08 May Putting the Finishing Touches on Your Senior Thesis
Your senior thesis is the culmination of your academic accomplishments at your higher education institution. It should be reflective of your intensive research, critical thinking, and analytic reasoning. And in order to make a great first impression, it should also look polished and professional. In other words, it’s not a good idea to use your own printer and a stapler or binder clip. Instead, use the following tips to perfect your masterpiece.
Have your senior thesis professionally printed.
The problem with printing your senior thesis on your home printer is that it will look like it was printed on your home printer. In other words, the letters may be misaligned, the ink may be faded in some areas, and the color may look washed out. This is especially true if you have an inkjet printer, rather than a laser printer. Instead, head over to a printing shop and have your masterpiece professionally printed on state-of-the-art equipment. A printing shop can easily handle a black and white senior thesis. The staff can also provide brilliantly vivid color printing for your charts, graphs, or other visual elements.
Use professional laminating services.
After the printing shop staff has printed your senior thesis, the next step is to get it laminated. You probably won’t need to get every page laminated, however. Most major academic papers feature a laminated cover page. This makes it look more professional, and the lamination will also protect your masterpiece from accidental spills.
Ask about professional binding services.
After laminating the cover page, the next step is to add binding to hold your paper together. This provides a far more professional look than a simple staple. Spiral binding is particularly popular for academic papers, along with screw post binding.
You can find everything you need to put the finishing touches on your senior thesis at Reproductions, Inc. Located in sunny Tucson, AZ, our printing shop can do everything from black and white, and color printing to laminating, binding, and much more! Give us a call today at (520) 622-7747 to discuss your project.