Another step closer! You have chosen Gildeprint as the printer for your thesis. A good choice if you ask us😊 But what should be done now? How do we proceed? When can you expect the printed copies?
It makes sense that you would like answers to these questions. That is why we will tell you more about our working method, lead times and delivery times in this blog.
Generally speaking, we need two to three weeks to produce your thesis. These are our regular turnaround times. Within those two to three weeks we will go through a number of steps together. If necessary, we can speed up the production process. In this case we will discuss the wishes, options and possibilities with you.
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Submitting PDF files
The printing of your thesis starts with the delivery of the PDF files of both the interior and the cover. GildePrint will technically check these PDF files for usability and will then print them out. Checking the PDF files and making the print proof takes about two working days. The print proof will be sent to you by post, so you will get it the third working day. This print proof consists of both the inside and the cover and is a perfect representation of the end result.
In the unlikely event that something is not right with the supplied PDF files, we will of course first inform you about so you fix the issues we found. Keep in mind that submitting non-usable PDF files can result in a delay in the overall process.
If you choose to have the interior and / or your cover designed by us, we will give you insight into the planning in advance. It takes about three weeks to prepare your thesis. That is in addition to the two to three weeks that we need for the actual production of your thesis.
We recommend that you request our handy information booklet “Printing theses and scientific publications”. Apart from all kinds of useful tips and different paper types, you will also find an overview of the printing process. The booklet can be requested free of charge. We can send it to you by email or by post.
Accept print proof (or not)
After you have received and checked the print proof, let us know if you agree. If you want to make changes after seeing the print proof, you can of course do that. Enter this in your own files and then send us the modified PDF files. You will receive another test from us within two working days. This time by e-mail and no longer a physical test by post. If you agree with this new proof, we will start the presses!
Your thesis is printed
We will start the process for you. We will send you the final print run five working days after approval on the print proof. We use a renowned transport company for this. This company will also send you a track and trace code with which you can use to track the shipment. Handy, right?
You are ready to graduate
Yes! You have received your dissertations! After years of hard work you finally have your own thesis in your hands… .. A thesis to be proud of! We wish you a lot of success with your defense. Make it an unforgettable day.
Tip: Did you know that you can deduct part of the (printing) costs incurred from the tax?
Are you ready to print your thesis and would you like to receive more information about it?
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