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New copiers enhance sustainability efforts

August 22, 2007

In an effort to align itself with ASU President Michael Crow’s vision to create a more sustainable university, the University Technology Office (UTO) and ASU’s Digital Document Services are replacing campus printers and copiers with more energy-efficient models by Canon. All four ASU campuses – Downtown Phoenix, Polytechnic, Tempe and West – will receive new machines for use in student computing labs as part of a larger endeavor to incorporate Crow’s initiatives into ASU’s computing and printing services.

The new multifunctional machines will give students more printing and copying options, including black-and-white and color printing, duplex (double-sided) printing, and finishing options such as stapling. The student price for an 8.5-by-11-inch black-and-white copy or print is 8 cents per page, while a color copy or print will cost 75 cents per page. Students also can copy or print on 11-by-17-inch paper for 16 cents per page in black and white, and $1.50 per page in color.

ASU is the first university to implement a sustainability program of this magnitude and will create a new university standard in the process. UTO and ASU’s Digital Document Services will extend this approach throughout the university, eventually decreasing the number of printers and copiers needed on each campus while increasing energy efficiency and productivity.

The new printers and copiers will be accessible on all of ASU’s campuses by Aug. 20.

For more information about digital sustainability at ASU, please Robert Lane, director of Digital Document Services, at