Color Copies and Quality Color Printing
Cheap color copies as low as 5¢ - 8.5x11
Color printing is affordable and high quality at DocuCopies. With color copies as cheap as 5¢ each, you won't find a better color printing price, not to mention superb quality and customer service.
Custom color printing options include tons of paper stocks, plus folding, stapling and more. Digital color printing never looked so good or cost so little.
Enter your job details on the Order Form to see instant pricing on cheap color copies and color printing.
Color Printing Quality:
Print color copies cheapest on budget paper.
For the cheapest color copy prices, print on the 20/50# Laser Bond paper. This is basic copy paper like you would find in a walk-in copy shop and gets the best high-volume color printing discount.
Bond paper has an uncoated surface, which subjects the print output to the natural grains and fibers of the paper. This makes it ideal for high-volume printing, but is not recommended for projects where the color, photos or graphics need to look their best, since the surface fibers can be fairly noticeable under solid toner coverage.
Color printing looks best on glossy paper.
Print color copies on a glossy paper for the most vibrant colors and graphics. This also eliminates show-through to the backside when printing double-sided. We recommend color printing on the 32/80# Text Gloss or 100# Text Gloss. These heavy papers feature a semi-gloss finish, heavy weight and thickness, and eliminate showthrough to the backside.
💡 Expert Advice
Strike a balance between print quality and affordability with 28/70# Text Smooth. This medium-weight, 98-brightness paper feels substantial and displays color printing beautifully, while affordable enough to keep your project within budget at high volumes.Paper Catalog
To get the best quality color printing, make sure to send us high-resolution graphics (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
"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.
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Color Copy Templates
Printing color copies on standard paper sizes keeps the cost low. Please let us know if you need additional sizes or file types.
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Color Copies FAQ
Are color copies cheap?
Color copying is 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 10,000 copies of 1 original on 20/50# Bond at just 5¢ each.
Color Copy Prices:(1 original, single sided)
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Plus $7 setup fee (standard on all orders)
Prices do not include any time-sensitive promotions/coupons. Enter job details on the order form for a custom quote.
Is color printing the same as color copies?
Color copies typically refer to color pages printed on a digital press. Digital printing uses toner instead of ink, which decreases the cost substantially for small to mid volume print runs. Our color copies cost just pennies a piece and are produced on flagship, state-of-the-art machines. This means the highest quality color printing at the lowest price possible.
For the highest quality color printing, we suggest glossy paper, which is available in a variety of text and cover weights.
Why not print color copies 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 DocuCopies, 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 DocuCopies.
What is bleed printing?
A bleed is when printing extends to the edge of the finished sheet. By default, digital printing leaves 1/4 inch blank margin 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 copies?
Typically color copies take 2-4 days for production plus shipping. If you add bleeds, folding or any other finishing options, this typically adds 1 day for production.
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 1,000. For a custom quote with one side color, one side B&W, please enter your job details in the calculator as Full Color, then click Save as Quote and contact us to customize your color copy job.
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.