Academic journal article T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

Not Your "Old School" Copier

Academic journal article T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

Not Your "Old School" Copier

Article excerpt

Discovering ways to accomplish more for less is a goal born of necessity at most public schools. With the advancement of digital duplicating technology, schools nationwide are replacing or augmenting photocopying with digital duplicating. The result is the ability to generate a greater volume of more creative, professional-looking materials at a fraction of the cost.

Duplicating the Benefits

Trying to purchase more for their money, school superintendents evaluate all equipment in the market before making their final decision. Carlisle Public School in Carlisle, Arkansas has two Duplo digital duplicators installed in their elementary and high school. "We are saving money utilizing the digital duplicators," says Dr. Ron Wilson, superintendent of Carlisle Public School. The factors that influenced his decision to go with Duplo's DP-31S Digital Duplicator were quality, cost and durability.

Copier supplies are quite costly when compared to those of duplicators. While duplicators use ink and master, copiers use toner. The yield of a toner is much shorter than that of a box of ink for duplicators. In schools, as elsewhere, time is money. And digital duplicators can print from speeds up to 120 copies per minute while copiers only print up to 40 copies per minute. "Duplo Digital Duplicators are used for all printing needs except when needing small numbers of copies. Copiers are used less often since their cost [per copy] is greater than the duplicator," says Wilson.

Since Carlisle Public School had their first digital duplicator installed, they have noticed a great difference in the efficiency of printing jobs. …

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