Submitting a thesis or dissertation
We realise how important your thesis or dissertation is to you. We will be happy to help you print and bind it in preparation for submission. You can submit your finished project by clicking on the relevant guide specific to your degree below:
Wherever possible, please email your document to email@example.com along with any requirements. If you are sending a large file which cannot be sent over email, you can use third party sites such as WeTransfer or Dropbox. You can also take documents for copying or binding to the trade counter at Inprint within the Richmond Building.
Our only format for text files is a print ready PDF, saved as one single file set up in page order. It is very easy to create PDFs using Word. When you are ready to create your PDF then simply go to File – Save As and choose PDF from the drop down list. See submitting a thesis for detailed instructions.
Our standard lead-time for printing and binding documents is two days. Binding only should take up to four working hours, or five working days for hard case binding. If you have a last minute requirement, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01274 088800 and we will do our best to help.
Our high quality digital colour and mono printers are capable of producing 50 images per minute from either hard copy, CD, USB or email.
For technical help preparing your files please see below Support.
Paper and sizes
We offer a wide range of papers and card stock to A3 size in a large variety of colours including extra special presentation papers for CVs etc.
Basic photocopies up to A3 size are available from hard copy.
We offer a large range of binding to help you present a good impression:
- Booklet making
- Thermal binding
- Spiral binding
- Fastback binding
- Velo binding
- Hard binding/book binding
Student Print offer archive quality full colour wide format poster printing from A2 and up to A0+, as well as custom sizes (up to 1 metre wide).
Our two most popular paper stocks are matt and silk (prices from £15). We also print onto canvas and other specialist materials (please get in touch for price info).
To protect your large format prints, we can laminate up to A0 size. This is especially recommended for prints on matt paper, and has the added advantage of making the colours even more vibrant.
Designing your poster
Unless you have access to professional design software, we suggest you use Microsoft Powerpoint to lay out your poster.
If you’re already design-savvy, we can happily accept artwork produced in InDesign, Illustrator or Photoshop. Be sure to include any linked images and fonts when you bring in your artwork.
Additional file formats
We also accept TIFF, EPS, JPEG and PDF files. Please check with us first if you intend to use any of these file formats as resolution is very important to the quality of your finished work. Unfortunately, we cannot be held responsible for poor quality prints from supplied low resolution artwork.
Submitting your own artwork
Please download our Self Help Guide if you would like to supply your own files for us to produce for you. It is full of useful tips and links to help you get the best out of setting up your own artwork.
We usually ask for 2 working days to produce your poster. During busy periods this can be longer, so please phone to check first if you require a fast turnaround time. Additional work such as framing or mounting also takes longer (up to 5 working days).
To minimise waiting time we have an appointment system. To make an appointment please call our Customer Services Team on 01274 088800.
Submitting your poster in person
You can submit your poster on CD or on a USB flash drive. You will need to bring it in person and be prepared to spend 10 to 15 minutes while we check your file and print out a proof for you to sign off.
Our customer service team work closely alongside our technical wizards at I+D.
If there is ever a time you need to communicate an issue, be it a doubt or a query that requires one of our specialists, you can rest assured that you will be dealt with professionally and quickly.
A helping hand
Our technical staff are always happy to help out with any questions you might have in order to get the most out of your printed work. This page contains a list of helpful hints and references. If you have any more questions, please get in touch by calling 01274 088800.
Submitting your own artwork
Please download our Self Help Guide if you would like to supply your own files for us to produce for you. It is full of useful tips and links to help you get the best out of setting up your own artwork. (coming soon)
Making sure your artwork is print-ready
When submitting files for print, please try to make sure that:
- All images and fonts are included with the main file
- Images are in CMYK colour mode and not RGB
- Images are high quality (300dpi) versions
If you need any assistance setting up your files we would be happy to help. Please get in touch.
Our officially supported file formats are listed below. If you don’t see your application here, don’t panic – we can normally find a workaround to print from most applications. Please feel free to contact us if in doubt.
- Microsoft Office files (Word, Excel and Powerpoint)
- Adobe PDF
- Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator
- Most image files, including TIFF, EPS, BMP, JPEG and RAW images
Microsoft Word documents
Microsoft Word documents should be set up using British “A” sizes, and not the “US Letter” American default size. To change your document to use A4, choose “page setup” from the “file” menu and select A4. You might find that some of your text and images reflow after doing this, so do check through your document before you give it to us to print.
Submitting files via email
If your files are less than 20MB in size, we can accept them by email. Please send them to: email@example.com If your files are larger than this, we recommend sending them using the WeTransfer website.
Paper size guide
The following pdf should help as a quick reference when setting up paper sizes.