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Hard Bound Thesis

Hard Bound Thesis


Hard Bound Thesis

We will print and bind and gold emboss your Hard Bound Thesis to University specifications and dispatch within 5 days of receiving your PDF.

Our theses are produced using hard bound black faux leather covers.

The specification allows for 6 lines of gold embossed text for the title of your thesis, as well as 3 lines of text (author, qualification, year of submission), and one line of text for the spine (author, abbreviated qualification, year of submission).


Once you have completed checking out through the store at zero cost this will send us the details of your request enabling us to come back to you with the cost of your thesis based upon the exact details of what you have told us.

Above 280 Pages

If your Thesis is above 280 pages in length it will be produced in 2 volumes. As standard these Theses are produced in equal volumes. e.g. if your Thesis is 320 pages, then each volume would be 160 pages in length. Alternatively you can specify which page number to start your second volume from when supplying your file.

Further gold blocking will also be added to the cover and spine to indicate "Volume 1" and "Volume 2" in line with regulations.

Please ensure you are aware of the maximum length of thesis that you are allowed to submit as per Section 13.6 in the Research Degrees Operational Handbook.


  1.  Select the number of volumes your thesis will be over 
    • 1 volume is up to 280 pages
    • 2 volumes if your work is over 280 pages
  2. Add to basket, proceed to check out.
  3. The questionnaire also captures the wording for your cover: 
    • Select the number of pages in your Thesis (up to)
    • Thesis Title: Up to 6 lines of 33 characters both upper and lower case
    • Your Details: Please enter your name, qualification and year of submission. Up to 3 lines of 33 characters both upper and lower case.
    • Spine: Please enter your name, abbreviated qualification e.g. PhD, and year of submission. 1 line of 33 characters both upper and lower case.
  1. Checkout your order at zero cost.

  2. On confirmation of your order, you will receive an email which informs you we will review your request and come back to you with a price for your request within 48hrs.

  3. Once you have confirmed you wish to proceed, we will ask you to send across the PDF of your Thesis and will direct you to a payment gateway within the online store to pay the cost quoted.

All Thesis are printed, bound and gold embossed and despatched within 5 days of receiving the PDF file (excluding weekends and bank holidays), which are then released to Royal Mail to deliver 1st class to the UK address you specify at checkout. 

Printing Services is not responsible for any disruption to Royal Mail services that may impact on your delivery. Please note, Theses cannot be collected from Printing Services.

Note: PDF only. No other artwork file types are accepted.

For any enquiries about this service please contact us by one of the methods below:

E: [email protected]

T: 023 9284 3368

W: www.port.ac.uk/collaborate/business/printing-services

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