Printing

Our printing service is capable of printing a wide range of documents in whatever quantity you require. Whether you need course handbooks, postcards, leaflets or magazines, we're more than happy to help you find the best way to get your message across.

For printing at sizes larger than A3 (297x420mm) please refer to our large format pages.

Setting up your documents for print

Images

We recommend that any photographs, graphics or logos should be at least 200 dpi in resolution to avoid pixilation when printed. Please note, many images (including logos) used on web pages are of a very low resolution and are not suitable for printing.

Bleed

We are able to print your documents full-bleed (with print running to the edge of the page) but we do ask that artwork is supplied with 3mm bleed on all sides.

Fonts

We advise that you use fonts which are readily available on PCs. If it is necessary for you to use specialised fonts we recommend that you embed them into your document or submit your file as a PDF.

University logo

We are unable to supply the University logo to customers directly but it can be obtained by request from the University Image Library.

You may proportionally enlarge, or reduce the logo, but it must not be distorted, or altered in any way. The University's Brand Guidelines include comprehensive details on how the crest should be used.

Submitting your work

Electronic submission

We recommend that you submit your work as a digital file whenever possible. We are able to accept the following file formats:

  • Print-Ready PDF (preferred)
  • any Microsoft Office document
  • high-resolution jpeg or tiff
  • Photoshop Document (PSD)
  • Encapsulated Postscript (EPS)

Files can be submitted by email or on removable media through Print Services reception. Internal customers can also submit larger files using the University's Dropoff facility

Hard copy

We are able to scan hard copies of your document but this may increase the amount of time it takes to process your request. We do not recommend submitting your work as hard copy for high-quality reproduction as our scanning equipment is optimised for speed rather than quality.

We are only able to scan documents which are unbound and free from staples or paper clips and can only offer scanning as part of our printing service.

Turnaround times

We will carry out your printing as quickly as possible and will always aim to work within your deadline.

Our standard turnaround times are as follows:

  • black & white: 3 working days
  • colour: 5 working days

We can usually produce work within these times - if you require your work more quickly, please ask.

We experience particularly high workloads at certain times in the year which may lead to some jobs taking longer to process than usual. Our service typically experiences peak demand during the weeks leading up to the beginning of term (particularly throughout August and September) and during the run-up to exam periods (December, January and May). We do our best to minimize any delays and advise you to submit any work as early as possible during these times.

Prices

To help you decide on the most suitable method of printing your work we have included the following indicative price list. Please note, the prices listed are for illustrative purposes only. Please contact us to obtain an accurate quotation.

Booklets - Black and white

A5 Black & White
Quantity 8pp 12pp 16pp 20pp 24pp 28pp 32pp
10 £4.00 £4.00 £4.69 £5.19 £5.69 £6.19 £6.69
50 £9.09 £11.59 £14.09 £16.59 £18.59 £20.59 £22.59
100 £15.84 £20.33 £24.34 £28.33 £32.33 £36.33 £40.34
150 £22.08 £28.08 £34.08 £40.08 £46.08 £52.08 £58.08
200 £27.84 £35.84 £43.84 £51.84 £59.84 £67.84 £75.84
250 £33.58 £43.58 £53.58 £63.58 £73.58 £83.58 £93.58
All prices based on 80gsm paper from customer supplied artwork

A4 Black & white

Quantity 8 page 12 page 16 page 20 page 24 page 28 page 32 page
10 £4.69 £5.69 £6.69 £7.69 £8.69 £9.69 £10.69
50 £14.09 £18.59 £22.59 £26.59 £30.59 £34.59 £38.59
100 £24.34 £32.33 £40.34 £48.34 £56.33 £64.33 £72.34
150 £34.08 £46.08 £58.08 £70.80 £82.08 £94.08 £106.08
200 £43.84 £59.84 £75.84 £91.84 £107.84 £123.84 £139.84
250 £53.58 £73.58 £93.58 £113.58 £133.58 £153.88 £173.58
All prices based on 80gsm paper from customer supplied artwork

Booklets - Colour

A5 Colour
Quantity 8pp 12pp 16pp
10 £14.89 £17.58 £20.18
50 £37.88 £50.12 £62.12
100 £65.37 £85.33 £101.33
150 £88.58 £112.58 £136.58
200 £107.84 £139.82 £170.82
250 £127.08 £167.08 £202.08
All prices based on 100gsm paper from customer supplied artwork

A4 Colour

Quantity 8pp 16pp
10 £25.88 £35.98
50 £66.62 £102.58
100 £104.33 £167.32
150 £138.08 £225.08
All prices based on 100gsm paper from customer supplied artwork

Colour leaflets and flyers

A6 A5 A4
Quantity Single-sided Double-sided Single-sided Double-sided Single-sided Double-sided
50 £12.50 £17.67 £18.14 £20.85 £21.63 £27.02
100 £18.14 £20.85 £21.63 £27.02 £28.13 £38.98
200 £21.63 £27.02 £28.13 £38.98 £40.62 £61.92
300 £24.88 £32.96 £34.38 £50.52 £52.86 £80.88
400 £28.13 £38.98 £40.62 £61.92 £64.88 £96.08
500 £31.25 £44.83 £46.88 £73.30 £76.85 £111.30
600 £34.38 £50.52 £52.86 £80.88 £84.84 £126.48
700 £37.50 £56.23 £58.87 £88.48 £92.82 £141.68
800 £40.62 £61.92 £64.88 £96.08 £100.80 £155.92
900 £43.76 £67.64 £70.88 £103.68 £108.90 £169.29
1000 £46.88 £73.30 £76.85 £111.30 £116.80 £182.50
All prices based on 100gsm paper from customer supplied artwork

Colour postcards

A6 A5
Quantity Single-sided Double-sided Single-sided Double-sided
50 £12.76 £17.93 £18.64 £21.35
100 £18.64 £21.35 £22.63 £28.02
200 £22.63 £28.02 £30.13 £40.89
300 £26.38 £34.46 £37.38 £53.52
400 £30.13 £40.89 £44.62 £65.92
500 £33.75 £47.33 £51.88 £78.30
600 £37.38 £53.52 £58.86 £86.88
700 £41.00 £59.73 £65.87 £95.48
800 £44.62 £65.92 £72.88 £104.08
900 £48.26 £72.14 £79.88 £112.68
1000 £51.88 £78.30 £86.85 £121.30
Colour print on 250gsm card,from customer supplied artwork

Colour posters

Quantity A4 A3
50 £22.13 £28.63
100 £29.13 £41.63
200 £42.62 £66.88
300 £55.86 £87.84
400 £68.88 £104.84
500 £81.85 £121.85
600 £90.84 £138.84
700 £99.82 £155.82
800 £108.80 £171.84
900 £117.90 £186.84
1000 £126.80 £201.80
Colour print on 160gsm from customer supplied artwork

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