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NY District Saves $37K on Printing Costs
The Deer Park Union Free
School District in Babylon, NY, saved $37,000 in six months after
overhauled and streamlined its printing operations.
which has five schools, 4,600 students and 800 staff
replaced aging copiers and printers with 23 Konica
printers (MFP) strategically placed around the district, installed
Equitrac print management software to more carefully track printing activity and
encouraged teachers and staff members to make greater use of the
in-plant central publication center for higher-volume jobs.
can use the software to carefully monitor monthly print allocations
and staff and teachers can release their print jobs from multiple
the 23 MFPs using the software's Follow You Printing feature.
was a critical aspect for us and Konica Minolta was the only vendor
who could offer us a solution with hardware and software to streamline
document printing," said Andrew Choi, the district administrator for
instructional technology who was charged with reviewing vendor proposals
the lease on its previous suite of copiers and printers expired. "We
immediately lowered our printing costs, but we improved printing
enacted a more sustainable printing strategy."
the district almost immediately realized it was saving several reams of
paper a month.
online portal, teachers can submit PDF documents via a Web-to-print
storefront for processing by the in-plant center. As a result, the
center has improved efficiencies as well and reduced the job turnaround
week to three days.
Michael Hart is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and the former executive editor of THE Journal.