University Aims To Cut Down On Ink Cartridges Costs

2012-02-06 09:12:58

Published on 2012-02-06 09:12:58

Students at Tennessee University in the US are to be the subject of a new scheme which aims to cut down on the amount of  toner and  ink cartridges that are used.

A new printing system has been introduced which will put an end to free printing on campus, with students now needing to swipe student cards to release jobs as well as to pay for the job.

A Pharos Uniprint system has now been installed with students, faculty and staff all being given a 250-300 printer ink page quota every semester. Charges will be accumulated once that quota is exceeded with students printing over the allowed quota being charged via their Eagle card.

Student Sarah Williams told The Oracle: "I've started bringing my iPad to class to download PowerPoints and take notes from that, but there are professors who don't allow iPads or laptops.

"I understand Tech wanting to go green, but not at the cost of making the lives of broke college kids more difficult."

Posted by Canzil Ahmed.

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