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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?

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Lay-out by Optima

Do you wish Optima to take care of the layout?

With our graphical, typographical expertise, software knowledge and experience, we ensure that your thesis becomes a distinctive publication at a very competitive price.

Lay-out by Optima

Lay-out by yourself

You will take care of the entire layout and send us a print-ready pdf. Do you need help? No problem! Just contact us.

To print your thesis, your pdf document must comply with the correct technical printing aspects. A preflight of the PDF file before printing is absolutely necessary. What you see on your screen is most likely not the same as the result in print. Optima has the knowledge to help you. In addition we offer a wide range of extra services.

Lay-out by yourself

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.