5/16" Green Wire-O® Binding Supplies [3:1 Pitch] (100/Bx) Item#27516GREEN
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5/16" Green Wire-O® Binding Supplies [3:1 Pitch] (100/Bx) Item#27516GREEN

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Brand: James Burn
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  • Available in sizes from 3/16" up to 9/16"
  • Books bound with Wire-O double-o wires lay flat and the sheets can flip a full 360
  • Offer a semi-secure binding method that can only be un-bound if cut off.
  • Sheet Capacity: 2 - 120 Sheets
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Overview

Wire binding is the most popular binding solution for businesses who need to create professional-quality books. These Green 3:1 Wire-O Twin-Loop Binding Spines offer a clean and high-class appeal that is unmatched by any other traditional binding method. Books bound with Wire-O double-o wires lay flat and the sheets can flip a full 360°. They offer a semi-secure binding method that can only be un-bound if cut off.
Available in both 3:1 pitch and 2:1 pitch options for your Wire-O binding machines, these twin loop wire spines come in a large selection of colors including black, white, silver, pewter, blue, green, and several more. 3:1 pitch wire-o comes in sizes from 1/4" up to 9/16", which means it can be used for books from 2 to 120 sheets. 2:1 pitch wire-o is typically available in the larger sizes from 5/8" up to 1 ¼", perfect for books from 135 to 280 sheets, but we also offer unique special smaller 2:1 wires in the full range of sizes, offering more versatility. Select a color, pitch, and wire size below. Wire binding supplies are packaged with 100 wires per box. If you need a custom-cut length, visit our custom wire page for info and to request a quote.

Specifications

Item #WIREOBINDINGGN31-GRP
ManufacturerJames Burn
Binding StyleWire-O Binding
Sheet SizeLetter Size [8 ½" W x 11" H]
Length11"
Sheet CapacityVaries Depending on Size
View the Chart in the Product Description for Details
Recommended Book ThicknessVaries Depending on Size
View the Chart in the Product Description for Details
Diameter1/4" - 9/16"
Quantity100 Pieces

Description

These Green 3:1 Wire-O Twin-Loop Binding Spines are the most popular binding spine in offices and print shops looking for a professional and clean finish. Sometimes called twin loop wire binders, these binding spines offer a stylish metal finish in a variety of colors including black, white, silver, pewter, blue, green, red and more. Wire-O is a semi-secure binding method, meaning that the book cannot be unbound without cutting and discarding the spine itself. Books bound with Wire-O double-o wires lay flat and the sheets can flip a full 360° from front to back, making it an ideal solution for notebooks, journals, and calendars, when paired with our calendar hangers.

Wire binders are available in either a 3:1 pitch (pronounced "three to one" and with 3 holes per inch) or a 2:1 pitch (pronounced "two to one" and with 2 holes per inch) options. Depending on the capabilities of your wire binding machine, you can choose either pitch or both. 3:1 pitch wire binding options range in sizes from 1/4" up to 9/16". 2:1 pitch wire binding, however, is available in a wider variety from 1/4" up to the largest 1 ¼" size. Most 2:1 wires only come in sizes 5/8" and larger, however, we offer special smaller 2:1 pitch wires in select colors.

When you bind with wire o spines, you can create a professional, attractive, and clean book up to 280 sheets* thick. Use the capacity chart below to help determine the best size for your needs, and buy wire-o twin loop binding supplies online today.

Wire-O Binding Capacity Chart:

Simple steps to get the proper fit for wire binding.
  1. Take the book being bound and lay it flat on a table
  2. Don't compress the paper and measure the thickness of the binding edge
  3. Take the measurement and add 1/8" - that will be the size of the binding element

* Note: the capacities listed below are approximations, determined using standard 20 lb. bond copy paper; the actual sheet capacity will vary depending on the materials being bound.
** Note: The smaller 2:1 pitch wires from 1/4" up to 9/16" are a special-made wire, and are not available in all colors.

