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binding

There are 5 different types of binding available for dissertations and thesis. Check with your Academic Unit which you require.

Comb binding

Comb binding

Binding method where single sheets and covers have holes punched in the left had edge and a plastic comb with rounded flexible teeth is inserted through.

A range of spine widths are available depending on the number of pages in your document and thickness of paper.

Plastic combs come in a choice of colours. Acetate front and or front and back sheets can be added, as can a board back.

Available from our on campus copy rooms.

Soft binding

Soft bound (glued)

Pages and covers are glued into a secure fabric tape strip that forms the spine. A range of spine widths are available in black and white.

You can have acetate covers added. Black covers with a gold University of Southampton crest are available for dissertations.

Available from our on campus copy rooms.

Soft binding (wire stitched)

Bound between manila or departmental covers. Wire stitched and a black cloth tape spine. Edges cut flush or uncut.

Available from External suppliers.

Channel binding

Channel bound

Loose pages are inserted into a metal channel in the spine and then securely clamped.

Hard covers are only available in black with the University of Southampton silver logo on.

Available from our on campus copy rooms.

 

 

Stiff binding

Stiff bound

Quarter bound with reinforced end papers. Hinged stiff boards laminated with manila or departmental covers.

Wire stitched with a black cloth taped spine. Edges cut flush or uncut.

Available from External suppliers.

 

 

Hard binding

Hard bound

Full bound in black Arbelave library Buckram. Oversewn in to hard case with gold blocked lettering on the spine.

Available from External suppliers.

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