University of Bath

Printing and binding a thesis

How to print and bind your thesis for examination and final submission.

Thesis printing and soft binding for examination submission

Refer to the Specifications for Higher Degree Theses for information on the presentation of your thesis.

Convert your file to PDF format and save the file with your last name at the beginning of the file name.

Once your thesis has been printed we can soft bind using our thermal binding. See our binding price list.

Our turn around time for printing and soft binding is approximately four to six hours, this time may vary at peak times.

If you bring your document already printed, we can bind whilst you wait.

Make sure that your work is submitted in good time to allow for its completion within service hours.

We will email or text you once your printing is ready for collection from Print Services in 8W, 1.35.

Hard case binding for final submission

This binding is used for final submission.

Once we have received your file and printing specifications we will calculate the cost to print and bind your thesis.

We will email you a quote along with a Hard case binding form which we will ask you to check and confirm the details are correct.

Further information on the layout etc. of the hardbound thesis is provided in the thesis specifications document.

Follow the instructions on how to pay.

Once payment has been received we will begin printing your work as instructed. We will print your thesis within 24 hours of payment.

We recommend the printed copies of the hard bindings be checked over by yourself before they are sent for binding as we cannot be held accountable for any printing errors made otherwise. Extra time for completion may be incurred if there are delays in checking the printed copies.

Once checked and approved your thesis will be sent off campus for hard binding based on Thursdays by 10am and returned the following Thursday by 4pm.

We will email or text you when your thesis is ready to collect, we offer a collection only service.

See our binding price list.

How to submit your files for printing

Follow our guide about how to submit your files for printing.