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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

fan of UG dissertations - 9-1-19

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

2 black hard bound one with gold corners - 1-9-19
For Postgraduate Masters or PhD theses only:

Hard Case BindingLibrary/Personal Deluxe
Print Unit - 65 North Street £40.00 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.

Design Unit/Print Unit price lists

Customers can now make card payments via the University Online Shop.

Design Unit, St Katharine's West, 16 The Scores

(All prices are exclusive of VAT which will be charged where applicable.)

Hourly rate for design, photography and scanning

TimeDepartmentalStaff/Student PrivateCommercialCreative Design (where applicable)
1 hour £34.00 £36.00 £40.00 £45.00
3/4 hour £25.50 £27.00 £30.00 £33.75
1/2 hour £17.00 £18.00 £20.00 £22.50
1/4 hour £8.50 £9.00 £10.00 £11.25

Canon digital laser printing

  A4A3
Black & White
Standard White 100gsm paper (price per side
Discounts may be available on larger print runs
  5p 9p

Colour

Standard White 100gsm (price per side)

1-49 sides 60p 80p
50-99 sides 50p 60p
100-149 sides 40p 45p
150-199 sides 30p 35p
200-499 sides 25p 25p
500+ sides 15p 15p

Additional cost for other paper types

(please add the relevant price below for each sheet required)

Paper Type Weight A4 A3
Standard White Light Card 
160gsm/200gsm

5p

10p
Standard White Heavy Card 250gsm/300gsm 10p 20p
Gloss/Silk coated 150gsm 5p 10p
Gloss/Silk coated 350gsm 15p 30p
Single-sided Gloss (Invercoat) 300gsm 10p 20p
Royal Kent Ivory 350gsm 15p 30p
Accent Antique/Goatskin Paper 110gsm 20p 40p
Laid Paper 100gsm 5p 10p
Tinted Paper 80gsm 5p 10p
Tinted Card 300gsm 15p 30p
Crackback Labels (A4 Only) - 30p
Adhesive Film (A4 Only) - £1.00 -
Overheads/Transparencies (A4 Only) - 60p -

Discounted A4 colour printing rate for student dissertations and theses 100gsm paper

Prices per single sideWeight1-2425-4950-99100-199200-299300 +
Standard White  
100gsm 60p 45p 35p 25p 20p 15p

Binding

Unibind

Pages (sheets)DepartmentalStaff/Student PrivateCommercial
Up to 150 pages (sheets) £4.00 £4.00 £4.00
Over 150 pages (sheets) £4.50 £4.50 £4.50

Wire Bind or Comb Bind

Pages (sheets)DepartmentalStaff/Student PrivateCommercial
Up to 150 pages (sheets) £4.00 £4.00 £5.00
Over 150 pages (sheets) £5.00 £5.00 £6.00

 

CD DVD CD/DVD adhesive sleeves
£2.00 each £3.00 each £2.50 each

 

Ream of A4 Color Copy, White, 100gsm

£8.00 (£6.00 for student dissertations)


Special Laser Materials

360gsm White PicoFilm (waterproof & tearproof) - SRA3 Sheet

Printed with black & white - one side only                

Printed with colour - one side only
£1.25 1-99 copies £2.00each/100+ copies £1.50 each

Additional cost for 2nd side printed in black & white

Additional cost for 2nd side printed in colour
25p 50p

170gsm Glossy Banner Sheet (330 x 762mm)

Printed with black & white - one side only                

Printed with colour - one side only
35p 1-99 copies £1.40each/100+ copies £90p each

Additional cost for 2nd side printed in black & white

Additional cost for 2nd side printed in colour
20p 75p

A4 White Tabbed Dividers (set of 12)

£4.00 per set of 12 plus an additional 5p per black & white printed side               

For the additoinal cost per colour printed side please see sliding scale for A4 100gsm standard white printing on page 1

Folder (printed in-house)

Artwork supplied (PDF) – print on outside only

 Design required Additional cost for printing on inside

£1.50

£1.50 each, plus time & proof

 75p extra

NB Edge to edge printing is not available with the item - a white margain is required 


 Large Format Posters  (A2 - A0)

Posters will be printed on 260gsm satin semi-gloss unless otherwise stated.

