Good afternoon everyone;
I'm not sure how to approach this question, it's awkward. The missionaries use our FHC a lot for accessing the computers, which is fine. But they use the printer a lot! And sometimes it is to just print off colouring pages and other random things like that. How do you address that kind of thing? Maybe it's okay? But we seem to be going thru lots of paper these days.
In the past, the missionaries that came to our center were allowed to copy a talk ,etc. pertaining to their calling. If they needed multiple copies of anything, they were asked to put a copy on a jumpdrive and have them printed in the meetinghouse library or ward clerk's office. If the printers are not compatible for jumpdrives, then they were allowed to print a copy,example, baptismal programs. Our FHC has it's own budget,separate from the wards'.
This issue should be discussed with the high councilor over the FHC. It can then be further directed to the stake presidency to have a discussion with the mission president about any policy or arrangement to make about the use of the printer, etc. Example, the mission could provide additional paper for the missionary use.
In our center, a notebook has been placed by the printer for all patrons who make copies to record the date, their name, and the number of copies that they make. There is also an additional sign on the printer instructing them to limit the copies to 5. This was done to help circumvent the abuse of copies being made,especially since we do not charge for copies. This has helped a lot.
I hope that this helps.2
Thank you, I'll try those ideas.0
Remove the paper tray from the printer/copier and lock it in a cabinet. We had the same problem with members using our printer for church bulletins. If the paper tray is removed, the printer won't print.1
It all comes out of the same pot after it's all said and done. The agent Bishop will pay for it and figure it out.
Look for deals on paper and buy boxes with multiple reams. Buy it and get reimbursed. No muss no fuss.
We closed our Library (now Media Center) and merged with the Family History Center in the same space. Same printer for both. Salt Lake monitors printer usage and sends a new cartridge when it gets low, and sends a bill.
No need to spend time on a commodity.
Just my thoughts and observations over the years.
Hope this helps!1