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SUNY Initiative to Reduce Printing on Campus

A system-wide initiative that helps us to invest in students, not paper, while contributing to a more sustainable environment.

SUNY Plattsburgh is committed to system-wide efforts to reduce costs, increase operational efficiencies, and implement secure and sustainable printing practices. 

The SUNY Print Initiative represents a continuation of a longstanding campus effort with much the same goals. It aims to cut costs and enhance environmental sustainability by reducing printing across all SUNY institutions. 

Print Initiative Goals

SUNY’s initiative is a requirement to print smart and print less. The overarching goals are to reduce printing costs and decrease our carbon footprint.

To achieve our goals and comply with SUNY’s mandate, we must:

  • Reduce our printer fleet
  • Reduce Single Function Printer (SFP) count
  • Remove all directly attached devices
  • Reduce color printing by 50%
  • Reduce mono printing by 35%
  • Migrate to Pharos Uniprint


  • Improved sustainability and savings
  • High device utilization
  • Less print and paper, more digital
  • More secure
  • Multi-function devices with scan/fax/email capabilities
  • Efficient letter/legal devices

What Can You Do? — A Lot!

The SUNY initiative is a wonderful challenge for our campus community to improve our carbon footprint and express our values. 

Printing less saves trees and reduces energy consumption. It also saves water — there are nearly 47 gallons of water in a ream of paper.

All of us can take steps to reduce our printing immediately. We can think twice before we print and make the most of our technology by using online collaboration tools and moving documents to shared platforms.

See SUNY’s Print Strategy Slides: “Making Print the Way it Should Be”

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