Wire-O Binding FAQs
What is Wire-O?
For businesses that need to produce professional-quality books, wire binding is the most popular binding option. Wire-O spines offer a clean and high-class appeal that no punch-and-binding method can match. Wire-O double-o wires let books lay flat, and the sheets flip a complete 360 degrees. They offer a semi-secure binding method.
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. A 2:1 punch machine will only work with a 2:1 binding wire; ensure your wire binding machine has the same hole pattern as the wire spines you purchase.
What Sizes and Colours are Available?
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. They include the standard black, white, silver, pewter, blue, and red, as well as specialty green, grey, navy and gold (please contact us for specialty colours). 3:1 pitch wire-o comes in sizes from 1/4" up to 9/16" (up to 5/8” in black and white), which means it can be used for books from 2 to 110 sheets (or 220 pages). 2:1 pitch wire-o is available up to 1 ¼", perfect for books up to 230 sheets (or 460 pages). Click here for a complete size chart.
How Many Loops do 3:1 and 2:1 Pitch Wires Have?
How Long are Binding Wires?
Binding wires are either pre-cut to 11" lengths for standard letter size paper or continuously wrapped around a spool. Custom cut wire is also available cut to any size length you need.
What Kind of Books are Wire-O Bindings Typically Used to Bind?
- Financial and business reports
- Professional presentations
- Notebooks and journals
- Marketing materials
- Wall and Desk Calendars
- Notepads, and more!
What do I need to Bind with Wire-O?
- Wire Binding machine (in matching pitch to the wires; either 3:1 or 2:1)
- Wire closer (sometimes included on the binding machine)
- Wire-O binding spines
- Presentation covers (optional – but highly recommended)