Thesis Binding

The highest quality available. Period.

You get what you pay for in this industry. Low pricing means cheaply made. 

1970-02-12 21.03.20Our thesis prices start at $85 for hardcover binding, and our craftsmanship is guaranteed. Our books are bound in our own studio by hand, sewn bindings, high quality paper, the highest quality printing, and we use hand set type to foil stamp your cover.

EMAIL us your thesis files for the fastest service. We’ll take care of your printing, binding, and courier service. We can process your payment right over the phone. Fast & Convenient. Call us at (587) 700 – 6575. 

 We want you to be completely satisfied, and so we guarantee our work. Why? We want you to tell your faculty about us. We want you to tell your friends about us. We want you to tell your professors about us. In fact, we want you to tell everyone you know that we did a BRILLIANT job for you. We guarantee the quality of services offered by our company. As such, if there is something materially wrong with the work, the books may be returned to be repaired or replaced.

Not all thesis bindings look like simple hardcover books. Treat yourself :)
Not all thesis bindings look like simple hardcover books. Treat yourself 🙂

Little Extras

  • Fine Leather Binding starting at $240/book. (We dye our own leather by hand)
  • Hardcover Binding starting at $85/book. (Hand Bound to last a lifetime).
  • Extra Foil Stamping starting at $15/line.
  • CD Envelopes starting at $5/envelope.
  • University Standard hardcovers in Letter and A4 sizing.
  • Rush Service ( $300/book, two-week service. Otherwise, the queue cannot be rushed. Sorry.)
  • Printing prices are 10¢/page black and white, or $1.00/page for color
    • Give us a list of all pages which need to be printed color. Otherwise, we will print and let the computer do the counting. It can get VERY expensive if you choose this option, though, since most images will be interpreted as colour by the computer, and we’ll have to charge you based on the computer’s count. 
  • University of Calgary Logo stamping on the front of your thesis is an extra $10.
  • EVDS Logo stamping on the front cover of your thesis is an extra $10.

Food for Thought

We are happy to offer discounts on large print runs. Orders over ten copies receive a 10% discount.
We are happy to offer discounts on large print runs.

University of Calgary colours are available upon request, though may be back-ordered from time to time. Please call ahead to ensure we have your color in stock.

Please make sure to have your standards sheet on hand so we can make your book to your schools exacting specifications.

If you’re out of town, we can arrange shipping for you, or have your book couriered for you.

We are open to the public from Noon until 5PM Monday to Friday. For best service, CALL US to process your order. We’ll be happy to take your PDF by email, and process your payment over the phone. 

Yes,we can RUSH your book for you, but make sure you call ahead to find out how much extra we charge on RUSH SERVICE.

University of Calgary theses don’t require printing on the front, but many other schools do. We charge $15/line extra for additional lines of type. Please note that we can only accommodate one line at a time on the spine, of 41 characters plus name and year.

 Contact Us

Octavia Book Bindery

587 – 700 – 6575

1040 – 8th Ave SW (Same building as 1038 – 8th Ave).