Middlesex University | How to order


Litho print

Step 1 Contact Paul Day-Haynes about your print requirement in whichever way you prefer – phone, a face-to-face meeting or email.

Step 2 You will be advised if there are any artworking or graphic design requirements and the process for commissioning these. Artworking requirements and graphic design requirements will be fulfilled by Middlesex University’s design team. If the design team has no capacity, CDS will undertake the artworking.

Step 3 If you require litho print, CDS print managers will source the best market price for your print specification from our approved supplier list and provide you with a quotation.

Step 4 A Budget Code must be supplied for all print orders instead of purchase orders. At the point of ordering, please complete the Print Management Order Form and email it to your CDS contact named as the Buyer on the quotation.

Once an order is confirmed, CDS will collect artwork and pass it to the nominated printer. CDS will provide you with proofs and once approved, manage the job through to final delivery.

How to order BW/colour copies

If you require black and white or colour copies, download the repro order form and email it to mdx@cds.co.uk.

Print specification (the info we need)

When placing an order for print the following is a checklist of minimum detail required to produce a specification:

  • Quantity
  • Finished size e.g. 1/3-A4, A5, A4, non standard size
  • Number of pages
  • Colours eg single, two or full colour
  • Materials eg coated, uncoated, tinted, recycled paper
  • Finishing eg folded, saddle stitched, perfect bound
  • Delivery instructions
  • Other factors such as your budget, target audience and how quickly you need the finished document should be considered.

Based on this information we can help you by suggesting alternative printed formats. You may also want to consider whether a purely electronic version is the best option.

If you are unsure of how to prepare a print enquiry, a member of the team will meet with you to produce a specification for your requirement.

For reprints please provide the original document as an example if possible.


Here you can download order forms, price lists and examples (downloads open in new window).

Useful information

A good practice guide to supplying artwork

Order forms

Business card proforma (Excel)

Print request form (Word doc)

For publication/print advice, please contact Paul Day-Haynes on 0208 411 5781.