St. Thomas University, located in Miami Gardens, Fla., has overhauled its entire print operations with a new complete desktop to print shop solution leveraging services, software and hardware from Konica Minolta.
The university replaced its aging student printers with print management software from Pharos and Bizhub multifunctional products (MFPs) that enable printing, copying, faxing and scanning from one system. It also added Konica Minolta digital production print systems to its in-plant print copy center and leveraged Konica Minolta Optimized Print Services to manage its entire print fleet.
“After a semester of monitoring we discovered that five percent of the users were responsible for 30% of the total number of pages printed,” says Rudy Ibarra, CIO, St. Thomas University. “The Konica Minolta and Pharos solution helps us control our printing by accurately monitoring and collecting this valuable data.”
With Konica Minolta Bizhub MFPs integrated with the Pharos Uniprint Solution Suite, the school is able to analyze printing behavior and design a sustainable printing program. Students are now allotted a specific number of print impressions per semester and need to ask for an extension if they reach their limit.
St. Thomas University also updated its in-plant copy center equipment with new Konica Minolta digital production print systems including advanced features and increased finishing options that have enabled the copy center a cost savings of over $10,000 in just three months.