Printers

Intall the Library Printers on a Mac

This section of the instructions applies to Mac OSX versions 10.6 “Snow Leopard” and above only.

Installing Popup

To install Popup 8.0 for Mac OS X, obtain the Popup installer and run it as follows:

  1. Log in using an adminsistrator account.
  2. Download the file Pharos Download to your desktop.
  3. Double click the download, unzip the file, and this will create a file called Popup.dmg.
  4. Double click Popup.dmg, and a new window will open. Double click Popup.pkg that appears in the new window.
  5. After you have double clicked Popup.pkg you will run through a series of promps; accept the terms of services, select the default destination, and allow the installation.
  6. Now the Pharos Popup will now be automatically launched every time you log in.

Configuring Printers

    1. Open System Preferences and click on Print & Fax icon
    2. After selecting the Print & Fax icon select the + icon located on the left hand side of the dialog box. If you receive an error message, make sure that your lock located on the bottom of the dialog box is unlocked. If your lock is not unlocked select the lock and log in as the computers administrator.

3. Hold down the Control key on the keyboard and click anywhere on the toolbar. From the popup menu that appears, select Customize Toolbar

4. Drag the Advanced icon to the toolbar and close the customization dialog.

Black and White Printer Instructions (Library)

    1. After you have selected add a printer, and selected advanced, you will be brought to the advanced prompt. You will need to enter the following information to properly access the printer:
      Type: Pharos Print Server
      Device: Another Device
      URL: popup://129.111.57.203/lab9000ps
      Name: Black and White
      Location: Library 3rd Floor
      Print Using: Use the dropdown and pick the “Generic PostScript Printer” option and click Add…

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2.  After clicking Add, you are given the ability to install printer options. Select “Duplex Printing Unit” option if you wish to be able to print double sided and select Ok.

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3. You have now successfully added the library’s black and white printer.

Color Printer Instructions (Library)

  1. The color printer instructions are essentially the same, however, you must replace the first step with the appropriate information:
    Type: Pharos Printer Server
    Device: Another Device
    URL: popup://129.111.57.203/lib-colorpcl
    Name: Color
    Location: Library 3rd Floor
  2. Use the dropdown and pick the “Generic PostScript Printer” option and click Add…
  3. Finally, to ensure that your computer is connecting to the printers make sure that you have green dots below the printer name in the Print & Fax section of System Preferences.

Printer Instructions (Research Administration Building)

  1. The RAB printer instructions are essentially the same, however, you must replace the first step with the appropriate information:
    Type: Pharos Printer Server
    Device: Another Device
    URL: popup://129.111.57.203/ResearchAdminBldg
    Name: Research Administration Building
    Location: RAB
  2. Use the dropdown and pick the “Generic PostScript Printer” option and click Add…
  3. Finally, to ensure that your computer is connecting to the printers make sure that you have green dots below the printer name in the Print & Fax section of System Preferences.

Printer Instructions (Nursing School)

  1. The Nursing printer instructions are essentially the same, however, you must replace the first step with the appropriate information:
    Type: Pharos Printer Server
    Device: Another Device
    URL: popup://129.111.57.203/Nursing
    Name: Nursing School Lounge
    Location: Nursing School Lounge
  2. Use the dropdown and pick the “Generic PostScript Printer” option and click Add…
  3. Finally, to ensure that your computer is connecting to the printers make sure that you have green dots below the printer name in the Print & Fax section of System Preferences.

Printer Instructions (Dental School)

  1. Type: Pharos Printer Server
    Device: Another Device
    URL: popup://129.111.57.203/Dentalschool
    Name: Dental School Lounge
    Location: Dental School Lounge
  2. Use the dropdown and pick the “Generic PostScript Printer” option and click Add…
  3. Finally, to ensure that your computer is connecting to the printers make sure that you have green dots below the printer name in the Print & Fax section of System Preferences.

Print from a Windows laptop

Please note: When installing this software in the Library please use a wired network connection. Do not use a wireless connection.

Pharos Popups does not currently support 64-bit Windows Vista.

 

  1. Download the Pharos Popups installation file for the location that you wish to be able print to:
    1. Briscoe Library
    2. Nursing School
    3. Dental School
    4. Research Administration Building
    5. Laredo Library
    6. RAHC Library
  2. If you get the “Do you want to run or save this file?” box, click Run.
  3. If you get the “The publisher could not be verified” warning, click Run.
  4. The installation window will open. Click Start. It will take several minutes for the installation to finish.
  5. When the installation finishes, click Finish.

Note: If you wish to install more than once location, simply install each location individually.

Print from my Laptop

Full Featured Printing:

Using the full featured printing requires that you install software for both Windows and Mac. Please select your device below, and follow the directions for setting up wireless printing:

Installation files and instructions can be found online for the following platforms:

Quick Print:

 Please note: When installing the print software you must be on campus.

Print from My Mobile Device

This section of the instructions applies to both Android and iOS mobile devices.

Please note: if you have already registered a device with Mobile Print, you can skip below to the how to use section. Once registered, the following printers can be selected via mobile print:

Printer Name Printer Location
Briscoe Library Black/White Library – 3rd Floor
Briscoe Library Color Library – 3rd Floor
Briscoe Library 4th Floor Library – 4th Floor
Nursing Student Lounge Nursing School Student Lounge

Register My Email with Pharos Mobile Print

In order to print using Pharos Mobile Print, you must first register an email account(s):

 

Printing from My Mobile Device

Please Note: After selecting Print in step 7 below, the print job will automatically begin to print to the selected Printer.

Print or Copy

Printing and Copy from the library is fast and easy. We have locations across the Long Campus, Harlingen, Laredo, and the TRP. To print from your laptop you have two options, for all of our locations if you install the printer “information” you can print directly to the printer; for our high traffic areas we have installed a mobile print solution that will let you print from your web browser, smart phone, or tablet.

Mobile/Fast Print:

Our Mobile/Fast print allows you to print quickly to our high traffic areas, to print from your mobile device, follow these instructions: http://library.uthscsa.edu/2014/05/mobile-printing/.

Full Featured/Laptop Print:

Need to print from your laptop, we have you covered, our printing allows you to download and install our printers. This fully featured version allows you to change printing styles, powerpoint’s per page, dimensions, etc. The fully featured version is now available for Mac OsX, Windows 7/8 32 & 64 bit. We have broken down the printers by locations, just select the ones that you need: http://library.uthscsa.edu/2011/11/i-need-to-print-from-my-laptop/.

Copy Service:

The library allows user to print from a variety of locations across campus. Currently, the Briscoe Library, Dental School Lounge, and Nursing School are available, with copying also available in Harlingen and Laredo. If you would like to get a card for printing/copy for your department, please contact the Library Administration Office at (210) 567-2400.

Cost:

The library charges $ .10 per page for black and white prints, and $ .75 for color.

Problems/Troubleshooting:

If you ever run into any trouble printing or copying, please contact the library circulation desk (210) 567 – 2440, or email askalibrarian@uthscsa.edu.