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Wire-o Bound Books

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Wire-o binding, otherwise known as twin loop wire or double loop wire binding is the perfect choice for training manuals, presentations, theses, reports, or any other application where a completely lay-flat finish is important.

  • Guaranteed highest quality printing
  • 360 degree rotation of bound pages
  • Wide choice of cover and page options
  • Lamination, Spot UV and Metallic Foiled Cover options
  • 2:1 or 3:1 pitch depending on book thickness
  • Choose from black or white wires
  • Generally VAT Zero rated
  • Closed and hidden spine for secure pages
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Wire-o Bound Books - More Info


Wire-o binding is a neat, professional style of binding which allows book pages to lay completely flat, or even turn back on themselves. This makes this the perfect style of bind to choose for training manuals, presentations and reports.


Flexpress offer a wide choice of cover options and several weights of uncoated and silk papers for wire-o bound books. Uncoated papers are by far the most popular option for the pages in this kind of book as it facilitates the easy use of pens for making notes.

High Definition Printing:

Every job at Flexpress is printed using the finest technology available. You wont receive any products printed on beefed-up photocopiers from us - another reason we back everything with our total satisfaction guarantee. This product is printed either lithographically using LED UV inks or using HP Indigo which is arguably the finest digital technology available.

Precision Finishing:

Wire-o binding manually is a relatively slow process so to ensure we meet challenging deadlines, Flexpress use automated punching machinery and electric closing equipment which dramatically speeds up the binding process. All books are bound in your choice of black or white wires (other colours available by custom quote) with the seam of the book discretely hidden within the inside back cover. This is the correct way to wire-bind a book and also ensures the pages can't fall out. As with all our products these books are packed in extra-strong, double-walled, unbranded cartons that will stand up to the rigours of national carriage.


Covers are available with your preferred choice of gloss, matt or soft-touch laminates.


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All orders are dispatched by reputable national carriers on a next working day service. This will usually arrive by 5pm although please be aware once goods have left our premises we have no influence on when they are delivered. If you would like to upgrade to an AM or Saturday delivery, please contact who can arrange this for an additional cost.

UK company with a reliable track record:

Flexpress started life back in 1989 and are UK based keeping British people in jobs. Everything we offer is printed and finished in-house by us as our 8000 square foot premises in Leicestershire. We're proud of our facilities and unlike many of our competitors, we welcome visitors at any time but if you can't visit, why not take our virtual tour

Total Satisfaction Guaranteed

We take quality and customer service very seriously. Our right-first-time approach coupled with cutting edge technology and professional team mean we're confident enough to offer a total satisfaction guarantee. If through any fault of ours, there's an issue with your printing, we'll always arrive at a solution to leave you 100% happy.

FAQs - Wire-o Bound Books

What's the best: wire-o binding or plastic coil binding?

Both offer similar results enabling the pages not only to lay flat but turn back on themselves a full 360 degrees but wire-o, in our opinion, looks more professional. The lay-flat properties are the main reason people choose either of these binding methods. It's personal choice, of course, but commercially, wire-o tends to be more common; particularly with training companies whereas educational establishments tend to prefer plastic coils. Anywhere safety is a concern, plastic coil is preferred as the wire can be pulled out, straightened and used for other things than its intended purpose.

I've had wire bound books where the pages have fallen out. Is this common?

Not if the book was bound properly. If you can see where the spine has been closed on the outside of the book, it has been bound incorrectly and the pages could fall out quite easily. The closed spine of the book should always be on the inside of the book (usually inside the back cover) and this prevents pages falling out.

What types of book are best suited to wire-o binding?

Wire-o binding suits manuals, notebooks, recipe books; in fact any book where it's helpful to be able to read or write without the need to hold the book.

How is the bind formed?

The pages are gathered together and punched with a series of holes to the bound edge of the book. The pages are then placed over the prongs of a preformed 'binding comb' before the gap in the wire is closed shut.


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Artwork Templates - A4 Wire-o Booklets

Please select a template from the options below. Templates are available in Adobe InDesign or Adobe PDF formats. In your chosen design software, please duplicate the template page to your required amount of pages.

Template ref: A4-Portrait-Wire-o
Finished Size: A4 (210mm x 297mm)
Size with Bleed: 216mm x 303mm
Template ref: A4-Landscape-Wire-o
Finished Size: A4 (297mm x 210mm)
Size with Bleed: 303mm x 216mm
File Set-up Information
We would always recommend using Adobe InDesign to create your booklet artwork, with the easiest way being to download one of our templates above and use that as your base. When exporting your file as a PDF, please ensure you select 'Press Quality' in the output settings, and ensure you have 3mm bleed and trim marks. We work to FOGRA39 colour standards too, so please ensure you are using that colour profile.

For Wire-o Bound booklets, please ensure your pages are supplied in 1 file, in running order as per this sample PDF.


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