When wire bound booklets are the ideal option

When printing a booklet, there are a few different options you can choose from. At Print2Demand, we have paperback books, hardback books, staple booklets and wire-o bound booklets.

Wire bound booklets, or wire-o bound booklets are made up of pages bound together with a metal wire spine fed through pre-punched holes near the binding edge of individual pages. The sturdiness of the wire gives these booklets longevity, as well as the ability to lie completely flat and turn 360 degrees if necessary; making it ideal for many different document formats.

In this blog we take a look at when wire bound booklets are the idea option for printing:

Instruction booklets and manuals

Wire bound booklets are ideal for instruction booklets and manuals as the wire spine, which allows the booklet to lie completely flat, makes it easier to follow instructions from page to page, as well as making it easier to refer back to previous pages. If you are short on space, or like to hold the booklet while you are doing the job, having the ability to fold the booklet 360 degrees is a real plus point!

Presentation documents

The wire bound booklet method is extremely effective for presentation documents, especially during meetings, because they can lie open on a desk for easy access and reference. The ability to flip the pages around, so it’s easier to know your place in the booklet is also very useful within presentation documents, so everyone knows they are on the same page!

Company reports

Wire bound booklets are the standard model for reports; easily and effectively displaying and communicating information to people. The ability to easily flip back and forth to different sections within the booklet is very popular when it comes to reports to easily find what you are looking for. 

Activity books

Activity books tend to have activities that run across multiple pages – so, having the ability to lie completely flat with a wire bound booklet is much needed within these types of books. Children also enjoy flipping from page-to-page, so having the ability to do that with ease on a wire bound booklet makes them the ideal choice for colouring and puzzle books.

Wire bound booklets are extremely hardwearing, making them the perfect choice for files that are more likely to get used every day. If you’re considering some booklet printing, look no further than Print2Demand. Order black and white or colour booklets in portrait, landscape or square. Front and back covers can be printed on one or both sides with gloss, matt, or soft touch matt lamination as required. Special finishes including foil blocking and spot UV are also available.


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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