Helping libraries do their bit for the environment

Updated: May 25

We are all conscious of our impact on the environment and how we can be more ‘green’ in our everyday actions and transactions.


Most people need to print documents sometimes and libraries offer this service for anyone who doesn’t have access to their own printer. However, these print jobs can add to wastage in libraries – in terms of paper, ink, and staff time.


iCAM Printer Control has been carefully designed to help libraries keep this waste to a minimum, whilst giving staff and users greater control over their printing.


When a user hits print on their document, the print job is sent to the central Printer Control management software and held there until the user pays and releases their print either at a self-service kiosk or with a member of staff.


At this point, the user can review their print job and de-select any pages not required, as well as choosing whether to print in colour or black and white. This final step ensures users clearly know what the final cost of their printing will be, and have the option to only print the pages they actually need. By intercepting print jobs in this way, the software allows staff to fully control printer usage and reduce wastage of paper and ink, ensuring a more cost-effective and environmentally friendly printing solution.


Our Wi-Fi printing works in the same way – seamlessly integrating with iCAM Printer Control to give users convenient printing from their own device, whilst retaining the ability to delete unwanted pages at the point of payment and release.


We are continuously working to develop and improve our products to provide innovative and convenient services for both libraries and their end users whilst minimising impact on the environment.



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