Your Old Office Machine with a New MFD
Is your department copier
part of the college’s fleet?
If so, then you have a
golden opportunity to replace it with a multi-functional
device (MFD)—a machine, for
example, that can copy, duplex print, fax and scan to email.
MFDs are faster and more energy-efficient. In many cases,
they may reduce your overall copying and print budget, too.
As the campus fleet lease expires
on college copiers, personnel in the departments of Central
Services, Information Technology Services and Purchasing
are working with Dano Weisbord, director of environmental
sustainability, to promote energy efficiency and cost savings
to the campus by replacing older machines with MFDs.
Toner and maintenance
costs are much lower for new MFDs than for old printers.
Therefore, the cost per copy is less as well. In addition,
duplex capabilities allow you to use less paper, and MFDs
automatically revert to energy-saver status when idle.
Furthermore, having several functions produced by one machine,
drawing from one electrical outlet, reduces energy use
by lowering the “plug load.”
Over the next several weeks, a selected MFD vendor and student
workers will visit offices throughout campus to update the
equipment inventory and assess energy loads.
The new machines will be on
display soon at a vendor demonstration session in the Campus
Center so that you can try them out and determine which MFD
participating departments would like to lease. The goal
is to install the MFDs and conduct necessary training over
More information about the new machines and the rollout
will be coming soon at www.smith.edu/purchasing/notices.php.
If your printers, copiers,
and faxes were purchased separately by your department
and you would like to learn how joining the fleet can benefit
you, contact Laurie Petrie in Central Services, firstname.lastname@example.org.