ITS Labs MobilePrint

What is MobilePrint?

ITS Labs MobilePrint enables users to upload documents from personally-owned devices such as smartphones, tablets, and laptops/desktops to then be released at any Print Release Station as part of ITS Labs Remote Printing. Jobs printed via MobilePrint are counted against the same semester quota that is utilized when printing in the labs, i.e. from the same 110 sheet allocation per semester.

This page describes how to upload and print documents with ITS Labs MobilePrint.

 

Requirements

To print using MobilePrint, you'll need the following:

  • A valid Penn State Access Account
  • Internet connectivity
  • Physical access to a Release Station within 5 days of uploading a job
  • A mobile device running Apple iOS 7.0 or Android 4.03 or later to use the Pharos Print app.


Document Upload Methods

There are two ways to upload documents that can be released at a Print Release Station:

  • Web using the MobilePrint MyPrintCenter website
  • Smartphone/Tablet with the free iOS or Android Pharos Print app


Web Upload Instructions

To upload documents using MyPrintCenter, follow these steps:

  1. Open a web browser and go to https://mobileprint.win.psu.edu/. If you are not redirected to a Pharos secure log in page, use https://mobileprint.win.psu.edu/myprintcenter/.
  2. Enter your Penn State Access Account credentials in the Username and Password fields. Click "Log in".
  3. While on the "My Printing" tab, click on "Job List", then "Upload"

  1. A file upload box will appear. Browse to the location of the document you'd like to upload/print.
  2. Select the file and click "Open"
  3. The document upload processing may take a few seconds, depending on the size of the document. The red text to the right of the file name indicates the status of the upload and will disappear when complete.
    Note: Not all file formats are supported. Support for additional formats will be evaluated upon request.

  1. Your document is now ready to be released at a Print Release Station within five days. Additional documents may be uploaded at this time.
    Note: Sheets are debited from your account only when jobs are released at a Release Station. You are not charged when uploading.
  2. You may modify the properties of each document that will be reflected in the final print document (duplex, monochrome, pages per side) by selecting the file and changing the Print Options found in the lower right side of MyPrintCenter.

 

 

iOS & Android App Instructions

  1. Go to the App Store (iOS) or Play Store (Android) and search for "Pharos Print". Install the App and proceed to launch it.
  2. When prompted, use mobileprint.win.psu.edu for the Server Name and 443 for the Port. Click "Connect".

  

  1. When prompted for your Username and Password, enter your Penn State Access Account credentials and select "Log On"
  2. Once authenticated, you will see any recently submitted documents being held.
  3. iOS users may upload documents by holding down on a supported document to bring up the file handling menu. Android users are able to browse for documents to upload from the Pharos Print App interface, similar to uploading using the MyPrintCenter page.
  4. Uploaded documents can now be released a Print Release Station within five days.

 

Supported Document Formats

 

  • Microsoft® Word
  • Microsoft® Excel
  • Microsoft® PowerPoint
  • Microsoft® Visio
  • Microsoft Publisher
  • Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF)
  • Text (CSV, RTF & TXT)
  • Images (JPG, TIFF, GIF, BMP)
  • Open Office 4.0 or greater documents

 

 

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Last Updated September 14, 2016