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Wire and Spiral Binding

This article will teach you about the process of creating wire and spiral binding. Read on to expand your knowledge about this type of binding!

Example of Wire Binding

For the process of creating wire or spiral binding, the book block is first trimmed on all four sides. Then, holes are drilled along one side and the pages are secured by either a wire that is clamped through the holes or a spiral that is threaded through the holes.

Because projects using this type of binding do not have to be stapled or sewn through the fold, they do not follow the standard page count multiple of 4 rule. Instead your final page count can be an increment of 2. That is great news if you have a project that has a page count that isn’t a multiple of 4!

This type of binding is most often used for calendars, cookbooks, and activity/workbooks. For all of these types of projects, the wire and spiral binding makes it possible for them to lay flat when open against a surface like a desk, floor, or wall. If you’re printing a project like this, then wire binding might be the right type of binding for you.

Example of Spiral Binding

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