Preparing Print Ready Files

Print Ready Files

Our preferred format for text files of your thesis or dissertation, is a print ready PDF saved as one PDF file, single page to view with fonts embedded.

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Please do not save as double page spreads or save each page as individual PDF’s – we will be unable to use files supplied in this way.

We recommend allowing a minimum of 10mm clear white space on all sides unless you have images that are intended to bleed off the edge of the page.

If you are using Adobe InDesign or QuarkXpress to prepare your files prior to saving as print ready PDFs please ensure that you are using a CMYK workflow rather than an RGB one. This should eliminate the possibility of unintended colour conversions occurring during final output to PDF.

Please note that we can accept your thesis or dissertation as a Word document but will not guarantee the print from these files will be as intended.

Your thesis or dissertation Word file should be turned into print ready PDFs before being sent to us. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Professional to create these then we suggest that you use PrimoPDF. This can be downloaded from – please choose the FREE version.


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