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PSA: Double-Sided Printing

Your new worst enemy

Your new worst enemy

In case you were planning to print anything, you know, ever, you should probably be aware that double-sided printing is no longer a more cost-efficient option. The print quota has been counting double-sided pages as two pages, rather than one.

However, the CUIT print quota info page still maintains that the “Quota is measured per sheet of paper printed, not per printed side.” It’s unclear whether this is a glitch, or the new world order (but probably a glitch). For those of you who hate the environment and have been engaging in a campaign to kill as many trees as possible through single-sided printing, you can rejoice now that the paper-saving, double-sided-printing environmental justice warriors have to use just as much of their print quota as you do.

We are reaching out to CUIT for comment and will keep you updated.

Update (1:35 pm): Columbia libraries tweeted this at us:

This is some solace, but Bwog already blew through its weekly and half of its semesterly quota printing recruitment flyers. If you’re listening, CUIT, we’d be so happy if we could have back our pages that were taken away from us. Thanks a bunch.

Update (8:25 p.m.): CUIT reached out to let us know that “as of approximately 4:00 p.m., the issue has been resolved, and all of our NINJa printing stations should now report student print quota accurately.” Also, they’re crediting the pages back to students who report incorrect counts to askcuit@columbia.edu. Way to go, CUIT.

An angry behemoth via Wikimedia.

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  • Printed in Hartley at 9 today says:

    @Printed in Hartley at 9 today Yeah not fixed

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous it was also even counting single-sided sheets as 2!

  • Derp says:

    @Derp Why does Bwog make double-sided flyers?

    1. Sarah Faith says:

      @Sarah Faith Because even the “single-sided printers” were printing double-sided.

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