What I really enjoyed most about The Thesis Centre is that my visit there signified that I would never ever, ever have to a piece of academic writing again! Whoop!
There is a sort of strange feeling of satisfaction to be had while holding a book with your name embossed in gold on it. Even if said book had a print run of only four, and even if the contents of the book is unreadable dross, as my dissertation surely was.
The Thesis Centre have the option of a five hour binding, so don't worry if you only finish your thesis/dissertation in a mad rush only hours ahead of the deadline. They charge a little more for this service, but even though they could completely have your balls in a vice and could charge you through the nose, they don't, it's only a few euros extra.
I think that for me to my four 40 something page books bound in the 5 hour service wasn't much more than a hundred euro, though I could be wrong on this, as I have developed a defensive mental block about my dissertation and any dissertation related activities over the last number of months (like the way that women can't remember childbirth afterwards).
One thing I will say though: avoid having colour pictures printed and bound there, as that inflates the price to astronomical levels.
I would like to dedicate this review especially to Rónán C, who has his own twelve thousand, that's right, TWELVE THOUSAND word dissertation to start in September, so I hope that he will find this particularly illuminating.
You've got it all ahead of you, kid!
Ah yes, The Thesis Centre where hundreds of student every year swarm in an absolute panic to get their dissertations and theses printed.
The Thesis Centre are well aware of the dynamics of scholastic enterprise and offer expedited printing and binding times for those students who come crashing through the door, gibbering and muttering to themselves, clutching a USB key to their chest like Gollum with the one true ring. Unfortunately, The Thesis Centre are aware of students tendancy to prefer staying awake for 92 hours straight and arriving, like Frodo, at the very last instant to get their theses bound and penalise you heavily for the pleasure.
That said, it is exceptionally gratifiying to have your name on the front of something that looks like a book, even it reads like a mixture of wikipedia and the ravings of an opinionated loon.
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When you've invested so much effort into writing a thesis you want it look good. Well, with The Thesis Center on hand this isn't a problem. This place is class.
A thesis can be printed and bound in as quick as five hours. However, the more time you give them the lower the cost. Just give them the file as a PDF and they'll print you out a copy to look over. When your confident it's all there, pick a cover and leave them to it.
The waiting area has a PC for touch ups but it can be busy. The day I was there the customer using it was having a small breakdown. I think a couple of pages from his document had gone missing and he was attempting to retype them. Eek!
The staff were brilliant though, they seem adept at recognizing stress and calming people down.