Monday, August 18, 2008

Kinkos Issues

Alright, so after dinner I went to Kinkos to print out my final project. The guy tells me he can't print them at the moment because there's someone ahead of me and they are printing on the same machine that does the wide format printing and they are doing like a few thousand copies. So I ask if I could leave the pictures there and come back in a little while to pick them up. He said sure and he took my thumbdrive to receive the pictures. He takes a look at the pictures and tells me he won't print them for me due to copyright laws. I was shocked and angry. Sure, I understand about that but it's not like I'm going to give these to a bunch of people, sell them, or use them in any way to benefit myself except for a grade. He still tells me he won't do them. I tell him, "Look, I don't have a wide format printer. I need this printed tonight so I can work on it and turn it in for a grade for my FINAL tomorrow morning." He ignores my pleas and tells me he won't print them anyway.

So in a cross mood, I think about my options. I want to call Joe and ask him what I should do, but I don't have anyone's number that would be able to help me out. I figured I would just go in early to the student printer center at CSUN and have them do it and I could rush through everything putting it together. My brother recommended we go to Staples, but I wasn't sure if we would have the same issues or not. Instead, we went across the street to Officemax where they were more than happy to help me out and make 2 copies so I could construct one brochure together and keep the others as just a flat layout.

So thanks to Officemax I got my work done. And if anybody is curious, Hewlett Packard has a great cheap wide format printer on sale over there for $249.99 and it does for the largest 13x19 format printing. The ink is cheap and the machine seems pretty solid. I may purchase one for myself because I'm tired of all the hassle.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Kinkos FAILS. Before I got my printer Id go there and they would frustrate me to the point where I thought I was going to have a nervous breakdown, like they told me to print out my thing using their computers and I had to buy this card, and then I printed it wrong coz I obviously didnt know what I was doing, and by then the computer time had drained my card ( coz they charge per minute) so I had to go to the front and they ended up doing it for me anyway. That was the last time I went in there, but I cant believe what happened to you, dont they realize that doesnt apply to STUDENT projects? Besides for all they know you could have just been planning to do nothing more than hang it up on your wall and there are no laws agaisnt that. Oh man....Kinkos...