Student Printing

We’ve got your student printing needs covered.

We offer students a comprehensive student printing service, including thesis and dissertations. We also print everything from small jobs such as assignments to wide-format posters and anything in between.

Design Students

Thesis/Dissertation Printing

Course Materials

Course Materials

Design Students

We are the place to turn your design work into a reality. We can do small runs of high-quality digital student printing to show your design as it would be actually produced in the design industry, perfect for your class assignments.

Student Printing Design Students

Printing & Finishing

Plan your project by looking through our products and services.

The printing process can be complex and requires intricate knowledge. We streamline the process – bringing together design, print, finishing and delivery expertise to make your journey easier. Whether you require digital, offset or large-format printing, we have your student printing covered.

Printing & Finishing Paper


We have a range of gloss, matt and coloured paper to choose from. 

Printing & Finishing Embellishments


Make your project look and feel professional with foil, laminate, emboss and more for that extra bling.

Printing & Finishing Ink


Want to stand out? We can print white, gold and silver inks.

Printing & Finishing Booklets


We can produce one-off booklets (saddle stitched or spiral bound).

Thesis/Dissertation Printing

We offer students a comprehensive student printing service, including thesis and dissertations. We also print everything from small jobs such as assignments to wide-format posters and anything in between.

Turnaround time: 8 working days from the file being supplied correctly.

Student Printing Thesis Dissertation

1. File Supply

Printing Thesis PDF File

When ready to print, create a single High Quality Print PDF file that is optimised for printing with fonts embedded.

Printing Thesis Page Size

Check PDF page size is A4.
(210mm x 297mm)

Printing Thesis Proof PDF

Proof PDF to ensure that no re-pagination or font corruption has occurred. A single copy will be printed for proofing. This is highly recommended.

Have a look at our file supply guidelines to ensure your order is put through smoothly.


If you choose not to review a proof of your thesis, you accept full responsibility for any problems associated with the artwork or other content the file contains. Please be aware that we cannot be held responsible for any variations between the electronic file you send us and the final printed version of your thesis.

2. Case Binding

Printing Thesis 80gsm

80gsm Offset White 
Maximum 600 sheets of paper

Printing Thesis 100gsm

100gsm Colotech Idol
Maximum 500 sheets of paper

Printing Thesis Gold Foil Spine

Gold-foil on spine
Minimum thickness is 10mm

3. Submit for Printing & Binding

Printing Thesis PDF USB

80gsm Offset White 
Maximum 600 sheets of paper


Printing Thesis Email

100gsm Colotech Idol
Maximum 500 sheets of paper

Allow 8 working days for case-binding.
If there is an issue with your order, please email:

Purchase Course Materials

The courses you are enrolled in may offer printed books of readings. 

Student Printing Course Materials
Course Materials Shop

Course Materials are made available through our PCL Group Waikato Print shop: Ground level, Student Union Building on the Hamilton Campus. 

Course Materials Stock

If a book is out of stock, you can order one at the shop counter. 

The Course Materials are price dependent on the quantity of pages in each book. Our paper stocks all comply with the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) accreditation and we use environmentally friendly toners and inks.

Order Course Materials Online

Every student can order Course Materials via

1. Once logged in, go to Products > Course Materials. All current available course materials will be listed.

2. Choose your materials and add to cart.

3. Once you have selected all your course materials, go to checkout.

4. Check Order List is correct – Continue Checkout.

5. Select your Delivery Method:

  • Delivery (courier to an address)
  • Pick up (from the Print Shop, Hamilton Campus)
  • Tauranga students can collect from The Hub

6. Complete the Payment Method.

7. You will then receive an email with confirmation of your order.

Staff Printing Personalised Stationary Media Centre

To log in, please use your student email and password

If there is an issue with your order, please email:

Special notes for students enrolled at

Tauranga Campus

If your papers are offered at Tauranga campus, you can choose to have your Course Materials delivered to The Hub and the courier fee will not apply. You can also directly purchase your Course Materials from the PCL Waikato Print Shop on the Hamilton campus.


How can I purchase or order my Course Materials from Gravitas Waikato Print?

Every student can either directly purchase or order their Course Materials books from the PCL Waikato Print Shop on the Hamilton Campus, or order them online at

For each paper I am enrolled in, is there a Materials book to purchase?

Not every paper the University offers has Materials books. Some lecturers use text books rather than preparing Course Materials. Check with your lecturer(s) to see what is required for your course.

Why do I have to pay a courier fee?

A courier fee is charged when a courier has to deliver to a New Zealand postal address. If you do not want to pay this fee, you can collect your books from Gravitas Waikato Print Shop counter, or from The Hub for Tauranga enrolled students.

Can I order my readings books over the phone?

We do not take phone orders.

Can I purchase Course Materials for a paper I am not enrolled in? 


Can I purchase multiple copies of Course Materials?


How do I supply my files?

View our file supply guide here.

How can I order Course Materials online if I do not have a credit or debit card?

If you do not have a credit or debit card, you can pay by internet banking. Please email your order request and delivery information to and we will get back to you as soon as possible with a quote and our bank details. Or you can purchase from the print shop on Hamilton Campus.

Can I return Course Materials?

Yes. You will need to provide proof of course withdrawal and this must be done in the first two weeks of the trimester starting.

What is the surcharge for when making an online order?

This is a bank processing fee.

When can I purchase my Course Materials?

When your Course Materials appear in Media Centre then they are ready for purchase. If you want Course Materials from previous years  please email with your request or call into the Print Shop.

When can I expect my couriered Course Materials?

If you have not received your order within 3 working days, please email and we will provide you with a tracking number.

How can I purchase merchandise?

You can purchase either at our shop on campus or online at