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Guide to Thesis and Dissertation Binding at the UEL Print Centre

The Print Centre offers a complete solution for thesis and dissertation printing and binding to Students at both our Stratford and Docklands campuses.

The pricing is dependant on time scale requirements and the number of copies requested and may be subject to change at the Print Centre’s discretion (see full details below).

    File format

    Students should supply a single digital file for printing. A single PDF is preferred, but a Word file can be accepted (subject to the student approving a PDF proof version created by the Print Centre). All pages must be A4 unless by arrangement.

    Please submit your file to the Binding mailbox: binding@uel.ac.uk stating how many copies required and date required. We will email you with the quote for costs and details of how to pay.

    Pricing includes up to 100 pages with a maximum limit of 20 pages printed in colour; the balance will be printed black and white. Or simply up to 100 pages in black and white. All pages will be printed single sided on brilliant white 100gsm bond paper. Additional black and white sheets will be charged at 5p per copy and colour sheets at 20p per copy.

    Hard copy provided by the student can also be bound but the binding cost remains the same.

    Specifications

    The University of East London has specific guidelines and regulations pertaining to the standardized presentation of thesis or dissertations and these will be strictly observed. However, often specific requirements are dependent on your course and may vary from the norm. Please check with your Supervisor to ensure you have the correct specifications. 

    It is very important that you check your final file version carefully before you go to print!

    Content submission

    The standard offer for lettering on the front cover is capitalised gold foil lettering to a maximum of 6 lines and a maximum character number of 30 characters per line (including spacing between words).

    Please email the following information (preferably as a Word file attachment) to binding@uel.ac.uk:

    1. The title of your thesis or dissertation (exact spelling and spacing required)
    2. Your first and second names
    3. Title of qualification
    4. Month and year of submission etc... etc.

    No accents or scientific notation accepted.

    The spine details required are:

    NAME     QUALIFICATION (eg. MSc MBA)     YEAR

    Likewise please fill out the section for the spine details in the grid provided.

    PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPELLING AND PUNCTUATION VERY CAREFULLY – NO RESPONSIBILITY WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR TYPESETTING ERRORS AS A CONSEQUENCE OF STUDENT MISTAKES IN THE BRIEF.

    Cover and spine format

    Prices are dependent on time from receipt of files and proofing process

    First copy binding prices (hardbound thesis with black cover and gold blocked lettering):

    • 10 Day - £35.00
    • 3 Day - £50.00
    • 2 Day - £60.00
    • 24 Hours (from point of receipt) - £75.00

    2nd and subsequent copies discounted:

    • 10 Day - £30.00
    • 3 Day - £45.00
    • 2 Day - £55.00
    • 24 Hours (from point of receipt) - £70.00

    Payment

    Once you have accepted the quotation for your print and binding costs you can pay in person using a Credit or Debit Card at our Print Centre Reception Desk (Docklands Room EBG.12).

    Pay online at https://epay.uel.ac.uk/open/default.asp.  When paying online, please quote your transaction payment reference (which will be emailed to you) on collection of your work from the Print Centre Reception. 

    You can also offset costs against your Bursary card. Please present your card in person at the Print Centre Reception.  

    Alternatively we will issue a paper receipt for cash payments which you will need to settle at the Docklands Cashier’s Office (Room NBG.02). You must make full payment BEFORE we can start your work. Please bring the stamped receipt back to the Print Centre as proof of payment.

    Please factor in the time for payment as this will affect the turnaround time for your work to be produced.

    FOR ANY FURTHER ENQUIRIES PLEASE RING 020 8223 2801 OR EMAIL binding@uel.ac.uk.

    Pricing and payment