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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

For: Library, General Access Computer Labs, Some Residence Halls, and Instructional Labs that don't have a printer in the room

  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-PRINT TO RELEASE STATIONS (for Fort Worth campus). 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

For: Instructional labs that have a printer in the room

  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.
  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.