Volume 6 of The Standard looks at binding techniques, the all-important final stage of print production. The choice of binding method is frequently dictated by a book’s physical size and thickness, functionality and cost, but within these parameters, the design possibilities are numerous. The Standard, an educational reference tool aimed at the interests of professionals in print communications, shows how technical considerations can direct and enhance creative decisions. This edition of The Standard is printed on McCoy, part of the Sappi family of eco-friendly, high-quality coated papers. McCoy joins Sappi’s Opus, Somerset and Flo as some of the most frequently specified coated brands in North America.