The Flexible Softcover 

For Your Thesis

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Price: from €22.90

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NEW look inside function

Use this new function in our online shop to browse digitally through your softcover and the binding.

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Online 3D configuration

This allows you to see your softcover online before you even order it. – Enjoy your design!

The Softcover

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Softcover - the very special binding!

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The softcover binding has countless cover options because you can design the softcover yourself from scratch. But don't forget that this cover still needs to represent an academic paper - use only appropriate colors, pictures and titles!
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  • Cover Surface: Smooth, shiny magazine-appearance
  • Colours: Your own cover design
  • Material: 300 g/m² premium paper
  • Recommended: The softcover is perfect for 20 - 150 pages

Online Configurator

NEW shop invention: final check with look inside function

When you’ve finished the configuration of your binding, you have the opportunity to digitally inspect your softcover. Don’t forget: With the softcover you will be able to personalise all sides of the cover. If you use the look inside function, you are even able to see all pages with the graphics, tables and maybe formatting errors. A comfortable final online check of your softcover!

Softcover look inside function
Softcover 3D preview

3D online configurator plus calculated  delivery date and price

In our online printing shop, you can configure your whole binding and even see extras and accessories like self-adhesive CD sleeves, triangular corner protectors and large format/fold-out pages. As you do this, the price recalculates until you have decided on how your final binding will look.

Individual Cover Design

Our softcover gives you the ability to 100% customise your binding. This is possible because the 300 g/m² cardboard can be printed on. We only need your design in a PDF file and you will find the design template online here. Your printed softcover will have a great glossy magazine-look and will definitely convince your professor. Take your time to create an amazing piece!


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. You can get the softcover itself starting from €22.90. 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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