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Printing and Binding a Thesis: the best way to submit a perfect final paper

Printing and Binding a Thesis: the best way to submit a perfect final paper

 

Writing an academic paper may be fulfilling, but it is also tiresome. After all that work, you surely just want to submit your thesis.

But first you will need to print and bind it before you can send it to your instructor. Finding out how to do that may not be a very simple process, especially for people who have not had to write many papers before.

Therefore, this article will cover the most important questions on printing and binding a dissertationor other academic paper. We will also let you know which services you can use for your academic paper to give you as much support for this topic as possible.

Things to Check When Printing your thesis

Here are some key things you should check before printing your thesis:

  • Coloured or black/white
  • The type of paper
  • The costs and how to get the lowest price

The answers to these questions will significantly reduce your stress when printing your research paper. Here are some detailed tips on each factor:

Printing on coloured or black/white paper

You can either print your thesis coloured or black and white. If you are on a tight budget, you can consider printing in black and white as it is cheaper. The colour will make your paper more visually appealing. But: avoid using too much colour as that can make it look less professional.

Type of Paper

The printing paper usually used is 80 g/m², but this lighter printing paper is not very suitable for academic papers since it might be shine through and does not feel very valuable. The writing can usually be seen on the other side of the sheet. A strong and heavy printing paper will easily make your paper look more professional and therefore we recommend 100 g/m² paper. Note: Some printing services use this kind of paper without demanding a surcharge!

Printing Cost

The printing cost will vary based on different factors. It will be affected by the weight of the printing paper, the colours used, and the service provider. You should always shop around to get the best rates. Just look online. Colour printing can be expensive, but some providers offer good prices and make no difference between black/white and colour.

 

How to find out which Binding to use for your thesis

Different types of research papers will need to be bound using different materials as they shall fulfil different purposes. Generally, simpler research papers can be bound simple while you will need to invest more in important papers like your thesis or dissertation.

Leather book, for example, is the best option for advanced research papers such as dissertations. They have a professional look and will offer a better first impression. Leather is also sturdier. Spiral binding is best for simple research papers like short term papers.

You should note that some schools have guidelines on the type you should use, and in such cases, you don’t need to think about other materials. Before you handle the printing and binding of your thesis, you should check whether or not your institution has any rules on the printing and binding of research papers.

The Different Types of Binding Available

There are many different types of bindingsto choose from and we will cover them all in this part of this guide.

 

1. Leather book binding

This is the best form available. A leather book bindingimmediately signals that your paper is important. Companies like online printing service BachelorPrint will even allow you to customise your thesis with embossing, bookmarks, and corner protectors. These will make your binding look even more attractive.

You can use the leather book on key academic papers like research papers, dissertations, Bachelor’s thesis, and Master’s thesis

2. Thermal binding for your thesis

Thermal bindings can be used on almost all types of research papers, and that makes them safe choices for your paper. With this type, the front page of your academic paper will be transparent, meaning your title will be clearly visible. The back of the paper will have a leather look, and this will help to add sophistication to your research paper. You can choose the colour of the back.

It is advisable to use thermal bindingon smaller academic papers. Also, if you need to make multiple copies of your paper, you can use this material.

3. The Softcover for your thesis

Softcovermakes your paper look more creative. With this option, you will be able to select your own font, logo, photos, and design. You can simply make it customised in almost any way you want. However, make sure you don’t clutter it a lot since you still need it to look serious.

You can use softcover for all types of researches, but it is less advised for longer research papers as this type is very limited in the number of pages it can contain.

 

4. Thesis with the Spiral Binding

Spiral bindingis a simple option which is similar to thermal binding in many ways. Both of these types have clear fronts which expose the title of your paper. They also have a back that is structured like leather. The only difference is that spiral binding does not use glue to hold the pages together. It uses spirals. You should note that it’s available in metallic and plastic designs.

This type is ideal for smaller papers, specifically term papers. It should never be used for crucial researches like dissertations 

How to Select an Appropriate Type of Binding

In this section, we will look at the specific types of bindings and the papers they can be used on.

 

Bachelor’s Thesis

Master’s Thesis

Research Paper

Term Paper

Dissertation

Leather Book

R

R

R

Q

R

Thermal Binding

R

R

R

R

R

Softcover

R

R

R

R

Q

Spiral Binding

Q

Q

Q

R

Q

 

Where to Get Printing and Binding Services for an Academic Paper

Fortunately, you don’t need to walk around searching for a printing service for your academic paper. Today, you can get printing services online, and they will provide high-quality services. Going for an online printing service will help you save some of your valuable time as your search will be short, and commutes will be non-existent. But still, many online printing serviceswill deliver poor quality services.

While searching for a reputable printing service online, we came across BachelorPrint. They offer:

Finally: How to Make Sure Everything Goes Right

Completing an academic paper is not a simple job, and that means you should not let anything go wrong in the final process. If you follow the tips listed in this guide, you will not regret anything after the task is complete. Make sure you select the right one for the type of project you are undertaking.

The shop you select will also determine how smoothly the process will go. You should always work with companies that communicate properly and those that ensure quality in the printing and binding process. BachelorPrint is the ideal online shopto ensure that nothing goes wrong. Make sure you communicate any concerns you may have with them before the job starts. They can also offer advice on the types of binding.

Good luck with your thesis!


 
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