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Printing to Stay Free

By Armando Montaño

Paper Cut’s three-step process might take an extra five minutes to print before class, but it saved the college almost 900 dollars and nearly 100,000 pages of paper since Spring 2011.

Despite rumors that circulated when the program was first implemented, the administration will not charge money for printing next year, said Bill Francis, Director of Information Technology Services.

“We were never really that interested in making money off of [printing],” Francis said. “Other peer institutions had a pay and release system, but I don’t think we need to go in that direction.”

Burling Library, where the largest volume of printing takes place on campus, went from wasting a ream, 500 pages, of paper a day to less than a ream a week, according to Chad Zinn ’07, Information and Technology Support Specialist.

“There’s not nearly as much paper being wasted,” said Beth Bohstedt, Manager of Access Service at Burling Library. “There’s a much smaller amount of unclaimed documents as there has been in the previous years.”

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