Spiral Binding

The Affordable Binding for Your Paper

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3D look inside function

FREE next-day delivery

Price: from €7.90

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Spiral binding free delivery

FREE next-day delivery

Upload your thesis in the BachelorPrint online shop, order your favourite binding and benefit from free express delivery.

Spiral binding look inside

INNOVATIVE look inside function

Use the look inside function to do a final check of your thesis and the binding. You’ll see what your finished binding will look like online before you submit your order!

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Online 3D configuration

Keep track of your binding with the 3D preview while modifying it in our online shop. PLUS: estimated date of delivery and a live price calculation.

Spiral Binding

The perfect binding for students

The low price and minimalistic design of spiral binding is perfect for short academic works like research papers or essays. You can choose between a spiral in plastic or metal and seven different colours for the back cover of your spiral binding.
  • Surface: Textured leather look
  • Front Film: Transparent plastic
  • Back Cover Colours: Blue, green, red, black, grey, yellow, white
  • Suitable For: Approx. 1 - 300 pages

Price: from €7.90

Available immediately

Spiral Binding Options

The spiral binding has a back page that can be ordered in seven different colours. The front film is always transparent to present the cover page to your reader.

You can choose from the following options for your spiral binding:

Plastic or metal wire binding in black

Colour of the back cover:

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

Online Configurator

NEW: final proof with look inside function

Thanks to the look inside function, you can skim through your spiral binding online before the binding process and check whether everything is correct. This includes the selected extras, such as fold-out pages, triangular pockets or CD sleeves.

Spiral binding look inside option
Spiral binding 3d live configurator

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

In the BachelorPrint online shop you can not only configure your binding, you can also see every change you make to your binding immediately in the 3D live preview. In addition, you will always see a current price calculation and the estimated delivery date all online.


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 total price of the spiral binding depends on the number of pages and whether you would like any extras. The spiral binding itself costs €7.90.

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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