Faster, greener, cheaper University Print Service coming soon


July 17th, 2019

Information Services has recently started work on a project to refresh the current University of Nottingham print service. Earlier in the year, Digital Futures signed off the proposal of a leaner and more sustainable print service.

The University has now signed a new contract with Xerox for a further three years and expects to make substantial savings over the course of the contract. The project will deliver these benefits to the service:

  • Replace 238 printers with new faster devices
  • Replace ‘Scan to Home’ with ‘Scan to OneDrive’ app
  • Reduce the cost of printing for all University users
  • Reduce power consumption and CO2 emissions
  • Re-forest the annual consumption of paper via the PrintReleaf programme, expected to be over 3,200 trees

There will be an overall 18% reduction of printers across the fleet over the coming months. This is in line with the 24% decline in print volumes since 2014/15 academic year. Consultation is taking place regarding the proposed devices to be withdrawn. IS will ensure that all users retain appropriate access to print services.

The University remains committed to improving the print service whilst supporting a continued fall in printing and minimising the environmental impact of the service.

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2 Comments

July 25th, 2019 at 9:43 am

Sue

Is this just for management levels or is it open to other members of staff?

July 25th, 2019 at 9:46 am

brzrcb1

Hi Sue, the refreshed print service will be rolled out across the University.

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