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Frequently Asked Questions
What margins are required for binding?
We prefer 3cm on the binding edge for sewing and 2cm on the 3 other edges. If you have used Word to produce your work then standard margins will be acceptable. Ensure that fold-outs and diagrams produced have reasonable margins and that page numbers, headers and footers are away from the edge.
I would like my thesis to look as impressive as possible for submission. Which form of binding do you suggest?
Hard binding with headbands looks best. A page marker ribbon is ideal for examiner's copy. Please ask to view a sample when you come in.
Can I have a pocket at the back?
Yes, we can supply pockets for maps, CD Roms, floppys, etc.
Do you do soft binding/comb-binding?
Yes, all forms and any thickness.
Do you do soft binding with an acetate front and card back?
Do you need to book for the 24 hour service?
No, just remember the 8.30am deadline.
If I do not require the 24 hour service, what other service do you offer?
How much do you charge?
Please contact us for details.
What are your opening hours?
Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm.
Are you open on Saturdays?
90% of the time we are open between 9am and 11 am, this is for drop offs and collections only so please ring first.
Can I post my thesis/dissertation to you?
Yes you can, please enclose all contact details and if your thesis is not Cambridge University then we need to know your binding specifications.
What are the Cambridge University Ph.D. binding specifications?
Must be hard bound copies. Case colour is your choice. We have a range of approximately 40 colours. Title, initials and surname must appear on the spine only running from top to bottom. Comb-binding/spiral binding will not be accepted.
Can you deliver my thesis to BOGS in Cambridge and/or my College/Department?
Yes, we offer this service Mon AM, Wed AM, Fri AM.
Can I park easily outside your premises?
Yes, and it's free!
If coming by taxi, what company would you recommend?
Panther Taxis on 01223 715715 and remember if you are using the 24 hour sevice - taxis are very busy at that time of the morning so we advise booking one in advance.
Are you open on Bank Holidays?
No, but you can still contact us with any queries by phone or e-mail.
||JS Wilson & Son (Bookbinding) Ltd, Unit 17 Ronald Rolph Court, Wadloes Road, Cambridge CB5 8PX
Tel +44(0)1223 212420 - email