"Good progress has been made in the discussions between the Government of Uruguay and UPM concerning the infrastructure development and other local prerequisites for long-term industrial growth in Uruguay. We are now in agreement regarding the majority of the key items on the negotiation agenda," says Jaakko Sarantola, Senior Vice President, UPM, Uruguay Platform. "Some remaining items still need to be solved as we start the work on the contract language which will specify the mutual responsibilities. Our focus lies heavily on solving these remaining topics," says Sarantola.
The latest volume of The Standard, Sappi North America’s highly regarded series on designing for print, was released today across the country. Created for Sappi by Kit Hinrichs, principal of Studio Hinrichs and AIGA medalist, Volume 6 of The Standard is a deep dive into binding techniques, the all-important final stage of print production. Even though binding methods are frequently dictated by a book’s physical size and thickness, functionality and cost, there are numerous design possibilities from which to choose. The Standard 6 is filled with tips and techniques for achieving optimum results, with several actual physical binding examples. This educational reference tool is aimed at professionals in print communication, showing how technical binding considerations can direct and enhance creative decisions.
“Of all the overlooked design options, the choice of binding technique ranks near the top,” said Patti Groh, Director of Marketing and Communications, Sappi North America. “The Standard 6 educates and inspires professionals to consider all the binding options available before determining what works. There’s a fine line between completion and success. The finishing touch, like the choice in paper, always makes a difference.”
The Standard 6, divided into five chapters, digs deeply into binding by covering the history of binding, using binding as a design element, exploring binding techniques as well as offering a pull-out guide on binding materials and a glossary of binding terms. Additionally, three chapters in the book are bound using unique binding methods that help not only show, but tell the bindery story.
Hinrichs, who created all six volumes of The Standard on behalf of Sappi says, “Binding innovations, changing design trends, and new uses merit a closer look at what’s available – and possible – in binding. The Standard attempted to give a comprehensive oveview.”