Color printing and cheap color copies.

Order color copying as low as 5¢/ea.

Color printing and copying is affordable and high-quality at any quantity. Print cheap color copies in bulk with price breaks as low as 5¢ each. High-quality color prints have never looked so good or cost so little.

Color copying is highly customizable with a wide range of paper stocks, from budget copy paper to specialty linens and premium gloss. Add finishing options like folding, stapling, lamination, and more.

Read on to learn more about color copies, or enter your job specs on the calculator to get an instant quote on cheap color printing.

Our color printing advantage:

  • Cheapest Color Copies — as low as $.05 each!
  • Vibrant Color Printing — our flagship-model digital printers produce vibrant color prints at affordable prices.
  • Friendly, Expert Service — direct communication with your file setup rep from start to finish avoids costly surprises.
  • Free Shipping at $125+ — and instant pricing on Rush Delivery if you need it sooner. Enter your ZIP code at the bottom of the form for delivery estimates and rush prices.
Color copies as cheap as 5¢

Cheap color copies as low as 5¢ each.

Color Printing Quality vs. Price

Image quality is affected by the paper you choose.

The cheapest color copies print on 20/50# Bond.

If low cost is your priority, the cheapest color copies print on 20/50# Bond paper. This is a standard type of paper that is commonly found in a copy store and is the most cost-effective choice for high-volume color printing.

Bond paper has an uncoated surface, which subjects the print output to the natural grains and fibers of the paper. It is an economical choice for high-volume color copying. But the texture of the paper can be visible when there is a heavy amount of toner coverage, so it is not recommended for projects that require the colors, photos, or graphics to look their best.

Color prints best on glossy paper.

Semi-gloss paper such as 32/80# Text Gloss or 100# Text Gloss will ensure the most vibrant photos and graphics. The semi-gloss finish makes colors and photos "pop" more than smooth or uncoated stocks. The paper thickness and glossy finish eliminate show-through to the backside when printing double-sided color copies.

For an even shinier finish, the 12-pt Cover High-gloss C1S has a photo-like gloss on one side and is uncoated on the back (like many postcards).

💡 Expert Advice

Stumped on what printing paper to choose for color printing?

Strike a balance between print quality and affordability with 28/70# Text Smooth. This medium-weight paper is bright white, with a substantial weight and thickness, and displays color printing beautifully with minimal show-through.

Paper Catalog

To get the best quality color printing, make sure to send us high-resolution PDF files (300 pixels per inch is good) and stay on-par with our other best practices. Review our File Setup section to get an in-depth look at how your files should be setup for the best result.
File Setup Help

Why order color copies?

Digital printing has changed the industry for the better, allowing businesses of all sizes and budgets to order high-quality color prints affordably. Here are some reasons businesses and individuals frequently print color copies:

  1. Cost-effectiveness: Color copying is a great option for businesses and individuals on limited budgets. While offset printing has its advantages, it comes with a very steep setup cost. For this reason, digital color printing and copying is the ideal choice for small- to mid-size print runs.
  2. Mass distribution: Color copy printing is ideal for large-scale distribution of products like flyers, brochures, or promotional materials. When a large quantity is needed, cost becomes a significant factor. With prices as low as 5¢ each, cheap color copies can generate a lot of exposure for a small price.
  3. Short-term use/disposable materials: Some customers need printing for temporary purposes. Event organizers might require colorful handouts or programs for a one-time event, or local businesses may want to print advertising inserts for the local newspaper. In such situations, bulk color copying is the most reasonable choice.
  4. Testing and prototyping: Sometimes it's wise to test or prototype your marketing designs before committing to a huge quantity. Color copies provide a cheap way to evaluate the visual appeal and effectiveness of a design before jumping into a large-scale printing project.
  5. Personal use: Sometimes you just need copies for personal use, such as when printing artwork, photographs, or making personalized cards. Digital color printing allows customers of any size to order high-quality copies for personal use without breaking their budgets.

"You guys ROCK! We do a charity car show each year to benefit teen suicide prevention. Cost of materials is obviously a concern. This is the second year we have used you for our flyers and will continue to do so."Jeff L. - NC

"It's amazing to me the ease with which I get my letters printed by you. The quality is always wonderful. And the price is very reasonable. The service you offer is a perfect fit for me. Thank you!"Galen S. - FL

"As a non-profit organization, we have a very limited budget and have struggled with the cost of color copies. Your pricing for color copies has made having color copies possible. The process is amazingly easy. Thanks"Richard J. - KS

"I have placed several orders for flyers and all have been printed correctly and arrive quickly. Thanks!"Kimberly L. - CO

"We had priced color copying locally and were told that if we ran the copies ourselves it would be 49 cents per impression, and if our order were run by the supplier the charge would be 59 cents. We are a local government and struggling with costs like so many others, so finding a source for our limited use of color copies that is both reasonably priced and efficient is very important. Your service was great."Tara N.

See all testimonials

Color Copy Print Templates

Most color copies are printed on 8.5x11, but other sizes can be ordered as well.

