Archives: Business Depot/Staples
Business Depot/Staples is the same chain. It's called Business Depot in Canada and Staples in the US.
Hello. I'm creating my first zine and I was wondering, in order not
to get ripped off, how much is the average price that copy shops charge for
5 double- sided copies? I've heard .65 several times.
It depends on how many copies of the zine you want to make. Staples
charges .03 for double sided over 100 copies. So for a 5 sheet zine,
that's .15 a copy. But the average is somewhere between .02 a side to
[...and from another post...]For a 30 page zine you'll be able to copy about 100 copies for $50 if you
go to one of the big office supply stores like Staples. Here in CA copies
at Staples are $.02 per side (if your zine is digest sized) at 30 pages,
actually it has to be 28 or 32 pages since they have to be divisible by 4.
At 32 pages that's $.32 per full copy and $32 for 100. Not a bad if you
only need 100 to 200 copies of your zine.
Don't get too excited about Kinko's unless you're pretty
confident in your scamming abilities. The prices at Business
Depot/Staples are far, far better. Kinko's had a 20% off "customer
appreciation day" recently and the prices were *still* cheaper at
Business Depot. I pay around $350 for 1000 copies of seven double
Boycott Staples...as in the office superstore chain place.
i won't bore you all with the details, but
basically my friend and i went in there to
have our zine copied. we were going to do
the self-serve thing, but we wanted an employee
to be there so we wouldn't make stupid copying
mistakes and have to pay for them. the manager
of the place refused to let someone supervise
our copying. he then stated that he did not
want our business because of the content
of the zine (just yer basic political
satire thing, sort of like profane existence.
i guess). so, um...there's the story.
if anyone cares.
Sounds like my own Staples experience. For the third issue of my zine, I
went to the office on 6th Ave. in NYC. I got back 300 sets of
poorly-copied, barely-readable pages. When I went back in to complain,
they rudely told me "that's what you gave us, there's only so much we
could do." I finally got a refund from the manager, took the boards to
Village Copier in midtown, and voila! decent copies. I wouldn't even buy
a roll of tape from Staples anymore.
All these stories about Staples are the total opposite than my experience.
I've never been questioned about content and my copies always come back
perfect. Especially for .02 a copy I can't beat it. As for the political
censorship thing I do a anarchist/commie rag called Mailbomb. They never
asked me any questions. I don't know maybe this is a new Staples policy or
just individual asshole managers.
*shrug* i can't understand it either. we did the first issue
at staples (with an employee supervising the whole thing,
which is why we asked for one again) last spring with no
problems whatsoever. so i don't get it.
we wound up going to office max. that wasn't bad. time-consuming,
but not too bad.
I would boycott staples if I could afford too...
unfortunately they are the cheapest printers in NY.
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