Thesis Dissertation Binding

Dissertations and theses are available in traditional hardbound, softbound, or unbound copies. (Archive-quality microfiche and microfilm versions are available for schools and libraries).

Hardbound

Available in 6”x9”, features blue hard cover with a stamped title on spine. Interior is printed on acid-free archival quality paper, 20 lb. weight. Ideal for library circulating collections and archives.

Softbound

Available in 6”x9”, features blue soft cover with heavy-weight end-sheets; stamped title. Interior is printed on acid-free archival quality paper, 20 lb. weight. Even with soft binding, it’s still manufactured for long-term use.U

Unbound Dissertation Express format—for quick delivery

These shrink-wrapped sets of loose 8½”x11” pages (convenient for note taking) are the quickest way to obtain a printed dissertation or thesis. Delivered via Dissertation Express either to a participating library for pickup or direct to you. Fast, affordable, and yours to keep—an alternative to inter-library loan.

Delivery and Shipping Information

 

Shipping Method

Delivery Time*

Tracking Available

Inside United States 

Standard
2-day
1-day

Up to 5 days
2 days
1 day

Yes
Yes
Yes

Outside United States

Standard
Courier

Up to 10 days
Up to 5 days

No
Yes

    

*Orders are printed on demand and take approximately 2 weeks to produce prior to shipping. Unbound paper orders take 1-5 days to produce. Large orders may take longer.
 
For Authors – Milestone Editions

Authors are always entitled to copies of their own dissertations and theses with special pricing.
We offer Milestone Editions for Authors that replicate the Library of Congress holdings-printed in full color, with elegant black linen covers and embossed gold titles.

Dissertation / Thesis

Dissertation Bindings come in many styles and style variations depending on the University or College, and sometimes the level of your degree i.e. PhD, BA (Hons), MSc etc...

Many of the Universities or Colleges have strict regulations for the Higher Degrees, but lower Degrees differ according to Course, Department etc...

We can bind to any university regulation!

Your university or college will usually provide you with a binding specification but generally the binding style will fall into one of two categories- hard binding or soft binding, this is not always clear so please have a look at the bindings we offer to best suit your university requirements.

Hard Binding

Hard binding is a good quality rigid binding usually required for the final submission of your thesis.

Pages are securely bound in for durability and have a rigid cover. They are covered in a library buckram book cloth which comes in a range of colours to suite any university specification.

Our hard bindings are also lettered on the spine and/or the front cover in gold or silver foil.
For non thesis hard binding please see the bespoke binding section.

Soft Binding

Soft binding is glue binding generally required for the first submission of your thesis.

Soft bindings are cut flush all round and have enough rigidity to stand on a book shelf.

Pages are secured with thermal glue for flexibility and strength and then covered in a library buckram book cloth which comes in a range of colours to suit any university requirement.

Our soft binding includes gold or silver lettering to the spine.

Wiro Binding

Wire binding comes with a clear plastic front cover and a card back cover as standard; this binding is also available on-demand while you wait.

Wiro binding is one of the most popular commercial book binding methods used, and is known by a number of different names including , wire and spiral binding.

Documents that are bound with wire binding will open completely flat on a desk, and allow for 360 degree rotation of bound pages.

We can do many things using the wire binding system, please see Bespoke Binding for more info

Velo Binding

Velo binding comes with a clear plastic front cover and a card back cover as standard, this binding is also available on-demand while you wait.

Velo binding is a very tidy and secure binding which ensures pages cannot be easily removed. It uses a 12 pin system that fits through punched holes and is clamped together and secured in place. We can bind up to 3 inches (approx 500 – 600 sheets) in a single book. Some universities have started to use this binding system, Kings College midwifery and nursing courses are among those that do.

Thermal Binding

Thermal binding comes with a clear plastic front cover and a card back cover as standard, this binding is also available on-demand while you wait.

Thermal Binding is a very neat and tidy looking bind; it uses a thermal/hot glue to fix the pages in place, and is also known by a number of different names such as Glue Binding, Fastback, thermo and perfect binding.

Perfect Binding

Perfect binding is a similar binding style to the Paperback. Perfect binding uses thermal glue to bind single sheets or sewn-section pages together with a card cover wrapping, the cover can be either plain or printed to finish the Perfect bookbinding style.

Please see bespoke binding for more info and binding styles

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