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Printing shop is a shop where students can print, copy, and scan documents for their own purposes. Most of them offer self-service printing. In addition, students can also print photos and buy office supplies like sheets of paper at the shop.

Students can find the best printing shops in central Budapest near universities like ELTE, Corvinus, and Pázmány Péter Katolikus Egyetem (PPKE). There are several other printing shops in Budapest, but students should visit these central offices.

The best two printing shop options are Minicopy and Copyguru with professional staff and numerous branches all around Budapest, close to universities. Alternatively, students can look for their universities’ own printing service in the building. This service is most likely in the library.

It costs around 50 HUF/printed page (0.13 EUR/printed page) to print in black and white, and around 150 HUF/printed page (0.38 EUR/printed page) to color print in a printing shop in Budapest.

What is a printing shop?

Printing shop is a shop, typically a small business, that prints, copies, and scans documents for customers. In addition, customers can also print photos and buy office supplies like sheets of paper, envelopes, pens etc.

Where can I print in central Budapest?

Minicopy and Copyguru are the two top recommended printing shops as they are very professional and helpful, speak English, and operate with budget-friendly services. They have many branches close to universities.

There are countless other printing shops in Budapest, which are equally good, but are a bit further from the universities. This is why we recommend the following printing shops below.

Another very obvious choice is the local printing service at your university.


Where can I find Minicopy branches? Minicopy has 5 branches in Budapest at the following locations.

  • Minicopy Kálvin at Kálvin tér.
  • Minicopy Blaha at Blaha Lujza tér.
  • Minicopy Klinikák at the Klinikák Metro Line 3 metro station.
  • Minicopy Móricz at Móricz Zsigmond körtér.
  • Minicopy Budafoki at Budafoki út 41/b (close to Móricz Zsigmond körtér).

Opening hours: The opening hours depend on the actual branch, but all are open between 8:00 am-7:00 pm on the weekdays, and closed on the weekends. Except for branches at Móricz Zsigmond körtér and Blaha Lujza tér, as these are open also on Saturdays between 10:00 am-7:00 pm.


Where can I find Copyguru branches? Copyguru has 7 branches in Budapest at the following locations.

  • Copyguru – Kálvin at Kálvin tér.
  • Copyguru – József körút at József körút 17, located between Rákóczi tér and Blaha Lujza tér.
  • Copyguru – Keleti at Hernád utca 7, next to Keleti Pályaudvar (Railway Station).
  • Copyguru – Nyugati at Visegrádi utca 6, next to Nyugati Pályaudvar (Railway Station).
  • Copyguru – Széll Kálmán at Vérmező út 8, next to Széll Kálmán tér and Mammut Plaza.
  • Copyguru – Budafoki at Budafoki út 14 (close to Móricz Zsigmond körtér).
  • Copyguru – Újpest at Újpest, in the outskirts of Budapest.

Opening hours: The opening hours depend on the actual branch. All of them are open between 8:00 am-6:00 pm on the weekdays, some are open ‘till 7:00 pm. Branches Copyguru József körút, Copyguru Budafoki, and Copyguru Széll Kálmán are also open on Saturdays between 10:00 am-6:00 pm.


Address: Ferenc körút 18, 1092 Budapest (between Corvin-negyed metro station and Boráros tér)

Opening hours: 10:00 am-5:00 pm on weekdays, closed on weekends


Address: Baross utca 50, 1085 Budapest

Opening hours: 8:00 am-7:00 pm on weekdays, 9:00 am-1:00 pm on Saturdays


Address: Budafoki út 13, 1111 Budapest (next to BME University)

Opening hours: 8:00 am-4:00 pm from Monday to Thursday, 8:00 am-3:00 pm on Fridays, closed on the weekends

At your university

Another obvious choice is printing at your university. The exact location of a printing service in a university varies by institution, but you’ll likely find it in the university library. Ask the staff at your university or fellow students to find out about it!

How much does it cost to print in a printing shop in Budapest?

It costs around 50 HUF/printed page (0.13 EUR/printed page) to print in black and white in a printing shop in Budapest.

It costs around 150 HUF/printed page (0.38 EUR/printed page) to color print in a printing shop in Budapest.

Important: if you print on both sides of a sheet of paper, then it is considered two pages, and you’ll have to pay for two printed pages. Even though these pages are on just one sheet of paper.

Prices vary depending on the following factors.

  • The number of printed pages: the more you print, the cheaper the service becomes per sheet. Prices usually go lower from 100 printed pages.
  • The size of the paper: if you want to print on an A3-sized paper, then you’ll pay around 2 times more per sheet.
  • Self-service or staff service: if you don’t want to do the printing and instead ask the staff to make the printing, the price per sheet will be around 2 times higher.

It’s important to note that for smaller purchases printing shops don’t accept card payments, only cash. If you need some cash, then either withdraw some Forints from an ATM or use the services of money exchange offices in Budapest.

Do printing shops offer self-service printing options?

Yes, printing shops offer self-service printing options. In fact, almost all printing shops offer self-service-only options. The self-service is very well explained at the printing shops (also in English), so you won’t have a hard time figuring out how it works. In case you’d have any questions, just ask the staff, they’re very helpful! 🙂

Language barriers won’t be a problem, as these printing shops are specialized for students’ needs, therefore they all speak English perfectly.

How does self-service printing work in Budapest?

The self-service printing works in the following way.

  • First and foremost, decide whether you want to print in black and white, or color. This is important, because if you print at a “color” printer – even if you printed only in black and white – you’ll have to pay in color printing prices. Which are way higher! So choose the specific printer accordingly. You’ll get information about it at the printer, or ask the staff.
  • Bring your documents on a USB stick, or log in to your Google Drive via the computers next to the printers.
  • Select or download and select the document you want to print.
  • In the Word or Adobe application choose the option ‘Print’.
  • You’ll receive your copies.
  • Print as many copies as you want.
  • Go to the desk, and tell the cashier the number of the printer.
  • Pay for the service and voilá, you’re done!

Do the workers speak English at the printing shops in Budapest?

Yes, workers speak English perfectly in printing shops in Budapest! Many of the printing shops are located near to the universities, and as students are their primary group, they speak English well. Don’t hesitate to approach a staff member, if you have a question!

What other services do printing shops offer?

Printing shops offer similar “office”-type services as other businesses that work in the paper industry. Typically they offer the following additional services and products.

  • Thesis binding.
  • Selling office supplies (for example: sheets of paper, envelopes, pens, etc.).
  • Document copying services.
  • Document scanning.
  • Photo printing
  • Name card making.

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