Forgotten Print Jobs Save Paper! Posted on December 21st, 2010 by

Last year Gustavus implemented its print accounting system. Within the system, users go to to release their print jobs after they have clicked “Print” on their computer.

Gustavus chose this two-step process because many of the wasted paper we found were left on printers were prints that people forgot to pickup or prints they really didn’t want. This two-step process has already saved Gustavus a tremendous amount of resources. For example,  since the beginning of the 2010 Fall semester 99,088 pages have already been saved! These are pages that were printed from the computer, but were never released at That is equivalent to a savings of: 1.23 trees, 28,074.9 hours of leaving a 60 watt lightbulb on or a cost of $7,307.85!

To learn more about the print accounting system, please visit

If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Technology Helpline at x6111 or e-mail us at


One Comment

  1. Patrick McDougle says:


    Now if only we would see that savings in the tuition…