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07-11-2017 13:11:09 in Thesis printing & binding services by Mark
Isabel E. sent us this lovely review via email in late August. It was for our fast-turnaround thesis printing and binding service. What's clear is that Isabel was extremely pleased with the outcome, speed and, in particular, the help received from the team when a mistake was spotted in the thesis at the last minute. Here's what she said in full — even the subject line was lovely! Subject: R...

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26-10-2017 11:43:30 in Dissertation Printing & Binding by Mark
A University of Westminster MA student recently called our dissertation printing and binding service 'Amazing and fast', and rated us with a full 5 stars on Facebook. Our thanks to Raquel O. for the lovely rating and review — we love it! Here's what she wrote: “Thanks to you! I am really happy with my choice to print my dissertation - you did an amazing and fast job!” This part...

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24-10-2017 10:31:31 in Thesis printing & binding services by Mark
Ruth C. emailed in from an NHS Trust to say how happy and impressed she was with our dissertation printing and binding service. She said: “Dear team, I would like to say how pleased and impressed I was with your helpful, knowledgeable and patient service in printing and binding my dissertation. The copies were perfect.  Thank you.” We're delighted that this customer was so p...

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19-10-2017 13:00:57 in Printing & Bookbinding Services by Mark
The Document Centre reached an incredible milestone this week, having received our 50th five-star rating on Google. Given that the total number of Google reviews is 57 and a score of 5 is the best possible rating, it's amazing to have been awarded as many as 50 ratings with full marks. The fiftieth 5 star review was typical in terms of the lovely comments about our printing and document binding se...

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16-10-2017 13:37:35 in Rapid printing & document binding services by Mark
Recently, a leading SE1 production company needed some quick artwork amendments and fast turnaround printing for 1500 A4 single-sided flyers, 10 A4 double-sided flyers, 1500 A5 flyers and 75 A3 posters. At The Document Centre, we stepped up to the mark and had these ready for a courier, sent by the client, which collected them the next working day. Callum, our contact at the production company, la...

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11-10-2017 10:47:23 in Large Format Printing by Mark
Katherine P., from a specialist design firm in London SE1, recently sent us these lovely comments after we printed some posters for the agency. Produced in-house on our large format printer, the posters each measured 1990mm (nearly 2m!) x 1490mm, so were pretty big! They were printed on 200gsm stock so were not flimsy — having a good quality thickness about them without going so far as being...

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28-09-2017 10:46:57 in Bespoke Bookbinding by Mark
One of the many printing and document binding services that we offer is bespoke bookbinding. This is often used by people needing one-off (or low run) books that are unique. Sometimes they will only be used once or at other times they will be retained as keepsakes or official records. Examples include presentation books for interior designers and architects, concept books for degree students, hous...

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21-09-2017 13:28:07 in Printing & Bookbinding Services by Mark
We originally planned to publish customer ratings and reviews one at a time but, to be honest, we've had so many wonderful 5-star ratings and excellent customer reviews lately that we thought we'd better catch up a bit by publishing a batch of the five all at the same time — hence the slide show of several above. This batch is purely Google reviews and ratings that we've received in recent w...

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08-09-2017 18:00:32 in Rapid printing & document binding services by Mark
Lewisham's symphony orchestra, Harmony Sinfonia, has recommended The Document Centre's printing and binding services via a lovely tweet. Using their Twitter handle @OneTreeHillSinfonia, they tweeted: “Huge thanks to @doccentrelondon 4 doing an immaculate job preparing the parts for our show 2morrow @PeoplesDay. Can't recommend you enough!” We can't thank them enough! What lovely ...

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28-08-2017 16:09:10 in Thesis printing & binding services by Mark
Rachel C. reviewed The Document Centre's thesis printing and binding service in July and gave us a whopping 5 out of 5 stars plus a wonderful review. Here's the full version posted to Facebook on July 7th: “Excellent printers. I was really pleased with the service and the quality of my printed and bound thesis. I was called several times by the document centre whilst my order was being pr...

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21-08-2017 16:10:03 in Printing & Bookbinding Services by Mark
Good News! The August Bank Holiday weekend is nearly here! The Met Office is even saying that the Sunday and Monday are likely to be warm and sunny - let's hope they're right! Another bit of good news, that we reported previously, is that we're currently opening on Saturdays (10am until 2pm) for simple printing and binding and that's even true this coming Bank Holiday weekend (learn more about the...

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10-08-2017 13:58:01 in Thesis printing & binding services by Mark
15% Off Thesis & Dissertation Binding for Christie's Education Students [UPDATED]: We're offering 15% off thesis or dissertation printing and binding for Christie's Education students until 29 September 2017. The discount applies to printing, binding, foiling and even extras! In order to obtain the discount, students ordering online will need to add “Christies 2017” to the "additi...

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03-08-2017 14:21:20 in Printing & Bookbinding Services by Mark
You'll be pleased to hear that The Document Centre is now open on Saturdays during the whole of August and September. So this coming Saturday (5 August) will be the first and 30 September will be the last open Saturday during this summer period. We will be open between 10am and 2pm on those days and customers can drop off and collect from the shop during those hours. Please note that we will offe...

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31-07-2017 11:18:35 in Bespoke Bookbinding by Mark
An account manager at a major global advertising agency, with offices in London SE1, recently sent us this lovely testimonial via email. We've obscured the customer's name, company and client information for the sake of client confidentuality but this is another real customer testimonial, received for The Document Centre within the last month or so. For this client we produced 16 A4 landscape boo...

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26-07-2017 11:26:42 in Printing & Bookbinding Services by Mark
Another lovely 5-star rating for The Document Centre came in via Google Reviews on the 25th of June. Filippo R. awarded us the full 5 stars possible and described our “Very friendly and kind staff. Fast and professional service". Many thanks to Filippo — we really appreciate it! We have lots more 5-star ratings and customer reviews to share with you so, if you're in any doubt about wh...

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25-07-2017 12:15:54 in Thesis binding by Mark
[UPDATED]: In this blog post we thought we'd explain, in a bit more detail, the various thesis printing and binding options available at The Document Centre, London. Here we look at the options in the same order as they appear on the online order form, so that it's possible to cross-refer. The photo montage above also illustrates many of the options discussed. So, first up are the options for prin...

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19-07-2017 16:04:31 in Printing & Bookbinding Services by Mark
In our last post we mentioned not one but two 5-star ratings from customers who published reviews of The Document Centre on the 23rd of June. Here, now, is the second of those two reviews. This one is from Google user "Between Teeth" who rated The Document Centre with the full 5 stars possible (thanks Between Teeth!) and said: “Excellent service, the staff are quick to help you and happy ...

