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Liaison Michael Gulich
Submission Date March 27, 2013
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Purdue University
OP-T2-39: Limiting Printing

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Complete Expired Michael Gulich
Director of University Sustainability
University Sustainability
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Does the institution limit free printing for students in all computer labs and libraries?:
Yes

A brief description of how printing is limited:

Since 2006, Information Technology at Purdue (ITaP) has used a printing quota system to limit the amount of wasteful printing in libraries and computer labs. Students, as well as faculty and staff, have an established limit to their free printing for each semester. After that limit is exceeded, students are charged a per page fee. The Pharos Uniprint system is used to track printing history and printing balances. Currently, the free student printing quota is set at $20 per semester for undergraduates and $40 for graduate students. Black and white printing is valued at $0.04 per page, and color printing is valued at $0.12 per page. After implementing the program, a 40% decrease in printing was observed. Additionally, at the start of Fall 2010 duplex printing and the use of print release stations were implemented in computer labs.


The website URL where information about the program, policy, or practice is available:

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