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What is "Sheen" - Definition & Explanation

Shine of a surface or fabric.
For film-forming wood finishes, the measure of reflectivity of light. This is normally measured as a percent of light reflected at a 60 degree incident. So it ranges from 0 to 100. Different manufacturers have different ranges for names for sheen level, but as a general guideline: High Gloss: 85 or higher, Gloss : 75 or higher, Semi-gloss: 50-75, Satin: 15-50, Flat : less than 10, Dead Flat : less than 5

Some other terms

Some more terms:

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A long crease mark (q.v.) in a dyed or finished textile and that runs approximately in the length direction. NOTE: The marks are caused during wet processing in the rope form and may be the result...
This lace often has a high profile, and is made using a needlepoint technique rather than embroidery. A heavier weight lace, the patterns vary from geometric to floral. Each pattern is attached to...

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