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How Schools Are Printing in the New Academic Year


This year, schools are going to experience a lot of changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Teachers and school administrators have prepared for students’ return and students are settling into the new routine—whether they have opted for remote, hybrid, or fully in-person learning. At ACT Group, we ensure that schools have all the supplies to print and copy as much as they need, to help ease the transition back into the buildings. Below, we have listed some of our bestselling devices and software used by educational institutions in the Northeast.

  1. Printers & Devices
    The Kyocera ECOSYS P2135d is a reliable, cost-effective black and white printer that is well suited for small workgroups and individuals. In school settings, it can be used for printing essays in the classroom or next to the computers in the library. This device prints up to 37 pages per minute and delivers exceptionally crisp output quality from the first page to the last. Optional ethernet network connectivity accommodates desktop printing and multiple users. For color printing, the Ricoh SP C840DN Color Laser Printer is perfect for fast printing in large quantities. It can be used for printing dozens of flyers, classroom artwork, and so much more. This device is well suited for spaces where multiple classes come to print documents. It produces up to 45 pages per minute, which is helpful when only a limited number of students are allowed into a communal space at a time due to social distancing requirements. The Kyocera TASKalfa 7002i Multifunctional Device is the only one needed in an administrative office within a school that prints, copies, and scans a large volume of documents per day. The tray fits multiple paper sizes, up to 12” x 48”. The 270-sheet Dual Scan Document Processor handles challenging paper-based applications reliably and efficiently.  The personalized system operations can match individuals’ specific workflows, for immediate and measurable gains in office productivity.
  1. Software
    Software plays a key role in modern education, now more than ever. PaperCut software has helped with remote learning and will continue to as many students take hybrid model classes. The software allows teachers and staff to access needed copies or prints from any device and eliminates the need for crowding at equipment while staff and students are attempting to print. PaperCut is a print management solution that helps users track their printing needs and usage patterns, ensuring efficiency and cutting down on costs.
  1. Interactive White Boards
    Desktop interactive white boards allow administration, teachers, and students to easily communicate and collaborate on projects and vital communications. The RICOH D3210BK Interactive Flat Panel Display is a 32-inch white board that can be mounted or placed on any flat surface, making it easy to transport and keep anywhere. The device can be paired with video communication software and cloud storage to maximize remote learning opportunities and minimize the number of people needed in one room.

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