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Proper Printing Practices

Michael Adams

Why?
I I

have to!
Social Context of Business
Skiing since I was 3 Involved in campus sustainability efforts

want to!

Ive

noticed some issues It doesnt hurt

Reduces cost and helps the environment

The Facts

10,000 Pages per employee per year! $.06-$.13 per page or at least $600 per employee According to Lexmark, 17% of all pages printed are waste Think gas is expensive? Ink is ~$10,000 a gallon 1-3% of revenues spent on printing costs

Source: GreenPrint White Paper

What do you mean?


Printing

culture

Print for meetings Print emails Print websites

PROBLEM:

A lot of these print jobs are only used once or dont get picked up at all

THINK
T

Trim H High Usage I Ink N Notify K K Way

TRIM
Take

advantage of the print preview function


What am I talking about?
URLs Unnecessary

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Select Print Friendly option

High Usage
Ensure

that youll get more than one use out of the document
OK:
Policies Job

Aids Process Flows

Avoid if possible:
Emails Presentations

at meetings

INK
Reduce

colour printing!

Cartridge costs 1200$

Notify
Let

people know when they did something right!

K-Way
K-Way

is reversible so is paper!

Strongly advise all to use duplex printing Cannot change your printer settings to have this be automatic New printers will

Other
Email

Signature

Enlarge it to a size that will grab colleagues attention