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Caltech Theses

Ph.D. theses must be submitted in electronic form as part of the graduation requirements for Caltech. This guide serves as a tool for this process.

Binding

Kater-Crafts Bookbinders (bespoke specialized binding, commercial binder, located ¼ mile west of the 605 Fwy. at Whittier Blvd. in Pico Rivera)

  • http://katercrafts.com/
  • Hard cover thesis binding offered: sewn pages, many binding color choices, printing on spine and front cover available
  • Normal delivery time is 4 weeks; 1 and 2 week rush is available with extra fee
  • Pay by credit card. Can be picked up or shipped via UPS
  • See website for pricing and options: https://www.katercrafts.com/ThesesMailOrder.htm‚Äč

Barnes and Noble Self Printing Service (commercial bookseller - online)

FedEx Office Print & Ship Center (located on Colorado Blvd between Oak Knoll and Lake)

Printing

We recommend acid-free paper with a high linen content for long-term preservation of your paper copy. This is available at various office-supply stores.

Library:

  • The Library provides printing services to students with theses.
  • Library printers are currently SFL pick-up window service only: each student receives a $25/quarter printing allotment. Per page printing is $.10/ page for BW, and $.$20 per page for color. Note that you cannot change the paper in the printers, however, and the paper is not the archival quality we recommend for theses.
  • Email the Library for more information

FedEx Office Print & Ship Center (on Colorado Blvd between Oak Knoll and Lake)

Ordering New or Extra Copies from Proquest UMI (<Oct. 2016)

Please note that this does NOT apply to any theses deposited in CaltechTHESIS since October 2016.

If your thesis was sent to UMI, you will be able to place orders for new or extra hard copies. 

  • To order a copy of your own dissertation, please send an email directly to: disspub@proquest.com
  • Alternatively you may print and fill out this Order Form, then mail it to UMI at the following address:

UMI Dissertation Publishing
ProQuest
789 E. Eisenhower Parkway
P.O. Box 1346
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1346