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Thesis Printing And Binding


Let Reads handle your thesis, dissertation or essay printing and binding, and you'll save time and money, avoid printer queues and end up with a perfect document.


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Let Reads handle your thesis, dissertation or essay printing and binding , and you'll save time and money, avoid printer queues and end up with a perfect document. You've done the hard work, now upload your finished paper.

We offer a variety of soft and hard binding options. All soft binding includes a clear cover and a backing card, which is available in white, black, blue, red and green. Thermal strips are available in black, white, blue, green and red; wires are available in black or silver and spirals are available in black. Hard binding service with gold or silver lettering is the best value in Dublin and can be completed on the same day and delivered nationwide in 1-5 days.

Need help setting up your PDF?
Please have print ready PDF files or image files if needed in JPG / PNG or TIFF format. PDF is best for print. This ensures the layout you send us is exactly what computer it's viewed on. Use one of our handy links to help convert your file to PDF. Online Convert Tool or download PDFCreator software

Size Guide

Size Guide

Paper Sizes and Measurements

Paper Size Millimeters Inches
A0 841 × 1189 mm 33.1 × 46.8 in
A1 594 × 841 mm 23.4 × 33.1 in
A2 420 × 594 mm 16.5 × 23.4 in
A3 297 × 420 mm 11.7 × 16.5 in
A4 210 × 297 mm 8.3 × 11.7 in
A5 148 × 210 mm 5.8 × 8.3 in
A6 105 × 148 mm 4.1 × 5.8 in
A7 74 × 105 mm 2.9 × 4.1 in
Business Card 85 × 55 mm 3.3 × 2.2 in
DL 99 × 210 mm 3.9 × 8.2 in

Envelope Sizes and Measurements

Envelope Size Millimeters Inches
C3 324 × 458 mm 12.8 × 18 in
C4 229 × 324 mm 9 × 12.8 in
C5 162 × 229 mm 6.4 × 9 in
C6 114 × 162 mm 4.5 × 6.4 in
C7 81 × 114 mm 3.2 × 4.5 in
DL 110 × 220 mm 4.3 × 8.7 in
Size Guide
Print File Guidelines

Print File Guidelines

To ensure your designs are perfect for printing, understanding the concepts of Safe Area, Print Size Area, and Bleed Area is essential for creating "Print Ready Files." When uploading your files via our website for every order, the Safe Area guarantees that key content is visible, the Print Area outlines the actual size and cutting zone of your product, and the Bleed Area extends to the outermost cut line, allowing backgrounds to reach the edges of your product. This approach avoids white edges for a sleek, professional finish. Position important elements wisely and extend backgrounds as needed for the best printed outcome.

What is the Safe Area?

All content within the Safe Area is guaranteed to appear on your printed product. Content outside this area may be cut off during the trimming process. For best results, keep text and important elements of your photos, logos, and designs within the Safe Area. We recommend 5mm of safe area from each edge of the Print Area for Logos/Borders/Text.

What is the Print Size Area?

The Print Size Area is the space between the Safe Area and the product edges. This area defines the actual size of your product and where it will be cut after printing. For optimal outcomes, ensure that all important content is not located in this area and that the background colors/artwork extend beyond this area.

What is the Bleed Area?

The Bleed Area marks the outermost point to which your product could be cut. Background colors or images that extend completely to this line are referred to as full bleed. Full bleed ensures that your background will print to the very edge of your product. We recommend a minimum of 3 mm bleed on the sides and top/bottom of your files. White edges occur when the background does not extend to the bleed line.

Why is it necessary to outline a font?

Outlining fonts for printing ensures consistency, avoids licensing issues, enhances file compatibility, and can reduce file size. It converts text into graphics, ensuring the design appears as intended across all systems and printers, maintaining design integrity and quality in printed materials. This step is crucial for achieving professional-quality prints and customer satisfaction.
Safe Area
-5mm each sideSafe Area
Print Size
Print Size Area
Bleed Area
+3mm each sideBleed Area
Print File GuidelinesPrint File Guidelines

Thesis FAQ

What sizes are available for printing?

We offer document printing in A5, A4, and A3 sizes, all printed on 100 gsm paper. A broader selection of sizes and paper weights is available for our Flyers and Brochures.

What finishing options do you provide for printed documents?

We provide a variety of finishing options, including binding, stapling, and hole punching. Our binding options include spiral binding, wire binding, thermal binding, and hard binding.

What are the details of your binding services?

Please ensure your files are in print-ready PDF format. If necessary, you can also use image files in JPG, PNG, or TIFF format. PDF is preferred as it maintains the layout across different devices. You can use Online Convert Tool or download PDF Creator software to convert your files to PDF.

What are the details of your binding services?

Our soft binding includes a clear cover and a backing card, available in white, black, blue, red, and green. Thermal strips come in black, white, blue, green, and red. Wires are available in black or silver, and spirals are available in black. Our hard binding service features gold or silver lettering and is known for being the best value in Dublin, with same-day completion and nationwide delivery within 1-5 days.

Do I need to check any specific requirements before submitting my files for printing?

Each college and/or department may have specific presentation or formatting requirements. It is your responsibility to check and confirm these requirements prior to submitting your files for printing. To help with formatting you can download and use the two templates below. Remember to confirm the details with your college or department and to 'Save As' PDF before uploading your files.