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14-07-2017 13:43:20 in Printing & Bookbinding Services by Mark
On 23 July The Document received not one, but two 5-star ratings, along with wonderful comments, from customers who had just used our printing and bookbinding services. Here's the first from that date — it was from Katie B. who published a short but sweet review and 5-star rating to Facebook. Her comments were: “Excellent and quick service with friendly staff !!” Thank you Kati...

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06-07-2017 12:22:30 in Thesis printing & binding services by Mark
Customer Maarten G. sent us a lovely email, thanking us for providing “excellent” binding for his PhD Thesis, with “outstanding” customer service. See the accompanying image for a more complete version of his message. We're very grateful to Maarten for taking the time and trouble to send us such a lovely email. We do our very best for customers so it's always lovely to hear...

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26-06-2017 15:58:36 in Rapid printing & document binding services by Mark
The Document Centre is very excited to announce a new Same Day printing service for London. It can be thought of it as an emergency printing service and, as such, will be useful to those who need printing in a real hurry, those who have been let down by another supplier or those who have simply left things until the last minute. Whatever the reason, with our new "Urgent Printing" service, printing...

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22-06-2017 17:33:58 in University dissertation printing & binding by Mark
We owe Emma S. a very big 'thank you' as she left us a lovely 5-star rating and some lovely comments on Facebook (20 June). Emma said: “Absolutely brilliant! I got my final year book printed and I am in love with it. I would recommend anyone to definitely go here.” Thank you Emma! We're so happy that you were pleased with the printing and binding service here at The Document Centre (...

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19-06-2017 13:16:26 in Thesis printing & binding services by Mark
We've just received this lovely testimonial and 5-star rating from a customer who used our university thesis printing and binding service this month. Artemis used our 'while you wait' service and it sounds like our quality and service was very well received. Here's Artemis's full review: As i m sitting here waiting for my thesis to be printed and bound within 45' after i arrived, i can only be to...

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14-06-2017 11:40:09 in University dissertation printing & binding by Mark
Bethany H, a recent customer, kindly posted this lovely Google review of The Document Centre in mid May. She also awarded The Document Centre a full 5 stars in her rating! This joins another dozen or more 5-star reviews which, without exception, have all been scored "full marks" in the last 8 months or so on Google, together with another 18 consecutive 5-star ratings on Facebook over the course of...

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27-05-2017 15:54:47 in Thesis printing & binding services by Mark
Katie W. kindly left a lovely 5-star review and rating on Google Reviews for the Document Centre in mid May. She said we supplied an "efficient service and very nicely bound product" and went on to say that she was "very happy with the service" and has "recommended it to others". Katie had ordered printing and binding for a university thesis or dissertation, which is a key speciality here at The D...

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23-05-2017 16:12:48 in Printing services by Mark
Catherine A. kindly posted this lovely 5 star review on Facebook earlier in May. Catherine said that she was pleased with the service and the high quality of the printing supplied by the team at The Document Centre. Sincere thanks to you, Catherine, for taking the trouble to leave such a lovely review - we love your comments and really appreciate the 5 stars too! Thank you. Printing & Binding...

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18-05-2017 09:38:55 in University dissertation printing & binding by Mark
This, above, is the lovely customer review published on Google Reviews on the 3rd of May, for The Document Centre. And what a lovely review it is! The customer also rated us with the full five stars! Comments included "extremely helpful staff", "first class customer service", "very patient", "I am extremely pleased with the outcome", "My work looks very professional", "I would recommend this place...

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17-05-2017 11:21:26 in Printing services by Mark
We received these lovely comments from a client called Mary-Ann after supplying printing services. She took the trouble to write in to give us a 'massive thank you' for our assistance and to let us know that she thought the service we provided was 'excellent'. Mary-Ann was also grateful for our help when she needed assistance with formatting the artwork document so that it printed optimally. It's ...

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26-04-2017 10:45:10 in Printing & Bookbinding Services by Mark
This just in: another 5-star rating on Google! In fact we had just published yesterday's post when Google notified us of this lovely 5-star rating and review by Ali, a recent customer who needed document binding. Ali wrote: "Really good reliable binding service, ready to help quickly if something goes wrong - plus cheaper than other places" ... which is really nice on all counts! Thanks go out to ...

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25-04-2017 16:09:23 in Printing & Bookbinding Services by Mark
This was the excellent customer feedback received for a recent bespoke printing and binding job produced here at The Document Centre in London SE1: "We got the portfolio and Eva is absolutely delighted. It’s exactly how she wanted it. Great job!". We're really pleased that the client was so happy with the work! Our thanks to Jamie S. for taking the trouble to send such lovely comments &mdash...

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20-04-2017 09:32:54 in Thesis printing & binding services by Mark
Having recently received several more 5-star ratings and reviews since we last highlighted them in our blog, we thought we'd take a look to see how consistently we score such top marks. The results are humbling and we are truly grateful to all those customers who took the time and trouble to leave such lovely ratings and reviews on Google and Facebook. Thank you to each and every one of you! Amaz...

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04-04-2017 14:15:27 in Printing & Bookbinding Services by Mark
Easter is fast approaching so we thought we should confirm our opening days and times, particularly over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend (14th to 17th April inclusive). For degree students who are thinking of ordering thesis/dissertation printing and binding in the run-up to Easter, it's also important to be well organised with your timing otherwise you may need to order expedited services in orde...

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27-03-2017 16:16:46 in Thesis printing & binding services by Mark
Velo Binding Special Offer for King's College London Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery submissions: While you wait velo binding NOW £7.50 each (normally £10) More information about this special offer can be found in the attached PDF.T&C's: Prints are charged separately. Offer valid 28 March to 7 April 2017. To qualify for the discount, mention this offer in store at time of ord...

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27-03-2017 09:23:04 in Thesis printing & binding services by Mark
A wonderful and very useful video recently caught our eye on YouTube. Presented by Emma Cole, who was a PhD student at the time, it tells other students all about printing and binding their thesis, in this particular case a PhD thesis. Emma discusses where she had her thesis bound (spoiler alert — it was at The Document Centre!), what it cost, what the process was and how she came to ch...

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21-03-2017 10:44:44 in Printing & Bookbinding Services by Mark
This is another example of one of the many lovely emails we receive from our customers.  Jean-Christophe had used our printing and/or document binding services before and was very happy ... so he came back! We're grateful to him for taking the time and trouble to write such lovely comments when he did. He wrote: "Appreciate your service. You did an excellent job in the past, quick and effici...

