Wire-bound ManualsWire-bound manuals are the most popular way to print and bind your printed documents. Wire-binding is also known as wiro-binding and spiral binding.
We bind our manuals and other literature this way using high-quality metal wire. Coupled with acetate front covers and card back covers, your manual or document is given extra protection against wear and tear.
Wire-binding is perfect for manuals that have 50 pages and over, although can still be bound with as little as 20 pages.
Wire-bound manuals are best suited for:
Front Cover Material
Back Cover Material
Front Cover Printing
Back Cover Printing
Inner Pages Printing
Number of tabs
Wire-binding is also known as wiro-binding and spiral binding. It is the most popular way to print and bind your training manuals, software manuals, and other printed literature. It offers ease of reading as the pages are easy to turn and the manual lays flat on a desk.
PDF FilesHigh resolution (300dpi) files are the best for us to work with. Please see the settings below to get the best quality printing.
- Resolution: Choose High Resolution
- Compression Settings - For colour and greyscale this should be downsampled to 300dpi with "auto compression" set on high
- Font Embedding - Should be set to "embed all fonts"
- Colour needs to be set as CMYK
- Please supply 3mm bleed around your artwork.
- Please ensure that the colour is set to CMYK, not RGB.
- Please provide crop marks around all your supplied artwork.
Microsoft Office FilesWe cannot print straight from the following programmes. However, we can save a PDF file and re-send back to you for proofing.
Please note: It is important when supplying a PDF from a Microsoft Office application, that extra care is taken to ensure any spot colours are created correctly in your original document/file.
Please supply a screenshot of your Microsoft Office file before conversion. You can do this by following the instruction below for both Mac and PC.
Mac: Press 'Command' + 'Shift' + 3 for a full screenshot, or 'Command' + 'Shift' + 4 to select an area to screenshot. This will save a PNG file to your desktop.
PC: There is a key on your keyboard that says 'Print Screen'. You can then paste this into a document or email to send over.