fred the monkey wrote:Doc Otto wrote:How much does it typically cost to get a PDF printed and bound nicely at a Kinko's or Mailboxes Etc? Also, what's the quality on these jobs?
At the my local Kinko's (yours may vary), it would come out to something like this:
140 pages @ 7 cents per page = $9.80 (that's single-sided)
70 pages (double sided) @ 9 cents per = $6.30
Comb binding (one of the cheaper options) is $4 or $5.
Spiral binding, which is much more durable is a bit more, but I don't know how much exactly. Personally, I just take the pages home where I have a three hole punch and a bunch of binders.
There might be a fee for printing from disk, but I'm not sure about that.
If you want to get fancy, you can also get your covers laminated, which helps them last longer. You can also have them do this whole process (spiral binding and laminating) to any existing soft cover books you own. They cut the binding off and re-do the whole thing. Just the thing for your heavily used main books. I haven't done this, but I saw a whole bunch of books done this way at this year's GenCon.
That's a LOT better than what the Kinko's around here told me. They quoted $.50 a page to print. And that was when I had the Players Guide to print. No way was I gonna spend $50+ dollars for that. That's when I spent the afternoon printing at work.