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    Where can I hide?

    SMT are horrified by the ever increasing costs of running our OKI C3200n Colour printer...

    We use Print Manager to restrict number of pages printed and this morning SMT have told me to start restricting the type of documents printed.

    As many of you do already: it's goodbye documents with Document Unsaved word), http (printing directly from websites), and full page (our Pre-School are over fond of Photo Printing Wizard's largest sizes!) in the title

    Apparently Pupil Colour printing is to be banned after Christmas

    Now all I need to do is run away before the staff notice!

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    Re: Where can I hide?

    I've got a spare bedroom

    Wifi too!

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    Re: Where can I hide?

    Thanks gwendes - might not need the wifi... or my mobile. Think I want to stay out of touch!

    * Looks at watch and wonders how long it is until home time *

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    Re: Where can I hide?

    setup a workpost box for all staff so kids can drag work from there my documents to the techers post box. teacher can then inspect and print at later date if needed.

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    Re: Where can I hide?

    Quote Originally Posted by gwendes
    I've got a spare bedroom

    Wifi too!
    You may have Wi-Fi but I'll throw in a colour television too!

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    Re: Where can I hide?

    break the printer then you can buy a new one with cheaper running costs... or go home with stress!

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    Re: Where can I hide?

    Our technology faculty are hell bent on buying one of those OKIs for every room........... Our IT working party is looking at removing colour printing from all classrooms (except art/photogrpahy) and centralising it to the repro room - going to be some interesting discussions in the near future I think!

    I have a 16' x 16' brick shed in the garden with electric, in range of my WIFI and complete with nesting birds :?

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    Re: Where can I hide?

    Replace it with a nice cheap mono' one.

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    Re: Where can I hide?

    yeah the £65 samsungs!! heheh...

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    Re: Where can I hide?

    Why accept any responsibility for the change at all..

    Get SMT to draft a letter and send it to all staff. You are, after all, the employee in this clamp down, not the person setting the restriction.

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    Re: Where can I hide?

    For something like this, I'd have my line manager send the email out. That way it is OFFICIAL rather than just GRUMPY NM...

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    Re: Where can I hide?

    Quote Originally Posted by joe90bass
    Our technology faculty are hell bent on buying one of those OKIs for every room
    I cankot recommend the OKI C3200n from my experiences. Ours has a nice line in randomly disconnecting itself from the network amongst other endearing traits. It would be safe to say I loathe ours!

    @Joanne - I agree about the Samsung monos. We've got one in the Science room - it's very old, very reliable and extreemely cheap to run!

    I've already persuaded the head to memo the staff about the changes (I wrote, she signed it). I'll still get in the neck from the teachers tho'

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    Re: Where can I hide?

    just hide under the desk with the door locked and lights off.

    its always worked for me...

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    Re: Where can I hide?

    It's not necessary for students to print in colour to pass anything.

    Here they are able to but only if they pay, we overlay a sheet with 100 squares on it and charge 2p a square. Not many want to print in colour anymore at school they do it at home.

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    Re: Where can I hide?

    I moved my schools mainly to using CIS kitted printers but because I know how to maintain them it's a win-win situation. It's not something I'd recommend to anyone looking for an easy ride though.

    The kids printing in colour isn't expensive as a result but what drives me potty is the number of staff who print tons of advisory docs and then don't even bother to pick it up!

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