Hard cover binding

As a post-graduate, you will find a thesis will be a large part of the degree. On completion, most universities require you to submit your work in a 'Book-Bound' format. All universities give guidelines to how your work should be presented. At BDP we can produce work to any university specification.

Easy online form

CLICK HERE to use the new online hard binding form, which supplies us with your details for a hard bound document. Simply copy and paste your details straight from your document! Once the form is completed, we'll be in touch with prices and completion times - simple!

online hard binding form

Speed & Prices

(Colours - Black, Dark Blue, Green Maroon)

80gsm paper - up to 280 leaves
100gsm paper - up to 220 leaves

Standard Service (48 Hours) First Copy Extra Copies
Foil print on front cover & spine £35 £25
Foil print on front cover OR spine £30 £20
Express Service (Next Day) First Copy Extra Copies
Foil print on front cover & spine £70 £25
Foil print on front cover OR spine £60 £20


Wide range of colours - 48 hour sample service
Unlimited capacity - may incur extra charges

7 Day Service First Copy Extra Copies
Hot foil on front cover & spine (will accommodate long title)
Titles in caps as standard. Buckrum binding available.
£50 £35

Our 7 day service (above) allows any number of pages. If you want to use our 48-hour or 6-hour service, you may be able to;

1). Print your work double sided.
We can then bind up to 560 pages on 80gsm, 440 pages on 100gsm. You may only be allowed to print appendicies and reference sections double sided, but this may be enough.

2). Bind your work in 2 volumes - Special Price (per 2 volumes)
First copy - £50
Extra copies - £35

We'll print and SAVE you TIME & MONEY!!!

Why spend hours printing pages on a home inkjet printer, emptying expensive cartridges? We'll minimise waiting time at a fraction of the cost! We charge just 7p per page for black & white, and 20p per page for colour pages. We have plenty of helpful staff, working on three machines which can print at speeds of over 100 pages per minute.

How to supply your document

1. You can supply 'hard' paper copies, or a single original from which we can produce further copies. You can bring it to our office, or send by post or courier

2. We can accept all forms of media, which might include:
Memory Stick, CD, DVD, Flash/Jump Drives etc

3. Send your work by email to cara@digipress.co.uk

What we need to know

  • How many pages are in each file, so we can check pagination when we open the file
  • The operating system you used i.e. Windows 98, 2000, XP, Vista etc.
  • The number of colour pages in each file. So we can check the document and give you a price.
  • The order the files appear in the document. You may want to check the hard copy prior to binding. If after binding the pages are out of order, correction will cost extra time and money.
  • You may wish to consider 2-sided printing for very long documents.
  • Work can either be brought in to our office, or sent by post or email.

Some things to remember

how many pages

The quantity of pages in your document gives us a rough guide as to whether or not it can be foil printed on the spine - 100 pages allows for one line of text to be printed on the spine, for example: "Name, Degree, Date, Small Title". Anything below 100 pages cannot be foiled on the spine and on the cover only.

page margins

We recommend leaving 25-40mm on the left binding edge. Then allow at least 12mm margin on right, top and bottom depending on the layout of your work. For 2-sided printing, either set right and left pages, or leave sufficient for binding in both left and right margins.

paper weight

We stock a large range of quality paper for use when printing your work. Standard paper used for thesis printing would be standard 80gsm but we also offer 100gsm. The higher the number, the thicker the paper. Bear in mind that the heavier the paper, the thicker the book.