Despite decades of discussion around the “paperless school,” the reality is that good, old-fashioned printing is still common in districts and schools. Printing expenses, often the second highest district and school expense, can eat up as much as 10% of a school budget. For all sizes of district, this represents a clear opportunity for cost control and waste reduction. In addition, print downtime can have a negative impact on classroom operations, whether in-person or virtual.

An effective print strategy calls for assessing your district’s needs and resources, weighing all of the costs, risks, benefits and limitations of your printer fleet, and developing a plan that will help you get the most out of your print technology. Many of these components are must-haves for every district and may be realized without adding a huge burden. To achieve the maximum benefit, identify dedicated, expert print resources, inside or outside your organization.