SFU Document Solutions for Grad Students

SFU Document Solutions offers a variety of services for print and digital products. Some services are specifically tailored to graduate student needs.

Services offered include:

  • Printing Research Posters
  • Business Cards
  • Thesis Binding

Contact SFU Document Solutions

Phone: 778-782-4160
: docsol@sfu.ca
: SFU Burnaby, Maggie Benston Centre, Room 0001
Mon-Fri 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Printing Research Posters

Presenting at a conference and need a research poster? SFU Document Solutions can print them on either paper or fabric (for easy travel). 


  • $5.00 per square foot for 8 mil paper (plus applicable taxes)
  • $9.00 per square foot for fabric (plus applicable taxes)
  • Rush fee will apply to same day or next day orders.  

Document Solutions requires a pre-payment for the posters. Once your order has been submitted, Document Solutions will contact you for payment, and proceed to print your posters.

Ordering Instructions for Research Posters

E-mail Document Solutions at docsol@sfu.ca with your poster and they will contact you for payment then proceed to print your poster.

Business Cards

Most SFU graduate students can order business cards through SFU Document Solutions.

Thesis Binding

Binding your thesis is an optional way for you to preserve your thesis at your own cost. SFU Document Solutions provides this service through SFU, but if you want to have your thesis bound, you can do so using a service of your choice.

Binding your thesis through SFU Document Solutions:

  • Deadline for thesis submission is the end of each term
  • Email thesis and ordering form to docsol@sfu.ca
  • Printing and binding takes 2-3 weeks to complete (Additional fees may apply for rush orders.)

Document Solutions requires a pre-payment for thesis printing and binding. Once your order has been submitted, Document Solutions will contact you for payment, and process your order.

Ordering Instructions for Thesis Binding

  1. Complete the Thesis Binding Form (note: each program/department has a specific color for the cover, please contact your program assistant for assistance)
  2. Go to SFU Document Solutions
  3. Click on the "Start Your Order" button
  4. Log in as User ID: ThesisBinding| Password: thesis
  5. Upload your thesis and completed form
  6. Click on Go
  7. Enter a file name and include your first and last name
  8. Click on Continue
  9. Click on Output and Plex Tab
  10. Chose BW or Colour. For thesis with some colour pages, select color as your output
  11. Click on Save
  12. Under “Enter Special Instructions for this item”, Enter your full name, email and Cell # and the due date for the posters.
  13. When completed, click the "Place Order" button.
  14. Order completed screen will appear with the order # for your reference

Download the Thesis Binding Form for more information and completing Step 1.