Order your printed & bound dissertation / thesis

Our simple system will guide you through the process of uploading, customising and paying for your dissertation/thesis.

Simply use the form below to go through the ordering process.

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Step 1: About you

We need your contact details so we can get in touch with you if we’ve any queries about your order.

Step 2: Your university / college

Your university/college will have rules around how your thesis needs to look.

We’ve provided details for as many institutions as we can below. You can customise these if you need to. If you don’t see your institution listed, just choose the “Other” option and you’ll be able to choose the right options yourself.

A few universities ask that your thesis be printed double-sided, though most ask for it to be single-side printed.

Step 3: Your thesis

Drag and drop your PDF here, or tap to select it from your computer
I only want you to bind my thesis – I will post my printed thesis to you

We charge 5p per black-and-white page and 25p per colour page. Our system automatically identifies pages that contain colour and we’ve worked out your cost on the figures shown below.

Please note that even a single dot of colour on a page, or a graphic that is saved in a colour format, means we have to print that page in colour.



Now choose how many copies you would like. We offer a 5% discount when you order five or more of the same item.

Each hard binding costs £19.50, plus £0.50 per CD pocket, plus £1.00 per plastic pocket, plus £5.00 per handmade pocket.

Each cloth soft binding costs £14.00.

Each PVC soft binding costs £9.00.

Step 4: Text on the cover

Step 5: Text on the spine

Step 6: Delivery details

Enter your address and choose how you’d like your order to be delivered. We need these details even if you want to collect your order.

If you select that you would like to collect your order, please note that you will need to make arrangements to pick this up from our base in Grangemouth, in central Scotland.

Step 7: Complete your order

If you have a discount code, enter it below.

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About our pocket options

There are 3 pocket options available, which we can include with your bound thesis.

Please note that these are only suitable for use with our hard-bound product.

CD pocket (£0.50)

A clear plastic CD pocket, placed in the centre of the inside back cover.

Plastic pocket (£1.00)

A clear plastic sleeve pocket placed on the inside of the back cover. Useful for loose sheets, such as photographs. It can hold the equivalent of 10 sheets of paper.

Handmade pocket (£5.00)

A handmade pocket built into the back cover of your thesis with the edges matching the cover colour. This can hold more than the plastic sleeve and is suitable for maps and other documents. It can hold the equivalent of 20 sheets of paper.

About our colour options

Most institutions will specify the colour for your thesis cover. You can see samples of each of the colours we offer below.

Black
Dark blue
Mid blue
Brown
Dark green
Maroon
Purple
Red
Light blue
Light green

About allowed characters

You are only allowed to use certain characters on your cover. We’ve detailed these below.

If you try to use a character that isn’t listed here then our system won’t let you continue.

Allowed characters

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