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Printing and Binding your
thesis should be simple
You have done the hard work,
let us take care of the rest
Next day delivery on orders placed before 10am at no extra charge Guaranteed lowest prices online
or we'll refund the difference

Guidance for preparing your thesis/dissertation

Margin sizes for binding
We highly recommend that you allow a minimum of 30mm or 3cm on the binding edge which is normally the left margin by the spine of the book for binding.

Single sided or double sided printing options are available
As standard, we print all thesis and dissertations single-sided using 100 gsm white premium digital paper. If you wish to use double-sided printing instead, then please let us know when ordering. This option is clearly shown on the order page. We can also offer A3 fold outs if you require, please contact us to place these orders.

International ordering
We are happy to provide delivery services internationally and are frequently asked to submit orders to universities in the UK and send additional copies overseas. All international orders will of course incur additional delivery charges dependant on the country we are sending to. We will advise you of these charges in advance before you place your order. All international orders must be placed by phone to check the delivery prices as well as allowing us to check if we can deliver to your selected country. Please click on our contact us link to speak to customer services.

We can only accept PDF files for printing and binding your work
PDF files are great because they will allow us to deliver your work in the exact format you intend to view it. Please ensure that your PDF is 100% accurate and presented in the way you want the viewer to read it, we can take no responsibility for any mistakes in your PDF file after it has been uploaded as we are simply presenting you with what you have provided to us. Please ensure you have thoroughly checked for errors, alignment and numbering of pages, alignment of the actual text and minimum binding edge space (30mm or 3cm) allowed before uploading your PDF.

How to convert your file to a PDF file
If you need help converting your documents to PDF feel free to contact us or click on the following link. www.pdfonline.com Alternatively, please follow the instructions below:

Using a Mac? You should have a PDF driver installed on your machine. Simply press print to PDF and a PDF file will be generated.

Using a PC? Adobe Acrobat Writer allows you to simply press print the document to PDF and your PDF file will be generated.

We cannot accept any responsibility for errors or changes to files that you have submitted before printing. We also cannot accept any liability for any external links/sites we may recommend to you to help you in creating a PDF file. It is your responsibility to check your PDF document before you submit to us.

How to use our Price Calculator
All you need to do to print your thesis/dissertation is enter all your individual requirements:
Printing – How many pages required and colour (black/white or colour)
Binding – Hard bound, Wiro/Spiral bound and quantities
Add any extras – CD pocket, Copy your PDF file onto a CD

Once all your requirements have been entered accurately, our price calculator will produce your actual price. Our prices are guaranteed to be the cheapest online so you won’t find the same product and specification cheaper anywhere else or we’ll refund the difference. If you are happy to proceed, then all you need to do is click on Next at the bottom of the Calculator page.

Please ensure that you have correctly counted the number of pages, specified the right number of colour and black/white prints, specified the correct number of copies you require so that you do not experience any delays to your order.

Printing black and white and colour pages
Please note that we will automatically print any pages you send to us in colour if there is any colour identified on a page from the PDF file you send us. Therefore, we ask you to check your PDF files carefully so that you don’t incur further fees/charges for the extra colour prints when you didn’t actually intend to print in colour.

What is the minimum number of pages you can bind?
We suggest that minimum pages should be at least 40 A4 sheets.

What is the maximum number of pages you can bind?
Using the Next day or Two working days service, we can bind up to 320 sheets per book. If you need more than 320 sheets, we can offer a 5 working days option. Alternatively we suggest dividing your document to multiple volumes and binding separately which will allow you to use the 2 working days option.

Do you offer collection in person?
No, Thesis Factory only provides a next day or two business day courier delivery service.

External delivery couriers
At Thesis factory we believe in service excellence and that all customers should receive the best quality and standards that we can provide. We are however reliant on external courier companies to deliver your work to you in the quality and time scales we strive to achieve. Because of this we cannot accept any liability for any delay by our external couriers in providing this level of service as there may well be situations that occur that are beyond our ability to control. We will always endeavour to help you track orders and liaise with our courier companies to advise you of any unlikely delays to your order. We monitor the service levels of our courier companies and welcome your feedback at all times.

