Print services

Thesis/Dissertation printing and binding

Print Services is a ‘one stop shop’ providing thesis/dissertation printing and binding service to the exact specifications required for both University of Leicester students and the public. 

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Binding Service   

You can book an appointment and have your printed work bound whist you wait at our Chiswick Road production site. This applies to perfect, spiral and wiro. 

For a complete printing and binding simply email a PDF file with full instructions to and we can advise, print, bind and submit on your behalf. UK, Europe and worldwide delivery also available for your personal copies. 

A pricing matrix is below as a guide, our prices vary according to the number of pages within the file. If you require pages reproduced in colour then please specify the PDF page numbers within your email. 

Learn how to create a PDF of your document for printing.


Online payment is our preferred method of payment, email us your PDF files and instructions and we will reply with a secure link for checkout through the University payment system.


  • Delivery to any University department or a 2 mile radius at no extra cost.
  • Tracked Royal Mail postage to a UK address is £5 per volume. 
  • European & International DHL 'door to door', for prices please email

Printing/soft binding pricing matrix

All prices are based on printing single-sided, in black, on 80gsm white paper they also include a soft binding option with a front and back cover. For choice of binding please see below (please note hard case binding is not a soft binding option)

Pages 1 Copy 2 Copies 3 Copies  4 Copies 
50 £10.34 £17.66 £25.00 £32.33
100 £12.66 £22.33 £31.99 £41.65
150 £15.00 £26.99 £38.99 £50.99
200 £17.33 £31.65 £45.99 £60.32
250 £19.66 £36.33 £52.98 £69.64
300 £21.99 £40.99 £59.98 £78.97
350 £24.33 £45.65 £66.98 £88.30
  • Colour printing charges are in addition, this is available at 20p per page and any such pages should be identified by PDF page number in your covering email at the time of order/enquiry.
  • CD pockets or plastic pockets can be inserted at your request for a cost of 60p each.
  • Please allow 2 working days for printing and soft binding or 6 working days for printing and hard case binding.
  • Files must be in A4 PDF format and emailed to For larger files please use a file drop service.

Binding Styles

For documents which are too thick for staples (sometimes called 'saddle stitch'), or for which binding is desired, we offer four different types of binding.

Hard Case

  • Price: £33.00 each, Further copies £30 each. (If identical to the first thesis)
  • Drop off/collections: Chiswick Road site (email us to book a binding slot)
  • Delivery timescale: 5 working days

Perfect Binding

  • Price: £5.00 each, Up to 400 pages per item*
  • While you wait service (email us to book a binding slot)
    *(24 hour service for documents of 300+ pages)

Spiral Binding

  • Price: £5.00 each, Up to 250 pages per item
  • While you wait service (email us to book a binding slot)

Wiro Binding

  • Price: £5.00 each, Up to 250 pages per item
  • While you wait service (email us to book a binding slot)


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