Barricade Jackets: A Glossary

Terms related to purchasing and producing jackets for barriers

  • BLOCKADER® – Registered trademark of the Tamis Corporation: manufacturer, and supplier of Blockader interlocking steel barricades for crowd control, and Blockader Barrier Jackets. Find out more…

  • Bleed – Printing that extends to the edge of the material. The “Bleed Ad” style barrier jacket features a graphic image which spans the entire height and width of the jacket with no “border.”- Find out more…

  • Digital Proof – A computer generated representation of what the final product will look like. When you order a Blockader barricade cover, you will receive a digital proof, in PDF format, for your approval. – Find out more…

  • Draw Down – A sample of the ink on the jacket material, made during the printing process to evaluate the ink’s appearance and compatibility with the material. – Find out more…

  • EPS – Encapsulated Post Script. A common file format that is primarily used for vector images.

  • Fluorescent Vinyl – A vividly colored solid vinyl, which is often used for barricade jackets. – Find out more…

  • Grommet – A small metal ring used to reinforce. Every Blockader jacket will have a minimum of three grommets, allowing the jacket to be effectively tie-wrapped. – Find out more…

  • Inkjet Printing – A method of printing in which droplets of ink flow through computer-controlled nozzles directly onto the material. Blockader has three inkjet printers, especially suited for printing on vinyl or canvas. The inkjet printing process is ideal for small runs. – Find out more…

  • NYCPD – New York City Police Department. Blockader supplies crowd control barriers in sizes and styles which meet the specifications of the NYCPD.

  • Pantone Color Matching System (PMS) – The color matching system developed by Pantone which has long been considered the standard for communicating color choices throughout the design or printing process. Colors are designated by a specific PMS number. The use of this common system ensures color consistency across different media and venues. –Find out more…

  • PDF Portable Document Format. A file format developed by Adobe Systems which preserves fonts, images, graphics and layout of any source document, regardless of the application and platform used to create it. PDF documents can be viewed on any computer using Adobe Acrobat Reader of similar programs. Digital proofs of barrier jackets are sent to customers in the PDF format.

  • PMS Number – The numerical code used to designate a specific color in the Pantone Color Matching System. Find out more…

  • Raster Image – (Also called a bitmap image.) A computer image that is composed of tiny dots (pixels). Raster images cannot be scaled upward without a loss in quality. Please call our Customer Service Representatives (888-436-1238) to discuss the advisability of submitting artwork with raster images or vector images.

  • Silk Screen – A stencil method of printing in which a design is superimposed on a very fine mesh screen, through which the ink can be passed onto the jacket material. Ideal for applying logos and texts to jackets, this method keeps edges crisp, and color brilliant. Find out more…

  • Steel Barrier – (Also called steel barricades.) A metal frame used to prevent entry, separate one area from another, or direct pedestrians and vehicles. Find out more…

  • Substrate – Any material on which something is to be printed.

  • Vector Image – A specifically designed computer image in which lines are defined as a mathematical formula that can be resized to virtually any dimension without a loss in quality. Logos or artwork to be used on a jacket should be submitted in the vector file format.

  • Hook and Loop – A fastening tape consisting of a strip of nylon with a surface of minute hooks that fasten to a corresponding strip with a surface of uncut pile. Barrier jackets are fastened with hook and loop wraps, which are more secure than tabs or standard strips.