Thesis Shop

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First. Take a deep breath. All the stress and hard work is nearly finished. Congratulations! and welcome to the CB&W Thesis shop! At CB&W we get it, you don’t want to have more stress trying to get your thesis bound. That’s where our 40 years of thesis binding experience comes in. Once your finished document gets to us we will craft it into a finished, quality bound book ready for submission.

On these pages you will find everything you need to get your standard A4 university thesis bound for submission; whether uploading your PDF for us to print, bind and deliver or coming down to our shop to place your order and picking it up same day. We can get it done. We Bind Books.

Order your Thesis binding online in 3 easy steps. Below you will find information on services we provide and links to our PDF-guidelines, Price Calculator and online payment and Order Form. For other types of Thesis/dissertation binding that is non standard please Contact us as these will fall under Bespoke bindings

Step 1

Make a PDF of your Thesis or Dissertation. Follow our PDF-guidelines for creating a print ready document.

Step 2

Get a FREE Quotation, our Price Calculator will provide you with pricing for printing, binding and delivery.

Step 3

Fill out the Order Form with your personal details, cover text requirements, upload your PDF and make payment online.

Hard Binding

All hard bindings are case bound in library buckram to your University specifications. As with all our bindings our experience is stitched in as well.

We use 3mm grey board covered in Arbelave library buckram. Library buckram is a woven cloth with a semi gloss coating for durability and water resistance. We round and back all our text blocks the traditional way.

Front cover and spine

No cheap printed covers here! We de-boss with brass type as it would have always been done. Lettering is in gold foil, font style is 18point Times New Roman condensed standard. Spine lettering is included in the binding price usually degree, year and name.

Not always in that order check your University specs. Front cover lettering is available for an additional £10 per order and includes title, name, degree and year. As per your University requirements. Universities do not require their logo/crest on the front cover.

Soft Binding

Perfect bound to University Specifications. The binding is in library buckram on flexible white card and has a contemporary square spine. We use 300gsm card stock covered in Arbelave library buckram. All soft bindings are Thermal glued and then trimmed on three sides for a clean final edge and smooth modern look. This type of binding is non permanent.

 

 

Front cover and spine

No printed covers here either! We de-boss with brass type the traditional way. Lettering is in gold foil, font style is 18point Times New Roman condensed standard.Spine lettering is included in the binding price usually degree, year and name. Not always in that order check your University specs. Front cover lettering is available for an additional £10 per order and includes title, name, degree and year. As per your University requirements.

Cover Colour Options

Choose from the following colours Cover colour (for hard and soft only): Black, Bottle green, Maroon, Navy, Purple, Regal Blue and Ruby Red.

Simple Binding

Perfect bound with a black cloth/tape spine a clear acetate cover and 300gsm black backing card as standard. Thermal bound with a hot glue on the spine; this type of binding is an alternative to comb, spiral or wire bound books. The cloth spine is sometimes referred to as a tape spine. The cloth spine strips come in several colours if required as well as navy, or white backing card(unavailable for online orders). Contact for options.

Comb Binding

Plastic comb spine a clear acetate cover and 300gsm black backing card. Like spiral or wire binding the document is hole punched on the spine and the spiral mechanism is inserted. This type of binding is inexpensive so good for dissertations, reports, essays, anything that will be used often and not necessarily retained. Opens flat. Bound in single sheets. Usually accepted by universities that require spiral binding but make sure you check.

Document printing

We print using Canon products, our standard paper is Canon Top Colour zero 100gsm satinated pure white. FSC certified renewable.
We only print from PDF as this is the most accurate. When converting your document make sure you check it before sending as things might shift or alter depending on what program you used to create the original document (Yes we are talking about you …WORD!)
Your Thesis document pages can be printed single sided, double sided in colour or black and white. Pages are priced individually. We use Rapid PDF Count to determine total number of colour pages and total number of B/W pages. Meaning we charge you for colour, only on the colour pages. Make sure your colour and B/W page count is accurate. If you have even a dot of colour on a page you will be charged for colour printing (check things like hyperlinks, grayscale settings, or line breaks. If you want B/W make sure it is true black sometimes grey even comes up as colour!) All PDFs will be checked for accuracy if discrepancies occur this may delay your processing time and increase your printing cost.
Standard A4 printing does not allow for full bleed images. there will be a 5mm white border around any full bleed images. If you want full bleed images we have to print on larger paper and then trim to full bleed, this will incur extra costs. please contact us to discuss printing options if you require something other than standard.

University Binding Guidelines

All universities give guidelines for binding your thesis. Make sure you read and understand what is required before ordering. This is your responsibility. If what you have given us is incorrect this may result in missing your deadline and incur costs of re-binding. You have been warned!
Now that you checked your University Specs your are ready to see what types of bindings we offer:

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