UAA has supported pay-for-print service at campus locations in Anchorage since 2005. The service supports print stations in 28 locations today, mostly in campus computer labs. Print stations can be accessed from computer lab workstations or via UAA WiFi campus wireless networks. Printing is simple - ussers send print jobs to a print station, go to that print station, swipe their Wolfcard and release the print job. Anchorage students receive a $10 credit on their Wolfcards each semester for printing and may add additional funds if they wish.
Managed Print has been a phenomenally successful "green initiative" at UAA. Managed Print operates as cost-recovery service. UAA users can convert existing print stations to Managed Print by paying relatively modest one-time costs. Once a print station has been converted, all costs associated with the station's operation and equipment lifecycle replacement are covered by the service. At the 28 locations where Managed Print has been deployed, we have noted up to a 90% reduction in waste paper and completely self-contained equipment lifecycle replacement.
Managed Print is funded by pay-for-print revenues plus supplementary funding from Anchorage Student Technology fees. Students - these are your technology fees working for you and helping UAA to reduce waste paper, toner and operating costs!
If you're inteested, you can find out more about Managed Print at our KnowledgeBase.