FAQ Theses

How long does it take?
The production time for a thesis is 3 working days. We can speed this up if you wish, but you must contact us.

Can I pick up my printed theses somewhere in Leuven?
You can pick up your theses in the bookshop Peeters, Bondgenotenlaan 153, 3000 Leuven or you can pick it up in the publisher Peeters, Kolonel Begaultlaan 61, 3012 Leuven. You can also opt for a delivery to your home. If your order is for € 700 or more, delivery is free.

What is the minimum print run?
The minimum print run is 10 copies. The unit price decreases as the print run increases and vice versa.

Can I try out the website without any obligation?
Of course, requesting a quote does not bind you to anything. If you have your pdf's checked for accuracy, this is free. The ordering process is only started when you click on “order”.

Can I have a proof made first?
When ordering a thesis, you will receive a digital proof by e-mail (pdf). We will not print your thesis until we have received a 'good to print' confirmation.

Can I have my thesis printed afterwards?
Yes, just repeat the procedure with the correct pdf's. Please note that the minimum print run is 10 copies. The more theses you have printed simultaneously, the cheaper the price per copy.

Can my thesis get an ISBN number?
We cannot assign an ISBN number.

What does it cost?
The price of your thesis depends on the print run, the size, the type of paper and the total number of pages and whether or not it is printed in colour. You can request a personal quotation via this website. It is completely free of obligation.

How is payment made?
You can pay online immediately.

What quality should my images have?
It is possible that an image that looks good on screen may look bad in print. This has to do with the resolution of the image. Make sure that images always have a resolution of 200 dpi in real size. It is not possible to enlarge an image that is too small in a photo editing program.
If you look at the pdf of your thesis at a size of 300 %, this gives a good indication of what the images will look like in print. In the free “pdf check” we will always notify you if there are images in a low resolution. You can then change these images or keep them if you don't find any better ones.

Which paper types to use?
For our theses we can use three types of paper:

1) Course paper 80g (course paper). This paper will not discolor as it ages because it does not contain a lot of wood fibers. This type of paper is very suitable for books with text and color illustrations.

2) Bulk Paper. This type of paper is very suitable for books with text, without high-quality photos or detailed images. The paper is also less white, which makes reading more comfortable.

3) Coated Paper (90/150 gr Machine coated). This paper is smoother than course paper. Because of its smooth surface, this coated paper is very suitable for printing books and brochures containing detailed text (e.g., diacritics) or color images.

For the cover we use a solid one-sided coated sulphate board of 280g.

In what format should I deliver my thesis?
You can format and deliver your thesis in the size 17x24 cm or 16x24 cm, but you don't have to. If the text is in A4 format, we will resize your thesis to the right format for printing. The digital proof you receive will already be in the correct format.

What do you mean by milled theses?
This is a finishing method that is often used for theses. Dat (????) is a good finishing method for less sustainable products. This finishing method makes it more difficult for the thesis to remain open.