Campus Printing Services: 4 Benefits of Deploying Cloud Printing for Students
Today’s college and university students are a mobile generation. Did you know almost 81% of undergraduate students are using smartphones and tablets for studying and completing work while on campus.
Students are constantly on the go and you won’t find any student without a mobile device.
This shift to a “mobile” generation has changed what students are expecting when they arrive on campus. With mobile devices they can access whatever they want, wherever they are, whenever they need.
That being said, there are certain necessities on campus, like campus printing, that need to be deployed, in order to compliment the mobile generation.
What is a Campus Printing Service?
As students have endless amounts of things to print out, they require the convenience of printing able to quickly and easily print what they need on the go.
Campus printing services are designed for higher education. They allow the school to support mobile printing which allows students to print anywhere, any time, and use any device.
While many believe printing to be a dying art in the workplace, in schools the need for printing is stronger than ever.
Students need to be able to print – whether its worksheets or notes for class, or projects to be handed in, printing remains a vital process.
Often printing on campuses is limited for students. With high outsourcing costs, insecure printers, and poor printing infrastructure, printing has become a headache. With campus printing services, printing is centralized and controlled.
How does it work?
Campus printing services works by enabling fast, and easy printing for students through a Cloud/mobile pull printing platform.
Campus printing services allows for printing to be processed from-anywhere to-anywhere, enabling students to print from any mobile device, chose the closest print location and select their payment preferences.
All a student has to do is set up an account with the platform and upload the documents they need printed through their mobile device.
On the security side, student campus printing is secure because there is a user authentication, encryption, and document release code to ensure that documents are released to the proper student.
Payment is made through the portal or app, and students are accurately charged for their print jobs.
Campus printing services is a self-service, fully managed communications system available 24/7, connecting student’s mobile devices with printing anywhere.
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Benefits of campus printing services
Reduce IT Support & Cut Costs
Alleviate the strain on IT support with campus printing as the solution can be completely outsourced. There is little to no IT support required when hooked into your LDAP. No print servers and no print mapping required. A single print driver regardless of printer.
Generates Revenue and reduce capital costs for Institutions
Universities and colleges are able to build a sustainable income by diversifying their revenue streams and collecting a portion of print job fees. No more printers or servers to buy and Lab devices are greatly reduced through BYOD technology.
Enhances the Technology Experience
Students can print seamlessly and easily from anywhere, anytime, with any mobile device. They get a cloud account and have access to their original files everywhere they go.
Deploying campus printing promotes shared printing between institutions and their students. Eliminates the need for dorm printers and allows for 24-hour access with enclosed and protected Kiosk solutions.
If you are looking for an innovative campus printing service for your institution, ePRINTit’s campus solution offers a true end-to-end secure print solution for students.
Replace your outdated, cumbersome, expensive printers with their kiosk stations and start earning more revenue, attract more students and reduce your IT support costs.
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