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University to implement new Copy/Print Management Program

Campus invited to test new equipment on Tuesday


In an effort to find creative ways to reduce expenditures, the university community will be asked to move to a cost savings measure of a Copy/Print Management Program.

This is a collaborative effort being led by the Office of Information Technology, Printing Services and Procurement Services.

By moving to this simple business process, the university will reduce print costs, by as much as half in some cases currently associated with copier and desktop printing. Additionally, it will further embrace the university's sustainability initiatives by eliminating redundancy of equipment, which greatly reduces the costs associated with paper usage, desktop print cartridges and electricity to operate multiple pieces of equipment.

The university is in the process of identifying a preferred provider and invites campus input through its participation in the evaluation of the finalists' proposed equipment solutions.

The campus is invited to to test the equipment and fill out a short evaluation from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 1, in Baker University Center 240/242.

The Copy/Print Management Program will provide expertise in right sizing equipment and directing printing activity to the most economical device. By combining the buying power of the university in print management, it will reduce the cost of copy and prints made across campus. Over the life of the contract, the university will be replacing copy/print equipment, as needed, by placing them under the preferred contract established through this process.

Phased implementation of the preferred contract with select units across campus will begin July 1. Units interested in participating in the first phase of this program, should contact Laura Nowicki at nowicki@ohio.edu or Rusty Thomas at thomasr@ohio.edu. Additional
details will follow as available.