New program will lower printing costs and improve service

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The University of Oregon’s new managed print services program will lower the cost of printing and create standardization across the university's fleet of printers through a partnership with CTX/Xerox.

The transition will entail universitywide desktop printer updates over the next few months.

CTX/Xerox representatives will meet with each department to identify printers that are in-network and replace out-of-network printers for free. Locally connected printers also can be updated to network-connected printers for free now or any time during the life of the contact.

The program allows the university to leverage the lowest possible price from CTX/Xerox as a single-source printer provider. The contract establishes standard per-click pricing for black-and-white and color printing, toner and maintenance. As a result, departments will see significant cost savings and a reduction in Information Services support time because CTX/Xerox will be providing printer maintenance.  

Networked printers will automatically reorder sustainable, reconstructed toner. And, through a new partnership, Campus Zero Waste is working to recycle empty cartridges.

Departmental business managers and information technology staff can expect to hear from a CTX representative in the coming weeks to coordinate a meeting to start the rollout.

Contact John Boytz, director of UO Printing and Mailing Services, with any questions at 541-346-3796 or jboytz@uoregon.edu.