Department of Veterans Affairs

Alisha Franczak, RRT, BS (respiratory therapist)

We could reduce the amount of paper we buy if we change all printers in the federal gov't to print DOUBLE SIDED vs. only printing on one side per sheet. This could be done by having IT set all printers to default to print on both sides of paper (employee could manually switch to single sided if needed). We could also implement this with copier machines. If we had complete federal employee "buy-in," we could cut our... more »

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Legislative Branch

Stop printing $1 bills until inventory of $1 coins goes down

This probably needs legislation to make work. Stop printing the ones until the stock plie of dollar coins that the Federela REserve is storiing goes down, to the point the quantity is "normal" inventory. Then restart printing of the dollar bill if you must. Just stopping the presidential dolla coin program is not going to do anything for the coins in storage right now. And I have often asked for dollar coins or... more »

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Department of the Treasury

Stop printing $1 bills until stock pile of $1 coins goes down

Stop printing the ones until the stock plie of coins goes down, to the point the stockpile is "normal" inventory. Then restart printing of the dollar bill if you must. Just stopping the presidential coin program is not going to do anything for the coins in storage right now. And I have often asked for dollar coins or half dollars a the bank and they say they dont have any. They can't circualte if you can;t get them.... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Cheaper Laser Printers

Another way of saving CBP and the Dept. of Homeland Security more money with purchasing new Samsung Laser Printers for $45.00 and laser ink cartridges for $36.87 each. They are highly rated by users and reviews from CNET.com. We currently spend approx anywhere from $300-500 per printer and approx $100.00 per ink cartridges. This would add up to larger savings across the board for new equipment purchases and replacement... more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Ink saving fonts for routine printing

Not all fonts use the same amount of ink. Using certain fonts can result in ~15% in savings when printing many routine memos, outlines, and other "non-presentation quality" correspondence, compared to other, "standard" fonts.

Having IT personnel and USG employees switch to ink-sparing fonts on a routine basis could save hundreds of thousands of dollars in notoriously expensive printer inks.

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