Monday, December 9, 2013

New student printing service starts in January

Beginning with the Spring 2014 semester, Germanna Community College will deploy ePRINTit printing kiosks and tabletop printers at its campuses and centers.

Over the last year there has been a dramatic increase in student generated printing with a corresponding increase in the amount of unwanted printed pages being discarded. Not only does this have a negative impact on the environment but also increases costs to the college.

Germanna's Daniel Technology Center in Culpeper

Charges will be eight cents per page for black and white and 40 cents per page for color. Students will have $2 loaded to their accounts for the Spring and Fall semesters providing up to 25 free pages of printing. Additional funds may be added to accounts as needed through credit/debit cards, cash, and/or financial aid.

While the implementation of a pay for print system will significantly reduce waste and cost, an added benefit is the availability of convenient access to printing. For instance, students now will be able to remotely send a document to a printer from their home computer or mobile device and then, at their convenience, call for the document to be printed at one of 7 available printers. Under this program, students will be able to print what they need, when they need it and where they need it.

More detailed information will be coming soon including a Germanna web site providing information on printer locations, FAQs and instructions. Information will also be available at the printers


Anonymous said...

Just out of curiosity; why are we having to pay for services when there are fees and tuition being paid? I mean our tuition has gone up for the Spring Semester, so now not only do we have to pay for higher tuition, but now we are going have an extra fee coming out of our pockets. I do not even use the activities and I am being charged a fee and parking I take most of my classes online, so I am paying for a parking fee for those classes that I am not even using parking area for.

Sam Gibson said...

I'm glad that Germanna Community College is offering printing service. I wonder if they do laminating services. I know the laminating service can make presentations pop. Looks so good!