Masters Dissertation Binding York

Hard Binding

All hard bindings are properly sewn and case bound in library buckram cloth to your University specifications

Lettering in gold on the spine( degree, year, name) and front cover (title, name, degree, year) are included in the price

Prices are for A4 200 pages or less of up to 100 gsm paper
Over 200 pages add £10 extra per copy

 1 copy2 copies3 copies4 or more
2 days£37£61£87add £25 each
Next day£44£74£107add £29 each
5 hours£51£88£129add £35 each
2 hours£58£102£150add £42 each


Soft Binding

Perfect bound to University Specifications

The binding is in hard wearing library buckram on flexible card and has a contemporary square spine

Up to 300 pages 100 gsm
Over 300 pages – add £12 per copy

Including gold lettering on spine (degree, year & name). Front lettering – £5 extra per copy

2 days£20 each
Next day£24 each
5 hours£27 each
2 hours£32 each

Stitching (if necessary) – £10 extra per copy

Simple Binding

Black card back and clear plastic front with a black strip on the spine

Can be used as a temporary binding but is strong and attractive enough for permanent use

Other card colours and spine strips may be available. May also have card front and back

Up to 300 pages of up to 100 gsm paper

 up to 200 pagesup to 300 pages
Next day£12£14
2 hours£16£19

Over 300 pages – Add £12 extra per copy

Stitching (if necessary) – £10 extra per copy



We accept PDF files by email, CD or memory stick


The standard paper we use is 100 gsm top quality satinated white paper (ISO14001)



Same day courier delivery to many London Universities – £18
(e.g. UCL, Institute of Education, University of London, etc. )
Next day delivery to most of UK:

  • Up to 2 Kg. – £20
  • From 2 Kg to 10 Kg. – £32

Over 10 Kg to UK and worldwide delivery – prices on application

Thesis & Dissertation Binding FAQ


What paper is used for thesis binding?
The standard paper we use is 100 gsm top quality satinated white paper (ISO14001)

How should I prepare my thesis?
For best results please ensure that your paper is in good condition, flat and without folded corners

What is the difference between hard, soft and simple binding?
A hard bound book has the pages sewn together and a cover made of hard board covered in cloth
A soft bound book has the pages glued together and covered in cloth, like a paperback book
Simple binding has the pages glued together, with a see-through plastic on the front, card on the back and a strip on the spine

What does “perfect bound” mean?
Perfect bound is another name for a soft bound book. No stitching at all

Do you offer spiral binding?
No. We offer simple binding which has the pages glued together and a strip on the spine, instead of the spiral. Spiral binding weakens the book because of the hole punching

Why is there extra cost for binding a book which is over 200 or 300 pages?
We charge extra as there is more work involved

What lettering should be embossed on the spine and the front of the hard/ soft cover?
Most universities have their own specifications regarding the lettering. Unless there are not strict requirements, the standard is “Degree, Name and Year” on the spine and “Title of dissertation and Name” on the front. Please be aware that this may vary

Can pages be changed after the binding is completed?
Yes, but it depends on how many.  A few present no problem.  A large amount are difficult to disguise and a reprint would be the best option.  We charge £2 a page for changes

How long does a 2 hour binding service take?
Well,  the binding takes 2 hours, but does not include the printing time

Are you open at weekends?
No.  We are open 8am to 4pm, Monday to Friday

Can you do a quicker service than 2 hours?
Generally yes, but you will need to contact us first

Will you check that my pages for binding are in order?
Yes, if we do the printing.  No if you have it printed yourself. If we see something wrong with the printing you have supplied, we will contact you.

What is the difference between embossing lettering on the spine upwards and downwards?



Why has it got to be a pdf file?
A pdf file is an image so the formatting does not change as opposed to Word that can change the format

Why has the document got to be saved in a single file?
To avoid any confusion with the order of the document.  If the file is too big to be attached to the email, you can use dropbox, yousendit, etc,to send it to us

Does the binding price include printing costs?
Binding prices do not include printing costs (every dissertation has got a different number of pages we have to print; also there is a price difference between colour and b&w pages)

Is the printing time included in the binding time?
No, please allow between 30 minutes to 1 hour on top of the binding time (this may vary during busy periods)

Can you print double sided?
Yes, we can

If I need a double sided printing am I charged for just 1 page or 2?
You will have to pay for 2 pages. Although is one sheet of paper we print on both sides of the sheet.

Can we print in different kind of papers? Like glossy, matt, etc.
Yes, we can. Please contact us for further information of the different types of paper. We can print from 80 gsm to 300 gsm whether is matt or glossy on A4 and A3 size

About us

Print Services provides help and advice with:

  • Printing
  • Photocopying
  • Stationery
  • PCounter Print Credits
  • Document & Dissertation Binding
  • Laminating
  • Scanning
  • Large format poster printing up to A1 size

As a student or member of staff at York St John you can print to any of the Konica Minolta multi-function devices situated throughout the University campus.  They are available on every floor of the Fountains Learning Centre as well as Holgate Reception.  The same devices also provide photocopying and scanning facilities.

Print Services operates a vending machine on the ground floor of Fountains which sells many products including pens, blank disks, batteries, Post-It notes, Sellotape, memory sticks, highlighters, Pritt sticks, and notepads. A small range of items are also available for purchase from the Service Desk.

Further information for students is available about the services we offer.

Contact Details

Requests, orders and enquiries should be emailed to: E: 

or please ask at the Service Desk, Fountains Learning Centre.


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