Today’s print finishing designs demand more attractive designs of bound products. Our quality wire provides the value added opportunities and performance now required for your stitched and spiral wire bound products. Additionally, our wire products provide delivery and transport equipment solutions which ensure trouble-free operation and safe, efficient material handling.
Wire Types for Graphic Arts
WCJ Pilgrim Wire uses a high impact PET coating made for optimal appearance and protection against corrosion that resists chipping or peeling during the staple forming process. We have drawn on our wire knowledge and insights into the aspects of colors as well as practical advice on how to select, coordinate and communicate colors for a maximum impact and effectiveness.
Galvanizing is the process of putting a protective barrier of zinc on steel to reduce the effects of the environment. Zinc is commonly used because it offers excellent cathodic protection.
The coating weight of the zinc is determined by factoring the life expectancy of the wire, the type of environment the wire will be exposed to, and cost.
- Diameters: .36 – 3.00 mm
Spiral binding is one of the most popular book binding solutions. We manufacture spiral binding wires in all common spool types.
- A wide range of options – from wire rod treatment to final surface coating - we draw iron wires
- Wire Diameters: .36 mm – 3.00 mm
- Final Strength: annealed or drawn with a tensile strength between 300 N/mm² and 1,400 N/mm² depending on diameter and steel grade
- The final surface characteristics are defined by you: bright finish, copper coated, or electrolytically galvanized
Stainless Steel Wire - Available Grades and Standards
- Nickel Alloys
- Chrome-Nickel Stainless Steel
- Straight Chrome Stainless Steel
Stitching Wire and Your Choices:
In today’s commercial printing industry stitching wire is used in two areas, the bindery and pressroom. Stitching wire is a low carbon steel with a zinc galvanized or tin coating. Stitching wire is used in side stitching, saddle stitching, corner stitching, booklet making, and inline stitching in press applications.
Tin is applied as the exterior coating on steel wires. This offers a stable low friction finish ideal for wire forming applications and extends the life of the wire in exposed environments.