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14-03-2017 08:49:37 in Bespoke Bookbinding by Mark
The Document Centre recently produced a prop, in the form of a soft bound bespoke book, for appearance in a new film by London film production company "x". Their short, independent film is called RAV1043 and was written and directed by Mark Buchanan, one of the directors at the firm. It stars Sian Clifford (Fleabag), Sid Phoenix (Florence Foster Jenkins, The Program), Dimitri Leonidas (The Monumen...

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23-02-2017 11:45:57 in Printing & Bookbinding Services by Mark
We are so lucky to have such lovely customers — not only do they keep us busy with lots printing, binding and bookbinding for theses, dissertations and business documents, but some of them also take the trouble to write in with lovely comments and to leave 5-star ratings and reviews on Google and Facebook. Thank you to all of them; we really appreciate it! Here are the latest batch (ratings ...

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14-02-2017 12:18:29 in Theses & Dissertations by Mark
So what is the difference between a university thesis and a university dissertation? Is there even a difference? Having printed and bound thousands of both, even we were confused, so decided to find out. Dictionary definitions of 'thesis' and 'dissertation' Our first stops were a couple of popular English Dictionaries, which showed the following definitions: Thesis: (Oxford English Dictionary)...

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10-02-2017 11:40:45 in University dissertation printing & binding by Mark
Shown above is the wonderful feedback we recently received from one of our customers. This was for a soft-bound dissertation about lighting in urban hidden spaces and explored how the night-time experience could be enhanced through excellence in lighting design. The job was A5, landscape format and the customer required two soft-bound copies including full colour printing to the interior using sin...

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25-01-2017 12:07:14 in Theses & Dissertations by Mark
A €5000 prize is being offered for the 3 best academic theses focusing on "natural" refrigerants and their possible application. Such applications include refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat pumps, for example. This is the seventh time the award has been offered and one of its aims is to promote young, emerging talent in the field, whether they're students or graduates of Bachelor's, Mas...

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14-01-2017 13:57:43 in Thesis printing & binding services by Mark
It's always lovely to hear from our customers and many even go out of their way and leave us wonderful ratings and reviews on Google, Facebook or sent in by email. In fact, we've had a clean sweep of 5-star ratings recently (that's 5 out of a possible 5), along with wonderful feedback and comments. Thank you to everyone who left us reviews, testimonials and ratings — we really appreciated it...

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28-12-2016 11:51:28 in University thesis services by Mark
The mid-January deadline for applying to most undergraduate university courses is just around the corner. So, if you're still deciding between uni's, perhaps a virtual tour of the various campuses and facilities will help whittle your short list down. Pop over to the UCAS site and you'll find a brilliant resource listing all the universities that offer online virtual tours of one form or another. ...

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23-12-2016 13:00:00 in The Document Centre by Mark
Season's Greetings and a very Happy New Year, from everyone here at The Document Centre, to all our customers, friends, neighbours and colleagues. We're now closed for the Christmas break and will re-open on Tuesday 3 January 2017 at 8.30am. However, you can still order your thesis or dissertation printing and binding online by filling out a few details, choosing your preferred options and then u...

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21-12-2016 12:40:19 in Thesis printing & binding services by Mark
Do you need your university thesis printed & bound in December? If so, be VERY quick as there are just days and hours left before we close down for the Christmas break. We're open today (Wednesday 21st December) until 5.30pm. Tomorrow (Thursday 22nd) we're open from 8.30am to 5.30pm then on Friday 23rd December we're only open until 1pm and then that's it for 2016 until we re-open again on Tue...

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06-12-2016 15:58:27 in The Document Centre by Mark
With December upon us, we thought it would help customers to clarify our opening hours and any days when we're closed, from the run-up to Christmas right through to early January in the New Year, 2017. In particular, if you're thinking of using our thesis printing and binding services during this period, please take a look below to avoid any disappointments or last minute deadline panics — m...

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29-11-2016 10:14:17 in Printing & Bookbinding Services by Mark
Following a recent mail shot to businesses in London SE1, we thought the time was right for another brief reminder of all the services available at The Document Centre, here on the blog. Digital printing services We offer fast, high quality digital printing courtesy of various in-house machines. Our brand new, state-of-the-art Xerox Versant 80 digital press offers quick turnaround printing in bl...

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15-11-2016 11:28:28 in Theses & Dissertations by Mark
In our latest post we highlight another ground-breaking thesis, this time that of Kim Eric Drexler. His pioneering thesis 'Molecular machinery & manufacturing with applications to computation' was published at MIT in September 1991 and its effects will change the world. We'll take a look at what it was about and how it gave birth to an entirely new scientific field. Drexler's thesis explores ...

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28-10-2016 16:03:40 in Printing & Bookbinding Services by Mark
With Halloween virtually upon us, it's almost uncanny that one of our most recent printing and bookbinding jobs was all about bats in London! The hard bound, full colour book was produced for a London based bat society, whose aim it is to help identify the distribution of bats in London, in order to help with their conservation. Part of that includes contributing towards a 'bat atlas' for the Lond...

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20-10-2016 10:43:14 in University thesis services by Mark
Students from Birkbeck, University of London, have recently been keeping us very busy with thesis printing and binding work. Birkbeck is a world-class research and teaching institution and is unusual in that it's an evening university. Even Birkbeck's logo and arms feature a lamp and an owl to symbolise their motto, In nocte consilium, which translates as study by night. So students...

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22-09-2016 11:02:12 in Theses & Dissertations by Mark
A perhaps controversial article, posted on the Times Higher Education site, asks whether the whole concept of the doctoral thesis is in need of an update. In fact, it asks whether the doctoral thesis is "obsolete" but maybe that's an over-statement for headline purposes. The concept of the traditional doctoral thesis format being past its sell-by date was originally raised, via Twitter, by a dire...

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14-09-2016 09:15:00 in Printing & Bookbinding Services by Mark
We thought we'd show you a simple but effective presentation book recently produced for an architecture degree student. This A3 landscape book is printed and hard bound, in our own London bindery, using yellow 'library buckram' cloth ('540' yellow). Being a cloth, the cover features a lovely textured pattern and gives the book protection, style and a feel of great quality. The book also features ...

