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How to Wire Bind A Calendar

You only need a wire binding machine plus a few accessories, to bind your own fully professional calendars. It is just so simple for longer runs of conventional calendars or short-run personalised calendars. 

STAGE 1: PUNCHING

First punch the top edge with the calendar with 34 holes for an A4 (297mm edge) or 24 holes for an A5 (210mm edge)

STAGE 2: CUTTING THE THUMBCUT

Unless you have a wire binding punch with a built in thumbcut, you will now need to cut out the central thumbcut using one of the Presco thumbcut machines. (See Presco thumbcut) This should be positioned in the centre of hte punched edge and will cut out two of the punched holes.

 

STAGE 3: BINDING THE CALENDAR

Now bind the calendar in the usual way using an A4 or A5 wire of appropriate size.

STAGE 4: CUTTING THE WIRE

Using the Presco mini wire cutters (see Presco wire cutters) cut the binding wire out where it crosses the thumbcut space.

STAGE 5: INSERTING THE HANGER

use 57mm calendar hangers which are easily inserted by pushing into one side and then pulling back into the other side.

STAGE 6: FINISHED CALENDAR

The result! A professionally wire bound calendar.

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