Hardbound and Softbound Thesis Binding

Arbelave Library Buckram Cloth

The buckram cloth we use to cover your theses is of the highest standard available. We stock 36 colours with a consistent colour match, acrylic coated for a water-resistant / wipe clean finish, colour fast – no fading, excellent foil blocking characteristics for clear text and a durable, smooth, high-quality finish.

Foil Blocking

All outer cover lettering on thesis covers is embossed using specialised industrial hot foiling machines. We offer a variety of foils including gold, silver, black and white for an elegant finish to your binding.

Standard Hard Bound Thesis

Also known as a case binding. These are bound with a professional quality library buckram. The binding itself is bound the highest standard, and glued for maximum durability. With thick 3mm boards offering a rigid finish, and solid feel, combined with the spine curvature for ease of opening. This binding is most commonly used for final thesis submission, and for personal copies.

Softbound Acetate Cover Thesis

Softbound with an acetate front cover and a card spine and rear.  The Softbound Acetate cover is available in a range of card colour, and with or without spine lettering.

Comb Bound Thesis

Ideal for draft theses, small projects, reports, and essays the comb bound thesis uses a plastic comb spine for accommodating punched documents. A transparent PVC front board allows the title page of your document to be viewed. The back is held in place with a rigid board, which gives firm support to the binding.

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For all enquiries please don't hesitate to get in touch using the contact page or you can phone on

0113 2780353 / 0113 2438642

You are also more than welcome to visit the bindery to discuss your job.