The Single-sided Volume value shows the percentage of single-sided pages printed out of the total number of pages printed. This is calculated using the following formula:
Single-sided Volume = (Number of single-sided pages / Total pages) * 100
- A green gauge indicates that the single-sided print volume is under the target.
- A yellow gauge indicates that the print volume for single-sided printing is near, but not over the target.
- A red gauge indicates that the single-sided volume is over the target.
Why is this important?
To reduce operating costs and waste, you can encourage duplex printing or make it the default policy. Doing so will significantly reduce the amount of paper your organization consumes.
If the Single-sided Volume value reveals a lot of single-sided printing in your organization, consider the following questions:
- Is this amount of single-sided printing justified?
- Do employees have access to devices that support double-sided (duplex) printing?
- Is it time to make duplex printing the default option on departmental printers and copiers?