Twin loop Wire-O binding is one of the most popular ways to punch-and-bind professional presentations and reports. They offer a clean, high-class appeal that is unmatched by any other traditional binding method.
Wire-O binding spines come in either a 3:1 or a 2:1 pitch. This pitch ratio refers to the number of holes punched per inch along a binding edge. 3:1 pitch creates 32 holes along an 11” letter size edge. It is used for thinner books from ¼” to 9/16” wire diameters, or about a 120 page document. 2:1 pitch punches 21 holes along that same edge, and is used primarily for thicker books from 5/8” to 1-1/4” wires, or about a 260 page document. We also offer special smaller 2:1 wire binders in all of the 3:1 pitch sizes.
Our cut wire binding supplies are the perfect length for a letter size document, while our spooled wire can be cut to any size you need, or used on your more automated binding equipment. We can also custom-cut wires to nearly any length that you need.
Available in a large variety of professional colors, twin loop wire binders make a great financial report, client presentation, or proposal.
And wire binding has some advantages over the other punch-and-bind methods out there: For 1, which we already mentioned-- they are professional! The metal wire looks nicer to most customers than other plastic options. #2: The books will lay flat, without the need to hold them open. #3: The book pages can turn a full 360°. And #4: They have perfect registration, which means that the pages remain aligned and square, even when turned over. With all those great features, it is no wonder why Wire-O is one of the most popular ways to bind.
But there are some things to consider before you choose wire-o as your binding method of choice: #1: How often will the books be handled? Metal wire can bend, and may not be able to bend back and look nice again, so they are better for temporarily-handled books. #2: Will you need to edit the book? Wire bindings cannot be re-opened or edited. So if you find an error or need to add or remove a page from your document, you need to cut the wire off and re-bind it with a new spine. #3: Does a bulky spine bother you? Punch-and-binds will all have a bit of a bulk on the binding edge from the spine itself, so if you need something more seamless, consider thermal binding or tape binding instead.
#4: What book sizes will you be binding? Because there are two hole patterns for wire, and many machines that will only punch one of the two, you need to determine what size books you plan to bind before you buy your machine. If you are not sure, you can always get a duo-punch that will handle both.
With our selection of twin loop Wire-O binding supplies, professionally-bound presentations of all kinds are simple, affordable, and right at your fingertips.
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