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Department of Health and Human Services

Stop providing personal printers for employees' desks

I am new to the government and was shocked to find out that I will have my own printer on my desk. This is a totally unnecessary cost to the taxpayers. Not only does it encourage excess printing using paper and ink since it is so "convenient", but it discourages healthy movement by employees by asking them to get up out of their chairs to retrieve something they printed. Providing a printer to every employee is not a... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Back to Technology Basics

All documentation within our systems should be electronic, as it allows us to better manage, organize, store, transport and replicate information. We will save a lot, by implementing this initiative completely. With the production of large amounts of documentation there is a lot of overhead.

Agencies must supply not only the printers but all the parts to maintain them – along with service contracts and of course, paper.... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Save millions by reducing printers

You can reduce the amount of printers that are used throughout the Federal Government. I see people complain because they have to walk 10ft to get a printed document. Some will use the excuse that nobody can see what I am printing. To resolve that would be to purchase larger copiers that require codes to be used for each employee to print. This will reduce the TCO and should see an immediate ROI. It will reduce paper... 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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General Services Administration

Save millions of dollars on printing? Try Century Gothic font!

Not all fonts use the same amount of ink. Using certain fonts can result in up to 31% savings when printing many routine memos, outlines, and other "non-presentation quality" correspondence, compared to other, "standard" fonts.
Having IT personnel switch to ink-sparing fonts on a default basis could save hundreds of thousands of dollars in notoriously expensive printer ink and toner cartridges. [At inflated retail GSA... more »

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Office of Personnel Management

Eliminate personal printers, Save $9 Million Annually

Personal Printers are, quite possibly, the single biggest waste of government resources.

It costs $9.44 annually to power one small desktop printer used at a minimal rates. *

In my office alone I count over 100 personal printers, and this is in addition to the two dozen or so massive laser printers (which, themselves cost around $100 apiece annually)

By eliminating all of the personal printers in just this office... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Remove Desktop Printers

Most desktops here at my office and six other office I provide I.T. services to have personal printers assigned to them when there is a network printer two cubes down. When adding up costs for toner and color cartridges across all agencies this amounts to an incredible amount of money. Costs associated:

1. Lump sum of printer cost ranging $50 to $500

2. Toner or printer cartridge cost ranging $45 to $150

3. Depreciation... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Contract printers

Contracted Balck and White printers cost about 1.5 cents per page where laser costs 7 center per page. Inkjet costs about 20 cents per page. Contracting Xerox or like machines could save millions in operating overhead

All contract maintenace agreements for not only repair of equipment but includes toner as well. The new machines are extremly sophisticated and can do myriad functions saving end users time and effort as... more »

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Legislative Branch

Consolidate copy machines, printers, faxes, scanners

JPL has a contract for renting large copy machines. Our 4 story building alone has approximately 8 large copy machines, plus numerous network printers, faxes, and pdf scanners. The large machine hardly gets used anymore. You can now email presentations and people bring their laptop or ipad and have the presentations electronically, and you can present via projectors or TV's plugged in. Now we no longer copy large... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Modernize Office Printers, scanners, Faxes and Copiers

I’ve noticed a trend in my office that we’re lacking when it comes to network based printing, scanning and copying capabilities. Simple our office is way behind. We have no network based copiers, scanners or Fax machines and many of our network printers are past their prime. There also seems to be a trend for employees to get Multi-Function Ink jet printers at their desks rather than invest in shared resources. Now... more »

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Financial Reform

Purchasing less equipment

Many offices have multifunctional photocopier devices (or reprographic equipment). These machines are able to copy, fax, print, and scan. Instead of buying different pieces of equipment (i.e., a multifunctional copier machine, a printer, a fax machine, and a scanner all for an office), just buy the one multifunctional copier machine.

As a result, you are no longer buying and maintaining a minimum of 4 different pieces... more »

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