Layout and typesetting is perhaps the most challenging phase of a thesis production. You want your book to look good. You also hope to avoid technical errors, such as applying hardly visible lines in your figures, inserting low resolution images or fonts that are not embedded in the final PDF. It is a great feeling when you can deal with it all by yourself, but not everyone has enough time or sufficient skills.
Full control in your hands
During the layout process we ask for your suggestions and comments at all stages of the process, this way you have full control over the final design. We use our skills and experience to put your ideas to work!
We know that your thesis is a result of years’ hard work. It deserves to look special. We strive to make sure that each and every book has a unique design.
How we work
We know that your thesis is probably not entirely ready for printing yet. That’s why we first ask to upload a text, figures, tables, etc. for only one completed chapter. We create a layout for this chapter and send you a PDF enabled for comments. After receiving the remarks, we implement changes and send back the PDF for the next round of corrections. We repeat this step until you’re satisfied with the result.
When the layout of the first chapter is approved, we apply the same design style to the rest of the book. At this stage it is very important that your files are double-checked and proof-read. Corrections at later stages are much more time-consuming and may increase the final price (please check our terms for details).
We send you the book after its layout is completed. You can still request small changes in the layout and introduce some minor text adjustments. After a few rounds of corrections, we upload the PDF for the final approval. In the meantime we ask for a cover material and wishes regarding a cover design. After it’s finished, we work on a bookmark and/or invitation layout. Please check this link for more information regarding the cover.
The entire procedure of preparing the book and cover design takes 3 weeks. For more urgent projects we offer an express layout service that requires 2 weeks time.
ATTENTION: Please keep in mind that we need both book and invitation/bookmark/stellingen files final and ready for printing on the order date. Files uploaded after that date will be printed for an additional fee and will be delivered later on.
|Full layout package
|Extra corrections / adjustments*
|449 € + 9% BTW
|35 € + 9% BTW per hour
*This is our fee for services that are not included in layout package (e.g. extra textual corrections).
Please consult this document for more information about pricing and our layout services.
These are just a few samples, many more will be available if you decide to use our services. You can also check out our online thesis repository. Please remember that these samples are only the starting point!