The end user chooses a printer object when they need to print. Therefore, the object name needs to be descriptive enough so they know 1) the owner of the printer, 2) the location of the printer, 3) what type of printer it is, and 4) the model of the printer. This information will let them select a printer that is located near them and provide an exact printer location if there is a need for technical support.
The following naming convention will accomplish this:
The division or college abbreviation, an underscore, the department, an underscore, the building abbreviation, the room number, a dash, the manufacturer abbreviation (see list of manufacturers below) and the model of the printer.
Approved abbreviations for the types and manufacturers of various printers.
Note: If a printer is not in the list, give the manufacturer name to a committee member to bring up at the next monthly meeting.
Revised: November 15, 2016
Previously Revised: February 27, 2013