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.
Softcover is perfect for an Individually designed cover of a piece of work with a medium to high page count. Softcover has a range of applications, from a short academic work right up to a Master’s thesis.
We recommend softcover for the following types of work:
With softcover, there are no particular colour variants; therefore, it is always given as ‘individual’. Taken exactly, the standard colour of the softcover is white. This is because the printable paper cover is white.
However, this cover can be completely individually designed. All colours, shapes, photos, and logos can be put on the softcover.
The production of softcover takes place over four steps. First, the individual 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 for the perfect look.
Unfortunately, the finishing touches of embossing, and the addition of corners and a ribbon, are not possible with the softcover.
However, in addition, with an individually designed cover, you can make an aesthetic statement and refine your work.
Advantages and disadvantages of softcover
|Advantages of softcover||Disadvantages of softcover|
|Completely individual design||Relatively unprotected from external influences|
|Application of all colours, photos, and pictures on cover||Easily creased or dogeared|
|Embossing not possible|
|Corners and ribbon not possible|
|Long and coupled production of the individual cover|
Book strength of soft binding
In addition to standard A4 format, soft binding offers flexible format sizes that can be cut according to request up to A3. Depending on paper density, up to 150 pages can be integrated into the soft binding.
Double sided printing is therefore possible for up to 300 pages. Printed on to the thicker 120 g/m² paper, up to 135 pages are possible.
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 an individual design from the student. It should be noted that the individual cover design must be uploaded as a PDF while ordering. The cover is then printed by BachelorPrint exactly as it appears in the PDF. Therefore you must be 100% sure of the positions of the text and images!
Impressions of softcover with different cover designs
We have produced softcover according to our design template for leather binding and shown you the individual design possibilities with white and black. The impressions will be extended step by step for customers’ individual designs. Take a moment and let the impressions sink in.