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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 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 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.
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 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 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 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