Spiral-O wire is a unique kind of twin-loop binding wire that has the same hole spacing as a plastic binding comb. This essentially means that you can wire bind using the comb punch that you already have, without needing to buy a whole new wire punch machine.
So how does Spiral-O actually compare to the standard Wire-O twin loop wires? Spiral-O has just 19 double loops across the entire length for a standard letter size page. Wire-O, however, has either 32 or 21 loops, depending on the binding pitch. The 19 rings on a Spiral-O binding spine correspond to the 19 rectangular holes that are punched for a plastic comb binding spine, whereas Wire-O requires an actual Wire-O punch machine in the correct pitch for the individual wires.
Spiral-O is growing in popularity. Most businesses that have been binding for a longer period of time have a GBC comb binding machine, so Spiral-O gives those users the ability to create a more professional look with a wire, without having to invest in a whole new piece of equipment. All they need to do is add a wire closing tool, and they are ready to go.
Here is a visual to help you see how Spiral-O wire compares to its counterparts, Wire-O and Comb.
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