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Subject: Copies
Date Posted: 6/10/2010 3:03 PM ET
Member Since: 5/3/2007
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Where does everyone make copies of their curriculum? I don't want to waste my time or ink using my scanner/printer.





Date Posted: 6/10/2010 7:18 PM ET
Member Since: 3/20/2007
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All of the chain office supply stores have educator discount/reward programs.  So I stick with those when I need to get printouts or copies.  But it's *much* cheaper to print or copy from my home inkjet.  I really don't have to make copies of any curriculum, though.  I'm not sure why someone would unless they had twins or kids at the same level.  I have an all-in-one printer and it makes scanning & copying a breeze, much less time than taking it somewhere else.  I even have my own comb binder and laminator, all purchased with office supply rewards for free.  It's much more cost effective, too.

You could check to see if your school district has a parent resource library.  Where I used to live we had one and even homeschoolers could use it.  Photocopies were only 5 cents each.  Plus we had access to supplies for near cost, and a huge selection of die cut machines and dies.

You should be careful, as some curricula publishers don't allow copying their items.  You have to check the user license for each one.

Date Posted: 6/13/2010 10:22 PM ET
Member Since: 8/6/2005
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I also do not buy new ink. I buy ink that is refurbished.  I did goof once and bought a ink refill kit. That was messy. I also take my empty cartridges to Staples.  They send you a check for $3 for each used cartridge. Then I buy paper there.

Date Posted: 6/14/2010 7:06 AM ET
Member Since: 4/11/2007
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Yes, please check the copyrights for individual books as some allow copies within a family, some do not allow copies at all.  Most of the items I use do not require or allow copying. When I do copy I just copy at home. I can set the printer on fast draft to save ink. Also sometimes it's cheaper to buy multiples of the workbook rather than copying the entire thing.

Last Edited on: 6/14/10 7:07 AM ET - Total times edited: 1