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February 2012

Reducing Print and Internal Mail Distribution Costs!

Did you know that the University distributes over 200,000 publications from offices internally through BC’s Campus Mail each year?

Moving these copies of publications to email will not only save on print costs but will reduce the burden of sorting and distribution from Campus Mail Services.  In addition, the information will go directly to the intended audience, and can be delivered at a particular date and time, if you so desire.

Your final file returned from the printer can be converted to an HTML document.  The Production Services division of Information Technology Services can help you transfer from labels to email lists. 

To send a publication via email, the email request is sent to "".  The request will include the distribution list and the content, and the applicable date and time for delivery.  Information Technology will work with you to test the content first (including emailing to the requester if you ask to see it in advance) before the real email.

To learn more about this process, or to be set up to use this service, please contact  (Peggy Flibotte) at ext. 2-8699. 

Your cooperation in moving print material out of manual distribution systems, and into email, will help save the University, and the Earth, valuable resources

August 2011

IKON Contract for Copiers

In an effort to better service Boston College IKON has implemented an online service call system.

This gives you three ways to place a service call.

1.       Call and speak to an operator - 1-888-456-6457
2.       Use the voicemail system
3.       Submit an online request for service

Once you enter your contact information from your computer the system will save it. This will save you some typing the next time you have to place a call.  Please click on the hyperlink below and open the service page, then add it as a favorite so you will have it available if you need it. Again, if you have any problems please call Joe Koslowsky – 617-292-7555 x2646


Chestnut Hill Post Office

As of August 1, 2011, the Chestnut Hill Post Office will no longer accept permitted mail.

July 2011

University Savings

The McMullen Museum of Art recently used the BC XPEDX paper contract for the Museum Expedition Catalog to save 58% of their paper cost by switching their paper to a comparable stock. They saved an additional 8% with the contract pricing. Do you have a print project coming soon? For suggestions on paper alternatives, contact our XPEDX representative, for options.

April 2011

Announcing Boston College and WB Mason’s “Swap and Save” Program.

Take advantage of this new program and see the savings potential add up! 

Click here to see how your department can realize additional savings on many office supplies, and the list is growing!

September 2010

Surplus Furniture:

We are currently working on a digital surplus furniture inventory that can be readily accessed from our homepage.  In the meantime, if you have great surplus furniture that you would like to see “recycled” or if you are in need of new items, please contact Kathie Jameson at 2-0318 or and in the subject line use “Surplus furniture request”.  Under current economic circumstances surplus furniture requests have been many.  We will do all possible to fulfill your request!


March 2010

Mill Paper Program Extended

Procurement is happy to announce that the pricing discount extended for publication related papers has been expanded to include the new line of "SmartPapers" available from Mohawk Mills.   

For over 100 years, SMART Papers has tried to make smart choices in the process of producing he best premium coated and uncoated printing papers in the market. Their century-long heritage of fine paper production has resulted in a portfolio of world famous brands like Kromekote.  SmartPapers provides ecologically friendly alternatives for publication printing.

Contac t Steve Maskell, Lindenmyer Paper, at 508-528-9823, to see if there may be a paper that will provide savings for your publication project.