Staff and Faculty Printer Defaults – NEW

Information Technology (IT) is making two changes to how staff and faculty printers on the Providence Campus will be configured for the start of this academic year.

  • Color printers will default to B&W (Grayscale) – Color printing is four to five times more expensive than B&W printing. This past year, IT tested a number of color printers throughout campus, having set the default to B&W printing. This resulted in significant cost savings. IT is now extending this default setting to all color printers, but as needed, you can change the setting to color.

  • Printing double-sided – Paper costs are easily reduced by printing on both sides of the paper. IT will change the default to double-sided on all printers capable of this feature, but as needed, you can change the setting to single sided.

  • To change these settings for a single print job, follow this link to the IT website Printer page for instructions.

Once the defaults have been set on your printer, they will automatically download to your computer and update your printer configurations. There is nothing that you will need to do to update your computer.

If you have any questions on this please contact the IT Service Desk at 401-598-HELP (4357) or it@jwu.edu