(work): Non-text material (in our shop, this excludes photographs) – may include such things as decorative lettering (not font related), drawings, ornamentation, tables, charts, sketches, maps, reproductions of documents, decorative borders, etc.

Clip Art: Commercially produced “stock” images, already prepared, many times found in collections.  Generally copyright free with some limitations, it can be “cut and pasted” directly into the publication

Line Art: Made of individual lines, no % shading or close line fill – unless special handling is required for a  (some very detailed older woodcuts, etc.), these do not add to cost of publication

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