Softback Binding

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Softback (channel) binding with gold lettering on the spine to submit to the University of Manchester, or MMU Business School, costs just £5.80 each for a while you wait service. Rest assured: this binding is fully compliant with the University’s regulations for presentation of dissertations and the work is carried out by staff with many years’ experience.

We can also print your dissertation; we recommend that you make a PDF for best results.

MuPrint offers a range of softback binding options, all available in the shop on a while-you-wait basis, in a matter of minutes. These include:

  • Comb binding : holes are punched in the paper and plastic rings hold the sheets together. Can bind up to 430 sheets. Cost: from £2.10 to £3.20 each.
  • Wire binding : holes are punched in the paper and metal rings hold the sheets together. Can bind up to 340 sheets. Cost: from £2.40 to £3.70 each.
  • Metalbind Channel binding : (mentioned above) is a flat steel channel which clamps the sheets together to form the spine of the binding which can bind up to 300 sheets. Cost: £3.70. Or with Gold Lettering on the spine: £5.80.

The number of sheets quoted is approximate and based on standard weight 80gsm paper. We will select the most appropriate size binder for your document.

If you need a form of glue binding (sometimes called perfect or thermal binding), we cannot do this while you wait so please allow 1-2 working days. The cost is £12.50 for documents up to 25mm thick, or £18.95 for up to 50mm (uses a different process with stronger EVA adhesive). For larger documents above 50mm thick, a sewn softback binding is available and this typically takes 2-3 working days. The cost is £28.95 including gold lettering on the spine, or £25.95 without lettering. These bindings are produced with card or PVC covers and binding tape around the spine; it is not possible to have a wraparound cover, like a paperback book.

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