University of Bath

Binding and finishing a document

How to bind your dissertation, handbooks and other documents.

Types of binding

The binding options available are:

  • thermal or soft
  • white plastic comb
  • silver wire

Each type of binding comes with an acetate cover and white card back.

View prices for binding.

Please note full payment is required before we start the binding process.

Other finishing options

Other finishing options available include:

  • hole punching
  • stapling
  • printing on coloured paper or card
  • folding
  • booklet making
  • collating

Email for further details.

Lead times

We offer a while you wait service for less than 10 copies of dissertations or documents and it generally takes between 5 and 20 minutes.

Email for lead times of larger binding orders.

How to pay

Follow our Paying for Print, Design or Photographic services guide.

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