Trial of 90 gsm paper within the Library MFDs
IT Services are in the process of trialing a new type of heavier weight paper within the Student Print Estate.
This will be focussed upon the devices located within the main Library building (all floors and including rooms 039 and 041) and is expected to come into effect from 12PM Friday 15th May.
The purpose of this trial is to asses whether the newer paper can offer a lower jam rate, higher quality of reproduction, reduced staff support overhead, balanced against an improved ability to deal with high coverage duplex mono and colour prints.
The new paper is also considerably whiter than the current choice that has been used previously.
The Library has been chosen due to it being a very high volume location with high footfall and a significant local support presence.
If this exercise is considered to be a success we will asses the operational benefits and economic implication of a longer term switch to this type of paper.
No rise in cost to our customers will occur.
As ever if you have any feedback please do feel free to send it through to the ITS Helpdesk.
Managed Print Service receives the Simplify Team Award at the 2015 CCSG Awards Evening
The Managed Print Service is delighted to announce that it has received the "Simplify Team Award" at the 2015 CCSG Awards Evening on the 8th May. Our sincere thanks to every member of the team now and over the last 5 years and to all of our colleagues within ITS, warwickprint and Purchasing for their tireless hard work and support.
We would also like to thank all of our staff, student, alumni and visitor customers and look forward to continuing to develop and improve the service that we offer to each and every one of you.
Printing in the Student Residences - Under Investigation
Following consulation with the SU and Warwick Accomodation a feasibility study is now underway to look into the possibility of deploying a number of 2nd generation MFDs into the Student Residences laundries, common rooms and entrances.
This is to supplement, the exisiting devices within Heronbank and Lakeside and will attempt to provide a more local and accessible solution to our customers in the chosen residences.
All MFDs will be colour, A3, duplex capable with Printing, Scan to E-mail and Scan to Folder built in.
Wireless network facilities are expected to be available within the area to aid accessibility and the support of un-managed and mobile devices.
Check back regularly for more details, we will keep you updated with any information as soon as it come available.
The Managed Print Service - A vision for 2016 and 2020
To Oct 2016 (1st Managed Print Service, MPS - 2012 to 2016)
- An increase to 425 - Managed Print Service, MPS devices (MFDs and Single Function)
- An increase to 325 - "Pull Print" enabled devices (MFDs and Single Function)
- An increase to 100 - Scan to Folder enabled Multifunction Devices (MFDs)
- A reduction to 400 - Push Print queues
- Savings of 200 trees
- A small scale implementation (10-15) of e-fax (non- analogue) deployed to key high-volume fax using customers
- A gradual conversion to a "Click Only" PAYG charging scheme - inclusive of hardware, service, support, consumables, reporting and software licensing
- Full site survey and audit completed - Nov 2015 with the results published early 2016.
- Increased use of warwickprint for the cost-effective and high quaility production of both staff and student high volume, wide format and specialist printing
After Nov 2016 (2nd Managed Print Service, MPS - 2016 to 2020)
- An increase to 450 - Manged Print Service, MPS devices (MFDs and Single Function)
- An increase to 350 - "Pull Print" enabled devices (MFDs and Single Function)
- An increase to 300 - Scan to Folder enabled Multifunction Devices (MFDs)
- A reduction to 300 - Push Print queues
- Savings of 400 trees
- A much larger scale implementation (50-75) of e-fax (non-non- analogue) deployed to key high and medium volume fax using customers
- Full conversion to a "Click Only" PAYG charging scheme - inclusive of hardware, service, support, consumables, reporting and software licensing
- Heavy use of warwickprint for the cost-effective and high quaility production of both staff and student high volume, wide format and specialist printing
Scan to folder - Deployed within University House
The following areas have been upgraded to include the new Scan to folder application on a trial and proof of concept basis upon selected high volume Kyocera MFDs within the following locations.
- University House - Finance Office (free trial to May 2015)
- University House - DARO (free trial to May 2015)
- University House - Deputy Registars Office (free trial to May 2015)
- University House - Ground Floor Resources Room (free trial to May 2015)
- University House - Human Resources (free trial to May 2015)
- University House - RSS (free trial to May 2015)
- University House - SARO (free trial to May 2015)
- University House - Student Careers and Skills (Free Proof of Concept - To Oct 2016)
Look out for the instructions poster shown below, this will be attached to any MFD that provides the Scan to folder service.
Printing Services Video Leaflets - Kiosks
Over the next week (15th December 2014) our Printing Services Video Leaflets will be presented via newly developed interactive touchscreen kiosks.
These 10" displays feature touchscreens that give you the ability to select and view video versions of our 11 most popular support queries/tutorials. This complements our already popular Helpdesk Leaflets.
Initially these kiosks will be deployed in some of our most popular and highest volume locations:
- Library - 1st Floor
- University House - Learning Grid 1st and 2 Floor
- Rootes Building - Rootes Grid
- Senate House - PG Hub
Scan to folder - Coming on 22nd September 2014
Scan to folder is a service which allows you to place a document on one of our printer/photocopiers, have the photocopier scan it and create a PDF file from it, and then have that PDF sent to your H drive.
By default this service will transfer your chosen scanned file in PDF format directly to the your home or "H"drive in a newly created folder called "My Scans" within your Documents folder. The file will be autonamed in the following manner "usercode-date-time".
For further information about this exciting new service coming in September 2014 to student workareas and a limited number of staff departments.