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Dissertation & Thesis

Printroom Group specialises in online dissertation printing and binding services for students all around the world. We understand that this is one of the most important pieces of work that you may complete in your education and a lot is relying on your final printed written piece.

All of our printed materials are produced using the latest technology and finishing equipment to make sure your dissertations look perfect. They are hand-bound by our print finishers to make sure care and quality is the top priority throughout the process.

All of our dissertations are triple-checked to make sure that we produce a high-quality book that you will be proud of. Undergraduate, postgraduate, and PhD students around the world use our dissertation and thesis printing service.

For tips on producing print-ready files, read our extensive artwork guidelines.

We also have a short blog post on how to prepare the perfect dissertation.
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All Dissertations and Thesis are printed on a choice of gloss, uncoated or silk (coated) stocks. The books are hardback-bound with a choice of matt, gloss or soft-touch laminations available for the cover. The books are laminated as standard to ensure durability when travelling with your final project.

Please make sure that you are aware of any submission criteria for your University or Course.

If you have any specific instructions please add to the comments when submitting your artwork.

PDF Files

High resolution (300dpi) files are the best for us to work with. Please see the settings below to get the best quality printing.
  • Resolution: Choose High Resolution
  • Compression Settings - For colour and greyscale this should be downsampled to 300dpi with "auto compression" set on high
  • Font Embedding - Should be set to "embed all fonts"
  • Colour needs to be set as CMYK

Adobe Illustrator Software LogoAdobe Illustrator

Convert all text to outlines and embed all fonts. Save as a PDF file with 3mm bleed and crop marks.

Adobe Photoshop Software LogoAdobe Photoshop

The resolution should be set to 300dpi. Save the file as either JPEG or TIFF. Other files not listed above must be saved either as an EPS or JPEG.

Adobe InDesign Software LogoAdobe InDesign

All fonts and pictures used in your artwork need to be supplied to us in a separate folder using the "package" function under the "file" menu. Zip your files and folders before uploading or sending to us via e-mail. Please also include a PDF. We can then use the PDF to make sure that nothing is missing or moved.

Artwork Bleed

  • Please supply 3mm bleed around your artwork.
  • Please ensure that the colour is set to CMYK, not RGB.
  • Please provide crop marks around all your supplied artwork.

Microsoft Office Files

We cannot print straight from the following programmes. However, we can save a PDF file and re-send back to you for proofing.
  • Word
  • Excel
  • Publisher
  • PowerPoint
You can save your Microsoft Office files as a PDF yourself if you would prefer. That way you can see exactly what the printed file will look like.

Please note: It is important when supplying a PDF from a Microsoft Office application, that extra care is taken to ensure any spot colours are created correctly in your original document/file.

Please supply a screenshot of your Microsoft Office file before conversion. You can do this by following the instruction below for both Mac and PC.

Mac: Press 'Command' + 'Shift' + 3 for a full screenshot, or 'Command' + 'Shift' + 4 to select an area to screenshot. This will save a PNG file to your desktop.

PC: There is a key on your keyboard that says 'Print Screen'. You can then paste this into a document or email to send over.

Need Help?

If you are unsure about any of the information above regarding artwork and submitting files for printing, then have a look at our Artwork Guidelines page. If you are still stuck and would prefer to talk to someone then please email us at hello@printroom.co.uk or speak to one of our team using the online chat.