So you’ve done it. You’ve finally finished your thesis. Congratulations! Now you need to get it printed and bound before you present it to your tutor. Of course, you’ve left it to the last minute. And you’re probably panicking about how long thesis binding can take. Don’t worry. We can make sure you have a copy of your thesis bound and ready within a couple of hours.


Wait? What? Is it as simple as that?

Of course, there are a few more things to consider when binding your thesis. After all, this is one of the most important documents of your life so far, so making it look as good as possible isn’t negotiable. So read on for our tips on how to make your thesis binding look the part.


Things to consider for thesis binding

Your thesis makes a massive impact on your final grade. So you want it to look impressive. Fortunately, most institutions have specific binding guidelines. Check with them first for the correct type of paper and binding to use.

It’s also a good idea to keep in mind that the more elaborate the binding, the longer the process takes.

What’s the right binding for your thesis?

Your thesis deserves to look good. Knowing the options available will help you make a choice you’re happy with.

The affordable choice: spiral binding

Whether you opt for comb, coil or wire binding, this is an affordable and sleek way to present your thesis. In addition, it’s an ideal way of binding shorter documents with each page held together by the plastic or metal spiral.

Your thesis will have a transparent front cover and a coloured card back cover, just like a thermal binding. This helps to make a more streamlined presentation a breeze. If you’re on a budget (and what student isn’t?) this could be a quick and cost-effective way to present your work.

The versatile choice: thermal binding

Thermal binding creates clean and professional-looking documents in minutes. That’s why it’s become one of the most popular ways to present your thesis.

From the transparent front cover to the substantial back cover, your document will look polished and highly presentable. It takes just a few minutes to create excellent results with minimal effort. Another benefit of this type of binding is its durability and security, making it incredibly difficult to remove or lose pages once they’ve been bound in place.

If you want your thesis to look effortlessly accomplished, then thermal binding could be the best choice.

The sophisticated choice: hardcover binding

Blood, sweat and tears, plus a few late nights, have all gone into your thesis. Doesn’t that deserve a top-quality binding? A hardcover binding is our top recommendation for this most important document.

There’s something about holding a hardcover in your hands. After all, this style of binding is a classic and professional choice. It looks sophisticated, from the substantial leather-look cover to the gold or silver embossed detailing on its spine and front cover.

One thing to remember is that this isn’t a last-minute option. Producing a beautifully hardbound and embossed thesis can take anything up to two weeks, so plan accordingly.


Ensure high-quality thesis binding with Athlone Printing

Did we mention that your thesis could be the most crucial document in your life? We know how much it matters to you, which is why we offer a range of thesis binding options to suit your budget and your thesis.

Whatever style you choose, we’ll ask you to create and save your document as a PDF then we can take care of the rest. You’ve put a lot of time and energy into your thesis, so now let us make it look great with the proper binding!

Get in touch, and we’ll be happy to help!