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ASU, Canon make on-campus printing easier, more sustainable

September 03, 2013

Gearing up for the start of a new school year can be stressful. There are certain tools everyone needs to be successful. In the midst of checking and re-checking your back-to-school to-do list, rest assured that there’s at least one tool you won’t need to worry about.

As part of the ASU Canon Strategic Alliance Partnership, PrintU – the walk-in print solution for all of your print production needs – is available to all students, faculty and staff from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, on the lower level of the Memorial Union.

In an effort to bolster ASU’s commitment to sustainability, the university recently partnered with Canon to help streamline its printing needs. After conducting a full, physical assessment of each of the university’s four campuses to determine their printing, faxing and copying needs, Canon was able to significantly decrease printing and increase the number of scans. Printing has been reduced from 100 million pages a year to about 45 million – thus saving paper, energy and money.

With results like those, ASU is well on its way to achieving its goal of being carbon neutral for printing by the year 2015.

From black and white printing and binding, to wide-format posters and graphic-quality color, PrintU has got you covered. You can even remotely submit your work to be printed online with a customized online order form. And paying for your print jobs is easy. PrintU accepts agency orgs, credit cards and cash.

Another helpful tool is Print Anywhere, ASU’s public printing program, available on all four campuses. This program allows you to load payment onto an ASU Sun Card, Pitchfork Card or a Print Anywhere Guest Card, which can be used to pay for print jobs anywhere on campus. Information on how to get started with your Print Anywhere account can be found here.

Ryan Rij, marketing specialist for the Canon ASU Strategic Alliance Partnership, says that besides helping the university to make strides in sustainability, PrintU is “a great campus resource and a local business.”

For more information about PrintU, visit their website here.