Thesis binding

Hard bound

Theses are bound using the Lumbeck binding system. They are covered in Library buckram with a choice of colours, and lettered down the spine in white, silver or gold foil, and on the front cover by request. They can be bound in black leather at an additional cost. Turnaround time for hard binding is 5 to 7 working days.

Soft bound

Bound with coloured card or clear plastic covers, black tape binding (thicker thesis may also be stapled). Turnaround time for Soft binding is one to two days, depending on other work priorities.


Pockets are added as needed to accommodate maps, discs etc.


Please Note:  Advertised Thesis binding prices, below EXCLUDE printing.

ChargesPrice per volume
Hard cover thesis with no lettering (buckram) $60.00
Hard cover thesis with lettering down spine (buckram) $65.00
Hard cover thesis with lettering down spine and on front cover (buckram) $75.00
An order for 6 or more copies (buckram cover) will have a $5.00 reduction per copy 
Leather cover thesis with lettering and headbands (black leather only) $115.00
Soft bound thesis From $2.80
Pockets (disc) $2.50
Pockets (map) $3.50

Thesis pages are printed single sided unless requested otherwise.

For more information on writing and formatting your thesis see the UC Thesis Guide.