Whether you’re homeschooling, participating in remote learning, or tired of dealing with the school printer, a common question among readers has been, “Where do I print worksheets when I don’t have a printer?” Believe it or not, there are places and resources available to help you get all the materials you need for your students and your own children without a printer.
Places to Print
First, The Homeschool Printing Company is an excellent place with affordable prices to meet your homeschooling needs. Since you’ll place orders in advance, some planning ahead is needed. Prices are affordable and competitive. You’ll want to send your materials in PDF format. Other add-ons like lamination, binding, and three-hole punching are also available.
Materials are shipped via the United States Postal Service, and turnaround times vary depending on workload and season. You’ll be notified of the turnaround time when you place your order.
Office Supply Stores
Next, office supply stores such as Office Max/Office Depot, Staples, and Kinko’s offer printing services that range from single sheets to large posters and art prints. Check with your local office supply store for teacher discount programs. These are often extended to homeschool teachers as well!
Turnaround time for office supply stores is generally within hours with the exception of very large projects. You can place the order online from home or in the store.
Many public libraries offer computer and printing services for a low rate for library card holders. Most libraries have standard rates of 20 cents or more per page, so if you have more documents and worksheets to print, it may be worth it to look into one of the other bulk options listed. Copy machines are also great library resources when you’re printing multiple copies of the same worksheet or document.
Some drug or department stores with photo departments also offer printing services. CVS Copy Services rates are similar to libraries at 19 cents per page for one-sided black and white copies. Other services are available. Check with photo departments in stores in your area if you need a quick printing job.
FedEx and UPS both offer printing and copying services in their stores. Orders can also be made online to pick up in their shipping store locations, or they can be delivered directly to your home.
Alternatives to Printing Places
All of these places and resources are available for your printing needs, but if you have access to digital devices, there are some alternatives to using a printer!
Classroom teachers have been raving about paperless classrooms during distance learning. Not only are you helping the environment, but you’re also saving time and money printing. Homeschool teachers can try this too. Use digital versions of worksheets when available. If you have PDFs that are not interactive or fillable, try Kami to assign digital PDFs.
Get an Affordable Printer for Your Home
When you add up the costs of printing, it may be worth it to invest in an affordable, simple printer for your homeschool. Set it up so only you have access to the printer and keep most copies black and white to save on ink. A printer can be a great tool for your homeschool.
There are many places to print worksheets for your homeschool classroom or remote learning when you don’t have a printer at home. Try one of these places online or in-person or check out one of the alternatives to visiting these printing places. How do you print worksheets for your homeschool?