Wire DiameterPitch (Holes per Inch)**Sheet Capacity*Book Thickness*Quantity / Box
1/4"3:1 or 2:111-25 Sheets1/8"100 Wires / Box
5/16"3:1 or 2:126-45 Sheets3/16"100 Wires / Box
3/8"3:1 or 2:146-65 Sheets1/4"100 Wires / Box
7/16"3:1 or 2:166-80 Sheets5/16"100 Wires / Box
1/2"3:1 or 2:181-100 Sheets3/8"100 Wires / Box
9/16"3:1 or 2:1101-120 Sheets7/16"100 Wires / Box
5/8"2:1121-145 Sheets1/2"100 Wires / Box
3/4"2:1146-165 Sheets5/8"100 Wires / Box
7/8"2:1166-185 Sheets3/4"100 Wires / Box
1"2:1186-210 Sheets7/8"100 Wires / Box
1 ⅛"2:1211-235 Sheets1"100 Wires / Box
1 ¼"2:1236-260 Sheets1 ⅛"100 Wires / Box

Videos

Wire-O Binding Supplies Overview

Transcript: Wire Binding Supplies ► https://www.binding101.com/wire-o-bindings
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Learn everything you need to know about twin loop Wire-O binding before you buy in this video. We discuss some of the different options available to you, as well as some of the pros and cons of this professional and simple binding method, so...
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Learn everything you need to know about twin loop Wire-O binding before you buy in this video. We discuss some of the different options available to you, as well as some of the pros and cons of this professional and simple binding method, so you can make the right choice for your business.

Wire binding is one of the most popular ways to bind client presentations and reports because of the professional finished look. The wires are clean and upscale, and when paired with your custom presentation cover, they make a great impression.

Wire bound books are also very functional. The pages turn a full 360°, they offer perfect registration for a clean look, even with the pages turned, and they will lay flat without needing to crease or hold down the pages.

Wire bound books can also be less than ideal for anyone who may need to handle the wire book for a long period of time, since the wire can bend, and cannot be re-opened to be edited, so if you find a mistake you need to cut the wire and re-bind the pages.

Call (866)537-2244 for bulk pricing or for more information. Or you can buy online at www.binding101.com.


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What is a Wire Binding Pitch?

Transcript: Wire Binding Supplies ► https://www.binding101.com/wire-o-bindings
Wire Binding Machines ► https://www.binding101.com/wire-o-binding-machines
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The word “pitch” is used often when it comes to binding documents. It is a term used for every kind of binding that has a punching action/element to it.

In this video, we specifically talk about the term “pitch” as it refers to wir...
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Call us ► (866)537-2244
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The word “pitch” is used often when it comes to binding documents. It is a term used for every kind of binding that has a punching action/element to it.

In this video, we specifically talk about the term “pitch” as it refers to wire binding.

Wire binding, also called twin loop or Wire-O binding, is a popular choice for professionals and businesses for reports, presentations, or anything else that they need to bind together.

Wire binding comes in two standard pitch options, both of which are displayed in a ratio format.

3:1 pitch, pronounced “three to one” and 2:1, pronounced “two to one”. This indicates the number of loops per inch, and correspondingly, the number of holes punched per inch.

Standard letter size 3:1 pitch wire binding spines has 32 loops, while 2:1 wires have 21. The margins on the page are slightly different, which is why you might notice the overall length is slightly different, if you compare them side-by-side.

3:1 pitch wires are made for the thinner documents and books, up to a maximum of about 120 pages, using the wire bind sizes from ¼” up to 9/16”. 2:1 pitch wires are made for the thicker books, up to a maximum of about 260 pages, using the wire diameter sizes from 5/8” to 1-1/4” (1.25”). Binding101 is also excited to offer a special 2:1 pitch wire in the smaller sizes in select colors.

So which binding wire pitch is right for you?

1. Check your machine. If you already have a wire punch and bind machine, then you need to make sure the wire spines you buy are compatible. If your machine punches 3:1, then buy 3:1 wires. Or if it punched 2:1, then buy 2:1 wires. Or if it has both punch patterns built in (often called a “duo punch”) then you can use either, depending on your project.

