About JBI

James Burn International is the creator and world’s only producer of the Original Wire-O® double loop binding wire.

Wire-O® double loop binding system is widely used by professional binders and document finishers worldwide. Wire-O®’s attractive finish, high quality and easy application makes it the preferred choice over other finishing systems for loose leaf binding applications.

With more than 100 years of experience, James Burn International is a world-renowned manufacturer and trend setter for loose leaf or signature punching & wire binding solutions. Our headquarter together with our R&D centre and factory for punching & wire bindingLhermite® machines is located in Normandy, France.
Our engineers keep close contact with our sales organisation. They constantly pioneer quality improvements and innovation to design faster, versatile and more efficient equipment that help our customers facing successfully the challenges of a rapidly changing and highly competitive market.
James Burn International has a worldwide presence through our own sales branches in France, Germany, Singapore and Hong Kong. We also have over 60 fully trained distributors & dealers providing second to none proximity sales service & technical support.

In addition to Original Wire-O® double loop binding wire materials, James Burn International offers a complete range of professional, reliable and highly productive desk-top manual, semi-automatic and automatic punching or binding machines for single or double loop and plastic spiral bound documents. This equipment are suitable for all trade and commercial binders, stationary product manufacturers, in-house or office printshops, quick print and digital on-demand applications.

James Burn International has also extensive experience in postal and revenue stamps for security printing applications.

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What sets James Burn International apart?


Our over 100 years of experience in loose leaf punching & binding applications, we understand better than anyone else the daily constraints of our customers and the challenges that you have to face in a changing world.
You can rely on James Burn International to offer cost effective, reliable and innovative solutions.


We use exclusively Bekaert’s premium quality steel to produce our Original Wire-O® products with very tight quality control routine on dimensional specifications to ensure consistent quality for smoother operation.
Our Lhermite® equipment are developed, engineered and manufactured in our French factory to comply with the toughest mechanical & electrical safety standards. We use premium quality components from blue chip companies such as SEW USOCOME, SKF, Habasit, Mitsubishi, Schneider Electrics for trouble free operation.
These quality features save you valuable time, money, and worry over cheap alternatives.


The printing and print finishing industry needs to continuously adjust to a fast changing environment. Job runs are getting shorter and ruled by JIT requirements.
We recognise those constraints that often impact the investment decisions of our customers and our production organisation is geared to provide fast response & minimum delivery times for most of our standard equipment.
Our own sales branches and most of our distributors carry a permanent inventory of Wire-O® products positioned close to our customers to provide fast deliveries and the most economical cost.


We are a small and very reactive team. Our engineers keep close contact with our sales organisation to continue designing faster and more efficient equipment or packaging solution such as our unique Wire-O® FLEX® solution to keep space with the demanding requirements of our customers.


Our range of Wire-O® products and our range of Lhermite® equipment are suitable for all trade and commercial binders, stationary product manufacturers, in-house or office printshops, quick print and digital on-demand applications.
Not only, JAMES BURN International can contribute to your growth but there will always be a suitable solution within our range from your simplest to your most complex requirement.


Our own sales branches, over 60 fully trained distributors & warehouses strategically located are ready to serve you worldwide with Lhermite® punching or binding equipment and Wire-O® products.
You can get what you want, when you need it and rely on first class service support which allows you the necessary peace of mind to respond faster to your customers’ needs.