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Thesis lay-out

Design, typography, layout and typesetting

We are specialized in the typesetting (layout) of theses. Optima has been making the most beautiful theses for decades. Our highly experienced specialists know all the ins and outs, required for making high-quality typesetting. They know better than anyone else how you can achieve the maximum result with a package like Adobe Indesign. Expensive? No way! We work for a keen price. By leaving it to us, you save a lot of time. But much more important of course is the result: a beautiful and professional looking book.

  • Layout by Optima

    Do you wish Optima to take care of the layout? We take care of the layout according to your wishes. With our graphical, typographical expertise, software knowledge and experience, we ensure that your thesis becomes a distinctive publication at a very competitive price.

  • Layout your own thesis

    You take care of the entire interior and deliver a print-ready pdf-file. How can we help you? For printing your thesis, it is important to ensure that your document meets the printing technical aspects. Preflighting the PDF file before you print is absolutely necessary, because what is visible on the screen is not always the result in print. Optima has the knowledge to help you with this. In addition, we offer a wide range of extra services.

  • Layout montage

    You already have prepared the document only missing the finishing touch? Then you can choice for a layout montage. When you do not succeed; to get the pages to the right format, give correct margins to the document, place page numbers correctly, place headers and footers correctly, add tabs or do you want a design for the chapter pages? Then we offer this service. We can prepare all these items for you, so that your dissertation have a prefect look.

Proefschrift layout

Layout by Optima?

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Theses portfolio

  • Cynthia Holterheus
  • Dien Gambon
  • Bart Muller
  • Beatrice Bedussi
  • Floor Aleva
  • Laura Dwyer-Lindgren
  • Leon Timmerman
  • Linda Franken
  • Linde Busweiler

Design of the inside pages

A good design of interior pages is the field of specialists. Typesetting is a profession and we advise you to let us do this job. A specialized designer knows which requirements must be used when designing a thesis. Of course it is possible to hire a designer of your own choice, but at Optima we have a team of very experienced designers who are happy to help you to create a book or thesis. A book or thesis to be proud of.


The time schedule for a complete layout is 15 working days (average). This may seem like a long time, but we want to make sure that the layout of your inner pages meets your expectations without jeopardizing the deadline for printing your books. Moreover, most of the time goes to our customers. You will have plenty of time to check everything. You can choose a layout entirely to your own specific wishes. You can find the costs for a complete layout of the interior in our quotation.