The purpose of this policy is to:
- Reduce the cost of consumables and energy by using more efficient printing devices.
- Ensure utilization of the University multi-function printer fleet whenever possible.
- Support green initiatives by reducing the number of printing devices.
Desktop Printer Purchasing
Lesley University does not provide individual printers to employees and has centralized all printing to our leased Toshiba multifunction printers. These printers provide confidential printing through our print management system which requires you to tap your ID to release your print job at the copier.
While the low initial cost of personal inkjet or laser printers makes them attractive, the overall cost of ownership for these printers (the total cost-per-copy) is very high. In the past, it has cost the University more than $50,000 in toner alone for one fiscal year.
A good, lower cost option for printing is to send your job to the University Copy Center by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Copy Center can accept color and black and white print jobs via email requests and will promptly deliver the result to your office. The Copy Center can also assist with configuring your computer to print to a Toshiba multi-function printer. Email email@example.com if you are experiencing issues printing.
All staff members occasionally have the need to print a document they consider confidential. To help protect your documents in this environment, your network copier securely prints your print job to a queue where it's held until you tap your ID on the Toshiba multifunction printer. This ensures that your documents only start printing when you release the print job.