Staff Study on Statewide Printing and Reproduction Services (95-D-21)

Many State agencies have their own printing presses and high-speed photocopiers. We examined the cost-effectiveness of these operations and found that improvements were needed. For example, we identified several items that were printed on in-house presses when they could have been printed by commercial vendors under State contract at a fraction of the cost. We analyzed the use of 56 printing presses at 11 State agencies and found that the presses were used for an average of only 37 percent of their capacity. We suggested a number of alternatives for increasing the cost- effectiveness of State agency printing and reproduction operations.

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