A colophon is the emblem, logo, or imprint of a publisher. Colophons often appear on the title page of a book.

Businesses usually have distinctive logos, and publishers are no different. The emblem or imprint of a publisher is called a colophon, and you can think of it as their brand. A colophon appears on every book put out by a publisher, and it often appears on the spine of the book and/or on the title page. The colophon lets everyone know who published the book. This word is from Greek via Latin and originally meant "finishing touch."

Definitions of colophon
  1. noun
    a publisher's emblem printed in a book (usually on the title page)
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    type of:
    emblem, icon
    special design or visual object representing a quality, type, group, etc.
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