March 16, 2007
Wasting Paper, Saving Paper
A few people have expressed understandable puzzlement over the banner pages (which show the document title and username) being generated by the HH-303 and HH-403 printers. After all, we're now wasting a sheet of paper with every print job, right? Right. But this is a matter of wasting a little to save a lot.
We're not going to be using the banner pages to track down offenders and wag our fingers at them*. I'm assuming that there's something wrong with the process that's led to people printing unwanted jobs - I'll be using the banners to identify the people with whom I should talk to discover the problem.
The banner pages do serve another useful function: it's much easier to find the boundary between jobs stacked in the output tray, so other people will be less likely to walk away with your printout (as sometimes happens).
* Well, the sysadmins aren't; I can't speak for the Chairman or the Administrative Coordinator, whose budgets pay for the paper and toner.