Frequently Asked Questions

Here are answers to some of the questions we are often asked. If you have a question about any aspect of our business, please Contact us.

What happened to the u-print shop in the Students' Union?
To offer a better service for everyone, we consolidated operations in one location at MuPrint - just across the road from the Hyatt Hotel next to Alliance Manchester Business School.

Do you offer a student discount?
As the majority of our customers are students we always try and keep our pricing as competitive as possible. We have lower prices if you can order in advance and wait 3 or 5 workimg days (Monday to Friday only).

Can anyone use your services?
Yes, we accept work from businesses and the general public.

Do you collect and deliver?
We can post orders to you and arrange a courier delivery service too. If you already have a courier that you use then you can arrange your work to be collected from us once completed.

Are you open during the university vacations?
We are open all year round. We usually close for Bank Holidays and for two weeks over Christmas & New Year. You can check the opening times here.

Are you open on weekends?
Sorry no, there is not enough demand to justify weekend opening.

What is the largest size poster you can print?
The largest standard size poster we can print is A0. This is 1189mm x 841mm

Do you laminate posters?
We can laminate up to A2 size.

Do you do spiral binding?
We offer Comb binding (plastic rings), Wire binding (metal rings) and Metal Channel binding (which can have gold lettering put on the spine) too. There actually is a specific type of binding named 'spiral' but generally most people mean ring binding when they use this term.

Do you do Perfect/Heat/Thermal/Tape binding?
We can't produce these in house but we can arrange thermal binding of documents. This is a 2-3 day service.

Will you be busy on such-a-date and time?
It is impossible to predict with complete accuracy how busy we are at any time of the day. If you have a deadline then you can be certain that other students on your course will have the same deadline too. If they all come to us at the same time then yes, we probably will be busy but this does not mean that we won't be able to do your work. Just try not to leave it to the last minute!

How long does binding take?
Softback - Channel binding is the quickest, Wire binding is the slowest, but all should be done in just a few minutes. Hardback - allow 1-3 days.

Is the paper you use of archive quality?
The paper we use conforms to the ISO 9706 Permanent Paper standard.

How long have you been open?
The business originally opened in April 1988.

Can you print right up to the edge of a sheet of paper?

Normally there would be a small white border around the edge of the prints we can produce borderless if you require it. Your artwork will require a bleed should you choose this option. Please read these guidelines on how to set up your artwork: Guidelines

Have you got any empty boxes?
Usually we do. Feel free to ask if you want them.