SizeNo BleedBleed

8.5" x 11" Color Copies Templates


8.5" x 5.5" Color Copies Templates

8.5" x 3.67" Color Copies TemplatesJPGJPG

8.5" x 14" Color Copies Templates

6" x 9" Color Copies TemplatesJPGJPG
5" x 7" Color Copies TemplatesJPGJPG

4.25" x 5.5" Color Copies Templates

4.25" x 11" Color Copies TemplatesJPGJPG
4" x 6" Color Copies TemplatesJPGJPG

11" x 17" Color Copies Templates

12" x 18" Color Copies TemplatesJPGJPG
13" x 19" Color Copies TemplatesJPG---

View File Setup Guidelines

Color Printing FAQ

Find answers to common questions about printing and color copying here:

Are color copies cheap?

Color copies are high quality and affordable at any quantity thanks to major advances in digital printing technology. Your price will depend on the number of originals, quantity and paper type. Our best price break for color copies is 25,000 copies of 1 original on 20/50# Bond at just 5¢ each.

Enter your job details on the calculator to see your color copy prices.

Color Copy Prices:

(1 original, single sided)
Paper Type# Color Copies

Price per Color Copy

20/50# Bond1,000$0.088/ea
Prices do not include any time-sensitive promotions/coupons.

Is color printing the same as color copies?

Color copies are sheets of paper printed in color on high-quality digital presses. Digital color printing uses toner instead of ink, which decreases the cost substantially for small to mid-volume print runs compared to offset printing. Our color copies cost just pennies a piece and are produced on flagship, state-of-the-art machines. This gives you high-quality color printing at the lowest price possible.

For the best color printing quality, we suggest glossy paper, which is available in a variety of text and cover weights.

Why not get color printing near me?

Professional printing companies are all charged a 'click rate' by their suppliers. This is the cost they are charged for each sheet passed through the machine (per printed side) to cover maintenance and other terms of their contracts.

Companies like, who are printing hundreds of thousands of sheets per day or more, are able to negotiate a much lower click rate than local walk-in copy shops because of the volume. This means we can charge you less.

Sometimes you need printing fast or even same-day printing. While we do offer Rush Services as fast as next-day delivery, we know sometimes going local for color copies near you is unavoidable. But if you're printing any serious color volume and have a day or more to wait for delivery, searching for color copies near me will almost always cost you more than color printing at

What is bleed printing?

A bleed is when printing extends to the edge of the finished sheet. By default, digital printing leaves 0.25" blank margins around the edge. To print to the edge, the file must be setup in a special way so that the printers can print it slightly larger than the finish size. Printed copies are then trimmed to remove the extra print and white space, leaving you with borderless color copies.

Because of the larger paper and additional finishing involved, bleed printing does add cost to the color copies. If you're trying to keep your costs as low as possible and don't mind the white borders, avoid printing with bleeds. But if your design only looks right printing to the edge, make sure your files are setup correctly and choose Bleeds: Yes, print to edge.

Bleed Setup Guide

How fast can I get my color printing?

Under normal conditions, color printing usually takes 2-4 days for production plus shipping. If you add bleeds, folding or any other finishing options, this typically adds 1 day for production.

Please note, these are only estimates. Industry conditions (delays and shortages in supply chains, Holiday shipping seasons, etc.) may affect these estimates. Up-to-date estimates will be shown in your shopping cart.

Rush delivery is available! Place your item(s) in your shopping cart, select your billing and enter shipping information to see the estimated delivery times, rush options and costs.

Will double sided copies show through to the backside?

To avoid any showthrough whatsoever from one side to the other, we recommend the 32/80# Text (gloss or smooth).

If you want to keep the costs lower, most people are happy with the 28/70# Text Smooth. This is a mid-weight paper and has minimal show-through, which is much less noticeable if both sides have roughly equal amounts of coverage.

How do you make such cheap color copies?

The biggest key to our cheap color copies and color printing service is volume. A typical walk-in copy shop is lucky to print a few hundred copies in a given business day. But because we're regularly printing in the hundreds of thousands, we're able to negotiate ultra-low click rates (the cost we're charged to pass a sheet through a digital press) from our vendors, which allows us to slash prices for color copies and other products.

One side is color and one is B&W. How do I price this?

We do have a formula for saving money if one side is black and white / grayscale. This does not come into play if your quantity is less than approximately 3,000. For a custom printing quote, please enter your job details in the calculator as Full Color, then click Custom Quote Request and enter your request. We will price out your custom color printing quote and get back to you.

What paper should I use for a resume?

You want to leave a strong first impression, but you don't need to go overboard. We suggest the 32/80# Text Smooth if you're printing color copies for your resume, business proposals or anything else that requires gaining the confidence of your audience.

For a complete list of our paper types and suggested uses, check out our paper catalog.

Paper Catalog

Quote / Order
Printing Specs

Choose the next paper size up above and enter your custom width and height.

We will contact you if there are any issues with your size request.


Upgrade paper for better quality

Click here for help choosing your paper

You have multiple pages. Single or double sided?

* Special file setup is needed. View


These will be collated and folded together like a booklet without staples.

Include Printed Covers in "# pages in file"


* Special file setup is needed. View

Finishing Options

Price includes scoring


Selected paper might have a slight crack where folding will occur. It will look worse if you have printing on the folding area. For a crisp, perfect fold we suggest to order scoring. To save money, order without scoring.


These specs = shrink wrapped sets.

?5-Bank Tabs

Tab TextAfter Page


These specs = slip sheets.

Design online not available with these specs

Information for employees: hide

Total weight: