Issue 3 of The Standard examines ways that varnish and coatings can be used as a design technique. Filled with practical and informative tips, print demonstrations, and a glossary of important terms, The Standard serves as a bridge between the technical and the creative. It is intended to be used as an educational reference tool, surveying techniques from the simple to the complex. Examples are provided for visual comparison and as food for thought when considering design options. This edition of The Standard showcases the versatile finishes of McCoy, a premium coated sheet brought to you by Sappi. McCoy is part of the Sappi portfolio of environmentally responsive papers, which also includes Lustro Offset Environmental (LOE), Opus, Somerset, and Flo.