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Re: spiral binding

Although it may not be considered a "politically correct" binding,
I can attest to the usefulness of the Wir-O system.  We had one at
a bindery I worked at and for making calendars or binding student
art projects, it was great.  I think it is better as far as openability
than some of the other types (adhesive or velo binding, if I have
the right kind of binding in mind when I say velo) and it looks
better than a plastic comb or true spiral binding.  As far as doing
500 books, I don't know if it would be the most efficient.  The bindery
usually did runs of 1 to 10 about once every other month.  The bonus
with the Wiro-O binding is if you make a mistake (which of course is
not the goal ;-) and have to remove the wire part, it comes out in
many different unusual shapes, which we bindery employees -- in our
spare time of course -- would shape into Wir-O sculptures to decorate
the shop.  Fun and functional.  What more can you ask for?


        Eric Alstrom     Athens, Ohio    ealstrom1@xxxxxxxxx
By all means leave the road when you wish.  That is precisely the use
of a road:  to reach individually chosen points of departure.  By all
means break the rules,  and break them beautifully,  deliberately and
well. That is one of the ends for which they exist.
                     R. Bringhurst: The Elements of Typographic Style

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