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31-08-2016 15:03:34 in Printing & Bookbinding Services by Mark
At our recent photo shoot, we asked the photographer to capture some interior shots of a custom-printed, custom-bound book that we featured in a blog post from a while back. In the finished result, we can now show you more of the book's interior — the composite photos above show the attractive design and colour theme used throughout. So, the customer ended up with a high quality, hard-bound,...

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28-08-2016 19:25:45 in Thesis printing & binding services by Mark
We thought we'd show you some examples of our standard thesis binding, following a little photo shoot that we had recently. Starring in the first shot are a selection of four printed and hard bound theses/dissertations, each featuring gold foil type to the spine and front cover. The library buckram cloth covers are shown in Blue 550, Black 585, Green 563 and Red 535.The next shot below shows just ...

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16-08-2016 16:30:32 in Large Format Printing by Mark
The Document Centre recently printed and supplied a banner to support a charity running event in aid of Cancer Research. "Race for Life - Pretty Muddy" is a 5k muddy obstacle course where you can "show cancer that hell hath no fury like a woman in pink"! Every year, hundreds of thousands of women take part in such races and raise an enormous amount of money for use in the fight against cancer. Sh...

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27-07-2016 13:04:12 in Large Format Printing by Mark
We're exciting to announce that we are now offering same day large format printing, for sizes from A3 (297mm x 420mm) to A0 (841mm x H1189mm). We offer printing on 230gsm textile stock, 190gsm satin photo paper or 120gsm matt coated paper. The 230gsm textile stock means the poster is completely foldable so can be easily transported. If any creasing occurs, it can be easily removed using an iron be...

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25-07-2016 14:53:35 in Thesis printing & binding services by Mark
We offer FREE delivery to many London universities and institutions. This is ideal for students needing thesis binding and printing services, so we thought we'd write a new post to explain more ... FREE Delivery to the following Institutions: Delivery is FREE* to the following destinations: Christie's Education - free delivery!* Courtaulds (Strand) - free delivery!* Franklin-Wilkins - free ...

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21-07-2016 16:55:26 in Printing & Bookbinding Services by Mark
We're pleased to confirm that The Document Centre is now open on Saturdays, until at least 1st October. We will be open from 10am each Saturday and will stay open until 2pm although may extend that if the demand is there. Please note that we will offer all services on Saturdays except for soft and hard binding although, of course, those will be available during the working week as usual. So, on S...

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18-07-2016 13:38:19 in Bookbinding by Mark
As a 'Thank You' to all customers purchasing services at The Document Centre in London's SE1, we're currently giving them a 10% discount voucher for bookbinding, document binding or thesis binding until the end of July. So there isn't long! There is no minimum spend to get the discount, so whether you need photocopying, document duplication, digital printing, large format printing or any kind of d...

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30-06-2016 10:46:15 in Thesis binding by Mark
We thought we'd start to put together a long-overdue resource for students in order to help them find thesis writing, formatting, printing and binding information for their particular university. The links below will help to make things easier. Of course it's only a start, so we'll need to add to it from time to time as we find more information and links. Why not bookmark this post for future refe...

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20-06-2016 09:45:59 in Thesis printing & binding services by Mark
If you're still deciding where to go for your thesis printing and binding, read this first! The Document Centre in London's SE1 has an excellent reputation for high quality printing and binding of college and university dissertations. Out of 15 customer reviews on Google a near perfect 13 are full 5-star rated and a different customer survey in February returned an unmatched, 100% 'extremely satis...

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27-05-2016 10:45:56 in University news by Mark
While we, at The Document Centre, wish to remain neutral and non-partisan, we were interested to know how a British exit - or 'Brexit' - from the European Union would affect UK universities, the make-up of students going to them and, to a degree, to the UK economy. So we did a little bit of research ... According to 'ICEF Monitor', the "market intelligence resource for the international education...

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18-05-2016 12:58:46 in Thesis printing & binding services by Mark
If you are a university student, chances are you'll need your thesis/dissertation printed and bound at some point. That's where we can help. We print and bind theses and dissertations for most UK universities and many abroad, appearing on the preferred supplier lists on many university websites, particularly throughout the UK. Whatever type of degree you're studying as a student, we can print and ...

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29-04-2016 09:46:39 in University thesis services by Mark
It is always a pleasure to follow students in their journeys at their chosen universities. Here at the Document Centre, we rub shoulders with students from many different universities because they come here for thesis and dissertation printing and binding. The University of Greenwich is one of the many universities that we have the pleasure in dealing with and so have put together a brief history ...

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20-04-2016 12:18:59 in Bespoke Bookbinding by Mark
Many of us have a novel or autobiography hidden inside, waiting to be written. Others have their novel already typed out, sitting hidden away, unseen by anyone other than the author. People, often when at a more mature age, eventually decide to put pen to paper to finally write that novel or autobiography, to get it recorded at long last, having really meant to do it years ago. When finished, many...

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23-03-2016 11:31:02 in Printing services by Mark
In this post, we thought we'd detail some of the printing machinery and, more importantly, the printing capabilities that we have here at The Document Centre in London's SE1. Our Xerox Versant 80 digital printing press We have a brand new Xerox Versant 80, which is a very versatile, high quality, high resolution (up to 2400dpi) and accurate digital printing press. This is the newest Xerox digita...

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13-03-2016 08:27:11 in University news by Mark
Last week saw the release of the Times Higher Education 'World University Rankings' for 2016 but here we'll take a look at how well UK universities performed within the top 200 European results. Universities were ranked by grading their research influence, industry income, international outlook as well as their research and teaching environments. Incredibly, the UK features no less than 46 times...

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25-02-2016 16:01:13 in Thesis printing & binding services by Mark
When asked "How professional were our staff?" 100% of recent* customers said that they were professional, with 86% saying 'Extremely' so. This was part of the ongoing survey of customers who were asked to answer a series of multiple-choice questions relating to their recent orders. The sparkling results are really pleasing to hear and we'd like to thank all those who have so far taken part. Want ...

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25-02-2016 15:37:53 in Thesis printing & binding services by Mark
When asked "How helpful were our staff?" 100% of recent* customers said that they were 'Extremely helpful'. This is great to hear - thank you so much to all those customers who have so far taken part in the survey. Are you a recent customer of The Document Centre? Have you recently used our printing, bookbinding or thesis binding services?If so, have you filled in a survey yet? You could even win...

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25-02-2016 15:24:39 in Thesis printing & binding services by Mark
When asked "Overall, how satisfied are you with The Document Centre?" 100% of recent* customers said that they 'Extremely satisfied'. We're thrilled again to hear this. Thanks to all who took part in the survey. If you have recently used the printing, bookbinding or thesis binding services of The Document Centre, do please take a couple of minutes to fill out a post-purchase online survey. You mi...

