Common Questions

 
What are your opening times?

8.30 am - 5.30 pm, Mon - Fri.

Binding starts from 9 am 

Are you open on weekends?
Sometimes, please call on Thursday/Friday to check availability
Where are you located?

Click here to view our location

Do I need to make an appointment?

No, if you require the same day service all we ask is that you are here before

9.30am for Bespoke Binds and other binding work

10.30am for Standard Hard Bind, Soft Bind and Same day simple binds 

Simple bindings such as Velo, Thermal and Wiro binding can be done while you wait (subject to availability) with no appointment necessary

Can I bring my own sheets to be bound?

Yes you can bring your own pre printed sheets to us. (We strongly recommend using 90gsm - 120gsm to avoid any issues with binding).

If you would like us to print on your own paper, please contact us before you purchase.

 

How should I supply my files for printing?

As PDF please click here for more info

What margins should i use for binding?

We recommend leaving the default MS Word settings or leave around 2.5cm on the binding edge and around 0.5 all other edges.

Please refer to your institution / university guidelines as there may be regulations that you need to follow   

What should I do if my file is too large to send via email?

You can upload your file for free via our dropbox https://www.yousendit.com/dropbox?dropbox=thesisdropbox

Can I email my completed work?

Yes if you are having problems uploading your file via the order form please complete the order then email your PDF/s with order number to info@document-centre.co.uk

or

You can upload your file for free via our dropbox  https://www.yousendit.com/dropbox?dropbox=thesisdropbox

What should I do if I have multiple files?

Please number your PDF files in the order they are to be printed and email them with your order number to info@document-centre.co.uk please place order online first.

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You can upload your file for free via our dropbox  https://www.yousendit.com/dropbox?dropbox=thesisdropbox

Do you only print & bind thesis?
No, we offer a wide range of printing & binding including full leather binding & restoration work, please call and talk to a member of staff for more details.
Do you offer FREE Deliveries?

Yes - we offer Free delivery to selected Institution / Universities  (minimum order £20.00)

 

Birkbeck College, Malet Street, Bloomsbury London WC1E 7HX

 Christie's Education, 153 Great Titchfield Street, London, W1W 5BD

 Courtaulds (Strand), Strand, London,  WC2R 0RN

 Kings Franklin-Wilkins Building, 127 Stamford Street, South Bank London SE1 8WA

Imperial College - (South Kensington Only) Kensington London SW7 2AZ

 Kings Maughan library Chancery Lane London WC2A 1LR

 UCL Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, Bloomsbury, London, WC1H 0AL

 King's College James Clerk Maxwell Building, 57 Waterloo Road London, SE1 8WA

 King's College, Guy's Campus, Great Maze Pond, London, SE1 9RT

King’s College London, Strand Campus, Strand, London, WC2R 2LS

 Architectural Association, 36 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3ES

 UCL Main Campus, Gower Street, Kings Cross, London,WC1E 6BT

 London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street,  Bloomsbury, London, WC1E 7HT

 Regent's Business School London, Regent's Park, Inner Circle, London, NW1 4NS

 SOAS, Bloomsbury, London, WC1H 0XG

 Sotheby's Institute of Art, 30 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3EE

 UCL, Student Centre, Gower Street, Bloomsbury, London, WC1E 6BT

Can you deliver my work for me?

Yes, you will find all delivery options on the order form 

Free Deliveries SEE FAQ

Paid Deliveries see below

Order value below £20.00 or non free - SE1/W1/WC1/WC2/EC1/EC2/EC3/EC4/SW1 £6.00

Order value below £20.00 - SW7 - £10.00

Goldsmiths (same day courier) - £14.00

Institute of Psychiatry - £10.00

UPS (England) 1-3 working days - £12.50

UPS (England) Next day by 12pm - £25.00

UPS (England) Next working day - £15.00

UPS Ireland, N. Ireland, Scotland, Wales - (2 working days) - £15.00

UPS Ireland, N. Ireland, Scotland, Wales - (3 working days) - £12.50

International (Add full address to order form  and we will quote you)

How can I send my file for printing & Binding?

Please use our online order form, you will be given options at the end for sending us files.

Or

You can upload your file for free via our dropbox  https://www.yousendit.com/dropbox?dropbox=thesisdropbox

Do you do a same day service?

Yes,

 

9.30am - collection 5.30pm for Bespoke Binds and other binding work

10.30am - collection 3.30pm for Standard fabric Hard Bind, Soft Bind and Same day simple binds

 

How do the 2 & 3 day services work?
example: 2 day service submitted to us before 10.30am on Monday would be ready Tuesday afternoon at 3.30pm (2 days) submitted after 10.30am it would be ready at 3.30pm Wednesday
Do you offer a faster service?

Yes, we have limited 2 and 4 Hour service, but please call us for availability.

How many pages can you bind in one book?

We can bind up to around;

500 pages (3" in thickness) in one book 

Simple binds

Wiro C. 160 pages (320 Double sided)

Thermal C.300 (600 Doulbe sided)

Velo - C.550 (1100 Double Sided)

Do you do Gold or silver foiling on the books?
Yes all of our thesis binding will be lettered to university requirements, we also do special requests for bespoke projects
What sizes can you bind?
We can bind documents as small as A6 and as large A0, please contact us for more info

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