Wire binding is a well-known book or document binding method throughout the world. Although it is famous by the name wire binding also known as wire bind, ring wire, double-o, twin loop wire, wire-o and double loop wire.


Punching is the first step after which wire binding takes place, so this step should be impeccable. Aspirant needs to get the documents punched before binding. Punching documents get inserted into the wire binding machine and it performs the task of binding in such a perfect way.


Variations Of Wire Binding 


Wire binding confers a strength to the bound documents and easy to open on a flat surface with 360-degree rotation. Radically, there are two different hole classifications in wire binding which are 3:1 and 2:1. Basically 3:1 refers 3 three holes per inch and similarly 2:1 refers 2 holes per inch.


Pitch 3:1


3:1 hole pattern comes with 32 holes on 11 edges where 2:1 endows 21 holes on 11 edges. If we contemplate the thickness the document gets by both of the patterns then 3:1 gives ½” and 2:1 provides 1 ¼”.


Pitch 2:1


The number of thickness is different so you need to understand the main difference between them. Basically the pattern we know as 2:1 is used to bind quite thick documents, but that does not mean this pattern fails in binding thinner documents. You can perform the job of binding thin documents by this pattern as well. Pitch 2:1 wires are commonly available in different sizes as small ¼” and go up to 1 1/2”. If the wire size is above 1 then the color choice will be limited.


On the other hand 3:1 pitch is used to bind thinner documents. This binding style also introduces a different kind of sizes such as ¼ “to 9/1” in diameter. But pitch 3:1 is not available in more sizes, as 9/16 is the largest size of this pattern and it is not available in larger than that. If sizes are limited in this pitch then it endows a good number of colors. Sizes up to 5/8” are available is few different colors. Pitch 3:1 is the most preferable for square or round holes.


Manual and electric wire binding


If you are going to perform the binding task with double loop wire then you need to complete it through wire binding machine and here a wire closer is required. As you know there is a myriad class of binding machines as they come as automatic and manual in nature, but both classifications are in trend as smaller organizations choose manual binding where they have less work to perform a day but in the larger organizations one needs to choose the automatic wire binding machine. Because large organizations have big orders with a specified deadline so it becomes more necessary to complete the task in the given time. Manual machines can perform the task in an impeccable way but take more time than automatic. Automatic wire binding machines are present in the classification of electric wire binding machines.