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25-02-2016 12:13:31 in Thesis printing & binding services by Mark
When asked "How likely would you be to recommend The Document Centre to a friend or colleague?" 100% of recent* customers said that they were 'Extremely likely' to. Obviously, here at The Document Centre, we're thrilled to hear that's the case. Thank you to all who took part in the survey. If you have recently used the printing, bookbinding or thesis binding services of The Document Centre, do pl...

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15-02-2016 17:08:53 in Thesis printing & binding services by Mark
As you may have seen, we're asking all those who have recently ordered printing and binding to fill in a short survey to let us know how we're doing. They also have the chance to win an iPad Mini – a random draw currently takes place every 6 weeks. The survey has only been running for a short while but we're already seeing great ratings and some really nice comments. Thank you to all those w...

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21-01-2016 10:33:37 in Thesis binding by Mark
Starting this week, all customers who order printing and binding from The Document Centre will be eligible to enter our free iPad Mini Prize Draw that will take place every 6 weeks. Everyone who has ordered will be given a flyer that tells them the web address they need to go to in order to take our quick and easy customer survey. Towards the end of the survey they can optionally enter their name,...

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20-01-2016 10:29:33 in Printing & Bookbinding Services by Mark
We thought we'd publish some photos and details of some bespoke bookbinding which we produced, here at The Document Centre in London, during the month of December. These perfect bound books were glued and stitched for strength & durability, also allowing for heavier coated papers to be used as inner pages. The covers were produced using 300gsm card which, after printing, was matt laminated so ...

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30-12-2015 09:20:00 in Bespoke Bookbinding by Mark
Here we show images of some books we recently produced here at The Document Centre in South London SE1. (UPDATE: As seen on TV! See below). The books are all A5 and have been printed then hard bound with rounded spines. They are bound in blue Rayon fabric. The silver foil lettering shown on the front was produced using traditional hot foil stamping. The finished job makes for a lovely set for this...

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23-12-2015 16:01:04 in The Document Centre by Mark
A very Happy Christmas from all of us here at The Document Centre. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their custom during 2015 — we look forward to working again with you during 2016.Best wishes to you all for the New Year and beyond.Yours Sincerely,The team at The Document Centre.P.S. Please note that we close for the Christmas break at 5.30pm on Wednesday 23rd Dec...

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15-12-2015 09:08:54 in Printing & Bookbinding Services by Mark
So far, it's been a busy month for thesis printing and binding here at The Document Centre. However we've also seen a healthy number of orders for printing and bespoke bookbinding for other types of publication. These include all of the following: Several novels including hard- and soft-bound examples; Several poetry books, mostly printed in black and white; Business-to-business pitches and p...

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26-11-2015 12:39:02 in University news by Mark
It's encouraging to see that the UK's University of Bath came 7th in a league table of the world's top 50 universities under 50 years old this week — so congratulations to them, particularly as they've jumped a few places since this time last year. The results were released yesterday for the "QS Top 50 Under 50 2015" which has celebrated the world's top universities under 50 years old since ...

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20-11-2015 13:00:00 in Bespoke Bookbinding by Mark
One of the many services offered at The Document Centre in London's SE1 is bespoke bookbinding. This includes bookbinding from scratch as well as bookbinding repair and restoration. This latest example of recent work falls into the former category and is a bespoke bookbinding job for Taylors of Harrogate. Taylors of Harrogate are, as the name suggests, a Yorkshire business and their speciality is ...

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29-10-2015 10:00:53 in University thesis services by Mark
Students from The Royal Veterinary College are amongst the many that regularly use the Document Centre for their thesis or dissertation printing and binding. It's our pleasure to be part of their journey and so, by way of a thank you to all those from the College, we have put together a brief introduction to the institution below. About The Royal Veterinary College In 1789 a famous racehorse cal...

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15-10-2015 13:42:33 in University thesis services by Mark
The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is one of the many universities and institutions whose students regularly come to the Document Centre for thesis or dissertation printing and binding services. Our thanks to all those who have ordered, past and present. About the University The School, which is actually a research university, was founded in 1899 and is now regarded as second t...

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25-09-2015 13:25:24 in University news by Mark
The 2015/16 QS World University Rankings® were announced last week and it's great to see so many UK universities ranking so high on the global stage. We've analysed the tables and, below, focus on where the UK uni's rank internationally. Looking at the data we can see that UK institutions have done extremely well.First, though, some quick stat's: It's extremely encouraging to see that 40% o...

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15-09-2015 10:16:50 in Thesis binding by Mark
In order to professionally print your thesis, we need it supplied as an Acrobat PDF document. This is the preferred format for professional printing because what you see in the PDF document is essentially what you'll receive back when it's printed, with everything laid out as you intended. We'll come to how you save your thesis as a PDF shortly but, first, a quick word about layout, size and thic...

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31-08-2015 11:47:47 in Thesis binding by Mark
As I'm sure you don't need us to remind you, we're now in the busiest month of the year for thesis and dissertation deadlines. Which means that, here at The Document Centre, we're also printing and binding significantly more per day than usual. So during the first week of September, which is likely to be our busiest week of the year, it's worth getting your thesis or dissertation to us as early as...

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21-08-2015 13:15:19 in University news by Mark
The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is among the many universities which regularly keep us busy with thesis and dissertation printing and binding here at The Document Centre. So, we thought we'd find out a little more about them and share our findings with you.Founded in 1895, the LSE has been around for 120 years and today is one of the world's top social science universiti...

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13-08-2015 11:47:38 in University news by Mark
It's A' Level Results Day so if you've just received your results we hope that you achieved what you needed and now have firm acceptance from the university of your choice. However, whether you did better or worse than you expected or hoped, you still have some options:  Clearing  If you didn't get the grades you needed to get acceptance by any of your university choices, have had...

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28-07-2015 13:20:53 in Theses & Dissertations by Mark
Possibly the most famous PhD thesis in history is that written by Marie Curie in 1903. Entitled "Recherches sur les substances radioacitves" which translates as "Research on Radioactive Substances", it became one of the most important scientific papers of the last century and led to Marie Curie winning the Nobel Prize for Physics that year, being the first time a woman had ever won a Nobel Prize. ...

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20-07-2015 11:51:30 in University news by Mark
It has been encouraging in recent times to read more and more about how the gender pay gap has apparently been shrinking, with women's salaries slowly but surely catching up with men's. In fact last year the gender pay gap was at a historic low, at 9.4% difference for full-time employees and 19.1% for the working population as a whole, according to the Office for National Statistics. However recen...

