When To Choose Spiral Bound Book Printing

There are a number of different aspects to consider if you are writing or producing a book or document for printing, distribution and use. Aside from the individual author writing their book, many businesses use brochures, programmes and booklets as part of their advertising materials to market their products or services and to publish reports and manuals.

A number of book binding methods can be employed to finish these business documents and you can choose which binding method is the most appropriate for your particular printed work – you can choose from saddle stitched, perfect bound or spiral bound.

When To Choose Spiral Bound Book Printing

Spiral binding is the often the best solution for documents or books of between four and 180 leaves – effectively 360 pages, if printed double-sided. Spiral binding is also known as wiro or coil binding  – this book binding method consists of a document being bound and held together with a metal wire spine (usually black) fed through pre-punched holes near the edges of the individual pages.

There are no solid spines nor folds in spiral bound book printing – this means that the books can be opened flat and completely back on themselves. This particular book binding method is an ideal solution for printing books containing reference material and subject matters such as recipes, manuals, notebooks and reports. This book format is also useful and effective for presentations because they can lie open on a desk for easy access and reference.

Spiral bound books can be different sizes

Spiral bound book printing is available in a number of different formats and sizes. Spiral bound booklets are produced from A5 up to, what is usually the largest required size, A3. An A3 document is usually bound on the short edge and is ideal for portfolios and creative presentation booklets or documents. 

Choose from a range of papers

There are a range of different quality and weight paper options for your book binding. Everything from silk paper, with a smooth feel and sheen appearance, to gloss paper with its’ shiny, smooth finish, highlighting any colour content, are available and suitable for spiral bound finishing. For the environmentally minded authors and businesses, recyclable paper options are also popular.

Spiral binding offers a number of cover choices

Spiral bound book printing offers a number of different options when deciding on the cover of your choice for your book. The cover can be printed on thicker paper than the internal pages of your document, giving the book more protection and durability.

These protective aspects can be further enhanced by having the cover pages laminated with a gloss or matt coating. Many opt for a protective clear acetate cover for their spiral bound book adding an even greater level of protection against wear and tear.

The quality of the materials and finish of your document tells people a lot about the business itself – so it is always worth considering using an experienced and professional book printing and binding company to produce your valuable and important books and documents.


We are an all round UK book manufacturing and printing service. We work closely with publishers, self publishers and authors. We have a state of the art factory, complemented by our sales and marketing office in Westoning, Bedfordshire. We have invested in the very latest digital and litho printing technology, to integrate with a fully equipped craftsman bindery.  The conclusion of which means we are offering both softback and hardback books, to a very high standard of quality.

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