The Campus Print Program (CPP) was introduced in the fall of 2015.
What was the rationale behind developing a print program for the University?
In the midst of the “digital age” with the perceived promise of the “paperless office” delivered via computer-based alternatives to paper, we knew:
- Consumption of paper has been increasing in support of our academic endeavors and business operations
- Student usage of University print facilities is increasing
- Use of color printing is increasing (at higher cost)
- Maintenance costs associated with owned devices continues to increase annually
- Management of printing is decentralized
After reviewing our findings we outlined the Campus Print Program. The goals of the CPP are several-fold:
- Achieve cost savings for the University
- Centrally manage all MFPs, network and local print devices and costs for print
- Educate community on print and sustainability
- Refresh entire MFP and network printer fleet, moving to current technology
- Improve service and tracking of all network and MFP devices
- Reduce the number of local printers so print will go to more cost effective devices