Hard bound thesis with gold foiling. Professionally bound to traditional methods. We do not use metal clamp spines.
As your submission date gets closer, we are well aware of the stresses you are under. These are a list of the
F.A.Q. we are asked most, which may be of use to you.
DO I NEED TO BOOK?
No, there is no need to book but if you need an express service it can be advisable to ring ahead. You may end up running later than you thought,and in such a case we will work with you to help you out as much as we can.
BUT MY CLASS IS BIG, CAN YOU HANDLE IT?
Of course, we can. over the years we have dealt with very large volumes of thesis deadlines. We are a family of
experienced bookbinders who are well use to dealing with such situations.
HOW BIG SHOULD MY BINDING MARGIN BE?
The general university specifications are for 35mm to 40mm with at least 20mm around the remaining margins.
CAN I CHOOSE THE FONT FOR THE COVER?
No, I'm afraid you can't. Its not as simple as just typing on a computer. For foil embossing you have to set lines of metal type using a machine called a ludlow. This machine uses melted lead to cast lines of type that are set by hand. These lines of type (known as slugs) are then set up in the chase of a blocking press and heated again before
the cover can be foil-blocked.
IS GOLD FOIL MY ONLY OPTION?
No, we have a selection of different colour foils. Silver can be a popular option with some students. However, it would be advised to check with your library if a different colour is allowed.
WILL YOU KNOW THE COLOUR/COVER LAYOUT OF MY THESIS?
Most universities/colleges have set colours and cover layouts as specifications for the hard binding of their theses.
For the main we would be familiar with the majority. However, in some situations cover colours and layout can be different
from the norm so it is always advisable to have your binding specs in case of such a situation.
WHAT PAPER WEIGHT SHOULD I USE?
We would recommend 80g to 100g bond
HOW MANY PAGES CAN I BIND?
Again, this would depend on your paper weight, but for single sheet binding we would recommend
no more than 450 pages(based on paper weight above)
Prices are based on A3 size portfolios that are bound in a high quality buckram cloth with an option of gold, silver or white foiling. Due to the amount of work on these style bindings it is advised to allow two days for binding.
1 COPY €60
2 COPIES €50 each
3 COPIES €45 each
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