Double-Sided Printing

A message from EON and ITS:

Good news for being green at Wes!

Lab computers are now FINALLY (due to a loving collaboration between EON and ITS) set to print double sided by default for ALL lab printers. (Color printers will still be single sided printing only.)

THIS SAVES YOU MONEY! It costs you 7¢ to print one sheet with two sides, but 5¢ for each single sided page. Therefore, you save 3¢ for every two pages you print. For every 200 pages, you save $3. AND sooo many trees. Ohhh the savings!

There are directions next to EACH computer explaining how to turn the function off, in case you need to.

Please print double sided whenever you can!

I just printed a giant course pack using this new feature…and let me tell you, it was wonderful. Gone are the days of printing all the odd pages, turning them over, and then printing all the even pages (maybe I was the only one doing that…? hmm). But regardless, gone are those days, and in their place are (slightly more) guilt-free days of tree-saving, much more user-friendly double-sided printing. Go forth, Wesleyan, and print responsibly!

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20 thoughts on “Double-Sided Printing

  1. Charles Alexander

    It’s even better when you print two pages on each side. You have to squint a bit, but your reading assignment could be decreased by 75%…

  2. Charles Alexander

    It’s even better when you print two pages on each side. You have to squint a bit, but your reading assignment could be decreased by 75%…

  3. emc

    I don’t know about that. I have a laserjet printer and I recently had to replace the toner cartridge, and it was really expensive, even though the printer was not.Also, if you look at it from an environmental standpoint, having a small cost for printing is good because it encourages people to be thoughtful about what they print, thus conserving resources.

  4. emc

    I don’t know about that. I have a laserjet printer and I recently had to replace the toner cartridge, and it was really expensive, even though the printer was not.

    Also, if you look at it from an environmental standpoint, having a small cost for printing is good because it encourages people to be thoughtful about what they print, thus conserving resources.

  5. alex

    i think wes has a reputation for being a really environmentally friendly school, and while that’s true in some ways (we have…recycling..) there is a lot to be done. and it is proving very difficult to maintain programs once people graduate (which is why we really need to have an office devoted to sustainability if we want to make environmentally friendly practices institutional).

  6. alex

    i think wes has a reputation for being a really environmentally friendly school, and while that’s true in some ways (we have…recycling..) there is a lot to be done. and it is proving very difficult to maintain programs once people graduate (which is why we really need to have an office devoted to sustainability if we want to make environmentally friendly practices institutional).

  7. Anonymous

    wesleyan actually had this program several years ago but once the student who implemented it graduated, it fell through the cracks. its pretty hard to make sure that ideas and programs stick around even after we graduate.

  8. Anonymous

    wesleyan actually had this program several years ago but once the student who implemented it graduated, it fell through the cracks. its pretty hard to make sure that ideas and programs stick around even after we graduate.

  9. Anonymous

    I don’t know why it took Wesleyan, the PC and envi-friendly school, this long to implement this. For instance, Grinnell College had this almost six years ago! Not to mention that it’s free. Better late than never, I suppose.

  10. Anonymous

    I don’t know why it took Wesleyan, the PC and envi-friendly school, this long to implement this. For instance, Grinnell College had this almost six years ago! Not to mention that it’s free. Better late than never, I suppose.

  11. Eric

    Keep in mind that the price of the toner for the first 3500 pages is included in the cost of the printer. Its much cheaper than inkjet.

  12. Eric

    Keep in mind that the price of the toner for the first 3500 pages is included in the cost of the printer. Its much cheaper than inkjet.

  13. Eric

    Alex, depending on how much you print, that becomes less and less true. A laserjet that prints on both sides (like the Brother 5250) costs between 2-3 cents per page including the paper, so thats 4-5 cents cheaper per page. If you print a lot that adds up, and soon pays for the price of the printer (around $200)

  14. Eric

    Alex, depending on how much you print, that becomes less and less true. A laserjet that prints on both sides (like the Brother 5250) costs between 2-3 cents per page including the paper, so thats 4-5 cents cheaper per page. If you print a lot that adds up, and soon pays for the price of the printer (around $200)

  15. alex

    i’m okay with it. it probably costs less to print from a lab than to print everything using my own printer (i have no stats to back that up but i like to believe it’s true).

  16. alex

    i’m okay with it. it probably costs less to print from a lab than to print everything using my own printer (i have no stats to back that up but i like to believe it’s true).

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