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calendering

n. ~ The process of giving paper a hard, smooth surface during manufacture.

Notes: 

The surface of calendered paper is formed during manufacture by rolling the paper between smooth cylinders under pressure. Paper with a minimum of calendering has an antique finish. When highly calendered, it has a glossy finish.

Citations:
(Harrod 1978, calendered paper) [Calendered paper is] given a smooth surface by rolling, when newly-made, between smooth cylinders under pressure. Paper which receives a minimum of calendering emerges as an antique. With more calendering it acquires a machine finish, then an English finish, and it finally becomes a super-calendered, glossy sheet.