Wire binders are simple mechanisms used for binding loose pages and documents together. It is one of the most common machines used for book binding, ideal for binding together booklets, spiral note books, readers, and calendars. It is an office essential that provides an inexpensive way to create professional-looking book bound documents. When using a wire binder, pages are punched with holes (2-3 holes per inch, more or less, depending on the machine's pitch ratio). The holes punched by these machines are often round, rectangular or square to accommodate the type of loop wire to be used. The wires are then inserted, bent, and closed together by the machine after pages are fed into the mechanism's wire ring. Wire binding is ideal for larger books and for documents with more pages.
Types of Wire Binders
Wire binders generally have the same mechanism and design, and most differ only in terms of capacity. There are wire binders that are built for thicker books and documents, while others can only punch and bind documents or books with fewer pages. Wire binders typically thread wires into the punched holes on the edge of pages. They often have 3:1 or 2:1 pitch rations (number of holes per inch), and are ideal for in house binding of simple documents. Some alternative types of binding machines include thermal binders that use heat and adhesives, roller binders or cold binders, strip binders, saddle stitching machines, as well as coil and comb binders.
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