Thesis printing and binding

Situated just around the corner to all the major London universities, we are perfectly placed for your last minute printing. Order online for high quality student thesis to collect in as little as 2 hours or delivered anywhere within the UK. We have the binding templates for most universities.

About Us

Welcome to Prontaprint Russell Square, the thesis specialists. We work with thousands of students just like you who are struggling to find a fast, cost effective, reliable thesis printer. We offer thesis printing in as little as 2 hours. Why use us? We have years of experience in producing thesis to your university's specification with the cheapest colour printing price for thesis that we know of.

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What we offer

All of our thesis are printed in house and we are just around the corner from UCL and the University of London. Foiling on the spine comes as standard and you can also digitally foil a front cover.

We offer a 2, 4, 24, 48 hour, delivery to any UK and an express London delivery option with colour printing at just 20p and binding from just £20

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How To Order

You can order online or order in store. Please see below for more information.

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Click & Collect

Upload your PDF and choose the various options including when you need it and pay for it online. Once your order has been accepted we'll email you the time it will be ready to collect in-store and can be ready as fast as 2 hours.


We offer two delivery services:

UK delivery
Delivery to anywhere in the UK mainland and it typically takes 3-4 working days. Deliveries to outside the UK mainland and the Scottish Highlands typically take 4-7 working days.

Express central London
Your thesis will be delivered either the day the order is processed or the following working day. This service is only available to the following postcodes: EC1, EC2, EC3, EC4, WC1, WC2, W1, NW1 and SE1.

Order In-Store

Prefer to come and see us? No problem, bring us your PDF and we'll take you order in-store. It would be lovely to meet you anyway!


Why not try our price generator to work out exactly how much your thesis will cost?

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Soft Bound Hard Bound
Collection in store
48 hour £20 £26
24 hour £25 £32
4 hour £36 £42
2 hour £45 £50
Standard UK: 3-4 working days £20 £26
Express central London: same/next day £36 £42
Delivery cost per order: £10
*Deliveries to outside UK mainland and Scottish Highlands cost £25.


Printing on good quality 100g paper:
B/W throughout: 10p per side
Colour & B/W mix: 20p per side

Front cover foiling: £12 per bind.
Documents are usually a mix of B/W and colour so we have calculated a special reduced rate of 20p to accommodate this.

These prices are for students only and already include student discount. The printing prices are only for when we print the entire document. If only parts of the document require printing or any customer collation is required different timescales and printing prices will apply.

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When will it be ready?

We have a handy tool to calculate when your thesis will be ready for all of the options available.

When will it be ready?

For collection in-store orders we offer a 48, 24, 4 or 2 hour service. This includes the printing time. If ordering online the timeframe chosen does not start until the order has been received and processed by our staff. This can take up to an hour during peak periods and only between 9am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday. Orders received outside this time will not be begin until 9am the next working day.

Orders for Standard UK delivery will be ready for dispatch within 2 working days and couriers will then deliver within 1-2 working days. Orders for Express central London will be delivered either the day the order is processed or the next working day. There may be a delay if delivery cannot be made.

The 2 hour service may not be available during peak times so please get in contact in advance to discuss. We do not take advance bookings.

University Specification

We have a number of templates for various universities so no need to worry, just press the relevant button when ordering. If you require something different for somewhere else, not a problem, just choose the Custom option and you can specify the relevant specification for your university.

The ever growing list universities we have templates for are:

Aberystwyth University, Aston University, Bangor University, Birkbeck, Birmingham University, Bolton University, Bradford University, Bristol University, Brunel, Buckingham University, Chester University, City University London, Coventry University, De Montfort University, Dundee University, East Anglia University, Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh University, Exeter University, Glasgow Caledonian University, Goldsmiths, Huddersfield, Imperial College, IOE, Keele University, King's College London, Kingston, Leeds Beckett University, London Metropolitan University, LSHTM, LSE, Manchester University, Middlesex University, Newcastle University, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford University, Plymouth University, Portsmouth University, Queen Margaret University, Queen Mary, London, Queen's University Belfast, Reading University, Robert Gordon University, Royal College of Art, Royal Holloway, Royal Veterinary College, Salford University, SOAS, Sotheby's Institute, Southampton University, St Andrews University, Staffordshire University, Stirling University, Sunderland University, Teesside University, UAL, UEL,UCL, Warwick University, Westminster University, Winchester University, and Worcester University.

Cover & Spine Format

We can bind with black or blue Buckram cloth to your university's specification, you'll just need to let us know whether you'd like soft or hard covers and the information for the spine e.g.

PhD          2024         SMITH, A. 
Foiling can be gold or silver. If you would also like your front cover foiled you will need to supply us a single page PDF of the front cover. The PDF must be B/W and contain only text and small simple line images only. Anything else may not print properly.

Printing & Binding

All of our theses are bound using extra strong glue along the spine.

You can either bring us the document ready to bind or we can print it here on good quality 100gsm paper. We may not accept pre-printed documents which we decide are too curly to be bound. We can bind between approximately 25 and 435 sheets of 100g (depending on the paper) in one volume. A blank sheet is inserted at the front and back as standard. Larger theses are split into two volumes (please check with your college or university if multiple volumes are accepted). We only bind A4 sheets so all A3 sheets will be scaled down to A4. We only bind theses in portrait (long edge) so all landscape pages are automatically rotated to portrait. Both soft and hard bound thesis are glue bound.

We do not check the layout, content or margins of your document so you must ensure what you send us is correct to your university's specification.


Press the button below to view a number of Frequently Asked Questions.

We are open from 9am to 5:30pm Monday to Fridays. We are closed Bank Holidays.
No, we don't take advance bookings. We offer a strict first come first served basis.
Of course. As your thesis is already paid at the point of order anyone can be sent to collect.
Due the large number of orders we receive, we can no longer accept orders via email. That said, you can order online and order in store.
Yes but deliveries directly to universities or colleges are often directed to post rooms or receptions and may not go to the room specified. Prontaprint does not accept responsibility of delivering to the correct room or person.
We only print from PDFs. Due to the common occurrence of Microsoft Office documents reformatting between computers we do not accept them. This is to ensure your document won't reformat for your peace of mind.
We have calculated a special reduced rate of 20p only available to students printing their thesis. This reduced price accommodates the fact that there is usually a mixture of colour and B/W. You can alternatively print it all in BW for 10p a page.
Your university will specify the required margins. We don't need anything specific for the binding. However, if any image or text runs to the edge of the paper (bleed) your document will be shrunk to around 98% so there's a small white margin around each page.
Yes, on ordering you can request a CD burnt for . This comes with a plastic pocket to stick inside your thesis.
No, the binding process automatically adds a blanks white sheet at the front and back.
No, this service is only from Prontaprint Russell Square in London WC1.
Unfortunately not. The system is automated and begins as soon as we accept the order. Any changes after an order has been placed (either online or in-store) is not possible.

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If you have any questions then please get in contact, you can call or email us anytime.


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