A masking device or material used especially in airbrushing, in photography, in the graphic arts, and in printing. It often refers to a paper or film used to shield areas of an airbrush painting from spray, or printing paper from ink, or photographic paper from light.On a hand-operated press, a frisket is a thin frame that keeps a sheet of paper in position and masks any portions not to be printed during the act of printing.This word came from the late 17th century French word frisquette, in turn derived from the Old French frisque, meaning "lively."(pr. FRISS-kət)Also see transfer paper.