Softcover printing and binding
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24-hour online printing service
The BachelorPrint online-shop is open around the clock to accept the order for your softcover binding!
Get a softcover binding that meets the highest quality standards. With us, your paper is in good hands!
Fast production time
Within a very short time, we will print, bind and send your softcover.
Softcover or soft binding offers students the most design freedom for the cover. As a rule, it is suitable for all academic work where a particular design with different colours and photos is required.
With softcover binding, there are no particular colour variants; therefore, it is always displayed as ‘Customised’. The standard softcover colour is white. This is because the printable paper cover is white.
However, this cover can be completely customised. All colours, shapes, photos, and logos can be put on the softcover.
There are four steps to producing a softcover. First, the customised 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.
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.
Unfortunately, the finishing touches of embossing, and the addition of corners and a ribbon, are not an option with softcover binding.
However, when you add customised cover design, you can make an aesthetic statement and refine your work.
Advantages and disadvantages of softcover
|Advantages of softcover||Disadvantages of softcover|
|Completely customisable design||Relatively unprotected from external factors|
|You can use any colours, photos, and pictures on cover||Easily creased or dogeared|
|Embossing not an option|
|Corners and ribbon not an option|
|Lengthy production of the customised cover|
Book thickness of soft binding
In addition to standard A4 format, soft binding offers flexible format sizes that can be cut on demand, up to A3. Depending on the paper grade, 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.
An overview of the maximum number of pages:
|Soft binding with 100 g/m²||Soft binding with 120 g/m²|
|20-150 pages||20-135 pages|
Recommendation: our full service before selecting softcover
Individual cover design for softcover
Softcover requires that the student provide a customised design. It should be noted that the customised cover design must be uploaded as a PDF when placing the order. The cover is then printed by BachelorPrint exactly as it appears in the PDF. Therefore, you must be 100 % sure of the placement of the text and images!
Impressions of softcover with different cover designs
We have provided a few examples of softcover binding using our design template for leather binding so you can see the individual design possibilities when using white print on a black cover. Of course your customised design will look different, but take a moment and look at the examples to get an impression of what your cover might look like.