Our Thesis Binding Service

Thesis and dissertation binding that won’t let you down

With over 42 years experience in thesis binding we understand how tight your deadlines are and how important it is to get your theses and dissertations perfectly printed and bound on time. That’s why we offer reliable, high-quality thesis binding and dissertation binding for universities, colleges and institutions across the UK and throughout the world. We always go the extra mile to help you out, no matter how quickly you need it. And don’t forget to order enough copies, you might need one to show your family and friends, after all, its work for you to be proud of.

Wherever you’re studying, we can bind your thesis and dissertations. Just use the same procedure as for UK students and we’ll post your bound documents back to you via courier or Special Delivery. Cost of postage depends on size and weight of package.

Our guaranteed services include:

  • Two-working-day (48 hour) service – Hard bound
  • Next-day (24 hour) service – Hard and soft bound
  • 5 hour service – Hard bound
  • 1 hour emergency service – Soft bound only
  • International service – please email us info@mastersbookbinding.co.uk or call us on +44 118 324 0120

As experts in university bookbinding, we bind to all University specifications and offer a large choice of colours in Library Buckram (material specified by universities).

How our thesis books are made

PDF file conversion

We can only print from PDF files, due to pagination issues. Please see our pdf guidelines for more information on how to submit your files.

Paper

We use A4 80gsm Navigator Universal paper produced using FSC certified fibre from well-managed forests (ISO14001).

Hard Bound Thesis – A4

All our regular hard bound thesis books are bound to university specifications. Each book is A4, case bound, over-sewn and glued. The books are covered with a high quality, durable Buckram cloth cover, which is available in 9 standard colours

They will have your degree, name and year lettered on the spine as standard. These can appear up or down the spine, depending on your preference.

You can also add your university logo/crest and some lettering to the front cover. The books can be lettered in gold foil or silver foil, and come complete with marker ribbon, head and tail bands, and double gold or silver lines at the top and bottom of the spine. All lettering is in Times New Roman Font.

The maximum number of pages for each of these books is 500 A4 pages. If you have more pages or A3 pages as a requirement, please contact us and we will be able to assist you.

Soft Bound Thesis – Cloth Cover – A4

Our soft bound thesis books are perfect bound to university specifications. As with our hard bound books the soft bound books are A4 size and finished to the same high quality. They are covered with a Buckram cloth cover, available in 9 standard colours (as shown above).

They will have your degree, name and year lettered on the spine as standard. These can appear up or down the spine depending on your preference. All lettering is in Times New Roman Font.

You can also add your university logo/crest and some lettering to the front cover. The books can be lettered in gold foil or silver foil, and come complete with marker ribbon, head and tail bands, and double gold or silver lines at the top and bottom of the spine.

The maximum number of pages for each of these books is 350 A4 pages. If you have more pages or A3 pages as a requirement, please contact us and we will be able to assist you.

Soft Bound – Card Cover – A4

The most cost-effective soft binding is a paperback in a coloured card cover which is perfect bound to University specification, with the title page duplicated on the front cover. The books are covered with a card cover, available in A4 size and 5 standard colours.

The maximum number of pages for each of these books is 350 A4 pages. If you have more pages or A3 pages as a requirement, please contact us and we will be able to assist you.

Soft bound – Transparent Cover – A4

The maximum number of pages for each of these books is 350 A4 pages. If you have more pages or A3 pages as a requirement, please contact us and we will be able to assist you.

Delivery

We have several delivery options available to help you meet your deadlines. Deliveries are arranged with our courier company to deliver to your door.

Collection from Masters Bookbinding –  Unit 40, Suttons Business Park, Reading, Berkshire RG6 1AZ
UK Mainland Standard Next Day
UK Mainland Premium Next Day (Before 12:00 noon)
UK Mainland Premium Next Day (Before 10:00 am)
UK Mainland Premium Next Day (Before 9:00 am)
UK Mainland Saturday (Before 10:30 am)
International Deliveries – please contact us on +44 118 324 0120 to arrange.

For costs please refer to our ‘Pricing Guidelines’.

Please Note

In order to calculate the overall time frame from order to delivery of your thesis, you will need to add your chosen service time to your selected delivery time.