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Binding, Trimming and Laminating

You can prepare your work using our self-service equipment on level 1 in the Charles-Seale Hayne library. We also have small selection of stationery and art supplies that you can buy.

Staff at the Reception and Information desk are available if you need help.

Trimming and Laminating

Paper Trimmer

We have two small, two medium and one large paper trimmer. The large paper trimmer can trim up to A0.


You can laminate paper or card up to A3 size. Instructions are next to the laminator and you can buy laminating pouches at the reception desk.


If you are binding your work refer to your student handbook as your faculty may have specific requirements.

We sell the materials you will need to bind your work.

Comb Binder

  • Allows pages to be added or removed
  • A set consists of a black plastic spiral binder, a clear acetate front cover and a piece of card for the back cover
  • A range of widths are available up to 450 page document
  • A4 portrait and A3 landscape documents can be bound 

Uni Binder

  • A white spine with clear plastic front and back covers attached. Pages are glued in by heating the spine
  • Binders come in various widths up to 100 pages
  • Suitable for A4 documents only

Wire Binder

  • A metal spiral binder often used for art, photography and architecture projects
  • Binders come in various widths up to 120 pages
  • Available in A4 size

Channel/Hard Cover Binder

  • Channel binding offers a professional-looking hard cover finish
  • Pages are clamped together in a steel spine
  • Covers are available in blue and black leather-look finish and a range of widths, holding up to 175 pages

We do not provide hard cover binding with gold lettering. This service is available from the following places The Art Side, Bretonside Copy and Mail Boxes Etc.Plymouth.