The Flexible Softcover

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Price: from CAN$32.90

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At BachelorPrint you can design your softcover freely, order it and get free delivery.

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INNOVATIVE look inside function

The look inside function allows you to browse and view the softcover online before printing and binding.

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Online 3D configuration

With the 3D live configurator, you can see all adjustments to your binding in advance and live online during the ordering process.

The Softcover

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Softcover to make your thesis look finished and personalized

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Softcover or soft binding offers students the most design freedom for the cover. As a rule, it is suitable for all academic works where a particular design with different colors and photos is required.
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  • Surface: Smooth, shiny magazine-appearance
  • Colors: Customize your cover design
  • Cover Material: 300 g/m² premium paper
  • Recommended For: 20 - 150 pages

Online Configurator

NEW: final check with look inside function

Our new look inside function enables you to examine your individually created softcover in advance, including the front cover, text content, folding plans, triangular pockets or CD covers. This function makes it possible for you to perform the ideal online final inspection!

Softcover look inside function
Softcover 3d live preview

3D online configurator with delivery date display and live price calculation

In the BachelorPrint online shop, you can design your binding individually. The current status of your configuration, the expected delivery date and the current price calculation are always shown live in the shop.

Softcover Individual Cover Design

Softcover requires that the student provides a customized design. It should be noted that the customized cover design must be uploaded as a PDF when placing the order. The cover is then printed by BachelorPrint exactly as it appears in the PDF. Therefore, you must be 100 % sure of the placement of the text and images!


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 from CAN$32.90. 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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