Acme Binding binderies are happy to bind pre-printed sets of theses and dissertations for libraries.Loose pages are double-fan adhesive bound in the order received. Spine stamping only is included in the basic price.
Other schools, like Drexel and the University of New Hampshire, contract with publishing firm Pro Quest for binding services.
Prices vary, depending on the style of cover you choose, whether you want glue or stitched binding and how decorative you want the cover.
Your graduate office will have the specifics on what options and prices are available and how long the binding process takes.
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You will not normally bind the dissertation yourself.
Some schools, like the University of California Berkeley and Penn State University, offer onsite binderies.
Backing The process of shaping a ridge or shoulder on each side of the spine.
Backing accommodates the thickness of the boards and provides a hinge along which they swing.
You should use special margins for printing, as well.
Standard academic margins are 1 inch on all sides for unbound documents, as at the University of California Berkeley.