Stitching & Stapling Wire

Dorstener Wire Drawing is your single-source provider for high-quality, high-performance wire products. With years of experience, we are committed to providing each of our clients with premium products that exceed expectations at an economic price coupled with industry-leading customer service.

DWD manufactures Powerbind stitching wire. This product is specifically designed for high speed binding equipment. A low quality wire can cost a bindery time and money.

-Powerbind stitching wire helps to increase machine speeds.

-Powerbind stitching wire help eliminates unnecessary down time due clogged & jammed stitching heads.

-Powerbind allows operators can now focus on producing product rather than worrying about how to keep a low quality stitching wire product running.

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Round Stitching & Stapling Wire

Dorstener Wire Drawing offers stitching and stapling wire in both round and flat specifications. Round stitching and stapling wire is used by the bookbinding, printing and packaging industries. DWD manufactures both standard and custom stitching and stapling wire. Our POWERBIND® and CLASSICBIND® lines of wire provide superior performance in high-speed bookbinding and stapling machinery.

POWERBINDPOWERBIND® – A unique product that allows the user to reduce the wire diameter without sacrificing strength. POWERBIND® is a low carbon wire that performs like a high carbon wire but is more ductile and forgiving on stitching heads and components. It is specifically designed for high speed stitching equipment.

Round Wire:

DWD Wire Gauge Diameter in (mm) Diameter in (inches) Feet per Pound Meters per Kilogram Recommended Thickness of work
18 1.07 0.0421 211 142 5/8″ – 1-1/4″
19 1.04 0.0409 223 150 1/2″ – 1-1/8″
20 0.98 0.0386 251 169 1/2″ – 3/4″
21 0.80 0.0315 377 254 1/2″ – 3/4″
22 0.75 0.0295 429 288 1/4″ – 3/4″
23 0.70 0.0276 493 331 1/8″ – 3/8″
24 0.60 0.0236 670 451 1/16″ – 1/4″
25 0.55 0.0217 798 536 1/16″ – 7/32″
26 0.50 0.0197 965 649 Up to 3/16″
27 0.45 0.0177 1192 801 Up to 3/16″
28 0.40 0.0157 1509 1014 Up to 1/8″

*The recommended thickness of work also depends on the type and grade of paper used.

Standard Spool Sizes:

Spool Size in lbs. Flange Dia. “A” Traverse Outside “B” Barrel Dia. “C” Arbor Hole Dia. Spool Material
5 5.25″ 2.75″ 3.50″ .625″ Plastic
10 6.00″ 3.50″ 3.50″ .625″ Plastic
35 11.81″ 4.02″ 8.27″ 2.05″ Plastic
40 7.87″ 7.09″ 4.33″ 1.26″ Plastic
70 10.00″ 6.00″ 5.50″ 1.25″ Plastic
200 13.98″ 13.98″ 8.58″ 5.00″ Plastic
1000 25.20″ 23.03″ 13.78″ 3.15″ Wooden

Documentation Downloads:

DWD Wire Gauge & Stitch Calculator – MS Excel File

Flat Stitching & Stapling Wire

Flat Stitching & Stapling Wire

Dorstener Wire Drawing manufactures stitching and stapling wire in both flat and round specifications. Flat stitching and stapling wire is used by the packaging, bookbinding and printing industries. DWD’s CLASSICBIND® line of wire provides superior performance in stapling and bookbinding machinery. DWD manufactures both standard and custom flat stitching and stapling wire.

In addition, we manufacture wire spools to ensure that wire flows free and even to your machinery. As spool dimensions can impact wire performance and cast of the wire, please consult with our staff to select the correct spool for your application.

Our wire products are generally shipped within 24 hours of your order, allowing you to manage your production schedules efficiently and save on inventory costs. DWD’s flat wire is CPSIA (lead-free) compliant.

The DWD staff is available to help you select the most effective flat stitching and stapling wire for you application. The tables below show standard specifications for flat wire and spools.

Flat Wire

Wire Diameter Sizes in (mm) Size in (inches) Feet per Pound Recommended Thickness of work
18 x 20 1.21 X 0.88 .047 X .035 221 5/8″ – 2″
19 x 21.5 1.04 X 0.76 .041 X .030 283 1/2″ – 1″
20 x 24 0.88 X 0.58 .035 X .023 408 Up to 3/16″
20 x 25 0.88 X 0.52 .0.35 X .021 455 1/8″ – 5/8″
21 x 25 0.81 X 0.52 .032 X .035 559 1/16″ -1/2″

*The recommended thickness of work also depends on the type and grade of paper used.

Spool Sizes

Spool Size in lbs. Flange Dia. “A” Traverse Outside “B” Barrel Dia. “C” Arbor Hole Dia. Spool Material
5 5.25″ 2.75″ 3.50″ .625″ Plastic

5lb Wire SpoolsOther Spool Sizes Available Upon Request.

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