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The type of binding that is a spiral/wire-o binding with a cover is
called "hidden wire-o." I've been using it for years (in California).
It works really great -- you get all the lay flat aspects of wire or
spiral binding, and you also get a cover on which you can print a
It *is* a bit more expensive than perfect binding, but you know
what? It's definitely worth it!!
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