Binding and Finishing

We offer a comprehensive range of in-house finishing services to give your document a professional look.


Choice of binding
Saddle Stitch Stapled

Saddle-stitch (Stapled):

Sheets are collated, folded in half and stapled through the fold.

Up to 64 pages (in divisions of 4).

Square back fold

Square-back binding:

Similar to saddle-stitch binding but with a wrap-around cover resulting in a flat spine.

Up to 80 pages (in divisions of 4).

Comb binding:

Holes punched down the spine and a black plastic spiral comb. With acetate front and plain card back.

Up to 500 sheets (minimum 10 sheets).

Wire binding:

Holes punched down the spine and a black metal wire. With acetate front and plain card back.

Up to 250 sheets (minimum 10 sheets).


Perfect binding:

Paperback-style book. Pages are glued on the spine with a printed cover wrapped around. Suitable for larger page counts.

Up to 300 sheets (min 30 sheets).


Soft binding:

Heat sealed adhesive strip with acetate front and back with a University red spine, pages inserted and glued in.

Up to 340 sheets (minimum 25 sheets).


Hardback binding:

University specification for dissertations bound in black with gold foil text on the front cover and spine. Spine width should not exceed 50mm. When selecting this option in the online portal, you will be asked to enter the required information.

Up to 300 sheets per book (minimum 90 sheets to allow for printing on spine).


We can laminate sheets from size A6 to A0, as well as bespoke sizes up to 900mm wide and up to 3m in length.

Lamination is available with the following options:

  • Gloss (offers UV protection) – all sizes above
  • Matt – up to A3
  • Soft Touch – up to A3

Other finishing services

  • Drilling
  • Folding
  • Stapling
  • Padding
  • Collating
  • Perforating
  • Cutting
  • Numbering
  • Shrink wrapping