Thesis Production - Binding & Printing ServicesWe’ve been printing and binding Princeton University theses for over 25 years!
Maintaining and complying with the high standards expected by Princeton University is not simple, but we make thesis printing our top priority to help students receive the quality and fast binding service they deserve.
We recommend you start planning to print and bind your thesis at least 10 days in advance from your due date, to ensure your thesis is ready in time for submission to Mudd Library. Turnaround time depends on your binding requirements. For Sewn Bindings expect 4 days minimum.
To Get Started: Upload your PDF, choose your options, preview, and submit.
For rush production (under 4 hours turnaround time) - call 609-924-3605
Contact us if you need help converting your file to a PDF.
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Thesis Binding & Printing Options
Sewn Binding - Princeton Mudd Library RequirementTurnaround: Sewn theses turnaround is approximately one week. Please call store for details.
Our stitched bindings are custom fit to your thesis and use the finest quality archival materials, ensuring your thesis meets the standards required for Mudd Library submission. These are available with or without foil-stamped lettering.
Quick-BindingTurnaround: 1 Day (4-6 hours)
We also offer a variety of quick-binding options that can be produced in a matter of hours. Covers can be stamped with a gold foil university logo with your title, name, and year. This is our most popular binding choice but can not be submitted to the Mudd Library at Princeton University.
Unique Inner Fly Leaves Available to Show Your Personal StyleTiger Stripes Edition
(with silver foil)
(geometric black with silver foil)
(Morrocan textile inspired salmon with silver foil)
Contact us for rush production (under 4 hours turnaround time) - 609-924-3605
Paper Type for Thesis PrintingWe carry the highest quality archival thesis papers that satisfy the Princeton University Requirements. Choosing a higher quality paper not only looks more professional, it will help extend the lifetime of your thesis!
100% Cotton -- A 24# acid-free, pure cotton sheet. Smooth finish for high-quality copying. Can be used for both color and black and white copying.
25% Cotton -- A 24# acid-free sheet. Smooth finish that is a little less expensive.
We have a variety of other papers to use and can be found in the online thesis ordering form
Thesis Binding Turnaround TimeGlue Binding - We offer a variety of glue-bound soft and hardcover books with gold foil stamped titles. These can be produced in 4 to 6 hours. Call 609-924-4630 to advise us of your needs and to receive a confirmation. Rush orders available for additional cost.
Sewn Binding - While your copies may take only hours to produce, the binding operation will take more time. We use local binderies and the turnaround time is 4 days for Library Standard Binding, and 5 days with a title. During Rush Periods, the bindery will deliver books in accordance with your department schedule.
Please schedule your job with plenty of time to meet the pickup deadlines. Rush orders and shipping are available at additional cost.
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Thesis Writing, Formatting, Printing & Binding Guidelines - by University
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We thought we'd start to put together a long-overdue resource for students in order to help them find thesis writing, formatting, printing and binding information for their particular university. The links below will help to make things easier. Of course it's only a start, so we'll need to add to it from time to time as we find more information and links. Why not bookmark this post for future reference! And, of course, if your university is missing and you have some links and information that we're currently missing, please do let us know.
Physical Format, Binding and Retention of theses: PDF document.
Submission, format and binding guidelines: Word document.
List of printers: PDF document.
More information: Link.
Imperial College London
Information showing The Document Centre as a thesis printing/binding supplier for Imperial College London and notes regarding the 'Instructions and notes on submission, format and binding of theses submitted for the degrees of M Phil, PhD, MD, MS, MDS, and D Vet Med': PDF document.
Institute of Cancer Research
Information on thesis preparation, printing and binding: link.
Institute of Education
List of recommended thesis binders (including, of course, The Document Centre!): link.
King's College London
Thesis printing & binding instructions (document RD10): link.
List of approved binders (including The Document Centre): PDF document.
London School of Economics (LSE)
Formatting and binding your thesis: (PDF document).
Information and printers recommended (including The Document Centre): link.
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UoL
Theses for Research Degrees - Instructions and notes on submission, format and binding of theses submitted for the degrees of MPhil, PhD, MD(Res), MD, MS, MDS and DVetMed plus list of approved printers & binders including The Document Centre: PDF document.
Preparation and submission of theses and the Thesis Pending stage: link.
Thesis format and other guidelines: link (scroll to about half way down the page) and some PDF guidelines here.
Queen Mary University
List of suggested printers/binders including The Document Centre: PDF document.
Guidance Notes on the Submission, Presentation and Binding of Theses for Research Degree Examinations: Word document.
Rules for the submission of theses for PhD, MPhil, LLM, EdD and EngD: (PDF document).
Royal Holloway, University of London
Instructions and Notes on Submission, Format and Binding of Theses for Research Degrees at Royal Holloway: PDF document.
Approved printers including R.G. Scales/The Document Centre: PDF document.
Royal Veterinary College, UoL
Instructions and notes on submission, format and binding of theses submitted for the degrees of MPhil, PhD, MRes and DVetMed:
Word document, and see page 42 of this larger Word document, more information available via this link.
Binding notes for SOAS research degree theses: PDF document 1, PDF document 2 and a List of suggested thesis Printers(PDF document) including The Document Centre.
Binding types explained: link.
More information about preparing, printing, binding and handing in your thesis: link.
Dissertation binding information including Sussex University's in-house service for thermal binding (link). Students working further away from Sussex University are also invited to use the online thesis printing and binding services offered by The Document Centre.
University College London (UCL):
Guidelines for the preparation and submission of UCL theses and dissertations: link.
And here is a list of of approved thesis printers and binders, including The Document Centre: link.
University of Essex
Thesis information (policies, procedures and guidelines): link.
More information via their FAQ): link.
Notes for guidance on the submission and presentation of a thesis (For the degree of MPhil, MD, Professional Doctorate or PhD) or a dissertation (For the degree of MSc or MA By Dissertation): Word document.
University of Greenwich
Requirements for the presentation of the thesis/dissertation: PDF document (see page 35).
University of Kent
Instructions to Candidates for the Examination of Research Degrees (including the Postgraduate Diploma by Research and Training): PDF document.
University of London
Instructions and notes on submission, format and binding of theses submitted for the degrees of MPhil, PhD, MD(Res), MD, MS, MDS and DVetMed: PDF document.
List of suggested thesis/dissertation printers and binders for University of London, including The Document Centre: link.
University of Wales
Procedure for the submission of a PhD theses for examination: Word document.
Thesis printing and binding services: 1). the university's in-house service or alternatively 2). visit The Document Centre's online thesis printing and binding service).
Online Thesis Printing & Binding Service for University Students
Contact The Document Centre for more information about thesis printing and binding services for university students. Do also, please, let us know if you have any links to thesis guidelines for other universities not yet shown in the list above. Call 020 7928 9738 or visit www.document-centre.co.uk for thesis/dissertation printing and binding services. Many thanks.