UPrint is a green initiative that began in fall 2011 with the goal of reducing paper waste by eliminating unwanted and excess printing.
In various surveys and in collaboration with Xerox, the University determined it had an average usage of 3.5 million pages per month prior to the implementation of UPrint. Just imagine how many pages were wasted across all labs! Three major goals were involved in the implementation of UPrint:
Since going live in 2011, the university has seen a reduction of over 40 percent in printing annually.
UPrint is located in over 40 labs across campus and the Lydon and O'Leary libraries:
Printing with UPrint only involves a few extra steps than normal printing:
For a step-by-step walk through on how to use UPrint, complete with screen shots and pictures, you can download our complete PowerPoint presentation:
While decreasing costs for printing is an important factor, there is no intention to financially burden students. Each student is provided a number of free prints per semester, and a fair cost per page was established for any additional printing used.
Each black and white page (single-sided) costs 10 cents, and all enrolled students will receive $15 in print allotment per semester - that's 150 pages for free! Students are able to add cash to their UCards in the libraries. If you have lost your UCard and need to print, or you are a member of the public, you can purchase a reusable UPrint card in the libraries for $1. You can also add funds online on the UMass Lowell OneWeb website.
Printers that have duplexing (double-sided) options will be discounted by 25 percent per side if the feature is used.
If you have any questions or comments regarding the UPrint solution, please contact us by email: UPrint@uml.edu.