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From September 1 2017 all orders must be placed at our webshop. But you are always welcome to give us a call if you have any questions.

 

Binding

There are three options for bindings:

Thermal tape binding
Thermal binding is a system that does not require holes to be punched in the document to be bound. The document is placed in a channel where a cloth spine is inserted onto a hot plate so the paper edge is bound in with the thermally activated glue already on the cloth spine, giving a professional neat looking spine. Bound with a black cardboard back and a transparent front cover.  This is only available in A4 portrait.

When choosing thermal tape binding, please note:

  • your back margin should be 2,5 cm.
  • if you want double-sided print you must centre your page numbers.
  • if you want single-sided print you can either centre your page numbers or put them on the right.

You do not need to create a cover, but you do need to make a front page with the SDU logo. Your material must also contain information on where the material was printed, e.g. Printed by: Print & Sign, SDU. You should put this on page 2 or the last page.

Perfect Binding
The perfect binding style resembles a paperback book. Perfect binding is a method used to bind many paper products such as magazines, manuals and proposals.

When choosing perfect binding, please note

  • your back margin should be 2,5 cm.
  • it is necessary to create a cover (see instructions). SDU’s logo must be on the cover, but you can decide if you want the logo on the front- or on the back cover. The cover must also contain information on where the material was printed, e.g. Printed by: Print & Sign, SDU. You can put the text on the back of the cover with a very small font.  ^

Wire binding
Your material is assembled with a black or white metal spiral.  ^

 

   

Graphic design

In need of graphic assistance? Our graphic designer is ready to assist you with helping bring your ideas to life. Contact us to schedule an appointment for a free design consultation. Assistance with graphics costs DKK 400 per hour.  ^

 

PhD thesis

PhD thesis 
As a student at SDU, you are entitled to 20 free copies of your PhD thesis paid by SDU. The 20 copies comes in addition to the copies some of the faculties and institutes provide. You can choose between perfect binding or thermal tape binding. Our delivery time for perfect binding is 10 weekdays, and 3 weekdays for thermal tape binding. Graphic help is not part of the offer.

Thermal tape binding:
Thermal binding is a system that does not require the document to have holes punched to bind it together. The document is placed in a channel where a cloth spine is inserted onto a hot plate so the paper edge is bound in with the thermally activated glue already on the cloth spine, giving a professional neat looking spine. Bound with a black cardboard back and a transparent front cover. This is only available in A4 portrait.

When choosing thermal tape binding, please note:

  • your back margin should be 2,5 cm.
  • If you want double-sided print you must centre your page numbers.
  • If you want single-sided print you can either centre your page numbers or put them on the right.
  •  you do not need to create a cover, but you do need to make a front page with the SDU logo. Your material must also contain information on where the material was printed, e.g. Printed by: Print & Sign, SDU. You should put this on page 2 or the last page.

 

Perfect binding

The perfect binding style resembles a paperback book and is available in three formats: A4, A5 and 170 x 240 mm, which is an intermediate format between A4 and A5. Send the file in A4 format and we will adjust the size, if you want to get it printed in one of the other two formats.

When choosing perfect binding, please note:

  • your back margin should be 2,5 cm.
  • it is necessary to create a cover. SDU’s logo must be on the cover, but you can decide if you would like the logo on the front - or on the back cover. The cover must also contain information on where the material is printed, e.g. Printed by: Print & Sign, SDU. You can put the text on the back of the cover with a very small font. See instructions here on how you create a cover.  ^

 

Cover for books in perfect binding

If you don´t need graphic assistance here is a guide on how to make the cover yourself.

SDU’s logo must be on the cover, but you can decide if you would like the logo on the front- or on the back cover. The cover must also contain information on where the work is printed, e.g. Printed by: Print & Sign, SDU. You can put the text on the back of the cover with a very small font.

A cover consists of one document in which the front cover, spine and back cover are assembled. If you choose the 170 x 240 mm format, you must create a document with the dimensions 2 x 170 mm + the width of the spine.

You calculate the width of the spine as follows: number of pages in your work divided by 2 x 0.1276 mm. E.g.: if your work contains 200 pages, your calculation will be as follows: 200: 2 x 0.1276 = 12,76 mm (round up to the nearest whole number, which means that the spine width will be 13 mm).

When using images or background colours that go to the edge of your document, it is important to use bleed. Bleed is a printing term that refers to printing that goes beyond the edge of the document before trimming, the bleed ensures that no unprinted edges occur in the final trimmed document. Images and background colour should be pushed out to the Bleed Edge, 3 mm past the trim edge on every side. Crop marks are also very important. Crop marks, also known as trim marks, are lines printed in the corners of your document to show the printer where to trim the paper.

In programmes such as Word and PowerPoint it is not possible to automatically create a document with bleed or create a PDF with crop marks so this must be done manually. Create an A3 document (420 x 297 mm) and give your cover the dimensions: 170 + 170 + 13 mm x 240 mm. Remember 3 mm bleed on every side so that the cover dimensions are 359 mm x 246 mm. Remember the crop marks. Download instructions.
Please note! The instruction is NOT a template, but an explanation of how you make a cover.
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Download guide for roll-up

If you want to design your own banner we recommend that you use our guide

IMPORTANT! Rules for use of roll-ups on Campus Odense.
SDU has received an order to restrict, and in some cases completely eliminate roll-ups in the halls on Campus Odense. This is for reasons of fire safety. For individual events, such as fairs and conferences in approved premises you can order and set up roll-ups. These roll-ups should be set up on the day of the arrangement and must be taken down within 24 hours after the event is over.
 
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Download high resolution SDU logo

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Copyright of text and images

It is your responsibility that materials submitted for Print & Sign comply with the copyright law. If in doubt wheather materials submitted may be used go to www.sdu.dk/en/ophavsret.  ^


ISBN number

At the library of University of Southern Denmark you can get an ISBN number. Send an email to isbn@bib.sdu.dk with following information: Author, title, subtitle, release date and publisher.  ^

 

File format and resolution for print

Photos, tables and figures must be at least 300 dpi for a satisfactory result. We recommend you submit your file in a high resolution PDF format.  ^

 

Ordering and payment

 You order at our webshop. Payment is only possible at our webshop.

 

Contact

Print & Sign, Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M.
You can find us here.

Phone: 65 50 28 84
Mail: printandsign@sdu.dk

Opening hours:
Monday–Thursday 08.00-15.30, Friday 08.00-15.00

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