Thesis & Dissertation Binding

Thesis Binding 2

Packages

We offer three packages for The University of Sheffield thesis and dissertation binding. These packages all meet the University regulations for thesis first submissions and full resubmissions (with or without viva).
Please note that printing is charged separately.

Package 1 - £13.65

  • 2 x A4 comb bound booklets with acetate front and back covers, plus a copy of your document saved onto CD
  • Additional bound copies can be purchased at £5.25 each
  • Additional CD copies with plastic CD pocket can be purchased at £3.15

**Comb Binding is a plastic spine consisting of 19 rings, which holds your punched document.

Package 2 - £13.65

  • 2 x A4 wiro bound booklets with acetate front and back covers, plus a copy of your document saved onto CD
  • Additional bound copies can be purchased at £5.25 each
  • Additional CD copies with plastic CD pocket can be purchased at £3.15

**Wiro Binding is a spiral of double loop wires which are squeezed together to hold your punched document.

Package 3 - £62.50

  • 2 x Official TUoS Hard Binding using metal channel binding, both the spine and cover are personalised in gold foil, plus a copy of your document is saved onto CD
  • Additional bound copies can be purchased at £30.00 each
  • Additional CD copies with plastic CD pocket can be purchased at £3.15

**Channel binding comprises of a metal spine and hard back case which can be personalised with your details in gold foil.

Final Library Copy - £30.00

Once all required amendments have been completed and approved by the examiners, all students must submit a final Library copy of their thesis. The nature of the Library copy submission (hard copy or electronic eThesis uploaded to the WhiteRose repository) will vary depending upon when the student initially registered for their degree and whether the student is submitting an edited eThesis. An eThesis is required for all students who started their degree after 2008. If the eThesis is incomplete, i.e. it has been edited to remove material that cannot be included in the electronic version, for example sensitive material or material that has not been copyright cleared, a hard bound printed copy of the full thesis must also be submitted to Research Services for deposit in the University Library. A completed Access to Thesis form must be bound in the front.


Students who commenced their research degree prior to the start of the 2008-09 session are not required to submit an electronic version of their thesis and should therefore provide one hard bound printed copy of their thesis, unless they would prefer to submit a full eThesis.

Rebind - £6.00

  • To remove the metal channel spine and make the required page changes and re-bind using the existing cover and spine.

Turnaround

  • Turnaround is two to five working days. We do provide a 24 hour express service which is a chargeable service.
  • If you are expecting to use the express service please check availability
  • During busy periods normal turnaround may be extended and the express service made unavailable

Submission

  • Order via our online solution, myPrint at http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/cics/printanddesign/myprint
  • You can drop your document at the Print & Design Solutions reception desk, located on Bolsover Street

Tips when preparing your thesis for printing

  • Document finished size A4 (including A3 folded to A4)
  • Binding edge to have a 20mm margin, the outside edge to have a 15mm margin
  • Print double sided
  • Please be aware that any colour pages will incur a higher rate than black only
  • Create and proof a pdf version of your finished document prior to printing
  • The thickness of your document should be between 35 and 290 pages on 100gsm paper, any thicker and it will need to be split into two or more volumes
  • If you print out your document yourself, please ensure that the thesis is collated in the correct order as your document will be bound in the order they are presented

Collection/Delivery

  • Theses can be collected from the Print & Design Solutions reception desk
  • Deliver to Research Services or another university department reception, free of charge
  • If you require postage in the UK a standard charge of £7.95 per copy is payable
  • If you require postage overseas our reception staff will contact you with a cost which will be payable via an online portal

Disclaimers

  • Print & Design Solutions reserves the right to refuse to bind any copied material that has not been acquired legally under the terms of the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988, or any current licensing agreements of the University
  • A surcharge of 50% is added to all prices for non-members of the University and for binding of work not prepared as part of a course of study at The University of Sheffield

If you have any queries, please contact reception on 0114 222 1220 or email print.enquiries@sheffield.ac.uk