Thesis Printing

How to Get Your Thesis Professionally Bound

Step 1. Fill out this form. You will need to know the funding number that your theses will be billed to. We only accept funding numbers as payment. No cash payments are accepted.

Step 2. Via email, send this form and a copy of your thesis to


*Make sure that you tell us how many copies of your thesis you would like bound. This is not on the form, and needs to be in your email request.

*Your thesis needs to be less than 24 MB in order to make it through the UW email system. If it is larger than this, you can drop off your thesis file on a flash drive.

*Your thesis needs to be in PDF format.

*If any part of your thesis is embargoed, let us know in your email request.


Step 3. Your part of this process is complete.  The Fast Copy Team will print your thesis on book quality paper and ship it to the bindery.

The process of binding takes approximately 2-3 months. The bindery will ship it back to the Fast Copy Center, and we will notify your contact person (who you designated in the form) to come pick up your finished books. We cannot ship out of the Fast Copy Center.

If you have any questions, please contact Kate Hill at