Friday, November 20, 2009

Printer Upgrade Monday!

Good news! Library computer users will see a dramatic increase in printing speed sometime early next week when our new HP p4015x computer, purchased by the Friends of the Waterloo Public Library, comes on line.

The new printer is rated at 50+ monochrome pages per minute, much faster than the Kyocera, which will be retained for color prints. Patrons may choose to print in duplex, but the default is simplex (i.e., "single-sided). For now the price will stay at $00.05 per page.

Patrons will enjoy the speed and high quality; staff members will appreciate the 1,000 sheet paper capacity as well as the high-yield toner cartridges that should be good for more than 20,000 pages! Waits in line while harried librarians scurry around with toner cartridges will be much less common.

The bad news is that we'll have to reconfigure every public access computer to "see" the new printer. We'll then have to do some testing to make sure we've done our job correctly. This means that the public access computers will not be available Monday morning. We know that computer access means a lot to our patrons and we'll work as fast as we can to get them up and running again.

If you appreciate this great new service, consider expressing your thanks to the Friends of the Waterloo Public Library!

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