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Thesis printing

A tailor-made thesis



Personal attention for your thesis

Thesis printing is tailor-made. Since 1993, we have been specialised in printing theses. Experience has thought us that personal attention and a smooth collaboration make the difference. In this important period we are the experienced partner for a suitable end product.

Quality that you experience. We work with thicker papers as standard and print with high-quality techniques. This ensures a quality product. And you notice this.

Writing a thesis is a flexible process. We are organized for this. Therefore, after requesting an offer, do not worry about all specifications. Changes are always possible.

Thesis printing?

1. Collaboration

Printing your thesis with Ridderprint? Then we will send you all additional information and start planning your project. We will keep you informed at every step so that you know exactly where you stand.

2. Submitting files

You receive instructions on how to create files, and you will receive the addresses you should send the files to. We will check these files for a number of standard aspects. We will give you some feedback for improvement if necessary. If the files are correct, we will send you a paper proof to review. A digital proof by e-mail is also possible and is normally standard in the case of urgent orders.

3. Checking Proof Print

You receive the proof to check it for content and quality. You will also receive an information card with some explanation about the proof. You can make the necessary adjustments and send us the final documents.

4. Production and delivery

You receive a production confirmation in which you can check the order details. After your approval, we will start the production. After the production, the delivery takes place with an overnight shipment, delivered to the address agreed on, at normal business hours.

Products & Services

Thesis printing

Your thesis is tailor-made. We are the specialist in the design and printing of theses. Together with you we work towards a suitable end product.

Thesis Layout

Ready writing your thesis? Now is the time to make your thesis more visually appealing. Our designers are happy to help you further.

Online publishing

Your thesis up with the times. You can share and read a digital version online on any device. Choose a pdf version or a Flipbook.

View a planning 


This planning tool is based on the average process duration and submitting your own files. This duration may take longer, depending on additional options.

For faster delivery, please contact us.

*A few copies of your thesis have to be submitted three to five weeks before your defense. Consult the promotion regulations on this point.

Desired delivery date*
Layout by Ridderprint?
Submit files
Layout process
Send a proof
Appproval production



Our manual includes all information you need to get started, for instance the description of processes and tips for submitting your thesis.

Of course, the physical manual is also a showpiece of our company. Additionally, some of the pages have been printed on our standard paper types to help you choose.

You can download it from the link below or request it for free by post.

Download PDFRequest by post

Personal attention

Promoting is busy enough. Our experienced team helps you with personal guidance and ensure smooth process..

Service and quality

Our specialists help you select the right material for your thesis. We use thicker papers as standard for a premium feel.

On location

Our theses specialists Robert and Anand are happy to visit you on location so that you can view our thesis examples. We also provide informative workshops for collectives, departments and faculties.

What else is possible?

Group discount

If you want to collaborate with us with more colleagues, there are possibilities for a group discount.

Contact us if you have any questions or if you are interested. You can also ask questions or make comments under ‘Comments’ on the Offer Request form.

Workshop Printing Your Thesis

During the workshop we will tell you everything about printing a dissertation and what it involves. We show you what your dissertation can look like and are happy to answer all your questions. And this while enjoying a tasty lunch!

If you are interested, do not hesitate to contact us!

Customer Service

What is the spine thickness of my cover? How do I submit my files? You will find the answers to many of your questions on our customer service page. You will also find tips and useful facts.

Frequently asked questions

The process can take three to five weeks, depending on the specifications of your order and on services like layout and design. Of course this process can be accelerated. For faster delivery, please contact us. On this page, we also provide a tool with which we can give you an indication of the duration of delivery.

The costs for thesis printing depend on your wishes such as print run, number of pages, extra services etc. If you request an offer from us, we will contact you to discuss the costs based on these wishes.

If you are making the thesis yourself, we need the files as a PDF. This is explained in our manual. Software and instructions are also available on our customer service page.

If you are interested in a layout, there are different specifications. Look at our layout page for the conditions and options.

This is certainly possible. We reduce the PDF that you provide to 81%, to the thesis format of 17 x 24 cm. More detailed information about this can be found in our Manual.

With your order you will receive login details to our portal, where you can submit your files.

You certainly can. On our layout page, you can view our packages.

We have various types of paper for the inside pages and cardboard for the cover. There are also various applications for embellishing the cover. Since the possibilities we offer are many, we have not shown all options in the offer request. If you want to be informed of all options, please contact us without obligations.

With the offer request you can also apply for our manual. Our standard paper types are included as examples. Some applications have been used on the cover of this manual.

We have a handy calculation tool for this on our customer service page > calculate spine width

During the process, you will receive a proof of the thesis. It comes as a paper proof as standard, which you can check for quality and content. In the event of urgent delivery or if you do not have the possibility of receiving a paper proof, we will send you a digital proof in PDF by e-mail. This aspect will be discussed and agreed when your order is planned.

The idea of the proof is that you can check it and make any changes necessary. The time you need for doing this properly is taken into account in the planning. It is possible to submit new files or to send corrections to the designer.

After production, we pack the theses in handy boxes. These boxes are sent by an overnight courier. This courier collects the theses one working day before the delivery date agreed on. On the next day, he will deliver the theses between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. The shipment is normally delivered to the University. This is more practical, as someone needs to be present during office hours.

If you want to register the thesis, an ISBN will be required. With this number, your thesis will be listed in a database that is recognised world-wide.

Please state this wish when you request an offer for having your thesis printed. We will need some information from you in order to be able to submit the application. The costs for this ISBN application are €25, exclusive of 9% VAT.

If five or more people have their thesis printed by us, they will be eligible for a group discount. The discount percentage depends on the number of people in the group. Please contact us if you need any further information.

Work we are proud of

  • Cover: Soft touch laminate, Foil printing
  • Inside pages: 100 gsm Biotop
  • Layout: Complete (Plus), Cover design
  • Designer: Persoonlijk Proefschrift
  • Cover: Hardcover, Glossy laminate
  • Inside pages: 115 gsm G-Print
  • Layout: Complete (Plus), Cover layout
  • Cover: Matte laminate, Inside printing
  • Inside pages: 115 gsm G-Print
  • Layout: Complete (Plus)
  • Designer: Is ontwerp
  • Cover: Matte laminate, Inside printing, Spot UV
  • Inside pages: 115 gsm G-Print
  • Designer: Is ontwerp
<p>University of Amsterdam</p>
<p>Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam</p>
<p>Amsterdam UMC</p>
<p>Universiteit Utrecht</p>
<p>Universiteit Leiden</p>
<p>TU Delft</p>
<p>Maastricht University</p>
<p>Radboud University</p>
<p>Tilburg University</p>
<p>Technische Universiteit Eindhoven</p>
<p>University of Twente</p>
<p>Wageningen University & Research</p>



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