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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
-Talia Smith, Office of the Vice President for Finance and Administration