Printing electronic files to paper for review or production in hardcopy form. 1
The to-be-printed electronic files may have previously been scanned from paper into electronic form (hence the term “blowback”) and/or originated in native electronic form. In either event, somewhere along the way the files may have been converted into .pdf or .tif and/or endorsed with Bates numbers, privilege stamps, confidentiality redaction overlays, etc. 2
Printing tiff or pdf images on paper. It is called blowback because originally paper documents may be scanned and then reprinted on paper from the scanned images.