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09-07-2015 13:48:00 in Thesis binding by Mark
Velo binding requests have been coming in thick and fast in recent weeks here at The Document Centre in London. Velo binding is an inexpensive and very fast bookbinding process and is used widely by universities and other institutions whose students have written doctoral papers, theses or dissertations of one form or another. With velo binding the thesis is presented with a transparent plastic f...

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29-06-2015 09:05:00 in University news by Mark
In our last blog post we looked at which universities generate the highest earners. Now we'll take a look at which degree subjects are likely to lead to the highest earnings within 5 years of graduation. With tuition fees and student debt now higher than ever, students need to make sure that they are following a career path which not only suits their abilities and interests but also one which is l...

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19-06-2015 09:35:35 in University news by Mark
Crowd-sourced salary data has borne some useful information which shows the earning potential graduates might expect within 5 years of leaving university. In this, the first of several related posts, we take a look at which universities produced the highest earners within that timeframe. It will be no surprise that Oxford and Cambridge graduates came within the top 5 in the salary research. Oxfor...

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13-06-2015 16:34:32 in University thesis services by Mark
Recently The Document Centre has seen a regular flurry of thesis binding orders coming in from students from the University of Sussex. Most examples have been from students studying for their Doctorate in Philosophy (DPhil). The thesis binding specification for Sussex University is as follows: Covers should be hard bound in a dark blue cloth; The spine lettering needs to be at least 24pt in s...

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29-05-2015 14:30:44 in Theses & Dissertations by Mark
The recent film 'The Theory of Everything' describes an early chunk of the life of Professor Stephen Hawking. Having recently seen it for a second time, I was intrigued by the scene where Hawking goes in front of his Cambridge University professors, who marvel at his thesis 'Singularities and the Geometry of Space-Time'. Professor Hawking had previously been an undergraduate at Oxford University a...

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21-05-2015 13:15:00 in University news by Mark
As it's been nice and sunny recently and we have the Spring Bank Holiday coming up (this coming Monday at time of writing) we thought we'd continue the good vibe and include something a little more light-hearted than normal for this next blog post. Apparently the people over at Student Money Saver ('SMS') have compiled The Alternative University League Table and it makes for — let's say &mda...

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11-05-2015 11:18:44 in Theses & Dissertations by Mark
Recently we've been regularly producing dissertation printing and binding for London College of Fashion students here at The Document Centre in London, so we thought we'd find out more about them and share it here on the blog. As is the case with several other well-known London institutions, The London College of Fashion ('LCF') is part of the 'University of the Arts London'. The main LCF cam...

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30-04-2015 09:38:59 in University news by Mark
Arguably the most important university awards and ratings are those which are based on what the students themselves think. Over at WhatUni.com, past and current students regularly contribute to the site in the form of university reviews, plus ratings which use a 5-star system. This goes on all year round so is a vast and extremely comprehensive source of data and opinion. Every year WhatUni collat...

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10-04-2015 13:33:28 in University thesis services by Mark
One of the many universities which have kept us busy with dissertation printing & binding over the last couple of months is City University London. The work was mostly printing and wiro binding although we did also supply some hard binding for their MBA students and soft binding for PhD and MSc students during the period under scrutiny. Often City University students required same day turnarou...

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27-03-2015 09:10:00 in University news by Mark
In his Budget speech, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, gave a brief mention of new measures being implemented by the government in support of postgraduate researchers, including masters and PhD students. As it was only a brief mention, we took a closer look at the budget support papers and outline more of the finer detail below. One of the key points was that postgraduate research...

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16-03-2015 11:20:52 in University news by Mark
Back in May 2015 we ran an article about THE World University Rankings for 2013-14 but we're now pleased to confirm that the 2014-15 results have now been published by Times Higher Education ('THE'). Once again many U.S. universities featured in the top ten of 400 ranked universities from around the globe, however the UK did well too with 3 universities in the top ten and 12 in the top 100. As bef...

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10-03-2015 15:33:02 in Bookbinding by Mark
"My Life In Pieces, The Falklands War" is a graphical book, in comic style, written and illustrated by Will Kevans, a veteran of The Falklands War who served in the Welsh Guards at the time of the conflict. It is at different times both horrific and amusing and is the story of his time spent over there. It's a great read and the illustrations are superb. Despite the comic style of the illustration...

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23-02-2015 15:19:14 in Bookbinding by Mark
In the third bookbinding case study for this month, we show another recent bespoke bookbinding job, this one being for a custom sized hardback book. Like with the previous example, all printing, binding and lamination was produced in-house by The Document Centre here, close to London Bridge, in SE1. The internal pages open beautifully flat due to the section-sewn approach to the binding and the b...

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17-02-2015 17:14:42 in Bookbinding by Mark
Here we have another recent example of custom bookbinding produced here at The Document Centre in London. This one is a custom-sized hardbound book which has full colour printed covers which have then been matt laminated. To the interior are section-sewn inner pages, also printed in full colour, which are bound in a way so as to see full double page spreads which lay quite flat when the book is op...

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13-02-2015 13:27:45 in Bookbinding by Mark
This innovative, hard-bound, bespoke bookbinding example features pages held in place by 'interscrew' studs. These allow the customer to open the binder and add, remove or re-order pages at any time they choose. In this instance, the customer also wanted the book or binder to work like an iPad case so we integrated a multi-fold cover so that it could be folded back, as you can see in the photograp...

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30-01-2015 12:00:42 in Thesis binding by Mark
Delivery of your bound thesis or dissertation is FREE to many London universities and institutions! This includes: Christie's Education; Courtaulds (Strand); Franklin-Wilkins; Gower Street; Imperial College; Institute of Education; James C Maxwell; King's College London (Guy's campus); London School of Tropical Medicine; Regent's Business School; SOAS. For the Institute ...

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23-01-2015 12:30:00 in Printing services by Mark
Further to our bookbinding terms article last year, we thought we would publish a similar glossary, this time for common printing terms. We have restricted this to commonly occurring, contemporary printing terms i.e. those which are likely to be most useful or interesting to folks outside of the printing industry, avoiding the terms which pertain to historical printing techniques if they are no lo...

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13-01-2015 09:36:11 in University thesis services by Mark
SOAS, University of London, is one of our very regular thesis binding customers. So what does SOAS stand for and what are they all about? We did a little research to find out the answer and to learn more about the university. To answer the first part of the question, SOAS is an abbreviation of The School of Oriental & African Studies. It is located in London's prestigious Bloomsbury area and i...

