Highest Quality Thesis Binding
from ‘The Bookbindery’ -
Auckland’s thesis binding specialists
Q. 1 HOW MUCH TIME IS REQUIRED TO BIND MY THESIS?
Contact Us to discuss YOUR timeframe - this is specially important near major university deadlines.
Q. 2 WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS FOR THESIS BINDING?
For copies that you are handing in to the university your choices may be somewhat limited by the requirements of your university - and every university is different. We are very used to fitting in with the requirements of the different universities.
We regularly bind theses for students from:
We are quite used to fitting in with the requirements of other universities too - many students live in New Zealand, who have studied overseas. If you are in this situation, note that we frequently bind the thesis volumes of students from overseas universities; fitting in with whatever requirements each particular university may have.
However, when it comes to your own copies, we can bind these thesis in a style suits you (whether this is the same as the university copies of your thesis - which is what most people do - or completely different). You may want your thesis to be bound in a special way - and why not, after all the time you've spent on it? We allow you to choose other options too, for example you may want padded (spongy) covers or marker ribbons or you may want a special box made to hold your volume. These and other options are available at ‘The Bookbindery'.
If your thesis is a non-standard size (i.e. anything other than A4 portrait) we would highly recommend that you discuss it with us. It is also very important that you read our information on paper grain (see Tips - Special Projects, then scroll down to the part on paper grain).
Q. 3 WHAT ABOUT SOFT BOUND THESIS?
SOFT COVER or as it is sometimes called "LIMP" COVER THESIS BINDING is sometimes required and sometimes chosen by students.
Some of you will be required to submit soft-bound copies, e.g. for marking, or you may just prefer to have a cheaper option for extra copies. The timeframe for this depends on the type of soft binding chosen - for thesis that aren't too huge, some hot-glued options can be done same day, whereas 2 days is best for the lumbecked version.
Sound bound thesis can be titled, if you wish - by foiling - much like a hard covered thesis. We recommend a front title only.
Just like with hard covered thesis, soft bound thesis can be ordered online - see our Online Binding Form
Q. 4 DO I NEED TO 'BOOK IN' MY THESIS? (OR MAKE ANY OTHER ARRANGEMENTS?)
While not generally essential, it is always a good idea to make a booking and reserve a space. You can do this by filling out our Appointment Form.
If your thesis has non-standard features - e.g. unusual size, fold-out pages, ... - it is a sensible to Contact Us about this, so as to ensure that this is organised correctly.