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Thesis and Dissertation




Thesis and Dissertation

You've poured talent and dedication into your thesis.

Now, let the Multimedia & Print Center help you re-create and preserve your important work with professional copying and binding services. We'll take great care in reproducing your thesis according to standards set by the Graduate School and the Library Binding Institute.

Thesis options are described below, and samples are featured at all of our CopyCentral locations. Please note that pricing below is subject to change; exact charges will be calculated at time of order.

Contact us at 814-865-7544 to learn more.

Hardcover Binding

Penn State Binding: $31.00

  • Penn State mark stamped on the front cover

  • Buckram cover in navy blue or black

  • White or gold lettering on the spine and front cover

  • Up to seven lines on cover; additional lines at $1.05 per line

  • Double-fan adhesive binding up to 2" thick

  • Off-white acid-free endpapers

Standard Binding: $23.00

  • No Penn State mark stamped on the front cover

  • Buckram cover in black

  • Gold lettering on the spine and front cover

  • Up to seven lines on cover; additional lines at $1.05 per line

  • Double-fan adhesive binding up to 2" thick

  • Off-white acid-free endpapers

Economy Binding: $18.00

  • Your text printed on cover only in gold ink (lettering along with the Penn State mark)

  • Buckram cover in Navy or Black

  • Fastback glued binding with end leaves (binding from 1/4 to 1 1/2 inches thick)



Other Binding

Coil Binding: $2.50

  • 1/4" up to 1"

  • 1 1/8" up to 2" at $4.00

Custom Thermal Binding:

  • Up to 125 sheets: $2.00

  • 126 to 250 sheets: $2.50

  • 251 to 325 sheets: $3.00

These prices are for the binding strip and doing the binding. Covers are extra.

Custom Foil Cover Printing White, Silver and Gold:

(8.5 x 11, 1 sided)

  • 0-5 copies: $2.00

  • 6 + copies: $1.75

Custom Vinyl/Clear Covers:

  • Black, Navy, Clear: $1.00



Thesis Copying

Black and White
9.5¢ per page, 25 percent cotton content bond paper
7¢ per page, 20# copier bond paper

Color Print
60¢ per page, 24# white paper

For optimal copy quality, cutting and pasting should be kept to a minimum. All double-sided, fold-out, and color pages should be flagged.

Supplied copies are the responsibility of the customer and will be bound as submitted. Customers must provide two blank sheets for use as front and back end-sheets of each thesis.

If you submit your thesis electronically please provide a PDF. If you choose not to review a proof of your thesis, you accept full responsibility for any problems associated with the artwork or other content the file contains. Please be aware that we cannot be held responsible for any variations between the electronic file you send us and the final printed version of your thesis.



Enclosures

Pockets can be created for special enclosures for materials less than 1/8" thick at an additional $10.00 per book.



Other Services

In addition to theses, we handle binding for periodicals for Penn State related materials.



Payment

In order to ensure timely delivery of your books, payment must be made in full at the time the order is placed. We accept checks, Visa and MasterCard credit cards. The Penn State id+ Card is only accepted at the HUB-Robeson Center.

A $25 fee will be charged for any check returned for insufficient funds.

Please note that all personal sales are subject to Pennsylvania's 6 percent sales tax.



Timelines and Shipping

If you need copies made of your original document:
– deliver your originals to us by noon on Tuesday
– your order will be available for pickup on Monday six weeks later at the CopyCentral location where the order was placed.

If you are supplying all of the copies you need:
– deliver your copies to us by 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday
– your order will be available for pickup on Monday six weeks later at the CopyCentral location where the order was placed.

Please note that non-thesis bindings require six weeks or longer for processing.

We can also ship your bound volumes by UPS, international, or express mail. Shipping charges will be calculated according to weight, region, and class. Charges must be paid at the time the order is placed. Please Note: UPS does not deliver to P.O. boxes.



Placing Your Order

Email a PDF to HUBCopyCentral@psu.edu or contact either of our CopyCentral locations to learn more.

HUB CopyCentral Student Center
104 HUB-Robeson Center, 814-863-2988, Monday–Friday, 7:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Main Office
101 Hostetter Business Services Building
(on Services Road, behind Dickinson School of Law Building)

814-865-7544, Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Note: Hours subject to change. No walk-ins taken after 4:00 p.m. at either the HUB or Hostetter.

 

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This page was last updated on Friday, August 30, 2013.