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#1 staceyobu

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 06:30 PM

I only have a b&w printer. How much would it cost to go to office max or use an online deal like mimeo and have them color print and spiral bind a years worth of math mammoth? Any suggestions on where to go?

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 06:54 PM

Check out mimeo.com and bestvaluecopy.com, they had the best prices I could find. It's still pricey :tongue_smilie:

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 07:07 PM

We did this accidentally. I sent my husband in to have it printed, he did not tell them we wanted it in black and white, so they did it in color. He came out and told me the total, about $225 IIRC, and I had a cow. He went back in to complain and we got lucky because the person working was new and had not asked him if he wanted color or black and white, so we were given store credit. This was from office depot. These were printed and bound, last year.

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 07:12 PM

Bestvaluecopy.com was the cheapest I found.

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 07:16 PM

If you have a lot of pdf workbooks, have you considered some kind of tablet? I just put all of ours on an iPad with Notabliity app. Dd can write in the answers. BTW, not my original idea -- a lot of people here do it.

It could save you money in the long run.

But, if you are printing, you might want to go to a specialist printer for a quote. Places like Staples have a b&w price and a color price -- they don't have a price for b&w with touches of color, like MM.

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 09:47 PM

We did this accidentally. I sent my husband in to have it printed, he did not tell them we wanted it in black and white, so they did it in color. He came out and told me the total, about $225 IIRC, and I had a cow. He went back in to complain and we got lucky because the person working was new and had not asked him if he wanted color or black and white, so we were given store credit. This was from office depot. These were printed and bound, last year.


Good grief! Was this just one year's worth? Or say, the whole blue/light blue series?

#7 TengoFive

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 10:19 PM

I haven't priced it myself, but our local high school has a print shop. They do printing and binding, etc. It may be fairly cheap.

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 10:21 PM

We just printed it out in B&W, and had no problem using it that way. Binding it was about $4.

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 10:25 PM

We did this accidentally. I sent my husband in to have it printed, he did not tell them we wanted it in black and white, so they did it in color. He came out and told me the total, about $225 IIRC, and I had a cow. He went back in to complain and we got lucky because the person working was new and had not asked him if he wanted color or black and white, so we were given store credit. This was from office depot. These were printed and bound, last year.


Yikes. How much did you get printed for $200? That is definitely more than I am willing to spend. I want to spend like $30 tops. :D

If you have a lot of pdf workbooks, have you considered some kind of tablet? I just put all of ours on an iPad with Notabliity app. Dd can write in the answers. BTW, not my original idea -- a lot of people here do it.

It could save you money in the long run.

But, if you are printing, you might want to go to a specialist printer for a quote. Places like Staples have a b&w price and a color price -- they don't have a price for b&w with touches of color, like MM.


We don't have any tablet device. DH is just dying for me to give him an excuse to buy one... But, then he'll probably hog it. So, I'm not sure if that solves my MM color problem...

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 11:06 PM

I don't know the exact total, but I'm pretty sure I paid $20-25 to have one grade's worth printed and spiral bound at Kinko's. That was BW duplex printed, wire spiral binding, clear front cover, black plastic cover.

Color was going to be *drastically* more expensive. Something like .15/sheet vs. .03/sheet.

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 11:29 PM

It was 1A and 1B only and it may have been one sided, I can't remember that for sure. I was expecting it to be about $30. I felt sick when DH told me how much it was, luckily though it was the result of a combination of errors and we got it refunded with a store gift card, which took a long time to use!

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 07:30 AM

Do you have access to a printer? I just printed out the entire second grade year and it barely made a dent in the printer's ink cartridges. I chose to put it in a 3 ring binder, but you could just as easily print it yourself and take it to someplace like Staples to be bound.

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 07:35 AM

IIRC I had Priced out a years worth in color through best value copy for $35 and that was in color spiral bound.

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 08:45 AM

I printed mine for free at the library. I can get 75 b&w or 25 color copies per week per card. I have three cards so I can print 75 color copies a week. Took a few weeks but can't beat the price.

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 12:00 PM

I printed mine for free at the library. I can get 75 b&w or 25 color copies per week per card. I have three cards so I can print 75 color copies a week. Took a few weeks but can't beat the price.


You are lucky. Our library is not free.

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 12:51 PM

You are lucky. Our library is not free.


Ours is like $.25 a page b&w! You are lucky, Nicolepa!

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 11:18 PM

Ours is like $.25 a page b&w! You are lucky, Nicolepa!


Wow! I didn't realize this wasn't common. I'm just bummed that I didn't learn about it until this year!

#18 staceyobu

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 01:05 AM

I don't think our library even has a copy machine!

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 01:52 AM

$90.. Had it done at Office Depot, only one half year done. Now I just print at home (in color) and stick in binder. That was too pricey for me to do again..

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 01:53 AM

Ours is like $.25 a page b&w! You are lucky, Nicolepa!


Our library too!


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