Dissertation Binding Kinkos Printing

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 bring your printed work to us at SHOP! (Percy Gee Building) for binding only or email a PDF file with full instructions to printservices@le.ac.uk and we can print and bind.

A pricing matrix is below as a guide, our prices varies 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 the SHOP! we accept cash, cheque or card payment.

On-line payment is available to everyone, when you send us your work electronically we will reply with the cost and the link for secure checkout through the University payment system


  • Delivery to any University department at no extra cost.
  • Postage to UK address is £5 per volume.
  • International DHL track and trace delivery, for prices please email printservices@le.ac.uk

Printing/soft binding pricing matrix

NB. Prices do not include VAT (20%)

Pages1 copy2 copies3 copies4 copies

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 is also 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

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 printservices@le.ac.uk 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.

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)


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)

Submit by 10.00am Collection 1.00pm

Submit by 12.45pm Collection 4.00pm

Submit by 3.45pm Collection following 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.
**For Museum Studies,  it is a maximum of 40 characters for the title including spaces.

Other Print Services

Thesis Printing & Binding

Custom and standard Thesis Printing and Binding Services

Your Dissertation Printed and Bound!

Contact us today to speak with a representative about getting your masters or doctoral thesis printed and bound. We'll turn your thesis in to a very high quality printing from files that you provide us.

- Attractive, durable, library-quality binding
- 60# white acid-free paper
- Black & white or color printing available
- Single or double-sided printing on pages inside

Cover material options include:

- 15 choices of F-grade Buckram
- 12 choices of Imitation Leather
- 6 choices of Bonded Leather
- 19 choices of Genuine Leather

 Lettering includes:

- Full title
- Publication year
- Author's full name on front
- Special requests

Spine includes:

- Author's last name
- Publication year
- Special requests

Additional options include:

- Choice of white, black or gold lettering
- Pocket for relevant loose material
- Media
- Custom die stamping
- Extra thick

Turnaround time ranges from 4-week, to 2 or 1 week rush. USPS, UPS and FedEx shipping available.

Recommended Cover Material For Thesis Printing and Binding:


Please see ourCover Materialspage for more information.

Even more options are available!

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