We’re happy to introduce a new service at Bookmobile, wire-o hardcover binding! We’ve tested and tested, and we can successfully and beautifully wire-o bind a hardcover case.

Hardcover wire-o binding is a great option for a cookbook, coloring book, notebook, or journal, among others—it’s a durable cover with a binding that lays open flat. The cost of our hardcover wire-o binding is similar to our pricing for a hardcover with a printed case.

Contact me with specs for a quote!

Hardcover Wire Binding 

Our hardcover wire-o binding does not have a spine. The options we currently offer are:

  • white or black wire-o
  • a four-color printed case with gloss or matte lamination
  • a Rainbow Antique paper case, with foil stamping as an option
  • for the inside front and back covers, a printed or Rainbow Antique paper endsheet

Paperback Wire Binding, or Plastic Spiral Binding

And we do offer wire-o and also plastic spiral binding for paperback weight covers! Our paperback covers come in 10 or 12 pt. C1S, with gloss, matte, and soft-touch matte laminations available.

Wire-O Binding

wire-o binding
Dance by Letter, by Annie-B Parson, 53rd State Press.

Plastic Spiral Binding

coloring book printing

Margin and Hole Punch Specs

We recommend that text have at least 1/2″ to 5/8″ of a gutter margin, for ease of reading.

On larger page counts, the holes punch into about 3/16″ in the gutter, and we do two holes per inch.

wire binding

On smaller page counts, the holes punch into about 1/4″ in the gutter, and we do three holes per inch.

wire binding

The hole diameters are:

  • approximately 1/8″ for round holes (used for plastic spiral binding)
  • approximately 1/8″ for square holes for up to about 5/8″ thickness books
  • approximately 1/4″ for square holes for 2/1 punch for thicker books

Contact me with questions or specs for a quote!