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Print Management Program Preview April 22

By Jody Record, Campus Journal Editor
April 20, 2011

The new print management program that will combine copies, faxes and printed materials in one machine will be introduced April 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the MUB, 334/335. “Print Smart” will introduce the new line of Xerox equipment being installed on campus.

Refreshments and snacks will be served, and all attendees will have a chance to enter into a raffle.

“We are all very excited to be moving forward with this initiative. The anticipated savings in both dollars and energy usage is significant,” says Lisa Pollard, purchasing manager for USNH.

The move comes after assessing the printing and copying needs of campus departments as the university prepares to make the switch to machines that combine printing, copying, faxing and scanning.

Multifunction devices, or MFDs, will save hundreds of thousands of dollars annually, systemwide.  Machines that can perform multiple tasks also are more sustainable, helping to reduce UNH’s carbon footprint.

Prior to the change, monthly printing volumes and associated costs, such as service, support and supplies, for approximately 100 UNH departments were reviewed. An inventory of all printing devices was taken as well.

Conway Office Solutions, USNH’s new print management vendor, will conduct the rollout. All of the MFDs will be Xerox although the specific model will depend on the volume and type of copies needed at a particular location. 

All USNH campuses will be involved in the print management program.

Between 100 and 150 machines will be in place at the end of this fiscal year. The change is expected to save UNH an estimated $200,000 annually.

 


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