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Printing and soft binding

Printing, copying and scanning

Printing

The GU offers cost-effective, quality printing facilities to its members.

Self-service printing with the GU is simple: use our computers to access your document via email, online or memory stick; edit it if needed; select your printing preferences, and print. Once printed, pay us in cash.

Prices

  • Black and white: A5 and A4 is 5p per side, A3 is 10p per side
  • Colour: A5 and A4 is 15p per side, A3 is 20p per side
  • Standard 80gsm printer paper is included in the price
  • Better quality 100gsm paper is available for an additional 1p per sheet
  • Coloured paper is available for an additional 1p per sheet

Photocopying

Bring in your document or book for single or double sided copying in black-and-white and colour. You can re-size your document (e.g. turn an A4 into an A3), or create a booklet. For prices see ‘Printing’ above.

Scanning

Scan your document to a memory stick, free of charge.

Opening Hours

Please check the opening hours of our printing facility while planning your visit.

Remember that you can also get your documents bound (hard or soft) at the GU too!

Soft binding

There are three types of soft document binding to choose from.

Plastic comb spine

This can be done at the GU and can usually be completed while you wait.

  • Also known as ‘Spiral Binding’
  • Plastic comb spine in black or white
  • Clear acetate front cover and card back board in black or white
  • Maximum document size is 450 sheets of standard 80gsm paper
  • Can be un-bound for amendments
  • Prices range from £1–£7 per copy, depending on number of sheets

To place an order

We offer self-service and full-service comb binding, i.e. you can bind your document yourself if you are confident using the machine, or we can do it for you.  Depending on how busy we are, you may either wait for your document or drop it off and collect it later. You can also print your document(s) at the GU. Larger documents may take some time to bind, so be sure to give yourself plenty of time before your deadline!

Acetate cover and black cloth spine

This is carried out off-site by J S Wilson & Son, but you can place and receive your order at the GU!

  • Clear acetate front cover and cloth spine in black
  • Price £17.99 per copy

To place an order

Cloth spine binding is carried out by J S Wilson & Son- the same company that takes our hard binding orders. Please therefore visit our Hard Binding webpage for information on turnaround time and how to place an order. Remember you can do your printing at the Graduate Union.

Cloth cover

This is carried out off-site by J S Wilson & Son, but you can place and receive your order at the GU!

  • Cloth front, back and spine, available in a wide range of colours
  • Spine lettering in gold, silver or black, comprising your name, degree type and year of submission
  • Minimum document size is 150 sheets of standard 80gsm paper
  • Price £17.99 per copy

To place an order

Cloth cover binding is carried out offsite at J S Wilson & Son- the same company that takes our hard binding orders. Please therefore visit our Hard Binding webpage for cover colour swatches and information on turnaround time and how to place an order. Remember you can do your printing at the Graduate Union.


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