Arrange print

  • The University's Print Unit provides printing services to all University departments, its wider partners, staff, students and external customers.
  • The University is able to make use of the Scottish Government's SP-22-006 framework of approved external printers who can deliver both small and large-scale print jobs.
  • The University allows the designers on the design framework to offer print management as part of their design service.

University Print Unit

The University’s Print Unit offers a range of digital print services including:

  • Professional digital colour printing on a full range of paper and board (card) up to A3
  • Large format posters at A2, A1 and A0; for custom sizes contact the Print Unit
  • Pull-up roller banners for exhibition and display use
  • Volume black and white photocopying
  • Volume colour copying
  • File preparation conforming to the University’s visual identity
  • Drop-in fast turnaround copying and binding
  • University stationery including letterheads, compliment slips and business cards
  • Private work
  • Print buying conforming to the framework agreement


University of Glasgow Print Unit, James Watt (south) Building
Tel: 0141 330 4261

Using External Printers

Print framework agreement – The Scottish Government/Scottish Procurement Framework Agreement for Print and Associated Services (2023) Lot 1: Litho/Digital/Web Print Services). Reference SP-22-006.

For guidance on how to use this print framework contact the Procurement Office, email:

Barr Printers Ltd, 16 Dunsinane Avenue, Dunsinane Industrial Estate, Dundee DD2 3QT
Contact: Michael Crichton, Email:, Tel: 01592 776870 / 07543 221270

Harlow Printing Ltd, Maxwell Street, South Shields, Tyne and Wear NE33 4PU
Contact: Sandra Murphy, Email:, Tel: 0191 455 4286

J Thomson Colour Printers Ltd, 14 Carnoustie Place, Glasgow G5 8PB
Contact: Bryan Reid, Email:, Tel: 0141 429 1094

Mackay & Inglis Ltd, 19 Polmadie Street, Glasgow G42 0PQ
Contact: David Smith, Email:, Tel: 0141 423 8866

MBM Print SCS Limited, 1 Tennant Avenue, College Milton South, East Kilbride G74 5NA
Contact: Helen Johnston, Email:, Tel: 0141 620 4405

McAllister Litho Glasgow Ltd, 170 Elliot Street, Glasgow G3 8EX
Contact: Phil Wilson, Email:, Tel: 0141 248 7240

Pandaprint, 104 Park Road, Rosyth, Fife KY11 2JL
Contact: Lloyd Mair, Email:, Tel: 01383 417847

Printwell Ltd, 3 Callon Street, Airdrie ML6 6BW 
Contact: Gary Holmes, Email:, Tel: 01236 752102 / 752523, 07599 110003

Sterling Press Ltd, 2 Walker Street, Edinburgh EH3 7LA
Contact: Chris Lewis, Email:, Tel: 0131 240 5400

Streamline Corporate, 7 Queen Anne Drive, Edinburgh EH28 8LH
Contact: Lynn Fergusson, Email:, Tel: 0131 333 2222

The Evolve Group (Scotland) Ltd, Unit 12, Lochend Industrial Estate, 12 Queen Anne Drive, Newbridge EH28 8LH
Contact: Stuart Nicol, Email:, Tel: 0131 337 7733 / 07710 544213

Winter & Simpson Ltd, 16 Dunsinane Avenue, Dunsinane Industrial Estate, Dundee DD2 3QT
Contact: Email:, Tel: 01382 813813 / 07711 638864


Print Specification

For all print jobs, you will need to provide a print specification for the suppliers which should include the following information about your publication:

  • Trim size (eg A4, A5, 105mm x 148 mm)
  • Orientation (ie portrait or landscape)
  • Number of pages (include front and back inner and outer covers)
  • Any special information (such as is there a flap on the front or back cover)
  • Printing (eg full colour/CMYK or additional spot colours)
  • Material (coated or uncoated, weight of material. Often a cover will be heavier than text pages)
  • Binding (how will the pages be held together, eg stapled, PUR bound)
  • Quantity (number of copies to be printed)
  • Schedule (state when artwork will be available and when delivery is required).

Print specification template is available.