Due to popular demand (naks!), here are our internet cafe / computer shop‘s print prices for regular document prints, with or without images. Part 2 of this print prices will be for photos (with or without photo frames) and invitations.
- We are located in a residential area and we’re not really close to a school or market. So, you can increase or lower the prices depending on your location.
- We are using an Canon iP3680 inkjet photo printer and a Canon MX870 Wireless Office All-in-One printer for printing documents and photos.
we use an HP F2480 3-in-1 printerI use the MX870. Same for scanning.
- We had our Canon printers converted to CISS (Continuous Ink Supply System).
We also refill our HP printer on our own, and we no longer refill the color cartridge. The black ink refill only costs PhP 100.
I’ll post about how you can save money from ink refills next.
- The paper we use for document printing only costs Php 180+ for 500 sheets. But, I sometimes end up buying at National Bookstore, so that can increase to Php 200+.
For photocopying, we use thinner sheets of paper that only cost Php 75 for 500 sheets.
Document Printing Prices
(Documents made in MS Word, Powerpoint, Excel or OpenOffice Writer, Calc, and Impress)
|Black, text only – minimum price||PhP 5.00||PhP 6.00|
|Black, 1/4 graphics||PhP 7.00||PhP 8.00|
|Black, 1/2 graphics||PhP 10.00||PhP 12.00|
|Black, 3/4 to whole graphics||PhP 15.00||PhP 18.00|
|Color, text only – minimum price||PhP 7.00||PhP 8.00|
|Color, 1/4 graphics||PhP 10.00||PhP 12.00|
|Color, 1/2 graphics||PhP 15.00||PhP 17.00|
|Color, 3/4 to whole graphics||PhP 25.00||PhP 28.00|
Now, there might be people asking how/when we determine if a document with images falls under the 1/4, 1/2 or 3/4 to whole graphics price. Here’s a guide, based on actual documents that our customers had printed here:
Document with 1 / 4 image / graphics
Document with 1/2 image / graphics
Document with 3/4 image / graphics
Document with whole page image / graphics
The one on the right are texts with WordArt or FontWork designs (we use OpenOffice here).
If the document has a table or chart OR if the document was created through Powerpoint/Impress,
we charge them for documents with graphics, too.
Here are the next parts of this article/guide on print prices for Internet Cafes / Computer Shops.
Part 3 – How to Save on Printing Costs (about CISS, ink refills, etc) – Stay tuned for this!