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29-12-2014 14:00:00 in Bookbinding by Mark
We receive many requests for bespoke, one-off bookbinding at The Document Centre. At this time of year this includes many required for use as gifts. In just the last two months alone we have received requests to bind small runs to give as presents such as one-off novels, short stories, bespoke keepsakes, personal journals, bookbinding of original poetry collections, bound memoirs to give to close ...

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22-12-2014 10:45:00 in University news by Mark
As the Times Higher Education Rankings editor puts it, "Reputation is the currency of global higher education today ... accepted by scholars, students, donors and industry ... The "brand" (and yes, it is a brand) on the degree certificates that students will carry for life is all-important". So as 2014 draws to a close, we take a look at the reputations of UK universities during the year, extracte...

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12-12-2014 18:32:48 in The Document Centre by Mark
We wish you all a very happy holiday and hope that your work is going well. Thanks also to all of you for your printing , thesis binding and bespoke bookbinding work this year - we really appreciate it and hope that many of you will come back for more next year. All best wishes, The Document Centre team.

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12-12-2014 14:34:23 in The Document Centre by Mark
Please do your best to complete your work in due time or let us know when you're planning to come in, so that we are able to plan for the Christmas shut-down. Many thanks. To make sure all printing and binding orders have been completed in due time this week, our sfaff worked until 11pm last night and we're pleased to report that everything is running nicely and on time.

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28-11-2014 12:14:19 in University news by Mark
The winners of the 10th Annual Times Higher Education (THE) Awards were announced last night at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London, in a glittering event which was hosted by Jack Dee. Our congratulations go out to all the winners in each of the 18 categories, confirmed below, many of which demonstrated ground-breaking work in one form or another. University of the Year - Edge Hill Uni...

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26-11-2014 13:46:14 in University thesis services by Mark
Royal Holloway, University of London ('RHC' or 'RHUL'), is a regular customer at The Document Centre and we have supplied thesis binding to their students regularly over the last few months and historically. Opened by Queen Victoria in 1886, Royal Holloway is now one of the top research-led universities in the UK. The link to royalty continues to this day with The Princess Royal being the current ...

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18-11-2014 14:30:00 in Theses & Dissertations by Mark
We recently re-tweeted about a set of top tips for finishing your PhD thesis. But what's even better is the curated and 'Storified' collection of Twitter conversations upon which that article was based.For those who don't know, "Storify" is a site which can be used to curate the online conversation about any particular topic, by bringing in tweets and other social media posts into one central plac...

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31-10-2014 15:14:12 in Theses & Dissertations by Mark
All over the world competitions are springing up where university students go head-to-head in super-fast thesis presentations to fellow university students, tutors, businesses and now even TV viewers. "Thesis in 3" is a great example. Here, masters or doctoral students from all over Ireland have to present their thesis in just 3 slides and in only 1 minute each. The idea is to present their thesis...

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27-10-2014 09:15:28 in University thesis services by Mark
The Document Centre have recently been producing thesis binding for students from, amongst many others, the University of Westminster. So we thought we'd highlight a little about the university here on our blog. The University of Westminster is a teaching and research university and was originally Britain's first polytechnic back in 1838 (then the 'Royal Polytechnic Institution'), gaining universi...

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16-10-2014 15:35:32 in University news by Mark
When you go to university, usually the desired outcome is to land yourself a great job with a top employer at the end of it. But which universities are providing the best springboard for top careers? LinkedIn have published an interesting set of tables effectively showing which universities launched their graduates into the most desirable jobs. The ranking data is based upon 300 million alumni pro...

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09-10-2014 16:14:53 in Printing services by Mark
This week signals a small milestone for The Document Centre as it's a year ago since we installed our large format printer, the Canon  iPF8400. This machine allows us to print high quality PDF's onto a lovely 200gsm Satin paper (other media are also available) and benefits from quick turnaround times too. The machine has really proved its worth over the course of the year and the printed outp...

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22-09-2014 12:20:00 in Bookbinding by Mark
What's the difference between 'perfect' binding and 'soft' binding? Is 'Fastback' binding the same thing as 'thermo' binding? What does 'blind embossing' mean and what exactly is 'half binding'? At The Document Centre we get asked such questions regularly so, in view of this, we thought we'd put together an article explaining the more common binding terms which we're asked about on a day-to-day ba...

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10-09-2014 15:20:00 in Bookbinding by Mark
To see examples of our bookbinding in action, head over to our Pinterest profile and view our Bookbinding Projects pin board. Here you will see a growing collection of images taken of live jobs which come through our bookbinding workshop. Each also includes useful textual information describing what the job entailed. Some jobs shown comprise totally new bookbinding tasks, for example a newly print...

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03-09-2014 15:42:55 in University thesis services by Mark
This is an urgent message for all Institute of Education students: the deadline for submission of your thesis to the Institute is this coming Monday, 8th September, so you only have a few days to get your thesis soft and/or hard bound by us here at The Document Centre.The good news is that, during week days, we offer 'same day' turnaround — so long as you supply your thesis to us by 10.30am ...

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29-08-2014 10:03:57 in University thesis services by Mark
The Institute of Education ("IOE") is another university which has been keeping us busy with thesis binding this month. Their students have been ordering hard, soft and wiro bookbinding for their dissertations. Based at Bloomsbury in the heart of London, the Institute's campus is surrounded by beautiful historical buildings and garden squares. The Institute helps to influence educational policy ar...

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21-08-2014 12:14:16 in University thesis services by Mark
During recent weeks we have supplied thesis binding to several Goldsmiths students, many of whom were studying for a PhD or MA. Having seen so many this month we thought we'd highlight a little about the college. Goldsmiths is officially known as 'Goldsmiths, University of London' as it is a self-contained college working under the umbrella of the University of London.  It is a public researc...

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14-08-2014 09:00:00 in University news by Mark
With A-Level results being confirmed today, perhaps you didn't get the grades and university place that you wanted, or are unsure if you chose the right course or uni in the first place. If so, our definitive guide to 'Clearing' and 'Adjustment' options will shine the light on a viable 'Plan B'. Clearing: Clearing is a service for those who want to go to university but do not have any offers of...

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22-07-2014 16:07:39 in University thesis services by Mark
This is an urgent message for all King's College London, Florence Nightingale School of Nursing & Midwifery students: the deadline for the velo binding and submission of your thesis papers is tonight at midnight. But that means you have to get your work to us by 5.30pm absolute latest today so that we can bind it in time for you to hand in. Once we have it, the binding process should only take...

