Dissertation and thesis binding

Details of our binding options and prices, and how to place your order.

We can bind your dissertation or thesis for you in a variety of ways. You will first need to check which type of binding is required for your type of submission – i.e. an undergraduate dissertation may need to be bound differently to a postgraduate thesis.

Your academic regulations will determine this, and your tutor or faculty office should be able to advise you. We are unable to determine this at Printing and Stationery Services.

Printing costs enquiries

To enquire about the cost of printing:

  1. Complete an enquiry form
  2. Email the completed form to printing@uwe.ac.uk.

We will respond as soon as possible.

To order dissertation binding

  1. Complete an enquiry form
  2. Complete a cover template form
  3. Send the completed forms to us with your printed content (or electronic file for printing) when placing your order.

Types of binding we offer

Click on the headings below to view further details and how to order.

Hardback binding

Example of hardback binding
  • Available in red or black covers.
  • Embossed with gold lettering on the front and on the spine (printing on the spine may not be possible if your document is very small).
  • We can bind a maximum of 270 sheets of A4 80gsm paper in the regular and 24 hour turnaround time.
  • If your document is larger than 270 sheets we can offer binding in two or more volumes per document in the regular and 24 hour turnaround time. Each volume is costed as one book.
  • If you need only one volume the turnaround time will be 7 working days at least.

For print quotes

  1. Complete an enquiry form
  2. Email the completed form to printing@uwe.ac.uk.

For orders

  1. Complete an enquiry form
  2. Complete a cover template form
  3. Email the completed forms to printing@uwe.ac.uk.

Digicoil binding

Example of digicoil binding
  • The digicoil is a continuous black plastic spiral which is inserted down the left hand side of the document.
  • We can bind a maximum of 265 sheets of A4 80gsm paper in a document.
  • If your document is larger than 265 sheets we can bind in two or more volumes (each volume is costed as one book).

For print quotes and orders

  1. Complete an enquiry form
  2. Email the completed form to printing@uwe.ac.uk.

Tape binding

Example of tape binding
  • This type of binding has a black strip down the left hand side which thermally binds the document.
  • We can bind a maximum of 350 sheets of A4 80gsm paper.
  • If your document is larger than 350 sheets we can bind in two or more volumes (each volume is costed as one book).

For print quotes and orders

  1. Complete an enquiry form
  2. Email the completed form to printing@uwe.ac.uk.

Fly stitching

Flystitch binding
  • This type of binding consists of A3 sheets folded in half and stapled on the centre fold.
  • We can make the spine flat if required.
  • We can bind a maximum of 80 A4 pages in one book.

For print quotes and orders

  1. Complete an enquiry form
  2. Email the completed form to printing@uwe.ac.uk.

Submitting your document

Should you require us to print your document as well as bind there are a few guidelines that we ask that you please follow:-

  • We would prefer to receive a PDF of the document with fonts embedded (see below) as this ensures we print what you are seeing on the screen.
  • Please check the PDF before sending to us.
  • If you do not send a PDF to us, there may be additional file conversion costs.

How to embed fonts in Word and save as PDF

  • File
  • Options
  • Save
  • Tick "Embed Fonts in the file"
  • Un-tick "Embed only the characters used in the document"
  • OK
  • File
  • Save As
  • Choose your location to save the file
  • Save as type: PDF
  • Save

Turnaround times

We usually need five working days to bind your work (up to 270 pages). Due to the different binding process used when the document is over 270 pages we will need an additional couple of days. Please talk to us if you haven't got five days - we can often help with shorter notice work but please don't rely on this in your planning.

24 Hour Service

There are a limited number of spaces available per day for this service. Please ensure that you apply for a space as soon as possible.

If you require Hardback Binding, you will be able to help us to turn around your request as efficiently as possible by filling in your enquiry form and cover template and forwarding them to us at printing@uwe.ac.uk before submission of your completed document. This will enable us to prepare your cover ahead of time and book your details onto our system.


Costs

Copies Hardback binding only
  (Printing not included)
Digicoil binding only 
with clear acetate covers
(Printing not included)
Tape binding only
with clear acetate covers
(Printing not included)
  Regular turnaround 24 hour service Regular turnaround 24 hour service Regular turnaround 24 hour service

1

£27.27

£37.27

£6.17

£16.17

£5.66

£15.66

2

£42.70

£52.70

£12.34

£22.34

£11.32

£21.32

3 £57.11

£67.11

£18.51

£28.51

£16.98

£26.98

4 £70.49

£80.49

£24.68

£34.68

£22.64

£32.64

5 £82.83

£92.83

£30.85

£40.85

£28.30

£38.30

6 £94.15

£104.15

£37.02

£47.02

£33.96

£43.96

For fly stitching or printing plus binding costs please complete an enquiry form and email the completed form to printing@uwe.ac.uk.

Printing costs

If you need costs for printing:

  1. Complete an enquiry form 
  2. Email the completed form to printing@uwe.ac.uk.

Please give us as much information as possible and stating how many pages your document contains and how many of these will be printed in colour.


Collection of your work

  • You can collect and pay for your work from our unit at Emersons Green.

Or for a small additional charge via online payment on our online store we can arrange delivery to either: 

Payment

  • Payment is required on collection of your completed work from our unit at Emersons Green and can be made by cash, cheque (payable to UWE Bristol) or credit/debit card.
  • Arrangements can be made for online payment but this will be at an extra cost (£5.00) and will need to be paid before the start of any production.

 

Contact us to discuss your requirements

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