Where to Make Copies Near Me? 23 Places Nearby & Online

You can get copies made at office supply stores, shipping stores, grocery stores, some convenience stores, and a local places like libraries and print shops. Color copies are more expensive and can be upward of $0.50 per page, while black-and-white copies are cheaper — usually closer to $0.10 per page. There may be special rates for larger print jobs or last-minute orders. We have the list of 23 places to get copies made and a list of places that do not offer copying service.

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What to Know Before You Make Copies

Before you decide where to get your copies made, consider the following:

  1. You may have to pay more for a rush job. Some places are able to do a quick turnaround in the regular course of a business day. However, you need to be prepared to shell out a little more money if you find yourself in a bind and need copies fast.
  2. If you need a bulk copy job, you need to be clear about expectations for the final product. How do you want it delivered? Should the pages be collated? Should it be stapled or bound into a booklet? Be clear about how you expect to find your copies when you pick them up. Also, ask if there are any extra charges for these delivery options and consider if you have the time and/or resources to do it yourself, if you’d prefer not to pay the fee.
  3. You should have either a digital file or a clear, clean hard copy with you when you arrive to make your copies. It is important to note that whenever you make a copy of an analog document, the quality diminishes. It will diminish further if it’s a copy of a copy, and so on down the line. It is always best to make a copy from an original or digital document if at all possible. Most machines have an option to lighten the new copy, but this can only do so much. The higher the quality of your original, the higher the quality of your copy.
  4. Typically, the more copies you need, the lower the price per page will be. Companies usually offer lower prices as the order size increases. If you can time things to print a bulk job all at once, this could save you money (and time) in the long run.
  5. Color copies cost more than black and white. Black-and-white copies are more readily available and less expensive.

Making Copies at …

Office Stores

FedEx Office (Formerly Known as Kinkos)

  • Color printing: Approximately $0.69 per page for small-volume jobs. Prices may vary for larger quantities.
  • Black-and-white printing: Approximately $0.21 per page for small-volume jobs. Prices may vary for larger quantities.
  • Other services offered: Online copying and printing, mobile copying and printing, promotional product production (signs, banners, fliers, etc.)
  • Read more about pricing and services on the FedEx website
  • Find a FedEx/Kinkos location in your area.

Office Depot/OfficeMax

  • Color printing: Approximately $0.59 per page for small-volume jobs. Prices may vary for larger quantities.
  • Black-and-white printing: Approximately $0.11 per page for small-volume jobs. Prices may vary for larger quantities.
  • Other services offered: Cutting, folding, hole punch, perforation, promotional product production (signs, banners, fliers, etc.)
  • Read more about pricing and services on the Office Depot/OfficeMax website
  • Find an Office Depot/OfficeMax location in your area.

Staples

  • Color printing: $0.42 per page for orders of 1-50 copies. Pricing for other quantities varies.
  • Black-and-white printing: $0.085 per page for orders of 1-100 copies. Pricing for other quantities varies.
  • Other services offered: Online copying and printing, covers, cutting, folding, hole punch, and binding
  • Read more about pricing and services on the Staples website
  • Find a Staples location in your area.

UPS

  • Color printing: Varies; contact or visit a UPS location for a quote on your print job.
  • Black-and-white printing: Varies; contact or visit a UPS location for a quote on your print job.
  • Other services offered: Laminating, binding, folding, promotional product production (signs, banner, fliers, etc.)
  • Read more about pricing and services on the UPS website 
  • Find a UPS location in your area.

Grocery Stores

Costco

  • Color printing: $0.29 per page, minimum order 50 pages. Pricing for other quantities varies.
  • Black-and-white printing: $0.035 per page, minimum order 1,000 pages. Pricing for other quantities varies.
  • Other services offered: Collation and bookmaking, laminating and cutting, folding, numbering and padding, hole punching and binding, promotional product production (signs, banners, fliers, etc.)
  • Read more about pricing and services on the Costco website
  • Find a Costco location in your area.

Coborn’s

  • Color printing: Varies by location
  • Black-and-white printing: Varies by location
  • Other services offered: Faxing, notary services, postage, and a range of financial services
  • Read more about available services on the Coborn’s website
  • Find a Coborn’s location in your area.

Fiesta Mart

  • Color printing: Varies by location
  • Black-and-white printing: Varies by location
  • Other services offered: Faxing, postage stamps, envelopes, and a range of financial services
  • Read more about available services on the Fiesta Mart website
  • Find a Fiesta Mart location in your area.

H-E-B

  • Color printing: Varies by location
  • Black-and-white printing: Varies by location
  • Other services offered: Faxing, notary services, and a range of financial services
  • Read more about available services on the HEB website
  • Find an HEB location in your area.

Hy-Vee

  • Color printing: Varies by location
  • Black-and-white printing: Varies by location
  • Other services offered: Faxing, postage stamps, and package shipping
  • Read more about available services on the Hy-Vee website
  • Find an Hy-Vee location in your area.

Vons

  • Color printing: Varies by location
  • Black-and-white printing: Varies by location
  • Other services offered: Faxing, one-hour photo centers, and a range of financial services
  • Read more about available services on the Vons website
  • Find a Vons location in your area.

Convenience Stores

CVS

  • Color Printing: $0.99 cents per single-sided page and $1.98 per double-sided page
  • Black-and-white printing: $0.19 per single-sided page and $0.38 per double-sided page
  • Other services offered: Document scanning, photo centers
  • Read more about available services on the CVS website.
  • Find a CVS location near you. Printing is not available at all locations, so call ahead to your local store to confirm.

