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Print Management Program

CopierNote:  Reprinted from the Green Campus Program.

One area of improvement we come across at almost all of our LivingGreen Office Certification assessments is printers and copiers. Offices often have one or more multi-function machines that are capable of performing all the printing, copying, scanning and faxing needs of the office and the office also has many other personal printers in cubicles and offices. More times than not, using one newer, larger multifunction machine will be much more energy efficient than using multiple personal printers. If you think your office has too many printers, you may benefit from UCSF’s Print Management Program.

Documents and Media (DM) Copier Management Program allows a copy professional to handle your office’s copy needs. DM can select the right copier for your office, delivery and installation, basic service and supply (paper and ink) replenishment.  Charges are based on per copy use and codes are assigned to each user. UCSF Campus Life Services will provide a monthly statement listing your copy totals and recharges made to your account. This helps your office track usage and reduce consumption to save paper and toner. UCSF Campus Life Services leases or buys the equipment and deals directly with the sales people, so your office does not have to deal with maintenance issues and rising service costs.

Using DM Copier Management Program makes the best of UCSF’s resources and can also save paper and electricity by using one central machine instead of many personal printers. If you are interested in the DM Copier Management Program, please contact Steve Westwood at (415) 502-0502 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). (Please know the dimensions of the space where the printer will be placed and the approximate number of copies per month).