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Dissertation and thesis printing and binding

Print & Design is ideally set up to print and bind your dissertation or thesis. Printing and/or soft binding can normally be carried out while you wait, however this may not be guaranteed during busy times particularly when large numbers of students are requiring their dissertations to be printed and/or bound.

Useful information on how to prepare your thesis can be found at: http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/pgstudents/academic/theses/

The easiest option is to send your dissertation or thesis electronically to us at least 2 days (not including weekends) before the submission deadline (see details below).

Our Design Unit at St Katharine's West, 16 The Scores, can print and bind for you. We print onto 100gsm high quality digital paper and then soft bind using the Unibind method. If you prefer to print a document yourself, you can bring the prints to the Design Unit to be Unibound within 5/10 minutes.

Our Print Unit at 65 North Street also provides a fabric spine soft binding service in St Andrews corporate colours, usually within half an hour, or hard binding which takes longer - usually ready for collection the day after you have submitted your printed thesis.

PLEASE NOTE: ALL DISSERTATIONS (BOTH UNDERGRADUATE AND POSTGRADUATE) MUST BE SOFT BOUND.

Printing and Binding Costs

Printing

A4 (per side)B/WColour*
Standard White Paper, 100gsm 5p each 60p each

*A4 colour price decreases as the quantity printed increases - please see our price list for details of the reduced rates for dissertation and thesis printing.

Binding

Soft Binding - up to 150 sheets   Fabric SpineUnibind
Print Unit - 65 North Street £4.00 each -
Design Unit - 16 The Scores - £4.00 each
Soft Binding - over to 150 sheetsFabric SpineUnibind
Print Unit - 65 North Street £4.50 each -
Design Unit - 16 The Scores - £4.50 each


For Postgraduate Masters or PhD theses only:

Hard Case BindingLibrary/Personal Deluxe
Print Unit - 65 North Street £35.00 each   £50.00 each
Glasgow (DAD) £50.00 each   £70.00 each

PLEASE NOTE: YOUR THESIS WILL BE PRINTED AT THE DESIGN UNIT AND THEN SENT TO THE PRINT UNIT FOR HARD CASE BINDING. YOU WILL BE CHARGED SEPARATELY FOR PRINTING AND BINDING.

Burn thesis to CD: £2.00
CD Wallet:  £2.50


Email your dissertation for printing and binding

The preferred option is for you to email your file to us (at least 2 days before the submission deadline, not including weekends) to printanddesign@st-andrews.ac.uk

Send your dissertation as a PDF file (at least Acrobat Version 9). In Microsoft Word versions 2007 upwards, simply save your document as file type "PDF (*.pdf). Or, a PDF converter can be found here.

Your dissertation should be preferably 1.5 line spaced with a margin of no less than 25mm. Please refer to your local School handbooks/web pages for full details of layouts and formats.

Ensure that you are conforming with the University's Corporate identity.

Please provide us with this information in your email:

  • How many copies
  • Which pages (if any) are to be printed in colour
  • Printed single sided (no more than 280 pages) or double sided
  • Whether it is to be fabric spine soft bound or Unibound
  • Date required

All dissertations are printed at the Design Unit and will be Unibound, if no specific soft binding option is requested. If you would prefer your dissertation to be fabric spine bound, you must collect the prints from the Design Unit and take them to the Print Unit for fabric spine binding.

Once your dissertation is ready, we will email you with a link to the Online Payment Services where you can make payment by card before collection.

PLEASE CHECK YOUR PDF FILE CAREFULLY BEFORE SENDING AND THAT YOU HAVE SENT THE CORRECT VERSION, DISSERTATIONS ARE SOMETIMES PRINTED OUT OF HOURS AND A REPRINT COULD PROVE EXPENSIVE.


Email your thesis for printing and binding

Guidance on the submission of your thesis can be found at: http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/pgstudents/academic/theses/

The preferred option is for you to email your file to us at least 2 days before the submission deadline for soft bound and 3 days for the Library/Personal/Deluxe hard bound copies to printanddesign@st-andrews.ac.uk not including weekends.

Send your thesis as a PDF file (at least Acrobat Version 9). In Microsoft Word versions 2007 upwards, simply save your document as file type "PDF (.pdf). Or, a PDF converter can be found here.

Ensure that you are conforming with the University's Corporate identity.

Please refer to your local School handbooks/web pages for full details of layouts and formats.

Please provide us with this information in your email:

  • How many copies
  • Which pages (if any) are to be printed in colour
  • Printed single sided or double sided
  • Whether it is to be soft or hard bound
  • Does it need to be burned to a CD
  • Date required

For pre-VIVA theses: All theses are printed at the Design Unit and will be Unibound, if no specific soft binding option is requested. If you would prefer your thesis to be fabric spine bound, your prints will be taken to the Print Unit for fabric spine binding.

For post-VIVA theses: All theses are printed at the Design Unit. The prints will then be taken to the Print Unit for Library copy hard case binding, if no specific hard binding option is requested. 

The front cover will bear the title of the thesis and candidate's name in 14pt type. The spine, reading from top bottom, will give the type of award, the name of the candidate, and the year of graduation in 18pt type.  

If you require your post-VIVA thesis to be posted overseas it will have to be the Personal hard case copy style.

Once your thesis is ready, we will email you with a link to the Online Payment Services where you can make payment by card before collection. The Design Unit will send you a link to allow you to pay for the printing and the Print Unit will send you a link to allow you to pay for the hard case binding.

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