2. If you don’t have a binding machine yet, then think about the thickness of books that you plan to make. If you truly want the full range of sizes, then 2:1 is your safer bet, since we offer the special smaller 2:1 wires. Most customers who only bind thin books, however, do choose the 3:1 because they like the look of the holes being closer together.

Learn everything you need to know about twin loop Wire-O binding pitches before you buy. In this video we discuss the different options available to you, how to choose a wire pitch, and some things to keep in mind before you buy. With our helpful videos, you can make the right choice for your business.

Call (866)537-2244 for bulk pricing or for more information. Or you can buy online at www.binding101.com.


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Wire Binding Advantages & Disadvantages

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It is pretty common knowledge that wire binding is one of the most popular choices! You can find wire bound books anywhere…on journals and notebooks, in schools, in offices for presentations, on art pads, on scratch pads and mini books…a...
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It is pretty common knowledge that wire binding is one of the most popular choices! You can find wire bound books anywhere…on journals and notebooks, in schools, in offices for presentations, on art pads, on scratch pads and mini books…and the list goes on.

But with that being said, can they really be that perfect?

While wire bindings are a premier way to bind documents, they do have some disadvantages to go along with the advantages. And when you know both, you can easily decide whether wire binding is the best choice for your specific needs.

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The most obvious benefit of wire binding is the look! They are not only professional, but they are clean and look neat and organized; perfect for the Maria Kondo style household or business. Compared to plastic bindings, these metal wire binding look like a step up.

The twin loop wire style lets you have lay-flat reading (so you don’t have to hold the book open or create a crease in your pages, as you would with a soft cover perfect bound, tape bound, or sometimes thermal bound). The pages also turn the full 360 degrees, which is perfect for space-saving convenience. Once the pages are turned, you will see that they also have perfect registration. That means that the pages remain square with the entire stack, rather than being offset or skewed (as they would be with plastic spiral coil).

We offer only the top-quality wire binding brand: James Burn. Silver wires are a solid wire, while colored wire (including pewter) are created with a special coating that won’t chip of. Other alternative brands typically use a thinner wire, and we have heard complaints of customers switching over to us saying that the colors chipped quickly.

One thing to keep in mind is that, because they are made of a metal, they can be bend. This makes them able to close, but this also means that they can get bent if handled roughly. That is why wire binding is typically best used for books used by adults, and that might not be handled daily, or passed from person to person. As our binding wires get larger, they also get a bit thicker, making them more durable and resistant to bending, as well as stronger to handle the heavier page books.

Sometimes closing a perfect circle is a bit difficult. Depending on your wire closing machine, this may or may not be an issue for you. To get the best and most perfect close, you will want a closer that has a gliding adjustment (so you can fine tune the placement) rather than just a “click, click” from size to size setting (does that make sense?).

Wire binding is secure because the wire cannot be edited once bound. That means that on order to change out a page or fix a typo, you have to actually cut the wire off (you can use wire cutters) and re-bind them with a new wire spine. This could also be considered a disadvantage, depending on your opinion and application.

One important thing to understand if you’re new to wire binding is that it requires two different punching patterns in order to bind the full range of wire sizes. Called 3:1 and 2:1 pitch (pronounced “three to one” and “two to one”), the hole pattern (and corresponding loop pattern of the wire) will have either 3 holes per inch (32 holes on an 11” edge) or 2 holes per inch (21 holes along an 11” edge). Because these are these two patterns, you will need either two machines, a duo punch, or a disengageable die punch to be able to bind with every wire size there is. 3:1 pitch wires are made for the thinner documents and books, up to a maximum of about 120 pages, using the wire bind sizes from ¼” up to 9/16”. 2:1 pitch wires are made for the thicker books, up to a maximum of about 260 pages, using the wire diameter sizes from 5/8” to 1-1/4” (1.25”).

