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Wire Binding

Wire Binding
Wire Binding is a great bind style to use if you require a professional and presentable style. MyBinding stocks Twin Loop Wire in several colors and diameters accommodating books up to 110 pages.
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Twin Loop Wire Binding Supplies
Now that you have your wire binding machine, it's time to seal the deal with the twin loop wire binding supplies! Twin Loop wire, also called Wire-O binding supplies, Wire Bind supplies, Double Loop wire, and Wire Combs, are available in 14 different colors and ranging in size from 1/4" to 1-1/2" in diameter.
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Wire Binding - A How To Guide
Wire Binding

Twin Loop wire binding is one of the most popular methods of binding available today. Twin Loop wire binding is also known as double loop wire binding, wire-o binding, double wire binding, or just wire binding and involves taking a preformed C shaped wire binding, placing the spine through the holes on the edge of your document and using a wire closer to close the C shape into a round binding element. Twin Loop wire binding is considered to be one of the most elegant binding styles available on the market and is popular with real estate offices, architects, engineers and marketing departments. However, if you are considering using Twin Loop wire binding in your office there are a few things you might like to know …

1. Twin loop wire comes in two different pitches (the number of holes per inch). Generally speaking, smaller sized documents use 3:1 pitch (3 holes per inch) and larger sized documents use 2:1 pitch (2 holes per inch). To be more specific, 3:1 pitch wire is available in sizes from 3/16? up to 9/16? and 2:1 pitch wire is available in sizes from 5/8? up to 1-1/4?. It is possible to order 2:1 pitch wire in smaller sizes. However, 3:1 pitch wire is not available in sizes larger than 9/16? (the diameter of the wire becomes too thick to fit in the holes).

2. Depending on the size of the documents that you are looking to bind you will need to choose the right wire binding machine. Most wire binding machines either punch the 3:1 or the 2:1 hole pattern. However, the Akiles WireMac Duo Combo binding machine is capable of punching both the 2:1 and the 3:1 patterns. If you are looking for an electric binding machine capable of punching both 2:1 and 3:1 patterns, you will need to consider a modular binding punch such as the GBC MP2500ix, or the GBC Magnapunch.

3. Most desktop twin loop wire binding machines include a wire closer that is designed to squeeze the C shaped wires together until they are round. It is important that this wire closer is accurate and closes equally across the entire length of the closer otherwise your documents will not operate correctly. Both Akiles and Renz wire binding machines include high quality wire closers.

4. When binding documents with twin loop wire, a good trick to remember is to bind the back cover of the report on the front of your document. After the document is bound you can flip the back cover onto the back of the document and it will hide the place where the twin loop wire meets giving you a more elegant bind.

Twin loop wire is incredibly popular because it allows documents to not only lay flat but to wrap 360 degrees.Twin loop wire is available in a number of colors including: black, white, silver, bronze, red, blue, green, navy and gray. This style is ideal for higher end presentations and proposals but should not be mailed without protection for the spine since the metal spines can become deformed.

Frequently Asked Questions
How do I bind a document using Wire-O binding?
If you are looking for a highly professional and elegant binding style, you might be considering twin loop wire binding (also called wire-o, double loop or double-o binding). This binding style uses a piece of coated steel wire that is bent into a c-shape to provide an excellent and professi...Read More
Can I use Spiral-O Wire with my Comb Binding Machine?
Over the years, a number of customers have asked me whether they can use twin loop wire with their plastic comb binding machine. These customers often don’t want to have to buy a brand new machine but they like the look and feel of twin loop wire binding. The answer ...Read More
What should I know about Twin Loop Wire Binding?
Choosing the right binding system to represent the image of your organization can be difficult. There are many different binding styles available to choose from. You may have seen plastic comb binding, spiral coil binding, thermal binding or even Velobind. All of these bi...Read More
How do I choose the right Twin Loop Wire Binding Machine?
Twin loop wire (also known as Wire-O) binding provides an exceptionally elegant and professional looking solution for report and proposal binding. Perhaps you have seen proposals that have been bound with a wire binding machine and would like to try wire binding in your office. This article ...Read More
How do I bind a document using Spiral-O Wire?
Spiral-O wire binding supplies are designed for a very specific set of applications. Users of Spiralo wire binding usually fall into one of two categories. Some users have an older Ibico comb binding machine with a wire closer built in. These machines were designed for use wit...Read More
How do I create a calendar?
Have you ever seen a calendar bound with twin loop wire with a small half moon punch out and a calendar hanger to hang it on the wall? Now it is possible for you to create your own calendars just like this. All you need is twin loop wire binding machines, some t...Read More
What Pitch do I need for Wire Binding?
Twin loop wire has two different pitch options: 2:1 and 3:1. In the article conveniently titled: “What Does Pitch Mean?” we describe in full detail what pitch means. For a quick reminder: the pitch refers to the number of holes per inch. If you have a machine already, b...Read More

Twin Loop Wire Binding Overview Video

Transcript: Welcome to MyBinding video. This is a video on twin loop wire binding, both the machines and the systems. Inexpensive and impressive, wire binding is very popular. The process is pretty straightforward with three different steps. First is the punching. This can be done electronically or manually. The final two steps are the binding process. First, you thread your punched project onto the wire. This can be a little tricky but you get used to it over time. The third and final step is closing the wire. This is done with a wire closer. An adjustment is made for the size wire that you're using with... Read More

Welcome to MyBinding video. This is a video on twin loop wire binding, both the machines and the systems. Inexpensive and impressive, wire binding is very popular. The process is pretty straightforward with three different steps. First is the punching. This can be done electronically or manually. The final two steps are the binding process. First, you thread your punched project onto the wire. This can be a little tricky but you get used to it over time. The third and final step is closing the wire. This is done with a wire closer. An adjustment is made for the size wire that you're using with your project and you clamp down, the wire is closed, and your project is all finished. If done correctly, the seam of the wire is hidden between the back cover and the back page.

A very common feature is side margin control. This allows all punches to be consistent and centered. Disengageable die pins is a great feature that allows you to process virtually any length sheet of paper. Depth of margin control knob allows you to select a thinner or thicker margin; thicker ones are better for thicker books. All wire closers adjust to the size wire that you're using. However, not all wire closers can accommodate the same size wire. Many wire binding machines have built-in wire closers. But there are also separate, modular units that make the process faster or more versatile. This should be taken into consideration if you have a lot of binding to do or if you have a wide range of thicknesses for your books.

As with all binding systems, wire binding has a great range in size and price for machines and systems used. Some machines are very small, personal, great for the home office and low volume work, as well as extremely portable. Units like these can run under 40 dollars and upwards to about a hundred. As productivity needs increase, so do the size and options of the machines. Almost every machine is a built-in, all-in-one unit that has both punching and binding capabilities. As you move into metal machines that are more heavy duty and can handle larger projects and volume loads, the price goes up into the 100 to 400 dollar range. Another determining factor in price is the electric or manual punch. With smaller workloads, manual is no problem. But if you're going to be doing a lot of binding, the electric punch sure is helpful.

As you move into larger, more heavy duty and industrial machines, you can punch a lot more a lot faster with a greater sense of accuracy, as well as the closer is able to handle and accommodate much larger books. Some of these machines are all-in-one units that do both punching and binding, but there are a few machines on the market that work with modular units. There's a base model that does the punching and the closer is a modular that you add to it, on the side for a separate operator or on top of for a single operator. These more industrial machines can run from 1,000 to 5,000 dollars.

Whatever your binding needs and budget are, we have a solution. For all kinds of demos, reviews, and how-tos, check out MyBinding.com.