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We Asked PSPs: Do You Donate Used Equipment to Schools or Other Print Shops?

Do you or don’t you? If you haven’t yet, consider your local robotics club.





Do you donate used equipment to schools or other print shops?

NO: 59%

  • Haven’t had the opportunity, and our local tech school eliminated the printing program. — Rick Mandel, Mandel Graphic Solutions
  • Most times we have redundant pieces of equipment (two of everything), so if something totally dies, it’s usually harvested for parts for the remaining machine. — Wade Neff, Strategic Factory

  • Our equipment is generally still in optimum operational quality. We sell it on the open market, or sometimes the vendor will want to purchase our used equipment to resell themselves. — David Kaiser, Digitype Design

YES: 41%

  • I have donated printers and cutting equipment to our local technical center. — Tami Napolitano, Awesome Graphics

  • We feel the process was pretty easy and beneficial to all involved. — Derek Atchley, Atchley Graphics
  • We try to donate, but sometimes the resources to pick up or the timing of drop off can be a challenge. — Linda Fong, Fastsigns Oakland, Fastsigns Hayward
  • We have found robotics clubs can really use some of the parts in our old equipment. We donate end rolls and other materials to schools. They love it! — Jared Smith, bluemedia

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