EXCITING NEWS: We now offer specially-made smaller wires in the 2:1 pitch for select colors! Keep in mind that the large majority of customers have a strong preference of the more tightly spaced 3:1 hole pattern when binding their thinner books.

And lastly, in a spine-by-spine comparison, wire binding is more expensive than the plastic binding alternatives.

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Now that you know the wire bind advantages and wire bind disadvantages, what are your thoughts? Is twin loop metal wire binding the best way to bind?

If you need more information, click the links above or call our experts at (866)537-2244. Or you can buy online at www.binding101.com.


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INTRODUCTION:
Hi everyone, and welcome to another one of my expert reviews. In these, I delve deep into a product and get my hands dirty to really see the item from a customer’s perspective, both for newbe’s and experienced users. For Wire-O binding, I will not only be reviewing the wires themselves, but also the wire binding process as a whole.
 

I RECOMMEND THIS FOR:
Wire binding is a very popular choice among businesses of all kinds; all you have to do is walk down the notebook isle of any store to see wire-bound after wire-bound book. They are truly found on books of all kinds. But overall, wire binding is ideal for users who (1) want a professional look, (2) want to easily flip the book pages all the way around, and (3) have the time available to punch and close.
 

WHAT I LIKE ABOUT IT:
Wire binding is incredibly professional. The metal offers a clean look that emphasizes the elegance above plastic alternatives. When pages are flipped, they remain perfectly aligned with the entire stack of pages; this is called “perfect registration” and adds to the professional appeal.

Wire bindings also allow for easy lay-flat reading, which makes them great for presentations and reports where people need to follow along (or even if you’re reading from a podium and don’t want your book to be unmanageable). Plus, pages can turn all the way around to the back for a smaller surface, great for tight board rooms or events. Binding101 also stocks a lot of colors and sizes, so most users can easily match them with their business’ branding; no mismatched presentations here!

Wire binding is fairly simple to accomplish. Just like other punch-and-bind solutions, it is a two-step process to make your book. First, punch all of your pages, and then close the wire around them. The wire bind machines are usually incredibly simple to operate, even the electric models, which means that there really isn’t any special training or anything needed to make professional wirebound journals, notebooks, reports, or docs of any kind.

Binding101 also only sells the James Burn brand of cut wire, which is the best quality on the market. I am not just saying that; the various colors of wire will not scratch or rub off like some of the alternative brands out there. This means you are always assured the best-quality wirebind.
 

THINGS TO CONSIDER:
What I consider to be the biggest consideration with wire binding is the fact that there are two different “pitches” to choose from. This becomes a problem when your machine can only punch for one specific pitch/pattern (for example, 3:1), but you need to bind a thicker book which would require a 2:1 pattern; you would not be able to accomplish that project with your existing 3:1 machine. To solve this, there are machines out there that can do both pitch/punch patterns (like the WireMac Duo), however, they tend to be a bit more expensive (you’re basically getting two machines in one), so check those out before you settle on wire binding as your solution of-choice.

Wire binding is also considered “permanent” in the way that it cannot be un-bound and re-bound if you spot a mistake in your proposal. To take it apart, you need wire cutters to actually cut the wire off (depending on the document size, some people even just pull the wire hard to take it off, though that risks tearing your pages). Although reviewing/editing a document is always a necessary step before a presentation, it is even more so when finding a mistake would mean you have to re-bind the entire batch of presentations.

Wire bindings are, you guessed it, made of metal wire. Which means that they can bend and become misshapen. This means they are not ideal for heavy handling, and can sometimes be a hassle when your user is attempting to close the wire in a perfect circle.
 

THE BOTTOM LINE:
Wire is ideal for professional users, but not so much for those who need a durable book to last the test of time. It is easy to work with, and there are several colors and sizes to choose from that make them quite versatile. The requirement for a multi-punch pattern to handle the full range of sizes, however, means it may not be the best choice for lower-end users who can’t invest in the more expensive dual pattern machines.
 

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