The question has been asked about setting the printers in the student computer labs to duplex printing. That is, by default, all printouts would come out printed on both sides of the page.
Well, we’d do this where we can. We do have some lab printers that don’t do duplex printing at all and those would continue to print single sided.
Important to understand is that while duplex would be the default, users could still over-ride the duplex option and print single sided. You would just have to remember to do it.
We’d put instructions next to the printers so users who don’t know how to turn off duplex can do so since it won’t necessarily be exactly the same from printer to printer. It’s the same instructions when the printers are the same but different models of printers may have different steps to take.
- saves paper
- printing would be slower
- users would have to remember to turn the duplex off when single sided is needed
- no impact on toner; still printing the same amount of material
So. I’m looking for opinions. This isn’t scientific but comments will be appreciated. Anything you want to say ‘off the record’ can be sent to me directly: firstname.lastname@example.org
Now, separate question for faculty.