Here’s the Plan:
How Much: The charge is 10 cents per
sheet printed one or two sides, over an “allotment” for students
of $20.00 per full semester $10.00
per short semester.
How: Log on to the “Print Release
Station” next to the printer to activate your print job.
Students will be able to add value to their MU
ID cards for copying and also for printing if they exhaust their
Students may use a Value Card in any lab
if they don’t choose to use their own card.
Departments will be able to use their MU ID
cards for departmental work.
Public patrons of libraries will be able to
purchase Value Cards for printing in those libraries.
Why do we need a new printing/copying
It’s Environmentally Responsible:
SpartanPrint considerably reduces paper usage.
It’s Good Stewardship of MU’s Economic
Resources: Our unfunded costs are rising. MU must make
economical changes to accommodate the printing needs and associated
It’s Fairer to All Students: With
SpartanPrint, students with typical printing/copying needs are not
paying for students who have much larger printing needs. For
example, The University of Indiana at Bloomington reported that
prior to implementing their printing solution, 15 percent of their
students produced 46 percent of the printed output.
Reduce paper waste by an estimated 30
percent to 50 percent by saving as many as 250,000 prints
an equitable fee structure – we pay only for what we use
Expand the possibilities … with color options services
Save 42 trees annually
Reduce air pollution from the manufacturing process by
105 pounds a year
Save 122,500 gallons of water annually from the
Save 7180 kilowatt hours of electricity annually in
142 cubic feet of landfill annually