FAQ

 

Practicalities

How long does it take?

We ask that you send us your thesis on Monday or Tuesday at noon at the latest, so you can come and collect your books the next Monday in the centre of Brussels. (34 Boulevard de l'Empereur, 5 minutes away from Brussels Central)

The only condition is that we can reach you the first 2 days for possible alterations or corrections and to give us a 'good for print'.

What is the minimum amount?

The minimum amount of copies is 10. The price per copy decreases as the amount of copies increases and vice versa.

Can I try the website?

Yes, of course, trying the website and the quote modula is non-binding. Only when you order, the process is started.

Can I get a print proof?

Upon ordering your PhD, we send you a digital print proof via e-mail (pdf). We only print the books when we get a 'good for print'.

Can I have extra copies of my thesis printed later on?

Yes, of course, please contact Daisy. Do note that the minimum amount of copies is 10. The more copies you have printed at the same time, the lower the price per copy will be.

Can I use this service to print a masterpaper or proceedings?

Yes, that is not a problem. Please do take into account that the cover will need modifying.

 

ISBN and distribution

Do you assign an ISBN to my PhD? What are the benefits?

We assign an ISBN and legal depotnumber to your thesis and provide a colophonpage. That way we deposit your PhD and it is copyrighted. The adding of an ISBN provides extra distribution possiblities, but it also generates funding for the university.

 

Costs en invoicing

What are the costs?

The price varies with the amount of copies, the total amount of pages and whether or not the thesis is printed in colour. You can easily calculate your own price through this website. It is non-binding!

How are the books to be paid?

The invoice will be sent through postal services. You can pay it through bank transfer.

 

Privacy and copyright

Several articles from my PhD have already been published elsewhere (e.g. in magazines). Can I still have my PhD published with you?

If an article has been published in a magazine, then that magazine holds the copyrights to it. However, that does not prevent you from publishing your PhD with us. If it concerns a 'simple' print order (e.g. for a limited amount of copies for your defence), we shall not arrange an author's contract and we shall not take copyright on your thesis. As such, the copyright remains completely yours.

Thinks are different if you like us to commercially distribute and sell your thesis through our website, Amazon ... In that case you have to ask explicit and written permission of those magazines. (Please take into account that that can take weeks or even months.)

 

 

Technical matters

How do I make a pdf?

When using Word, please do so as follows:

What specifications are needed for the images?

It is possible that an image which looks fine on screen, does not look so great in print. That has to do with the image's resolution. Make sure that images are always 300 dpi. It is not possible to enlarge an image with a low resolution.

If you enlarge your thesis's pdf to 300 %, it will give you a good indication of how images will look in print.

What kind of paper is used and which formats will the books be?

For our doctoral theses we use a nice, white, smooth paper: Offset Printspeed 80g. That paper nicely accomodates figures, images and tables.

For the covers we use a sturdy, single-sided coated sulphateboard of 280g. De cover will also receive matte lamination, for extra protection. If you prefer a glossy lamination, please do let us know.

The books are printed 17x24 cm or 16x24 cm (depending on your university).

Which format is needed for my thesis?

It is an option to layout and deliver it at 17x24 cm/16x24cm, but it is not necessary. If you format it on A4, we rescale your thesis to the correct format for print. The digital proof you will receive, will already be in the correct format.

 

Cover design

What are the costs for a standard cover?

The standard covers offered through this website are completely free.

I would like a different cover design than the available templates. Is that possible?

Yes, it is. But if enrolled at the VUB, please note that the VUB has a strong preference for the templates. If you prefer to have a different cover design, please contact Daisy.

Didn’t find an answer to your question? Daisy will gladly help you.