Sept Busy Season

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 you possibly can. Last year we had a record-breaking September and it’s likely to be as busy this year, so avoid any possible queues by getting your thesis or dissertation to us without a moment’s delay. You can drop it into the Shop in Southwark Bridge Road London SE1, just 10 minutes from London Bridge Station, or upload and order your thesis printing and binding online here.

How to supply your thesis or dissertation for printing and/or binding

We accept Acrobat PDFs (guidelines for PDF preparation can be found here) or alternatively we can bind your own printed sheets if they’re suitable – we recommend using 90gsm to 120gsm paper weight so as to be suitable for binding. If supplying your own printed sheets, you will need to check with your own university or institution whether or not they accept double-sided printing (many don’t). With regard to the actual document set-up we recommend leaving a 25mm margin on the binding edge and at least 5mm margins on top, bottom and outside edges.

Fast turnaround options including Same Day, 1 Working Day and 2 Working Day

If your thesis is running later than you hoped then don’t despair — we have various expedited services including Same Day service (book your job in by 10.30 and your bound dissertation or thesis will be ready by 3.30pm) as well as a 2 Working Day service and a 3 Working Day service. These can be chosen from a drop-down selector if ordering online. Should you need something even faster than the Same Day service then please call us to check (020 7928 9738) as availability of this super-fast option does rather depend on how busy we are at any given point in time.

Free delivery to many London universities & institutions

It may also be of comfort to know that we deliver free to many of the London universities, colleges and institutions – see either the order form or our blog post about free delivery.

More information

If you have any queries, please first see our Frequently Asked Questions section or call us on 020 7928 9738 if your query isn’t answered there. Many thanks.