Print Peter: "You Chill, We Print"

As a student, you’ll know that one of the biggest bane of your life is the cost of printing. You pay a certain amount of tuition each year to attend university, in some countries more than others, and you’re still expected to pay money to print off the work for a university you’re paying to attend and eventually graduate from. It has been said that European countries have a higher quality of student life for the tuition fees they ask, compared to those say in the US or in the UK. 

Print Peter is easy to use: users only need to upload the things they want to have printed. Peter takes care of the rest 

Print Peter is easy to use: users only need to upload the things they want to have printed. Peter takes care of the rest 

In Berlin, the latest way to make the life of a student even more convenient and frugal is a free printing service, a startup called ‘Print Peter’. Founded by three friends at university, it is a platform where students can upload their university material for free. ‘Print Peter’ prints the pages and binds them within 48 hours, all completely for free. With such a rising demand of dissertations, thesis’ and deadlines, the service has become of great value to the university students of Berlin and beyond. The offer is open to all students enrolled at a German university, and due to it’s success and popular demand, the company is now able to spread internationally, and wants to bring its services to Australia and Switzerland 

Print Peter earns it’s money through major companies advertising on it’s website in the form of a banner or a full page ad. When using Print Peter’s service, students are required to enter personal data, such as age, gender and which University they attend. Through this, the ads are easily personalised and attract more and more visitors. The CEO, Cecil von Croy, however remains humble. ‘I do not want to talk about money.’ He says. ‘Our concept is accepted by the students with great enthusiasm and demand. We bring students and companies together, the companies appear here as sponsors who help academics and thus present itself as a progressive employer.’ Print Peter has already printed around 300,000 pages of teaching material and have since made partners with big companies such as Microsoft, PayPal and TUI. It has been said to create a ‘huge financial difference’ to student’s lives. If paying money to print uni work is becoming a significant annoyance in your life, then you might just want to consider transferring to Germany...