In comics, the term two-ply refers to pre-bordered boards of 11 inch by 17 inch, commonly used by a comic book penciller in the creating of the individual pages for comic books. They often have a marked off art area which is 10 inch by 15 inch, which is the actual size of original comic book art. This format is larger than an actual comic book, and will get scaled down before it sees actual publication in an actual comic book.

The term 'ply' comes from the fact that the drawing board consists of two interwoven layers, resulting in a thickness made up of two layers or strands. It is sometimes referred to as a Bristol board or as Bristol paper.

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  • Two-ply — a. 1. Consisting of two thicknesses, as cloth; double. [1913 Webster] 2. Woven double, as cloth or carpeting, by incorporating two sets of warp thread and two of weft. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • two-ply — two ,ply adjective consisting of two layers or THREADS: a two ply knit fabric …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • two-ply — two′ ply′ adj. consisting of two thicknesses, layers, strands, or the like: two ply knitting yarn[/ex] • Etymology: 1840–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • two-ply — [to͞o′plī′] adj. 1. having two thicknesses, layers, strands, etc. 2. woven double …   English World dictionary

  • two-ply — adjective having a thickness made up of two layers or strands • Similar to: ↑thick * * * two ply «TOO PLY», adjective. having two thicknesses, folds, layers, or strands. * * * 1. adj. (of a material or yarn) consisting of two layers or strands 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • two-ply — adjective Date: 1839 1. consisting of two thicknesses 2. a. woven with two sets of warp thread and two of filling < a two ply carpet > b. consisting of two strands < two ply yarn > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • two-ply — adjective consisting of two threads or layers: two ply wool | two ply tissues …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • two-ply — UK / US adjective consisting of two layers or threads a two ply knitted fabric …   English dictionary

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