Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40Finishing Designers who have taken the initiative to choose environmentally sustainable paper, low-VOC ink and a design that minimizes paper waste will want to be sure that all their efforts are not wasted through finishing techniques that hamper the ability of their projects to be recycled. saddle stitching | Metal wire that is used in binding does not need to be removed for recycling in most municipalities. The wire is removed at the recycling pulp mill using magnets, screens and filters during the repulping process. Although the wire is not itself recyclable, this is still a good option. perfect-bound adhesives | In order for perfect binding to be recyclable, all adhesive residues must be removed from the paper fiber. Hot-melt, petroleum-based glues are hard to remove during de-inking. Water-based, non-chlorinated glues, however, break down easily during the recycling process. wire spirals and plastic combs | These are recyclable as long as they are separated from the printed pieces. Consider including a note to end users on the printed piece with instructions on how to recycle. embossing | Using no chemicals or inks, this technique of creating a raised or receding image is an environ- mentally benign way to add dimension. The die can be reused and it works beautifully on uncoated paper. diecutting | In this method, the die acts like a cookie cutter. Similar to embossing, there is no use of chemicals or inks, and the die can be reused. This is another environmentally benign way to achieve a dramatic effect that works well on uncoated paper. engraving | The complicated engraving process involves etching designs into dies, inking the dies and pressing the die to paper. This classic and typically costly technique imparts elegance with minimal environmental impact, as most engraving inks are water or vegetable based. foil stamping | Foils are polyester film coatings that impart a polished look with a wide variety of finishes. Transfer metallization is another method of adding metallic and holographic finishes without the need for films. Finishing | 24