Forgive my unbelievable ignorance, but I'm pretty sure my current printer is a laser printer. I have the Officejet 8600 Pro Plus. Do you think this badboy can handle printing that much at a time?
As someone who's tried everything and anything to circumvent buying rare books, I can tell you that this is not worth its cost in ink and toner.
If you can give us more details about the books you want, we can give you more pointed advice.
It makes almost zero sense to publish a book yourself, unless you have no other alternative.
I would much rather pay $60 for a text than print one for even $20.
It will be more than 4x better quality. And if that doesn't matter, you probably don't need that text in the first place.
To keep things short, this is bad advice.
That is short.
I've had "self bound" "books" made by others. They last almost no time, if you actually read them. Maybe some of these online services work better, I dunno. Spiral bound? Sheets basically glued and taped together? If I am reading them, they wouldn't last a month.
Some well made texts I beaten to death enough times I am on my fifth copy.
I guess most people don't read, they glance at words on pages. Perhaps that would work for that. Or maybe people just memorize everything they read and I am the exception.
Never mind the paper stock you are using and the contrast.
Here is a great book that is out of copyright and that could print yourself:http://www.amazon.com/G-Leibnizs-Monadology-Nicholas-Rescher/dp/0822954494/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1369198578&sr=8-2&keywords=monadology
This edition isn't out of copyright so you going not get the excellent translation nor notes which would be helpful for most people dealing with this text for the first time.
How many pages do you get?
How much do they cost?
The binding is average.
Could I print this in theory for a "third" the cost? Yes. Could you finagle doing it for "free"? Yes.
It would be madness to do so. The quality would not be in the ballpark.
If can't afford $19 for a text which you can spend a lifetime reading, you might want to study up on a few basic life skills other than how to print books on the cheap to make that $19.
Mowing a lawn will cut it, literally and figuratively.