It is your responsibility to ensure that someone is available to collect your order, please ensure you factor this in when placing your order otherwise your order will be returned to us.

Our couriers can deliver anywhere in mainland UK. The prices quoted on our ordering system are priced for mainland UK deliveries.

How long does your printing and binding service take?
We have two types of services available to our customers:

Next day service
This service is available to customers who place orders before 10am Monday-Thursday.
Example 1: Placing an order on Monday before 10am will receive delivery on Tuesday.
Example 2: Placing an order on Friday before 10am will receive delivery on the following Monday.

Two working days service
This service is available to customers who place orders before Midnight on Monday-Sunday. Once your order is placed you will receive delivery two working days later.
Example 1: Placing an order on Monday at 11pm will receive delivery on Wednesday.
Example 2: Placing an order on Thursday 11pm will receive delivery on the following Monday.

Additional delivery options
We understand how frustrating it can be to wait all day for a parcel to come through, so we have negotiated more flexible options from our couriers to better serve our customers.

Within our Next day service and our Two working days service you can also select which time is most convenient for you to receive your item in the UK.

We currently offer the following three delivery options:
Anytime on the day of delivery between 9am-5pm (Standard) - £12
Before 12pm on the day of delivery (Midday special) - £20
International delivery - £35
Second addres delivery for same order - £20

Binding options
We bind the printed pages for you in a faux leather Hard bound book format with lettering on the spine and/or front cover. You choose the colour of the hard bound cover, and then select the colour of the lettering (Gold/Silver) on the cover and spine.

We can also have pages bound together in a Wiro bound book format.

Please click here to view our gallery of completed Hard bound and Wiro bound thesis and dissertations.

Terms and conditions for providing our services to you
We strive to deliver customer service excellence at all times, however, our company Rexpo UK Limited, does not accept any responsibility or liability for claims made against the company in relation to your order. We aim to deliver your order next day or two business days but cannot accept any liability for failing to meet this time frame for you in the event we have delays in printing or production or in any other unforeseen circumstances. We cannot accept any claims or liabilities against us for failure of the external courier companies to deliver your work or if it is lost/stolen in transit. In the event of a claim against our company being successful, our liability to you will be limited specifically to the amount of your order. We will not entertain any requests for compensation or any other liabilities.

Do you have to pay VAT on your order?
Thesis and dissertation printing and binding is currently classified as a zero rated product by HM Revenue and Customs. All our prices quoted in our price calculator are inclusive of VAT where VAT must be added for packaging and delivery charges.

Colour options for Hard Binding
Please note, we make every effort to produce the colours you see in our gallery, we advise customers that the actual cover may vary in colour from what is on your own computer screen.

When ordering your hard bound copies, please select your colour option: Black, Dark Blue, Green or Dark Red. Please view our gallery for real life images of our colour options.

Colour options for Wiro Binding
As standard we provide clear plastic front and back covers with a hard white card back cover. Spine wires are available to order in white colour only.

Online payment services
We constantly listen to our customers and take onboard all your feedback. The majority of our customers have advised us that their preferred and most secure method of payment is via Paypal. We have therefore decided to provide all payments via this method which is very easy to use and allows customers to pay via all major debit and credit card providers. Paypal is a trusted partner of some of the largest online retailers in the world.

How do I claim if I've found a cheaper price for thesis/dissertation printing and binding?
To be able to claim, you must have a confirmed order through thesisfactory.co.uk and you must notify us about the price match by email on the same day of ordering. We will only accept price matching from online thesis/dissertation printers and binders that are UK registered. You must prove by means of an online search and we will only accept claims of the same specifications ordered and delivery times. The claim must come from the person placing the order and from the same email address used to book the order. You must include the website address, the URL of the search and screenshots of the price you found. Only 1 price match per customer will be accepted.

How long does it take to claim back the difference?
If the price you have found elsewhere adheres to the above, we will notify you within 7 days with the result of your claim. If we feel that the price match you've found elsewhere contradicts the above, we reserve the right to refuse your claim.

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