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WiFi Printing at the Library: WiFi Printing Overview

Print from your Laptop or portable device using Pharos Mobileprint

Wireless Printing Overview

Print from your laptop or mobile device using Pharos Mobileprint, the campus wireless printing service. Wireless printing is available at all campus libraries.

Printing from an Android device or iOS device must presently be done via a browser. Please use the Printing from your laptop instructions below.

Overview of Wireless Printing from your laptop

To use Pharos Mobileprint from your laptop or mobile device:

  1. Connect to the internet via a Campus network such as AirBears2, CalVisitor, eduroam, or a Library workstation..
  2. Open a web browser and go to
  3. Click on "Login with SSO" on the button located in the middle of the screen
  4. Sign in using your CalNet ID (e.g., jsmith).
  5. Click on the "Upload" button, located in the upper-left portion of the screen.
    • File upload is currently set to 20 MB in size.
    • File upload will succeed but the job will fail at the print release station if the file size meets or exceeds 20 MB.
  6. Using the file explorer or finder, navigate to and select the document that you would like to print. This sends your job to the printer.
  7. Confirm that the document you selected appears in your print queue.
  8. Wait while your print job is being submitted. It may take up to a minute to complete.
  9. Retrieve your print job at any library printer by tapping your Cal1Card card on the black card reader next to the print station.
  10. Select your print job(s), verify the correct cost and press "print."
  11. Collect your print job(s) at the assigned printer.

Step-by-step instructions

Overview of Wireless Printing from a Portable Device

Things to be Aware of with Laptop Printing.

1. As of 2/9/18 only black-and-white printing is available.

2. Pharos Mobileprint currently only supports document printing for Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, PDF, text (CSV, RTF and TXT) and images (JPG, TIFF, GIF, BMP).

3. Wireless printing currently only supports up to 20 pages in a single print request.

4. File upload is currently set to 20 MB in size.

5.There may be some delay in job processing.  Do not cancel your print job while you are waiting.

6. Job queue will be held for 2 hours (120 minutes) before being purged.

7, Some options are available for the document(s) uploaded e.g. bw/color, double-sided, single-sided, copies, page selections.

Things to be Aware of with Mobile Device Printing.

1.  You must be using a Campus WiFi interface such as AirBears2, eduroam or CalVisitor for the Library's print release locations to be accessible.

2. There is considerable variation in how Pharos Mobileprint interfaces with specific applications and different mobile devices. Using the printing options supplied on the Pharos Mobileprint screen or printing from local device drive or cloud storage such as Box or DropBox usually meets with the most immediate success. 

3. It may not be possible to print emails or web pages within specific applications on many portable devices.  You may need to save the email or web page to a local device drive or cloud storage such as DropBox and access Pharos Mobileprint via the Mobileprint website.

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