Metro Repro offers a full while you wait document, dissertation and thesis binding service. Our range includes Perfect Binding, Thermal Tape Banding, Wire Binding, Comb Binding and Saddle Stitch Binding.
Perfect binding is a widely used binding method for art books, magazines, books, thesis and reports. With this method, the pages and cover are glued together at the spine with a strong yet flexible adhesive to provide a smooth and stylish finish. Our perfect binding machine uses the latest PUR glue which is the most durable and flexible bookbinding glue available. Unlike traditional perfect binding adhesives, PUR glue is 40-60% stronger and adheres extremely well to pages that have a smooth, glossy finish and it is also nearly impossible to pull a page out of a book bound with PUR adhesive. This service is available for both your pre-printed documents and our in-house printing service. The maximum dimensions are 40mm for the spine thickness and 340mm for the spine length. Perfect bound books should not be opened until the PUR glue has cured. Prices start at £15.00 for a single bind with discounts available for multiple binds.
Tape binding uses a thermoplastic adhesive on a strip to bind books with amazing strength. The technique, it is similar to perfect binding, where the individual pages are glued to the book spine. The bound document has the advantage of opening near flat and is also aesthetically pleasing. Tape binding is a good choice for office documents dissertations, theses and review books. The maximum capacity is approx 350 pages and comes with the option of acetate or card front and back covers. Prices start from £5.10 inc VAT per bind.
Coated metal wires and are available in black, white & silver, accommodating documents of just a few pages up to a block of print up to approximately 38mm in thickness. Wires can be cut to accommodate smaller documents and in some cases can be joined for binding larger A3 or A2 documents and sets of illustrations. We keep a range of types of card and acetate covers which provide extra rigidity and durability to the bound document. Prices start from £4.14 inc VAT per bind.
Comb binding uses rectangular holes rather than the round holes used in wire binding and allows for binding documents up to 51mm in thickness. Black or white combs are available with a full range of colours to order. Combs can be reused if adding pages into existing documents. Again we can add clear or frosted acetate covers and also card backs to comb bound documents. Prices start from £4.14 inc VAT per bind.
Saddle stitching is essentially stapling a publication down its spine and folding it in half up to a finished size of A4 portrait. Depending on paper thickness, we can produce booklets up to 64 printed pages by this process.
For documents of up to 100 pages, a staple can be inserted into any corner or double staples can be used.
We also offer a full printing service, please see our page on document printing for further information on different options available.
We know that last minute, same day jobs happen every single day in our business. It is the new norm! Our aim now is to make those jobs easier and less stressful by allocating a production slot and providing same day services.
Booklet and Brochure Printing
Business Card Printing
CAD Plotting and Plan Printing
Leaflet and Flyer Printing
Mounting and Laminating
Roller Banner Stand Printing
Sticker and Label Printing
Document and Plan Scanning
Document and Report Printing
Presentation and Display Board Printing
Order of Service Printing
Business Printing Services
Custom Printed Tab Dividers
Document and Dissertation Binding
Legal Profession Copying and Scanning
“Fast, friendly service with an easy to use website. We had an urgent print job and our printer wasn't working. Linda turned the job around in under an hour! We only needed normal documents of the kind you would usually print at work/home but we were very impressed at the high quality print/paper used too - a nice touch and good value for money. I especially liked how you can simply upload your job to their website, then they send you email confirmation when the job is complete. Fantastic service! Metro Repro is well-located close to the city centre (two minute walk from city library, Northumberland St. etc.) but there is also parking nearby if you need to drive there. Highly recommended!”
“Excellent printing service! Great quality print for a really decent price. The fact that they print for you while you wait is really great and comes in handy when you are in a pinch over deadlines. They have saved my life more than once! Lovely staff who are kind, friendly and do whatever they can to help you out. Wonderful customer service! I would highly recommend everyone come here for your printing needs! 10/10 Great service!”
“Fantastic service and quality of print, I have worked in the design industry for twenty years and yet to find a better or more friendly printer. They printed my portfolio for me and made it look incredible. Massive thanks to the team for their patience and expertise. Would highly recommend them, especially for their quick turn around time and the excellent quality. Thanks again for your amazing work.”
“These guys did a great job of printing out double sided and binding my Microsoft Word 10 draft novels using a black plastic binder and transparent covers. They lent me a memory stick to transfer my files to them. The prices for each job was very reasonable and the job was done while I waited in the Flat Cap Cafe round the corner - several times for several different books. I will definitely use their services again. Very impressed.”
“Have been using Metro Repro for over 3 years and I will never go anywhere else. The print quality is always perfect, and I can't believe how quick they are at everything. They are always so helpful, they always go the extra mile and I can't thank them enough for everything. Would recommend to anyone!”
“25 years we Northumbrian Water have been using Metro Repro and the standards and prices just get better!From A0 archive plan scanning of 100 year old plans brought to life to Engineering Presentations submitted at Westminster London at the Institute of Civil Engineers all marvel at the standard of the work these guys do, no matter who you are I recommended strongly utilising Metro Repro the service of a 5 star rating is not good enough 5 stars plus is, thank you from us all at Northumbrian Water who have and still use this great company.”