Submitting your work
You may deliver your work to us
- preferably as an email attachment (max. 10 Mt)
- as a hard copy.
We do not accept print jobs on USB drives because of viruses and other problems they might cause. If the file is too large for email, you can send your work via an FTP server. Ask us for the address and login information.
How to proceed
- Ask for a quotation and set a deadline for the order.
- Use the CMYK Fogra 39 (CMYK) colour profile and include the minimum of 3 mm bleeds in your document.
- Convert the file to PDF.
- Send your order as an email attachment to paino (at) ulapland.fi.
Note! The minimum order is 20 copies.
You can also always ask for advice by email or phone +358 40 484 4327
Proofread your work
Please read your thesis carefully before submitting it to be printed; check the title page, abstract, page numbering, revisions – did you forget anything?
Familiarise yourself with the abstract template and guidelines on the LUC library webpages.
Check that your title page and abstract only feature the year of submission, as opposed to the master's thesis published before 2015, which also indicate the semester.
Your faculty will guide you on the required layout, margins and fonts of the thesis, as well as all matters related to its content. Ask your supervisor for more information. When adding page numbers, please take into account that we only print on one side (no mirrored numbering).
Mark down colour pages
Please let us know in your job request if your thesis has colour pages. Note the price of colour pages (see the bottom of this page).
List the pages that you wish to be printed in colour. If you do not do this, our machine will count the number of colour pages automatically and we will charge you accordingly. Please give us the page numbers of the PDF, not those allocated within your written text.
If there is no mention of colour pages in your job request, we will print the entire thesis in black and white.
Hard or soft binding?
The faculty and examiner copies of your thesis are always soft-bound in compliance with the university standard. The information printed on the cover is taken from your abstract.
If you wish, you may select hard binding for your own copies. When ordering, indicate whether you would like to have black or burgundi covers. Let us also know if you want gold foil lettering on the cover (only available on hard-bound theses). If you do not inform us on the colour or the gold lettering, we will use black covers without gold foil. Note! Without the gold foil lettering a hard cover will have no text.
Number of copies
You are required to order the minimum of three copies of your thesis. We deliver two of them to your faculty office and one to the University Registry to be archived. The expenses of these copies are covered by the university. You need to pay for any additional copies yourself. Indicate the number of extra copies you want in your print order. Do this also when you do not want any extra copies for yourself.
NOTE! The library does not accept hard copies of master's theses anymore but you need to provide them a digital copy. You can find instructions on how to do this on the library webpages.
Submit your print-ready thesis by 9 o'clock on Monday morning. Any theses received after this time are handled on the following week. If we are closed on a Monday, the submissions deadline is on the next working day at 9 am. Theses submitted by the deadline are ready by noon on the following Wednesday. Please note we do not report the completed theses separately.
NOTE! If your thesis deviates from the standard, the delivery time will be longer (see Paper types and special theses).
Please also note that the submissions deadline does not refer to the time when we will start printing your work. That is, your thesis might already be printed by the deadline and possibly as soon as we receive it. If your thesis needs revising after it has been printed, we need to charge you extra for the revisions.
We charge an extra fee of 20 euros for rush orders. In this case, print jobs received before noon will be ready on the following day. Please discuss rush orders separately with us.
Paper types and special theses
We use ordinary 80g A4 copy paper for the pages and LumiSilk 250g for the covers of theses. If your thesis requires specialty papers, you need to pay the price difference between ordinary paper and the specialty paper.
LumiForte 100g specialty papers add €0,062 / sheet (inc. VAT) to the total cost of the print job.
Special theses (other than standard size) have longer delivery times than standard theses: a special thesis received by 9 am on Monday will be ready by Wednesday on the following week.
Placing an order
Convert your print-ready work to PDF format and make sure that it is the right size (210 x 297 mm, A4). Send your thesis as an email attachment (max. 10Mt) to gradut.painoon (at) ulapland.fi. Give us your contact details, including your phone number and invoicing and delivery address. You will receive a notification after we have received your order.
We do not accept print jobs on USB drives because of viruses and other problems they might cause. If the file is too large for email, you can submit it via an FTP server. Ask us for the address and login information.
Payment methods and delivery
You can pay by
- debit or credit card (also VisaElectron)
You may pay by cash or card at the University Library. If you wish to pay by invoice (additional fee), indicate in your job request whether you will collect your copies at the Printing Centre or whether you want us to mail them to you. If you do not do this, we will mail you the copies and add delivery costs (€12.40) to the grand total. We do not use e-invoicing, so you will always receive the invoice by mail.
As soon as your thesis is ready, we will deliver it to your faculty office to be sent to the examiners. Due to a busy schedule, we are not always able to notify you on the completion of your print job. Please note, we do not post thesis abroad.
For further information, call +358 40 484 4329.
Prices for master's theses
The prices include 24% VAT.
- soft cover €4.166 / copy
- hard cover €16.12 / copy
- gold foil lettering €8.68 / copy.
Additional order €12.40 / order
Rush order €20 / order
Delivery costs €12.40
Invoicing fee €6.20
The prices have been rounded to the nearest cent, except for the prices of b&w pages, colour pages and soft covers, which have been rounded to the nearest tenth of a cent. Our invoicing software uses more precise values, which is why the total sum in your invoice may differ slightly from the costs calculated from prices given here.