Lyndhurst Primary School

Lyndhurst Primary School

Introduction

Lyndhurst Primary School in Dukinfield, Tamseide has 253 pupils and aims to provide the best possible education recognising that every child is special and has individual needs and abilities.

The Challenge

The school had no print management software in place and there were two separate print device contracts in place that were unmanaged and expensive. The school was paying over 8.0p per print on one machine and there was no control over printing in place. The lack of account management meant that there was no accountability with regards to print, resulting in spiralling costs. The challenge set by ABS was to carry out an audit with the aim of cutting costs and putting a print management system in place to have a positive impact across the whole school.

How ABS UK Helped?

ABS used its expertise in print management to make recommendations to the school and installed specialist software and equipment, which tracks and controls usage, while improving the print habits of all users, resulting in less wasted paper and fewer colour copies. Print management software also provides security features that validate print access through swipe cards and unique user names and passwords.

The systems put in place by ABS have saved Lyndhurst Primary School a cumulative total of more than 25,000 sheets of A4 paper over the last 18 months and further reduced its impact on the environment by the equivalent of 17,000 bulb hours (manufacturing energy saved from not producing the paper), 342kg of C02 emissions (greenhouse gases released during production process) and 3.2 trees (amount of trees that would have been consumed to make the paper).

As well as reducing its impact on the environment, the above paper savings have resulted in savings of approximately £1,200.00 on its print costs during the same period, and the managed print solution is now fully cost neutral.

On top of these savings, the school have saved a further £2,600 per year by consolidating all their photocopier contracts.

Comments

We enlisted the help of ABS after becoming concerned about our spiralling printing costs and the impact on the environment through wasted print.

The new system installed by ABS has made everyone mindful about what and why they are printing. It’s easy to follow, simple to use and certainly makes a difference.

We’ve enjoyed fabulous customer service and have made consistent savings while becoming more environmentally friendly.
Mrs Jane Woolfenden, Headteacher at Lyndhurst Primary School

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