Print Unit

Print Unit

The Print Unit provides printing services to all University departments, its wider partners, staff, students and external customers.

We endeavour to provide a cost effective professional service offering guidance and assistance to our customers regarding all their print requirements from initial enquiry to completion.

Holiday Opening Times

The Print Unit will be closing on Wednesday 19th December for the Christmas break, reopening on Thursday 3rd January 2019. Please keep this in mind if you plan to make an order.

Counter Service

On Wednesday 19th December, our counter service will be open from 10:00 to 12:30 only.

Opening Hours & Location

The Unit is staffed Monday to Friday for email and telephone enquiries:

  • 0900 - 1230
  • 1330 - 1700

Counter Service

Our counter service for drop-in customers (including student printing) is open Monday to Friday:

  • 1000 - 1230
  • 1330 - 1600

The Print Unit is located in the James Watt South Building.

Enter at the main entrance, turn right and walk to the stairwell at the end of the corridor. Go down the stairs to Level 2 (basement). Our reception is just through the double doors. The Print Unit is wheelchair accessible via the James Watt South Building's elevator.


Our services include:

  • volume black and white photocopying
  • volume colour copying
  • professional digital colour printing on a full range of paper and board (card) up to A3
  • file preparation conforming to University of Glasgow visual identity
  • drop-in fast turnaround copying and binding
  • University stationery including letterheads, compliment slips and business cards
  • private work

We have a range of finishing equipment that can produce materials such as:

  • comb, wire and velo soft bound workbooks, reports, teaching materials
  • perfect bound books (paperback style) and saddle-stitched (stapled) booklets
  • numbered NCR forms and order books
  • personalised mailings, surveys
  • numbered tickets and invitations, menus creased for folding

Printing for Students

We print a wide range of materials for students including dissertations, theses, reports, course notes, posters and more.

If you are a student who would like to print something with us, you can either email your file to or visit our counter with your file on a USB device. Please note our counter opening times in the Opening Hours section above, and be advised that we only accept PDFs for printing. You cannot convert your files at the Print Unit, however the James Watt South Building does have a computer lab which is available for use by students.

Although we will always endeavour to have things ready as soon as possible, our standard guaranteed turnaround for student printing is one full working day from when we receive your file and have provided a quotation.

Placing orders/estimates

If requesting an estimate for print work, please email your request to us. Include your contact details. Give as much information as possible about the prospective print job. This information may include – quantity, binding/finishing method, how many printed pages, double-sided/single-sided, cover on card, whether full colour, black & white or mixed print, whether a press ready file will be supplied or work needed to prepare the file for print, deadline for delivery.

Finally, attach a sample file to let us to see the job. All of this information will allow us to supply a more accurate quotation and allow us to assess all stages of the work to ensure that we can comfortably meet the delivery time.

Submitting work electronically

If you are a member of staff with a University budget code, please complete and send the Print Unit Order Form (right-click and Save Link As) along with your file, which should be saved as a print-ready Acrobat PDF. You can send us your completed form via internal mail, or by email.

You can also submit print jobs online using our web-to-print service, located here. This is ideal for high volume printing, and is a cost-effective alternative to sending large print runs to University MFD printers.

Contact Us

To place print orders, request an estimate or if you have any queries -


Contact telephone: 0141 330 4261