Thesis/Dissertation printing and binding

Print Services is a ‘one stop shop’ providing a University of Leicester thesis/dissertation printing and binding service to the exact specifications required. For your peace of mind we will hand deliver work to departments on your behalf within the University at no extra charge and obtain proof of delivery.

You can drop off your printed work to us at SHOP! (Percy Gee Building) for binding only or simply email a PDF file with full instructions to and we can print, bind and submit on your behalf (worldwide delivery also available).

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.


At SHOP! we accept cash, cheque or card payment.

On-line payment is available to everyone, email us your PDF files and instructions and we will reply with a secure payment link for secure checkout through the University payment system.


  • Delivery to any University department 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


Pages1 copy2 copies3 copies4 copies
50 £10.34 £17.66 £25.00 
100 £12.66 £22.33
£31.99 £41.65
150 £15.00 £26.99 
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

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 the images below (please note hard case binding is not a soft binding option)

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 and creating PDF’s please use the guides below.

Binding rates

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, perfect bound, spiral and wiro.

Hard case jpg
Perfect NEW 2

Spiral NEW


1 copy

£33.00 each

Further copies £30 each thereafter

(If identical to the first thesis)

£5.00 each

Up to 400 pages per item

£5.00 each

(Maximum number of pages is 250)

£5.00 each

(Maximum number of pages is 250)

Delivery timescale*



5 working day service

See submission and collection times below

(24 hour service for documents of 300+ pages)

See submission and collection times below


See submission and collection times below

Submission/Collection times at the SHOP!

5 working day service

(please allow 6 working days if we are printing it as well)

From March 2nd 2020

Submit by 10.30am Collection 14.30pm same day

Submit by 14.30pm Collection next working day

The maximum number of characters for the title on hard case binding is 80 including spaces.** Gold blocking on the spine is included in the costs. Any additional gold blocking, i.e. the front is a further £10.00 volume. All hard case binding ia a 5 working day service. Maximum number of pages is 500.
**A maximum of 40 characters for the title including spaces for thesis with less than 80 leaves.

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Leicester LE2 7SX · UK
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Percy Gee Building
University of Leicester
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