Where can you print in color?

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  1. DrivingPigeon

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    I do not have a printer at home. My school is out of colored ink, and no one knows when it will be in.

    School starts in 3 weeks, and there are some things that I NEED to print. Mainly, my classroom library labels, and labels for bins around my classroom. It is essential that these labels are up by the first day of school, because they play an important role in the routines that I teach in the first few days.

    If the ink is not in on time, where can I print these things? Many people tell me Kinkos, but our Kinkos turned into FedEx/Kinkos, and their services are very minimal now. The quality also went down greatly (used to be thick, inexpensive laminating, now it's cheap, flimsy, expensive, and they do a horrible job). I would like everything to be printed on cardstock, too. I don't want to spend a small fortune. :(
     
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    Office Depot and Office Max do it around here, but I have no idea about prices. It might be cheaper to buy a new ink cartridge for a friend and print it on their printer.
     
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    Staples

    Do they have to be printed in color? Color copying was one of the first things that my district did away with. Can you copy black and white and glue onto colored paper or copy onto colored cardstock?
     
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    At my local library you can print in color for 50 cents a page.
     
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    UPS Store's - .29 a copy in my area.

    Fedex Kinkos - .59 a copy in my area.

    Sometimes your local library will let you do some. Like 5 pages or something and charge a small amount
     
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    I believe your best bet would be to buy the ink on amazon.com for your schools printer....it will be way cheaper than paying per page to print. Amazon sells 'bootleg' ink for very cheap and it works great.
     
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    Staples does it for around a $1.00 a page.

    Printers are really cheap now. It may be better to buy a printer and an ink cartridge.
     
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    How about at a friend's house?
    Ask some of your friends and you'll be surprised to find out who would offer their help.
    I'd let you use mine, IF you were in town.:cool:
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    Maybe it would be cheaper to drive to your town? :lol:

    Maybe I will just check the cost of printers...I'm sure there are some on sale, since it is back to school time. I could really use one. I'll just keep my fingers crossed that my school's ink comes in!
     
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    Hope it comes in soon!

    It could be worse; our school server crashed about 3 weeks ago, and we were not able to print anything until Thursday evening. School starts tomorrow...
     
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    Print out the labels in block letters and then color them in with crayon, colored pencil, or marker.
     
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    Walmart had a nice Cannon one for $29.00. I always get Cannon printers since I can get cheap, generic ink on ebay.
     
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    I agree, it's probably cheaper to buy a color printer for home. Mine was only around 30 dollars, and since I only use it for emergencies the ink lasts a long time. I took my reference letters to Staples to get printed in color (for the heading) because my printer (6 years old) was acting up and I wanted them to look really nice. It cost over 50 dollars for all the copies I needed! I learned my lesson after that and bought another printer right away!
     
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    We don't have a color printer teachers are allowed to use, so it is at home or black and white.
     
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    I just printed at Staples today. 59 cents for color, 9 or 10 cents for black and white. Plus you get 5% off with your Staples Rewards card.
     
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    And as for buying a printer, I can't afford a color laser printer. It looks 10000000000x better than an ink jet printer. I spend maybe $10 a year at Staple printing in color. Money well spent in my opinion!
     
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    We just bought a colour all-in-one printer for Lauren at Target for $35, including 4 ink cartridges.

    I rarely print in colour. Instead, I print in black on coloured paper.
     
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    I would print in black and white, BUT:
    -The pictures for my classroom library are just too cute and need to be in color. :)
    -Our color printer is only out of magenta ink, but will not print ANYTHING until the magenta is refilled. So, even though the black ink cartridge is almost new, it will not print anything in black and white. So stupid!
     
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    Sounds like a trip to the local 24hour Wal mart is in order to get a magenta cartridge!

    I do most of my colour printing at home. Our colour printer at school is in the office and the admin team can monitor how much is done. I try to keep it minimal at school!
     
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    No can do-they have to special order the ink and it is VERY expensive!
     
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    You can print in color at staples. You upload the file online and submit to your local staples, and they will email you when it done for you to pick it up. I did it last week and it was super convenient!!
     
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    In case anyone is curious, Office Max has color printing services. I just uploaded everything online, and it will be ready for me to pick up in 2 days. I am printing 13 color pages on cardstock, and it will cost about $8.50. I didn't think that was too bad!

    Also, the ink did arrive at school, but all of the printers in the district are down! They apparently have been down for a few weeks now, and a company is coming around to each building to correct the problem. So, it could be a while!
     

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