QuantityWeightA2A1A0
Satin, 1 260gsm £20.00 £30.00 £40.00
Satin, 2-4 (of same print) 260gsm £18.00 £26.00 £36.00
Satin, 5-9 (of same print) 260gsm £15.00 £22.00 £31.00
Satin, 10+ (of same print) 260gsm £12.00 £20.00 £26.00
Economy
170gsm £8.00 £12.00 £20.00
Polyester Canvas 260gsm £25.00 £35.00 £45.00
Tyvek®
145gsm £30.00 £40.00 £50.00

 

Poster Cardboard Tubes
Large - £2.50 each

Small - £1.50 each

Giclée Art Prints 230gsm Brilliant Supreme Matt (smooth) or 225gsm Somerset Velvet (textured)

 A5A4A3A2A1A0
  £7.50 £10.00 £15.00 £25.00 £35.00 £50.00
2-4 (of same print)

£7.00

£9.00 £13.00 £22.00 £31.00 £45.00
5-9 (of same print) £6.50 £8.00 £11.00 £19.00 £27.00 £39.00
10+ (of same print) £6.00 £7.00 £9.00 £16.00 £23.00 £33.00

If you require other sizes please contact us at: printanddesign@st-andrews.ac.uk

 

Photoboards (1.3mm pearl board – full, half and quarter sheets)

350 x 500mm (A3+)500 x 700mm (A2+)700 x 1,000mm (A1+)
£20.00 £30.00 £40.00

Polyboard Mounting

 A4A3A2A1A01000 x 1500 mm
Onto 5mm Polyboard £7.50 £12.50 £20.00 £30.00 £45.00 £60.00

Full Sheet Only = £25; A0 Polyboard Only = £20.00; A1 Polyboard Only = £12.00

Professional Photographic Prints (260gsm satin semi-gloss)

 A5*                 A4                    A3                    
£2.50** £5.00 £8.00

*A5 prints are available to buy in 8 x 6 inches photographic mounts for an additional £2.50

** £2 each for quantities over 20


Weatherproof Banners

£50.00 per metre (includes printing and finishing with hemming tape and eyelts if required)

Printed onto Tyvek® 145gsm – Maximum of 1 metre wide and can be any length

Cable Ties = 5p each

 

Pull up banners (Standard) - £150.00

840 x 1980mm (visable area)
Includes water resistant graphic, stand and carry bag - Designs and proofs will be charged extra

Replacement graphic = £70.00

 

Pull up banners (economy) – £80.00

840 x 1980mm (visible area)

Includes banner, stand and carry bag – Designs and proofs will be charged extra

 

Giant Pull up banners - £230.00

840 x 3220mm (visible area)

Includes banner, stand and carry bag – Designs and proofs will be charged extra


Laminating

 

A4 or A3 (double sided pouch)

A2 (double sided pouch)

A1 (single side matt seal)

A0 per metre (single side matt deal)

Departmental £1.50  £2.50  £15.00 £25.00
Staff/Student Private £1.50 £2.50 £15.00 £25.00
Commercial £1.50  £3.50 £15.00 £25.00

Other Items

 

Artwork for Embroidery and Merchandise logos (strictly only for use in this context)

Single version (horizontal or vertical) £8.50  

Horizontal and vertical versions £17.00

 

Floating Frames

 A4             A3            A2          

Frame Only

£30.00 £40.00  £50.00

Frame with Giclee Art Print

£35.00  £50.00  £70.00

 

Envelopes (to accompany invitations, letters etc)

Standard 5p each 

Conqueror 18p each

Conqueror envelopes, ranging in sizes from C5 to DL, in different shades of white and cream

 

Personalised promotional coasters

2.50 each (includes print) – graphics work charged as extra if required

 

Name Badge Holder (90mm x 60mm)

10p each plus card and time 

 

Lanyards

75p each plus card and time

 

Tassels for menus 

50p each


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