University of Minnesota

Printing Services


Thesis Printing & Binding

Congratulations! The writing and research is finally finished. Now, it’s time to consult with University Printing Services to professionally print and bind your thesis.

We print on high-resolution digital devices to ensure clear grayscales, solid blacks, and sharp color.

Email a PDF file of your document or drop it off at one of the Digital Print Centers listed below:

Coffman Union Digital Print
West Bank Digital Print
St. Paul Student
Mayo Digital Print

We also invite non-University of Minnesota students to contact Printing Services for your printing and binding needs.

*It is extremely helpful when you can provide specifications for binding color, lettering color and spine/front cover layout. We want to make sure your submitted thesis will meet any requirements specific to your school or program.

Choose from 100% cotton rag content paper for durability and permanency or a high quality acid-free paper.

Black and white prints on 100% cotton paper30¢ each
Black and white prints on 24# acid-free paper15¢ each
Color prints50¢ each (per side)

Binding Options:

Hardcover Binding

Hard Cover Thesis Binding*

Traditional thesis binding with a custom made hard cover using the Buckram fabric color of your choice. The spine is foil-stamped with your name, degree, and the year.

*Non-Thesis hardcover binding: $57.00
**Additional front cover printing: $9.00

Softcover Binding

Soft Cover Binding

Durable coverstock with a plain cloth spine. The title page is reproduced in black on the cover.

Turnaround time is 10 business days.
No expedited delivery.


Free delivery to University of Minnesota — Twin Cities Departments
We also ship off-campus at standard UPS rates

Where are we?
Five convenient locations all across campus.

Main Location

Printing Services Building

Main Printing Services Facility

2818 Como Avenue


Hours & Services

Campus Digital Print Center Locations

Digital Print Center, West Bank
West Bank

33 Social Science Tower


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Digital Print Center, Coffman
Coffman Union

33 Social Science Tower


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Digital Print Center, Mayo

33 Social Science Tower


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Digital Print Center, St. Paul
St. Paul

33 Social Science Tower


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Map of Digital Print Center locations.