Duluth to save $96,000 annually through the new printing system
The new centralized printing system adopted by the city of Duluth in Minnesota will save an estimated $96,000 a year, as stated by Karla Culhane, manager of Duluth’s Management Information Systems division. He also added that the savings don’t include those that come from the reduced energy cost.
As part of the initiative, the city aims to unplug and dispense with more than 150 machines, including printers and copiers. The city also aims to reduce its expenditure on leased equipment. Additionally, it will get rid of a number of old and less-efficient machines.
Toshiba Business Solutions Inc. is the partner of Duluth in this initiative. The company has agreed to incur the cost of recycling the printing equipment owned by the city but not required anymore. The partnership is in the form of a three-year lease agreement. The system was first installed at the Duluth Police Department’s new headquarters in Rice Lake Road, Culhane. Duluth City Hall will be the next place where the system would install.