If You Want A Print Shop To Do The Printing
If you need multiple copies of one or more Sound City Reading books printed, Docucopies.com has done an excellent job on the orders that I have sent to them. Their prices are better than the local copy shops in my area, and they have a wide choice of paper weights and cover weights from which to choose. Most importantly, the text colors for the color-coded vowels books print accurately. I've had samples printed at a number of local copy shops, and the print colors for the vowels did not match the colors I set up and printed from my home computer. In the materials I have had printed at Docucopies, the colors have been accurate. This is important so that students can easily distinguish among the different vowel colors when they are reading. (I am not affiliated with Docucopies in any way.)
The minimum order at Docucopies is two copies of any item. If you order more than six items, the price goes down. The more copies you order, the lower the price. When ordering a large number of copies, the prices are very good. This option would work well for schools that need large numbers of copies. If you are a parent and you are home schooling, you may be able to team up with other parents to place an order.
What About Other Print Shops?
There are many local and online print shops. You may be able to find another location that prints the colors accurately. Be sure to try printing a few pages on their printers first, before submitting a large order, to make sure all of the vowel colors print correctly and are easily distinguishable.
How To Choose Printing Specifications
When I have ordered books from Docucopies, here are the specifications that I use.
The website will take you through the steps to fill in the information needed. You will enter the total number of printed pages, including the front and back covers. You will print the inside pages double-sided. Each side printed is considered a separate page. One sided covers are considered as just one page each.
Docucopies often has their spiral bound books priced on sale at 15% off.
Printing Flashcards And Posters
Posters/wall charts from this website are printed on heavy weight 11 inch by 17 inch white ledger paper.
Most of the flash cards are printed on 8 1/2 by 11 inch cardstock. There are usually four cards on a page. After printing the set of cards, they will have to be cut apart. This can be done with scissors but it will be time consuming. A heavy duty stack cutter will cut the entire set of cards at once. If you don't have access to this type of cutter, print shops will usually make cuts for you for at a reasonable price.
The Sound City Reading materials are copyrighted. I give permission to parents, teachers, and tutors to download, save, and print them for their own students or children. School wide use is permitted. It is permissible for homeschooling parents, schools, school districts, and locations that tutor to print the PDF files for use with the students they teach, either on site or at copy shops. Under no circumstances are they to make a profit from distributing the materials. All other uses are prohibited.