The Flexible Soft Binding

For Your Academic Paper

Look inside function

3D live preview of your binding

FREE next-day delivery

Price: from £ 11.90

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FREE next-day delivery

Design your soft binding according to your own wishes. Order your softcover online and get it the next day.

softcover look inside

INNOVATIVE  look inside function

With the look inside function, you can do a final check of your thesis online before you place your order.

softcover 3D preview

Online 3D configuration

Always keep track with the 3D live configurator. The preview shows every modification of your binding online.

The Soft Binding

Soft binding to make your paper stand out

The soft binding is perfect for students that want to freely design their binding. It's especially fitting for students in creative majors that want to design their cover individually with colours, photos and graphics.
  • Surface: Smooth, shiny magazine-appearance
  • Colours: Customize your cover design
  • Cover Material: 300 g/m² premium paper
  • Recommended: For 20 - 150 pages

Price: £11.90

Available immediately

Online Configurator

NEW: final check with look inside function

With the look inside function, you are able to check your academic paper for a final time online before the printing and binding. This includes not just your content but also the individual cover of the soft binding and additonal gadgets like folding plans, triangular pockets or CD’s.

Softcover look inside function
Softcover 3d live preview configurator

3D online configurator with delivery date display and live price calculation

Design your softcover individually in the BachelorPrint online shop. In the meantime you will always see the actual status of your order in the 3D preview. Also you will be constantly informed about the expected delivery date and the current price calculation.

Individual Cover Design

Softcover or soft binding offers students the most design freedom for the cover. As a rule, it is suitable for all academic works where a particular design with different colours and photos is required.

Your customised cover design must be uploaded in the BachelorPrint online shop while placing the order. To upload the design it must be a PDF. The cover will be printed exactly like your PDF, that is why you should be sure that your uploaded design is the right one and that you’re statisfied with the placement of the images and the text.


There are four steps to producing a softcover for any academic writing project. First, the customized cover design in the desired format (standard A4 format) is required from the customer. In the second step, the softcover is measured and adjusted according to the number of pages. Then, the cover gets printed according to the customer’s design.

In the third step, the printed pages are put into the cover and bound together using a special pressing method. In the final step, the edges are cut to give the work a clean, finished look.

With softcover binding, there are no particular color variants; therefore, it is always displayed as ‘customized’. The standard softcover color is white. This is because the printable paper cover is white.

However, this cover can be completely customized in the print shop. All colors, shapes, photos, and logos can be put on the softcover.

The softcover is perfect for a custom-designed cover of a piece of work that has a medium to high page count. The softcover has a range of applications, from a short piece of academic work, to a master’s thesis. All you need to do is upload the cover that you’ve designed and it’ll be printed as it’s seen in the online print shop. Use the 3D configurator and the look inside function to ensure that you’re happy with the formatting.

We recommend softcover for the following types of work:

  • Thesis
  • Essay
  • Paper
  • Assignment
  • Dissertation
  • PhD

The price of the binding depends entirely on your individual configurations, such as the number of pages or the additional gadgets. The soft binding itself starts from £11.90. You can calculate the exact price using the online price calculator in the print shop.

In addition to standard A4 format, soft binding offers flexible format sizes that can be cut on demand, up to A3 size. If using 100 g/m² grade paper, up to 150 pages can be integrated into the soft binding. Double-sided printing is therefore possible for up to 300 pages.

If using thicker grade 120 g/m² paper, the document bound in softcover binding can be up to 135 pages in length.

Tip: Read about the ideal paper for printing and binding, before you place your order.

Advantages and Disadvantages

Compiled below are some advantages and disadvantages to help you decide which binding is the best for you. Once decided, you can used the 3D configurator in the online print shop to view your academic work with the chosen binding before it’s printed.


  • Completely customisable design
  • You can use any colours, pictures or logos


  • Not really protected from external elements
  • Easily creased
  • Embossing not an option
  • Corners and ribbons not an option
  • Lengthy production of customised cover

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