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Printing in General Access Labs & Instructional Computer Labs

Effective June 1, 2012, a university student printing policy will go into effect that will reduce excessive printing in campus computer labs. The decision to implement this policy was made very carefully in order to be an environmentally friendly institution and to live within budget constraints. This "pay-as-you-print" initiative is the best option for Tarleton.

IMPORTANT FACTS:

You must wait for the Pharos Pop-up before your job will print. This can take a few seconds but you must set the Cost Information Verification and click OK before any printing happens. You will see a pop-up like this:

Free Print Balance

The Pharos Print System holds your print job in the queue for 24 hours. If a printer fails, we can reprint your job at no cost to you. Please call 254-968-1934 to report problems or to get help.

Pharos printers are set to print single-sided. You must select Print to both sides if you want to duplex-print to save money. B/W single-sided=$0.05; B/W both sides=$0.08. Color single-side=$0.15; Color both sides=$0.18

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Printing to Release Stations & Computer Labs

PRINTING ON ONE OR BOTH SIDES

All Pharos Printers are set to print on one side. If you want to print on both sides, you must select both sides.

For Micrsoft Office applications, see the example below:

Duplex Printing

For other applications, you must select Print > Properties > Finishing > Print on both sides. See the two examples below:

Print PDF

Print on Both Sides

 

PRINTING TO RELEASE STATIONS

DICK SMITH LIBRARY, COBA 212, MATH 226, SCIENCE 207A, WISDOM GYM 105, HICKMAN 530, HERITAGE LOBBY, HICKMAN LIBRARY, AND TSC 201 (B/W & COLOR FOR STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS)
  1. Log on to a workstation with your UID credentials.
  2. Begin a print job using HQ-PRINT TO ANY RELEASE STATION (Stephenville) or HQ-HICKMAN (FTW HICKMAN). This sends your print job to the print server queue where it is held (HQ) until you go to release station.
  3. Select Print One Sided or Print on Both Sides. B/W single-sided=$0.05; B/W both sides=$0.08. For color: single-sided=$0.15; both sides=$0.18
  4. Select Ok. By selecting OK, you agree to the charges for the print job and your Texan Card will be debited as soon as you go to a release station to release your job.
  5. Go to any printer with a release station (in the above locations). Log on with the card swipe or enter your UID credentials.
    Omega Enter Username

    Omega Enter Password

    You will see your print job and your card balance.

    Omega Print List

    Select your print job. You will see the cost of the print job.
  6. Select Print. Your print job is sent to the printer and your account is charged. If you don't have the funds for the print job, you will not be able to print. If the printer hardware fails, it is held in the print server queue for 24 hours. You can try another release station without being charged.
  7. Log off the release station.
  8. Be sure to log off your workstation so no one can print using your account.

 


 

PRINTING IN INSTRUCTIONAL COMPUTER LABS

AUTRY 302, COBA 204, COBA 206, COBA 209, ET 107, FINE ARTS 110, FINE ARTS 120, HOWELL 107, HOWELL 202, HYEG 203, HYEG 204, MATH 226E,
NURSING 204, NURSING 206, NURSING 216, NURSING 207, NURSING 208, OAG 2O5, OAG 206, OAG 208, OAG 209, WRITING CENTER,
SCIENCE 207, SCIENCE 208, SCIENCE 124, SCIENCE 234, SCIENCE 236, SCIENCE 330, SCIENCE 434, HICKMAN 440, HICKMAN 460, CLS 107, WGYM 105
  1. Log on to a workstation with your UID credentials.
  2. Begin a print job using PRINT TO XXX XXX (should be the default printer, but the printer will be name by Building and Room number, for example PRINT TO MATH 227.
  3. Select Print One Sided or Print on Both Sides. B/W single-sided=$0.05; B/W both sides=$0.08.
  4. Select Ok. By selecting OK, you agree to the charges for the print job and your Texan Card will be debited.

    Free Print Balance
    Your print job is sent to the printer and your account is charged. If you don't have the funds for your print job, it will not print. You must add funds to your Texan Bucks and reprint. For Reprint Policy, go to http://www.tarleton.edu/savepaper.
  5. Go to the printer to retrieve your job. If the printer hardware fails, please call 254-968-1934.
  6. Be sure to log off your computer, so no one else can use your printing account.