Our main office has a range of 6-9 people working in there at anyone time - each having their own laser printer (apart from the 2 people on the front desk who share a printer). We have tried to encourage the removal of these and replace all of them with a high volume printer, trays for all the variations of items they print on etc - but this hasn't happened due to a lack of support from SLT (probably wanting to avoid friction with the admin staff).
Originally Posted by mcnallyfc
Your next question about usage - the admin staff in the office have an inflated allowance of 400-600 credits a week and we rarely have to give extra credits.
How is the credit system managed - the allowances were decided upon after quite a lot of thought and has only been altered for SLT and a few vocal members of teaching staff. 25/60/400 is the approx allowance for students/staff/slt - admin.
Toners - they are ordered by the IT support office and currently departments don't pay for them so as you can guess printing is seen as free and photocopying comes out of department budgets. However we 'encourage' the use of photocopying by restricting the number of copies you can print to 3 and duplicate print jobs are deined within 90 seconds.
After over a year of use papercut is well worth the cost and both staff and students happily work within the sensible limits that have been set.
We are a 600 student primary. Last year on ink alone we spent £40,000 on ink. I dread to think what it would be for the paper and everything else.
Generally on forums, people find it irritating when someone goes round resurrecting old threads for fun and profit. Especially profit!
Originally Posted by BuyersBuddy