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We are looking at moving to a pay-for-print model that is outsourced where the vendor provides the printing kiosk, allowing us to get out of the student printing business altogether.   We have considered placing semester quotas on students; giving students a certain amount of free prints per term and then charging for overages; and, of course, charging students for any printing on a fixed cost per page.  Although any of these are viable, the executive team would like for the business office not to have to manage any pay-for-print option.

 

I would like to hear if anyone has outsourced student printing altogether and there experience, good or bad.

 

Thanks,

 

Tim

 

 

Timothy A. Pierson 

Associate VP, Information Technology and CIO

Piedmont Technical College

Lex Walters Campus

620 N. Emerald Rd. | P.O. Box 1467

Greenwood, SC 29648

Pierson.t@ptc.edu

Phone:  864.941.8437

Mobie:  864.992.6741

CISSP, CCNA:Security, MCSE: Security

 

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We have at Fairfield University. Great feedback so far. Went live just prior to Spring 2013. We implemented WEPA. It integrates with our one-card system and allows students to print from the device of their choosing. If you have any questions please don't hesitate. Paige Francis Sent from my iPhone
Tim,

At Foothill and De Anza Colleges we are in the process of implementing a new system from a company call ePrintIT.  We really like their print release stations and their kiosks.  Their fiscal model is also pretty good - no cost to the colleges if we maintain an overall minimum volume.  Essentially, it gets us out of managing student printing almost entirely.  They provide the release stations, the printers, the supplies (except for paper), and the accounting.  Our business office is really excited about getting out of the banking business for student printing. 

The ePrintIT system does allow you to provide a level of "free" printing for students and then have them pay for any printing over and above that quota.  Our testing has gone pretty well.  I anticipate there will still be a few wrinkles that need to be ironed out once we are fully in production.  So far, so good.  The company has been very good to work with in regard to accommodating local needs and considering features and modifications they had not already anticipated.

Joe



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