What file format is required for printing at Thesis Printing Wexford?

At Thesis Printing Wexford, PDF files are required when printing your thesis. A PDF file will ensure that the layout of your thesis remains exactly as you created it. When creating your PDF, please ensure all your pages are in A4 portrait orientation only (not landscape and portrait). If you are unable to rotate your landscape pages, please advise us when processing your order. Please ensure you have checked your PDF is correct before submitting for print, as we will not be responsible for any errors or omissions and we will have to charged if you require re-printing and binding.

If you’re using Word 2007 or later, please see this page for assistance in converting your file. If you’re using a different program, you can convert your file by downloading CutePDF Writer from this page. To combine multiple PDFs, just follow the clear HELP instructions to create one document. This is particularly useful when you want to add Chapter pages to your Thesis.

How much of a margin should I have in my Thesis?

We recommend a margin of approximately 30mm on the left hand side, unless you have been advised otherwise by your lecturer.


The maximum file size you can upload 16MB. For bigger size files please send via wetransfer.com. Just drag and drop your PDF and add our email address [email protected]. You can still process your order online and leave a message in the Special Instructions box.


You can select either a 24 hour or 48 hour turnaround time between Monday to Friday, during our opening hours of 9.30am to 5.00pm. Example: Orders uploaded after 5.00pm will not be processed until the next working day, and will be ready for collection or shipping either 24 hours or 48 hours later, commencing on the day your order is actually processed.

Orders processed over the weekend and Bank Holidays will not be processed until the next working day.

If you need your thesis sooner, please contact us on 053 914 4264.

Should I contact you to book in my Thesis?

Yes. We strongly recommend that you contact our office to book in your Thesis. However, if you haved not made a booking, we will always try to print your Thesis if you need to meet a deadline.

Can I send you my Thesis via email?

Yes, but you will find it quicker and much more straightforward to use our online Order Form.

If you are emailing in your order please include the following details in the email and send your thesis, in PDF format, to [email protected]

  1. Number of Hardback copies required
  2. Number of Softback copies required
  3. How you would like your Softback Bound (Wire) or (Glue)
  4. Which Service your require (24 or 48 hour)
  5. Please provide a Word File with the text details for the cover and the text details for the spine.
  6. Please state which colour cover you require
  7. Please include your contact telephone number
  8. Any further instructions

What weight of paper do you print on?

100 gram matt paper. However, if you require a different weight of paper or you have A3 pages in your thesis please let us know.

What is the Maximum Page Count per book?

As specified by most universities, we use high quality 100gsm pure white bond paper for our thesis printing. This means the maximum number of sheets in each hardback thesis is 270 sheets. If your thesis consists of more than 270 single sided sheets it will need to be printed on both sides of the page or in 2 volumes. Please check the regulations from your university before proceeding with your order.

What about double sided printing?

If you have selected double sided printing, please ensure you have selected mirror margins in your WORD document before saving your file to PDF format. We advise following your University guidelines, however we would recommend setting mirror margins to 3 cm on the left side (Binding Side) and 2 cm on the right. Please make sure that you’ve selected “Whole document” at the bottom of the page setup box (see this example for how the box should look when mirror margins are enabled).

How is my Thesis printed?

Unless otherwise requested, your thesis will be printed single sided, colour pages will be printed in colour and black and white pages will be printed in black and white.

Do you foil print?

Yes, we can Foil Print in Gold or Silver on both Cover and Spine.

What are your opening hours?

9.30am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday – closed for lunch 1.00pm to 2.00pm.

Do you accept debit or credit cards?

Yes, we accept most debit and credit cards.