Spiral Binding

The Affordable Binding for Your Paper

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Price: from £ 4.90

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Order online today, receive your binding tomorrow! Just upload your paper, choose your binding, submit your order and benefit from our free next-day express delivery!

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INNOVATIVE look inside function

Benefit from our look inside function: browse your thesis online the way it will look after binding right in our print shop and thereby do a final check.

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Online 3D configuration

See a 3D preview of your spiral binding online with every adjustment as well as the estimated date of delivery and price calculation in our online print shop.

Spiral Binding

The affordable binding for students

Spiral binding is very popular among students as it is the most affordable binding. It has a classic and simple look and is therefore especially good for short academic papers. The transparent front cover enables the reader to see your cover page at first glance.
  • Surface: Textured in leather look
  • Back Cover Colours: Blue, black, green, red, grey, yellow, white
  • Front Film: Transparent plastic
  • Suitable For: Approx. 1 - 300 pages

Price: from £ 4.90

Available immediately

Spiral Binding Options

With BachelorPrint, you can order the spiral binding in seven different colours. Note: only the back cover is coloured, the front film is always transparent. The spiral is offered in black and therefore suits every colour.

You can choose from the following options:

Plastic or metal wire binding

Colour of the back cover:

  • Royal blue
  • Bordeaux red
  • Sunshine yellow
  • Dark green
  • Grey
  • Black
  • White

Online Configurator

NEW: final proof with look inside function

You want to check your binding and your thesis before placing your order online? Benefit from our new look inside function that enables you to do a final proof online before printing and binding. Just browse your paper online and see your binding and every adjustment you made, like CD sleeves, triangular pockets or fold-out pages.

Spiral binding look inside option
3D preview spiral binding

3D online configurator with delivery date display and live price calculation

The 3D preview in the BachelorPrint online shop enables you to see your binding and every adjustment you make live while configuring your order. In addition, you can also see the estimated date of delivery and a detailed price calculation.


BachelorPrint produces the spiral binding in three steps. In the first step, all pages of your paper plus the front page and the back page in a chosen color will be punched. The different spiral binding options (metal or plastic) need different punching holes. In the second step, the punched pages will be surrounded by the front and back page. In the third and last steps, the spiral is inserted in the stamped holes and closed. Once an order is put through the online print shop, this process can be completed within 24-72 hours.

Spiral binding is mainly used for smaller academic papers due to its simplicity. For more important papers, other bindings are more suitable. Using the 3D configurator, you can test how your academic paper will look with each binding in the online print shop.

We recommend spiral binding for the following types of work:




The spiral binding itself costs £4.90 and is therefore the most affordable option. The total price depends on how many pages your paper has and whether you would like extra gadgets in your binding.

You can calculate the exact price for the binding here: Print Shop

The spiral binding is offered in seven different sizes, based on the number of pages. The spiral diameters’ range varies from 6 mm to 22 mm. The maximum number of pages is also based on the weight of the paper used or the purpose of the academic work.

You can fit more sheets of 100 g/m² paper into spiral binding than you can 120 g/m² paper. If you need to bind more than 300 pages with wire binding, we would recommend double-sided printing. That way, up to 600 printed pages, or 300 pages, fit into our wire binding. For more information about paper for printing, head over to our blog post ‘Paper for Thesis Printing and Binding‘.

Page Count and Thickness of Binding:

  • 1-30 pages with 100 g/m paper. 1-20 pages with 120 g/m = 6mm
  • 31-50 pages with 100 g/m. 21-40 pages with 120 g/m = 8mm
  • 51-70 pages with 100 g/m. 41-60 pages with 120 g/m = 11mm
  • 71-90 pages with 100 g/m. 61-80 pages with 120 g/m = 13mm
  • 91-110 pages with 100 g/m. 81-100 pages with 120 g/m = 15mm
  • 111-150 pages with 100 g/m. 101-140 pages with 120 g/m =19mm
  • 151-200 pages with 100 g/m. 141-190 pages with 120 g/m =22mm

Advantages & Disadvantages

Here you will find some advantages and disadvantages to help you decide whether or not the spiral binding is the right choice for your thesis printing and binding– or any other academic work that you need printed.


  • Affordable price
  • Short production time
  • Clear front cover to show front page


  • Easily creased
  • Relatively unprotected from external elements
  • Embossing not an option
  • Corners and ribbons not an option

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