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Where can you print your documents?

Despite it being 2019, many of our day-to-day requirements can’t be completely solved by a computer, tablet or smartphone alone.

While we can use all these devices when it comes to buying flights, hotels and concert tickets, you usually need to have a physical copy of your purchase to hand at the final hurdle. However, this can be tricky if you don’t own a printer or work in an office, raising the question - where can I print documents?

It’s a problem many of us have encountered, alongside trying to find a scanner you can use, which is often the default when emailing a passport picture for a new job.

Where can you print documents?

If you don’t own a printer, you’ve probably spent hours in the past asking yourself ‘where can I get something printed?’

To help with this, you’ll find a list below detailing where to print documents if you don’t have the facilities in your own home.


While you’ve been sat at home wondering where the best place to print documents is, the answer was probably sat in your hand or lap all along. Yes, there are numerous online print stores around, many of which aren’t too expensive. While you’ll have to wait for the prints to be posted to you, if you’re not in a rush, it shouldn’t be too much hassle.

Specialist shops

There are physical shops out there where you can print out your items. In fact, you have a few options. Firstly, there are office supply stores that could help, alongside specialist print stores. While the former has been in decline for some time, services at these shops that still exist will come at a small charge, but will be available much quicker than online. Print stores are a great shout if you’re looking for high quality printing, or printing of large documents that you wouldn’t be able to retrieve from a household printer.

Local library

Libraries have sadly been in decline in recent years but most areas, particularly cities and towns, still have a public library. Even if you don’t have one in your town but can reach one quickly, this is always a good option to have. Either way, libraries often provide printing services that you can access to gain physical copies of your documents, and most have scanning services too. Just remember to check online beforehand where possible, as your library may not provide this service, and it will come with a small fee if they do.

Friend or neighbour

Maybe you don’t own a printer, but someone you know might own one. Whether this is a friend, family member or a neighbour you happen to know, it can’t hurt to ask them if you can print a document if it’s important. It’s probably best not to make this a routine thing though, and you should probably offer something in return, even if it’s just to make a cup of tea.


Finally, if you’re still frantically looking for an answer to ‘where to print near me’, maybe it’s time to change your search and invest in a printer for your own home. Even if you don’t think you use one enough to warrant it, you’d be surprised how quickly you could end up saving money – not to mention time. And if you do need to print often, then there’s no doubt it makes sense. If you’re wondering where to start, take a look at the fantastic range of home printers we offer.

If you regularly find it hard to print off those important documents for work or personal affairs, you’ll be pleasantly surprised how easy it can be to find printing services in the UK. But in many cases, it might make total sense to invest in your own devices to save on valuable time and money.

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