Staples Uk Dissertation 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 bring your printed work to us at SHOP! (Percy Gee Building) for binding only or email a PDF file with full instructions to 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

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 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

There are 5 different types of binding available for dissertations and thesis. Check with your Academic Unit which you require.

Comb binding

Binding method where single sheets and covers have holes punched in the left had edge and a plastic comb with rounded flexible teeth is inserted through.

A range of spine widths are available depending on the number of pages in your document and thickness of paper.

Plastic combs come in a choice of colours. Acetate front and or front and back sheets can be added, as can a board back.

Available from our on campus copy rooms.

Soft bound (glued)

Pages and covers are glued into a secure fabric tape strip that forms the spine. A range of spine widths are available in black and white.

You can have acetate covers added. Black covers with a gold University of Southampton crest are available for dissertations.

Available from our on campus copy rooms.

Soft binding (wire stitched)

Bound between manila or departmental covers. Wire stitched and a black cloth tape spine. Edges cut flush or uncut.

Available from External suppliers.

Channel bound

Loose pages are inserted into a metal channel in the spine and then securely clamped.

Hard covers are only available in black with the University of Southampton silver logo on.

Available from our on campus copy rooms.



Stiff bound

Quarter bound with reinforced end papers. Hinged stiff boards laminated with manila or departmental covers.

Wire stitched with a black cloth taped spine. Edges cut flush or uncut.

Available from External suppliers.



Hard bound

Full bound in black Arbelave library Buckram. Oversewn in to hard case with gold blocked lettering on the spine.

Available from External suppliers.

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