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appologies if this is against the rules or anything (in which case, I expect this topic to be locked and/or deleted), but I've been trying to figure out a cheap method for actually printing out these magazines, either entire issues or individual pages. At one time, I owned virtually every issue of GamePro between 1990 and 1997 and, over time, they've either been destroyed, lost, or otherwise aren't available anymore. Currently, I browse these magazines on my tablet, but it's just not the same as having a real, physical magazine in front of me.

I bought a cheap printer and ink cartridge and printed out an entire issue of GamePro, but total cost for printing just a single issue wound up coming out to just over $50 once I covered ink and paper. I know most print shops wouldn't print out something like this because of copyright issues. Anybody got a good solution to printing these out at a reasonable price? Perhaps an online printing solution? Ideally, I'm looking for a solution that runs about $10 an issue.

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Phillyman    403

I would have to imagine that printing double sided full color pages...on nice paper (so no bleed thru occurs)......would cost you more than just picking up that magazine from eBay. If you keep an eye out you can probably pick up full year sets for $20-$40 each. You are right that places like Kinko's won't even entertain the idea......Honestly....even if you did print them out for cheaply....would they really feel and look like an original GamePro magazines?

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I've actually picked up single magazines from eBay, but they usually gouge the prices. I picked up an issue of UK Sega Saturn Magazine, for example, that had 1/3 of a guide to grandia in it... for $20 haha. I guess I just haven't looked hard enough.

I guess, no, they wouldn't exactly emulate the look and feel of an old GamePro if printed on normal stock paper, but surely it'd be better than viewing them on a tablet. Funnily enough, I just went and looked on eBay after making this topic, and there is indeed a full set of 1997 issues going for $45 that I'm considering.

It's not just gamepros that I'm missing, though. I had subscriptions to SWATPro, EGM, EGM2, Gameplayers, die hard GameFan, tips and tricks, PC gamer, and I'd pick up plenty of random issues like those EGM buyers guides or issues of Nintendo Power that caught my attention. I kick myself for letting all those magazines rot away - some of them had strategy guides to games that can't be topped, even today!

Ah well, just floated the idea. I figured maybe someone online had a nice solution.

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