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Photocopying Madness!

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
[RANT]I need to photocopy, in colour, 17 A4 pictures. My college DOESN'T DO COLOUR COPYING and everywhere else charges £1 a copy. I CAN'T AFFORD THAT!!

I'm banging my head against a brick wall. The cheapest I've found is Staples who'll charge me £11.50 for the 17 copies.[/RANT]

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    have you got a scanner and colour printer?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Yes, but the amount I have to print doesn't warrant spending money on ink cartridges.

    Bugger.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Can you not scan it in and then print it of in colour at college?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    your college would probably charge you about 50p per sheet colour if the offered it anyways, do they really have to be in colour?

    you could scan them yourself, send the pics to your college computer account (if you have something like that), or just email them to yourself, and print them in colour at college perhaps?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    do you really need them in paper form?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Can you not get colour printing done anywhere? If you can scan it you may find colour printing cheaper.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    My college don't provide any colour copying services. And they charge for colour printing too. Basically, my college suck.

    And yeah, they have to be in paper form and in colour because they're for a history research project. (Hair and Makeup throughout the ages)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    My college don't provide any colour copying services. And they charge for colour printing too. Basically, my college suck.

    And yeah, they have to be in paper form and in colour because they're for a history research project. (Hair and Makeup throughout the ages)

    Oh I was just thinking you could do a powerpoint presentation.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Lots of colleges and unis charge for printing.

    You'll probably find colour printing is the cheapest way to do it, so your best bet will be to scan the stuff, cram as much onto each page as you can, even if it means cutting the pages up afterwards.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    This isn't really relevent but I feel your pain.

    I have spent almost £25 on photocopying in the past 2 months :(
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    This isn't really relevent but I feel your pain.

    I have spent almost £25 on photocopying in the past 2 months :(

    You could probably buy a cheap scanner for that and have free photocopying. Assuming you have a free printer. sigh.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    We have a few scanners in the library but they are never working.

    Also, the reason why I photocopy articles is because I can't take the journals out of the library so even if I did have a scanner, I wouldn't be able to use it.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    We have a few scanners in the library but they are never working.

    Also, the reason why I photocopy articles is because I can't take the journals out of the library so even if I did have a scanner, I wouldn't be able to use it.

    Journals are just a money-making scam by unis, I'm sure of it.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    How much is your photocopying for a B+W sheet stace? Ours is 6p a time.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Well its a £1 for 20 copies and £5 for 105 copies.

    Printing is 6p per sheet.
  • BunnieBunnie TheSite's sweetie pie Posts: 6,099
    cor! our printing at JMU was 2p a sheet, and i moaned at that...crikey!
    Printing is free for LPC but we have to provide paper, sounds better than it is!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    2p a sheet?!!!!!

    We are getting ripped off here :grump:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Mist wrote: »
    Journals are just a money-making scam by unis, I'm sure of it.

    not really, you can get the vast majority of them free online through uni portals and things like athens :)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I get free printing in the dept. It's restricted to a maximum amount but no one I know has hit that.
  • BunnieBunnie TheSite's sweetie pie Posts: 6,099
    2p a sheet?!!!!!

    We are getting ripped off here :grump:

    yar!! you are my dear, you are...told you to transfer to JMU ;)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    We had free printing at uni, but only because our department had their own printers. Also I think we were the last year that got it for free. :D
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    My uni gave us £15 worth of print credits at the start of the year. I think I'm down to £12.35 or something like that. Although my uni course is more technical so we use projectors rather than printouts.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Jazza wrote: »
    My uni gave us £15 worth of print credits at the start of the year..


    £15 :eek: Wow! My uni only ever used to give us £2!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    If it's any consolation- we offer photocopying and printing here, and we worked out that the cost of cartridges for home printers actually makes printing at home more costly than what copying shops charge you. That and the fact that you wont benefit from trade prices on paper, plus desk-top printers are very expensive when you consider how slow they are, and that compared to professional equipment, the quality is fairly rubbish. The bottom line is that colour printing = lots of dollar!
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