New Print Environment Delivers Improved Services at Lower Cost to Letterkenny Institute of Technology

Print services for staff and students at Letterkenny (LYIT) have been significantly improved at lower cost thanks to a new print  environment, deployed and configured by MJ Flood. Charge-back facilities for all departments has also been enabled which ensures that each and every print job is accounted for, in line with best practice.

With an annual print volume of 3.9 million, LYIT has a demanding print environment. A wide variety of  documentation is produced on a daily bases including course notes, booklets, theses and other publications. “We wanted to move away from a mixed printer / copier environment where costs were rising exponentially and management control was quickly ebbing away” explains Liam McIntyre, IT Manager, LYIT.  “We went back to first principles and undertook a more holistic approach by treating LYIT as a “greenfield” site.  We developed a strategic document management plan, which would deliver improved services at a lower cost.”

High Quality, Dedicated Reprographic Services

Following a competitive tender process, MJ Flood was selected to meet the unique challenges set by Liam McIntyre and his team.

A dedicated reprographics room, staffed by an MJ Flood employee,  provides full-time documentation production facilities.  For example, students can get end of year projects professionally printed and bound with published student tariffs for this service.  “We take the view that staff should maximise their time with students, and not spend their time in front of a photocopier,” according to Liam McIntyre. “Our dedicated reprographic service delivers high quality print management on demand. Having MJ Flood staff on site maximises the uptime of our machines as troubleshooting can be rapidly performed where required.”

In addition, LYIT administration staff no longer have to worry about ordering consumables or spare parts as this is handled directly by MJ Flood.