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21-07-2014 11:30:00 in Theses & Dissertations by Mark
Writing your thesis is likely to be one of the hardest, most time-consuming tasks you are likely to undertake and at times it will be stressful and disheartening. But remember that many have come before you and probably most have felt the same stress and, at times, the desperation and panic. However, they all got through it — and so will you! Our top ten tips below will hopefully help you wh...

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18-07-2014 14:20:00 in Printing services by Mark
We're well-known for our thesis binding and book binding and restoration services. But we're also a digital and litho printer, producing all manner of printed literature plus large format printing and display work, which is photographic quality using a 12-ink process. We print corporate stationery like letterheads, compliments slips and business cards as well as leaflets, flyers, booklets and broc...

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10-07-2014 17:00:00 in University news by Mark
What's the difference between an Honours degree and a non Honours degree? For the UK the inclusion of the 'Honours' element of a degree usually means that the student concerned attended a 3 year bachelor's degree course including completion of an acceptable dissertation (or thesis) in the third and final year. Students exiting the course after 2 years, or those whose dissertations fail to pass in ...

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30-06-2014 10:00:00 in University thesis services by Mark
During the course of June we've been kept busy with thesis binding for students from, amongst others, the University of London (UoL). For those who don't know, UoL itself comprises 18 well-known, self-contained and self-governing colleges, many considered universities in their own right, plus a further 10 smaller specialist institutes. Included in the long list are King's College London (KCL, who ...

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26-06-2014 13:41:38 in Bookbinding by Mark
We recently produced a 2-in-1 hardbound book for a customer. Similar to another example we blogged about in April, at first glance this appears to be a single book but, once opened, it becomes apparent that there are two books inside, waiting to be discovered. Open one out to the left, and the other out to the right — but these are not in a slip case; the two internal books are permanently h...

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18-06-2014 11:47:36 in Bookbinding by Mark
We've added some images of a few recent bookbinding and book restoration jobs to our image gallery (click the gallery images for a larger view) and also there are some accompanying text descriptions of the work undertaken in our Pinterest 'Bookbinding Projects' pinboard which covers the same examples in greater detail. Work includes some bible restorations and re-covers, some interesting marbled e...

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16-06-2014 12:49:31 in University thesis services by Mark
We've recently seen students from many universities requiring our thesis and dissertation binding services. Previously we've highlighted King's College London and UCL but in recent weeks we've also seen many undergraduate and PhD theses coming in from Imperial College London, for both soft and hard thesis binding, so thought we'd highlight the university here.Imperial College London (full title: T...

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28-05-2014 10:25:00 in University news by Mark
In this, the third and last of our university rankings-related posts for May, we look at the top 400 world rankings for universities according to THE (Times Higher Education), the results being based on data provided by Thomson-Reuters. The data and rankings in these global university performance tables are derived from an analysis of all university core missions and 13 performance indicators incl...

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22-05-2014 11:34:05 in University thesis services by Mark
When studying at university, particularly when researching and/or writing a thesis, it can be very useful for students to have access to previous doctoral research theses in order to check facts, get inspiration, save time or simply to back up new research with previously discovered data. Students need great resources and they need quick access to the information. The good news is that there are n...

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21-05-2014 10:45:00 in University news by Mark
In the second of our university ratings-related posts for May, The Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey results have just been published for 2014. In this survey 14,300 full-time undergraduates responded, each being a member of YouthSight, an opinion panel of students recruited via UCAS. The respondents graded their respective universities for 22 attributes using a 7-point marking syst...

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20-05-2014 15:10:25 in University news by Mark
You may know that we have a special interest in universities because we supply most of the UK universities, and many international ones, with thesis and dissertation binding services. In this, the first of several university ratings-related posts, we are happy to announce the winners of the 2014 What Uni Student Choice Awards, held earlier this month in a ceremony hosted by Clive Anderson. These a...

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30-04-2014 09:00:00 in Thesis binding by Mark
During April we have produced thesis binding for students from a multitude of different universities, undertaking a huge range of degrees. One  university which was a regular source of thesis students in April was UCL - University College London. During the month we produced hard binding, soft binding and thermal binding for their students, many of whom were doing PhD's. More information abou...

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29-04-2014 13:19:38 in The Document Centre by Mark
Pinterest has now been added to The Document Centre's list of social media profiles. For those who don't yet know, Pinterest is a 'visual discovery' tool where users can view or 'pin' photos on an interactive 'pin board'. You can pin your own photos, photos from websites or re-pin existing pins onto your own board, for example to make up a collection of photos relating to a particular interest. Pe...

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28-04-2014 15:37:47 in Bookbinding by Mark
The Document Centre recently produced this innovative gatefold hardbound presentation book for a business customer. You can see that it folds down to look much like a standard hardbound book when closed, but on opening you find that there are two 'books within a book' which fold out to the left and right respectively. The example shown demonstrates traditional hardback bookbinding, with a modern...

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15-04-2014 17:12:15 in Thesis binding by Mark
We've recently been doing a huge amount of velo binding for students studying at the Florence Nightingale School of Nursing & Midwifery at King's College London. It's cleary deadline time for the handing in of their theses, or dissertations as they are also known. Velo binding is a fast, tidy and secure binding system which ensures pages cannot be easily removed. With a plastic front cover and...

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28-03-2014 17:35:39 in Book restoration by Mark
A customer recently brought in a very old and battered - but much loved - Holy Bible & New Testament. The spine was missing completely and the cover very tattered and marked. The page edges and 'sections' (sometimes also called 'gatherings' or 'signatures') were also in a muddle, having come loose in the absence of a spine. A 'section' is a bookbinding term for the group of folded sheets ...

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28-03-2014 10:46:30 in Thesis binding by Mark
At The Document Centre we supply litho, digital and large format printing, document copying and duplication services, book restoration and bookbinding. But perhaps the service we're best known for is thesis binding for university students. Each university has strict guidelines as to how their own particular theses should be bound and, as far as they are concerned, the final thesis just has to be p...

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27-03-2014 16:50:17 in The Document Centre by Mark
Welcome to our blog. Here we will add regular news, photos and information relating either directly or indirectly to the services we offer at The Document Centre. It should be both fun and informative!'News items' might include details of interesting jobs which have come through the shop, or perhaps interesting developments within the printing and bookbinding industry as a whole. 'Information' blo...

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