Thesis Binding

You may print your own thesis pages and drop them off at the bindery in North Vancouver.

If your thesis is not printed and you would like to have it printed by us, please complete the thesis printing information form below the price guide, and attach your thesis as a PDF.

Arbelave thesis binding coloursPRICE GUIDE for THESIS BINDING

Traditional library thesis binding (no minimum order) bound in Arbelave library buckram. We use white end sheets and matching headbands.

Hard cover library binding in a choice of 17 cloth colours:

Pale grey
Bottle green
Royal blue
Mid blue

Price includes one line of spine lettering: name – degree – year and short title.
1 book $95
2-4 books $75
5 or more $65

University logo
Cost: $7.50 per book
We have the following university logos: UBC, SFU, UVic, Trinity Western, Douglas College, Royal Roads, St. Mary’s University, Northwestern, Queensland, University of Calgary, UNBC, Oxford, McGill University, BCIT, Adler.

Foil stamping: Charges for front case lettering of thesis title, please see chart/grid below.


No. of covers Cost per cover
1 line 2 lines 3 lines 4 lines 5 lines 6 lines 7 lines 8 lines
1 15.86 24.87 33.88 42.86 51.90 60.91 69.92 78.93
2 12.85 19.90 26.95 34.00 41.05 48.10 55.15 62.20
3 10.50 16.03 21.56 27.09 32.62 38.15 43.68 49.21
4 9.07 13.67 18.27 23.32 27.92 32.72 37.52 42.32
5 8.13 12.11 16.09 20.07 24.05 28.03 32.01 35.99
6 7.48 11.04 14.60 18.16 21.72 25.28 28.84 32.40
7 7.00 10.25 13.50 16.75 20.00 23.21 26.50 29.75
8           8 and up = same price as 7

To calculate your costs for your front case thesis title lines of stamping e.g. If you have 3 theses with 2 lines for the title, your cost will be 3 theses X $16.03 = $48.09

Front case lettering
Stamping for the front case lettering is done in 18 pt. Times New Roman.
Maximum number of characters per line for front case lettering:
– 55 characters for mixed case text (upper and lower case letters)
– 35 characters for all CAPS text (upper-case letters only)
Name, degree and year are free on front case

Thesis leather binding
$195 for one, $175 each for 2-4.  Please call 604-985-1912 for available colours.

Spine stamping
1 line of Spine stamping is free and includes name, degree and year and shortened title of approximately 4 words.

Important notes:
We regret we do not have the time to quote each job separately and therefore have tried to include all necessary information so you can calculate the cost yourself. Thank you for your understanding.

Quotes will be provided for printing only, if requested. In addition to the cost of printing, please add the cost of binding per book, the cost of logo per book, and the line cost for the front case lettering and spine stamping. GST at 5% will be added to the total, as well as courier or post charges.

    Order Information




    Spine Lettering

    Short title for the spine. (approximately 4 words only) Name, Degree, and Year included automatically.


    Front Cover

    Can include your full title and university logo. This is an extra fee. Please see Foil Stamping pricing grid above.

    Please see above for list of logos available. If the logo is unavailable, the name of the university will be written on the bottom of the front cover.

    Drop off information

    If you print your own thesis, please drop off the hard copies to Rasmussen Bindery. (Allow 7-14 business days)
    If you wish to have your thesis printed, please complete the following information and upload your PDF before submitting this form:

    Thesis printing information

    Do you require a quote before printing?
    Please note this is a quote for printing only. There are additional charges for binding and front cover lettering.

    Number of copies printed:

    Number of colour pages:  

    Total # of thesis pages:      

    Upload your file

    Upload your thesis in PDF ONLY format (maximum file size 25 MB)
    NOTE: If your file is larger than 25 MB, please contact Rasmussen Bindery at or phone 604-985-1912

    Pickup information

    All other address sent by Canada Post. Please make a selection. Additional costs will apply.

    Courier to:


    Please pay Rasmussen Bindery with cash, cheque or credit card. All options plus debit card are available if paid in person. We do not accept American Express.
    Credit card is available over the phone.

    Payment is taken once all printing/binding is complete.