In our network nobody can connect his/her laptop directly to the printers, all printers accept connections (and documents) only from printers servers. These servers have different features to simplify the management of the printers from a user point of view. The possibility to print is available also for workstation connected to the epfl or to the public-epfl wireless networks.
Printers can be used with all the major O.S. used today (Apple Os X, Linux, MS Windows) and we try to maintain the level of management the lowest possible. Where the automatic configuration of the computer is impossible (as with wireless connections), we have opened some channels so the manual connection to the printers is the simplest possible (again: from the user perspective).
Every printer of public access can print on Recycled or White paper and in single or double sided mode. Most of these printers are High-speed model, wich means that they can print at least 25 pages per minute in B/W. Only the smallest and oldest printers are slower.