Local Places

Besides the major businesses listed above, there may be a local option that can assist you with your copying needs. These places can be particularly helpful if your print job is small, as they will more likely be able to accommodate you.

Public libraries

Many local libraries offer copying services. Prices will vary. To find the contact information for your nearest library, try a Google search for “[your town] library.” You can also visit this database of public libraries in the United States.

Local print shops

Support a local business by getting your copies made at a local print shop. Search for print shops online and request a quote for your print job. Prices and services will vary but most will be comfortable handling large and small orders.

Post offices

Some USPS offices have coin-operated copy machines in the lobby, although no information is published on the USPS website about this service. USPS offers a list of third-party printers for direct mail on its website. The list includes Amplified Mail, GrowMail, and Click2Mail. Find a USPS office in your area.

Colleges and universities

If you live near a college or university campus, there will likely be copy machines in the library or student union. You may have to apply for a university library card to use the facility if you are not a student or employee. There may also be a copy center on campus that will offers services like binding. A student-run copy center will typically have competitive pricing.

City Hall or courthouse

You may be able to find a coin-operated copy machine inside City Hall or a courthouse building. In the past, some federal buildings have made copy machines available for public use, but some are getting rid of old machines as they are used less frequently.

Airports

Business centers at major airports often have copy machines. You may need to be an airline club member to access certain areas, but some are open to the public.

Hotel business centers

Business centers in hotels will have a copy machine for use by hotel patrons. The copier may be free for guests. If the copier is coin-operated, it may be open for more public use. Inquire with the hotel concierge.

Making Copies Online

If you have time to account for shipping, you can order copies online. Each website will provide specific details about the price and timing of available shipping options, so when you’re placing your order be sure to check when your print job is expected to arrive. Most places will have next day or rush delivery available for an additional fee.

BestValueCopy.com

  • Color printing: $0.09 per page, no minimum order
  • Black and white printing: $0.025 per page, no minimum order
  • Shipping cost: Orders over $125 ship free. Shipping costs for smaller orders vary.
  • Other services offered: Folding, stapling, collating, promotional product production (posters, banners, booklets, fliers, etc.)
  • Visit BestValueCopy’s website for a quote on your job.

SpinnPrint.com

  • Color printing: Starting at approximately $0.59 per page. Pricing falls for larger orders (color copies are $0.18 per page for 250 pages).
  • Black-and-white printing: Starting at approximately $0.57 per page. Pricing falls for larger orders (black-and-white copies are $0.16 per page for 250 pages).
  • Shipping cost: Free ground shipping on orders over $150. Orders under $150 will ship for a flat fee of $12.
  • Other services offered: Folding, stapling, collating, binding, promotional product production (posters, banners, booklets, fliers, etc.)
  • Visit SpinnPrint’s website for a quote on your job.

DocuCopies.com

  • Color printing: Starting at approximately $0.28 per page, minimum six pages. A $7 setup fee will be applied.
  • Black-and-white printing: Starting at approximately $0.11 per page, minimum six pages. A $7 setup fee will be applied.
  • Shipping cost: Free shipping on orders over $125. Shipping costs for smaller orders will vary.
  • Other services offered: Folding, stapling, collating, binding, promotional product production (posters, banners, booklets, fliers, etc.)
  • Visit DocuCopies website for a quote on your job.

ColorCopiesToday.com

  • Color printing: Starting at $0.10 per page, minimum order 100 pages. Pricing for other quantities varies.
  • Black-and-white printing: Starting at $0.04 per page, minimum order 100 copies. Pricing for other quantities varies.
  • Shipping cost: Shipping is calculated at checkout.
  • Other services offered: Folding, stapling, collating, binding, promotional product production (posters, banners, booklets, fliers, etc.)
  • Visit ColorCopiesToday.com’s website for a quote on your job.

In addition to these exclusively online companies, several companies with physical locations also offer online services. The brick-and-mortar stores with online options for ordering copies are FedEx/Kinkos, Staples, and Office Depot/OfficeMax. Visit their respective websites (listed above in the previous list) for further details.

Where You Can’t Make Copies

So you’re not left wondering if a certain place makes copies or not, here’s a list of are a few locations that don’t make copies:

  • Banks
  • BJ’s Wholesale Club
  • Dollar Tree
  • Gas stations
  • Giant Eagle
  • Kmart
  • Kroger
  • Target
  • The Home Depot
  • Rite Aid
  • Safeway
  • Walgreens
  • Walmart (see details in our article: Can you copy or fax at Walmart?)

In Summary

Office stores are the most reliable places to make copies, as they consistently offer this service. There are also a handful of grocery stores and convenience stores that can make copies for you, though they might not offer additional services like binding. If you’d like to support a small business in your neighborhood, check for local print shops. And, if you have the time to wait for shipping, you can easily make copies online.

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    • You’re absolutely right! Since we originally published this article, CVS has begun to offer printing services. We’ve updated the article to include this new information. Thanks.

  • Hi R,

    For all of the physical stores that offer copy-making services (office stores like Staples, FedEx, etc. and grocery stores like Fiesta Mart, Vons, etc.), we’ve provided a location finder under the “Find a store in your area” bullet point of each listing. This link will take you right to the company’s store finder so that you can find a location convenient to you. I hope this helps!