Print Management Company Software Shelf Saves Over 150,000 Trees a Month with Print Manager Plus29 Jan, 2008
Print Management Company Software Shelf Saves Over 150,000 Trees a Month with Print Manager Plus
The printer control company, Software Shelf International, has been included in the international green online directory GuideMeGreen which lists companies and charities that offer ethical and environmentally-friendly products and services.
Software Shelf’s print management tool, Print Management Plus, limits users’ ability to print their files by setting quotas or restricting printing by file size and type. The result is a dramatic reduction in wasted paper and ink which not only saves a vast amount of cost for the organization, but is also great for the environment.
One user of Print Management Plus recently conducted a study into how much paper the software was actually saving them. The Jeanne d’Arc Technical College in Rennes, France which installed the software 2 years ago has 1200 students, 130 staff, 350 workstations and 14 networked printers. They report a saving of between 200 to 300 reams of paper per month, which together with savings on ink, electricity, printer repair and maintenance equates to a saving of about 15,000 Euros a year.
David Oglaza, founder of www.guidemegreen.com says “I was astounded when I saw how many thousands of trees Print Manager Plus is saving and we very much welcome Software Shelf to the site.”
According to the environmental site Conservatree, 17 reams of paper can be made from one tree. As there are about 10,000 schools using Print Manager Plus worldwide (each with an average of 1100 students), each school using Print Manager Plus is saving around 15 trees a month. In total, that represents a saving of 150,000 trees every month among its school customers alone; this figure does not even take into account the thousands of companies that also use this print limiting software.
“The positive impact that Print Manager Plus has on the environment is far reaching. Not only does it reduce paper and ink consumption, but it also reduces the amount of waste paper going to landfill as well as CO2 emissions as a result of the reduced printer running time. It thoroughly deserves to be known, from now on, as a ‘green’ product and Software Shelf has truly earned its listing in GuideMeGreen,” says Danny Byrnes, Software Shelf’s product manager.