The flexible softcover
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At BachelorPrint you can design your softcover freely, order it and get a free delivery.
INNOVATIVE Look inside-function
The look inside function allows you to browse and view the softcover online before printing and binding.
Online 3D configuration
With the 3D Live configurator, you can see all adjustments to your binding in advance and live during the ordering process.
Our new look inside function enables you to examine your individually created softcover in advance, including the front cover, text content, folding plans, triangular pocket or CD covers. This function makes it possible for you to perform the ideal digital final inspection!
In the BachelorPrint online shop, you can design your binding individually. The current status of your configuration, the expected delivery date and the current price calculation are always shown live in the shop.
Softcover requires that the student provides a customized design. It should be noted that the customized 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!
There are four steps to producing a softcover. 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 customers 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. All colors, shapes, photos, and logos can be put on the softcover.
The price of the binding depends entirely on your individual configurations, such as the number of pages or the additional gadgets. You can get the softcover itself from $ 17.90.
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|
|Advantages of softcover||Disadvantages of softcover|
|Completely customizable design||Relatively unprotected from external factors|
|You can use any colors, photos, and pictures on cover||Easily creased or dogeared|
|Embossing not an option|
|Corners and ribbon not an option|
|Lengthy production of the customized cover|