Glossary: J

Joint lines - lines that appear on gutters between sheets in rotary press printing and are caused by ink filling the space where the edges of the curved plates meet when mounted on the press cylinder

Journal tax stamp - a stamp denoting taxes on newspapers but often conferring free transmission through the post

Jubilee lines - dashes of color surrounding certain sheets or panes of stamps that are added to prevent damage or excessive wear by the pressure of the inking roller to the printing plate. These lines first appeared on British stamps of 1887, Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee Year. It is called the 'co-extensive' line when broken, and it is called the 'continuous line' when unbroken.