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How to print

The default printing settings are black and white, double-sided, no staple. You can change these by using the Properties or Preferences button in the print window.

  1. Log into the wireless network to use wireless printing.
  2. Install the Newman Public Printing printer driver (Windows version / Mac version) by downloading the installation package and running the installer.
  3. Open your document.
  4.     Print dialog box
    Use the print command (usually File menu: Print). Select the Newman Public Printing printer from the popup list of printers. Select any printing options (size, color, page range, duplexing) using the Properties button.
  5.     Enter 9-digit Hokie Passport ID number
    A prompt box will appear. Enter your 9-digit Hokie Passport ID number (no hyphens).
  6. Go to any photocopier/printer (on either the second or fourth floors behind the main elevators or in the branch libraries).
  7.     card swipe
    Swipe your Hokie Passport (stripe up).
  8.     account screen
    An account screen showing your current balance will appear. You must have Hokie Passport value on your card in the "Flex" account. Funds can be added to your account using the cash-to-card machines on the 2nd or 4th floors. Push OK.
  9.     print/copy control screen
    A screen appears offering Print, Copy, or Account options. It also lists items in your print queue.
  10. Select the items from your queue you wish to print. Once you choose your print jobs, your account will be debited and your items printed.
  11.     Log out button
    Once you have completed using the photocopier/printer, be sure to log out using the button in the lower right-hand corner of the screen.

(These directions are for letter, legal, and tabloid sized prints. For over-sized/poster prints, see our plotter page.)

  1. Open your document using any of our installed software packages.
  2.     Print dialog box
    Use the print command (usually File menu: Print). Select any printing options (size, color, page range, duplexing)  using the Properties button.
  3.     Enter 9-digit Hokie Passport ID number
    A prompt box will appear. Enter your 9-digit Hokie Passport ID number (no hyphens).
  4. Go to any photocopier/printer (on either the second or fourth floors behind the main elevators or in the branch libraries).
  5.     card swipe
    Swipe your Hokie Passport (stripe up).
  6.     account screen
    An account screen showing your current balance will appear. You must have Hokie Passport value on your card in the "Flex" account. Funds can be added to your account using the cash-to-card machines on the 2nd or 4th floors. Push OK.
  7.     print/copy control screen
    A screen appears offering Print, Copy, or Account options. It also lists items in your print queue.
  8. Select the items from your queue you wish to print. Once you choose your print jobs, your account will be debited and your items printed.
  9.     Log out button
    Once you have completed using the photocopier/printer, be sure to log out using the button in the lower right-hand corner of the screen.

You can now print from a mobile device like a phone or iPad where you cannot install a traditional printer driver. Printing documents you have on these devices is as simple as emailing them as an attachment to one of the addresses listed below. Before you email a document, you'll need to register for the service.

Register for service

Go to the Pharos Web Release page.

Enter your Hokie Passport number in the field labeled User ID (no dashes, just numbers). Leave the Password field blank. Click the Log on button.

    Log on to Pharos

 

Click your ID Number to show a menu where you can enter your email address.

    Access drop down menu

 

Click the + icon to submit the address. You can enter more than one address, but each will need to be confirmed. Each email address entered will receive a confirmation email. Use the confirmation link in that email to finish the registration process.

    Enter your email address

The Pharos Web Release page will also how you your current account balance and any items in your print queue.

Send documents to print

Attach your document and email to

Supported formats are

  • PDF
  • MS Word
  • MS Excel
  • MS Powerpoint
  • MS Visio
  • image files like JPG and GIF
  • text files like TXT, CSV, and RTF

It can take a few seconds to a few minutes for your emailed documents to arrive at the print queue server (you can see your print queue at the Pharos Web Release site or when you swipe your Hokie Passport at any of our printers). On this site, you can change the black and white/color option, duplexing option, multiple pages per sheet option, and number of copies, or you can delete any item in your queue. You can also directly upload a file for printing.

    Plotter

We now have a poster plotter to which you can print presentations, maps, blueprints, and more oversized print jobs. Prints cost 3¢/square inch (see right column for sample prices). You can print on 24" or 36" wide paper up to 72" in length.

The plotter uses the same Pharos system as our other printers; simply select the Newman Plotter from the list of printers on any of our public computers. Swipe your Hokie Passport at the Newman Plotter Release Station on the second floor, select the correct print job from the list, then wait for your printout to complete. 

Use PDF documents for best results

Because there are no refunds for misprinted jobs, we strongly recommend printing only PDF documents (convert any other format to PDF). The Acrobat print window will display exactly how your output will fit on the selected page size and PDFs more accurately show how colors will appear on the paper.


Photocopying, printing, scanning, and faxing services are available all hours Newman Library is open.

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