As fewer people have printers at home, it's become increasingly common to scramble to find a decent printer and resume paper to print your resume. Don't worry, you're not alone. So, wondering where you can print your reusme? Below are five places to print your resume, just in time for your big interview or career fair.
- At home: Lets be real - if you have a decent printer you can pick up some resume paper and print your resume from home. Ideally, you have a laser printer. Laser printers prints sharper blacks and do not smudge. If you are using your trusty old inkjet printer then it would be wise to run a few test pages to help clear out those old pipes. Inkjets can get gunked up after even a few weeks of non-use, so be cautious and check each print for splotches or smudges. Compared to laser printers, inkjets have a higher tendency to smudge while the ink dries, so be mindful not to touch your fresh prints for up to one hour. If you are using resume paper, run your fingers along each side - you may notice that only one side has that nice linen texture to it. Fun fact: resume paper is generally intended to be printed on the textured side only.
- Resumates: Full disclosure, this is our store so we tend to think it's the best place to print your resume. You can skip the copy shop altogether and use Resumates online resume printing and delivery. We're here to make your interview day or career fair a bit less stressful by taking an errand out of your busy day. Just upload your finished resume, select from three different shades of resume paper colors, and you'll receive 25 resume prints delivered to your door. Prints begin at $11.95 for a set of 25. Resumates reviews each individual resume print for quality, secures the set within fitted packaging, and delivers your resume prints to your door within two days. We are darn good at this. It's all we do. Resumates doesn't yet offer same-day or next-day delivery, so if your interview is tomorrow you'll likely need to run a quick errand to some of the solid options below.
- Public libraries: Yep! Your good old public library is a place to print your resume. Not all libraries are the same, so give them a call to understand their process beforehand. For example, you will want to know if you need to bring a thumb drive or if it'd be smarter to access your resume via email. Don't expect the library to stock premium resume paper (but ask!). If you have nice resume paper handy then certainly bring it, you can almost surely load it there yourself. Public libraries can be a great resume printing options on the cheap. We didn't conduct research on pricing, since every location will be different - so call your local library for more information.
- FedEx Office: This office center's work stations are split into self-serve and full service areas. The self-service work stations are great if you're familiar with the machines and how to get in and out quickly. Some machines, like the desktop computers, charge per minute. The copy machines charge per print, whether that print is a mistake or perfect, so start with a test print or two. FedEx Office also carries resume paper that you can purchase; however, if you do purchase resume paper the associate is technically required to ask you to use the full-service counter instead of self-service. This can cause a bit of customer friction for a small order because the full-service counter is a production area with existing orders and deadlines that the staff might currently working on. Try to bring bring your own resume paper, load your premium paper into one of their printers, log onto a computer, and print to the printer that you loaded your paper into (before anyone else does!). If unfamiliar, grab an associate to help so that you aren't paying for learning the process. If you don't have your own paper and use the full-service production center, resume prints are $0.24 - $0.79 cents per print, per a call into our local FedEx Office location. You can find nearby FedEx Office locations through this tool, just filter for print services.
- Staples: Staples has a copy center with an associate to help with your printing needs. Staples is organized a bit differently than FedEx Office, and generally seems to to not run as large of a production operation at the full-service counter. This makes small jobs a bit easier to sneak into the queue. The best part about this is that you don't need to figure anything out on your own, but like any full-service operation, you're going to want to flag down an associate for help. We were quoted $0.41 - $3.00 per resume print when we called into our local Staples location. So, a bit more expensive than FedEx Office depending on what exactly you purchase. You can find a nearby Staples location through this tool.
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