1. What kind of books are bound with wire? Wire is professional and clean, so is most often used in professional settings. Popular applications include (but are certainly not limited to) financial and business reports, presentations, notebooks, journals, marketing materials, proposals, wall and desk calendars, art pads, notepads, and more.
2. What do I need to bind with Wire-O? Wire binding is fairly simple, accomplished with just a few tools and accessories: a wire binding machine (in matching pitch to the wires; either 3:1 or 2:1), a wire closer (sometimes included on the binding machine), wire binding spines, and optional report covers.
3. What is wire bind pitch? The pitch refers to the ratio of holes per inch; so a 2:1 has two holes per inch, and a 3:1 has three. You will need to be sure your wire binding machine has the same hole pattern as the wire spines you get, because a 2:1 punch machine will only work with a 2:1 binding wire.
4. How many loops do 3:1 and 2:1 pitch wires have? When referring to the standard 11" cut wires, 2:1 wires feature 21 loops and 3:1 wires feature 32 loops.
5. How long are binding wires? Binding wires are either pre-cut to 11" lengths for standard letter size paper, or continuous and wrapped around a spool.
6. Can custom lengths be ordered? Yes! Binding101 offers custom-cut wires to order, just call (866)537-2244 for a quote. You can also cut them down yourself using standard wire cutters.