ITS Labs Remote Printing

Remote Printing is the ability to print to selected lab printers from non lab machines. Pages will be accounted for just as if the printouts came from a lab machine.

How is it Done?

Download and run the appropriate package below on your personal computer. This will install a software package and and two printers named "RemotePrinting" and "RemotePrintingColor" on the computer. The different print queues correspond to the type of printer that you want to print the job on. the "RemotePrinting" will format the print job for Dell Black and white Printer and RemotePrintingColor will format the print job for a Color Laser Printer.

When you print something to one of these printers you will be asked for your access id. This is used later to identify which print jobs belong to you.

To actually print the output, go to a location where there is a release station and the type of printer the job was formatted for. Log on to the release station with your access id and password and the release station will display the print jobs that have been associated with your access id. You can choose whether to print the job(s) at that location or delete them. The release station only displays jobs that are formated for the types of printers available at that location. If there is no color printer only the black and white print jobs will be shown.  

If jobs are not printed or deleted within 24 hours they will be recycled into new bits. Only jobs that are released to be printed are charged for.

Where Can I print?

University Park

There are release stations with Black and white and color printers at the following locations:

  • Atherton Room 108
  • Findlay Room 6
  • Hammond 325 (Engineering Library)
  • Pattee W116 (Knowledge Commons)
  • Pattee W102 (Sidewater Commons)
  • Pollock Room 201
  • Redifer Room 24
  • Waring Room 107

There are release stations and Dell black and white printers at the following locations

  • Fisher Room 101
  • Davey Room 201 (Physical and Mathematical Sciences Library)
  • Hub First Floor (top of the stairs by the book store) and Third Floor
  • Katz Building, Basement, Second and Third floor Hallways
  • Kunkel Lounge
  • Pattee W24 (News and Microfilms)
  • Paterno 201 and 401
  • Thomas Building, First Floor Hallway
  • Warnock Room 108
  • HUB Top of the stairs by the book store

Altoona Campus

Release stations and Dell black and white laser printers:

  • Aaron Fourth Floor Hallway
  • Cypress 109 and 110
  • Devorris Downtown Center Basement
  • Hawthorn 234
  • Library 100
  • Sheetz Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence 100 and 206
  • Sheetz Nursing
  • Smith 100

Brandywine Campus

  • Vairo Library, Second Floor

Dickinson School of Law Carlisle Campus

  • Trickett Building, Basement Hallway
  • Trickett Library, First and Second Floor Hallways

Great Valley School of Graduate Professional Studies

  • Computer Center, Ground Floor

Hazleton Campus

  • Hazleton Library, Upper Floor 

Mont Alto Campus

  • Mont Alto Library, First Floor

Shenango Campus

  • Lartz Building, Room 101

 

Machine Requirements

All packages require a working network connection to download or print. If there is a newer package on the web site your computer will try to update itself with the new package.

Windows

Windows XP/Vista/7/8 32-bit

Download the distribution package PSURemotePrinting_for_W2K.exe

Windows XP/Vista/7/8 64-bit

Download the distribution package PSURemotePrinting_for_X64.exe

Installation:

  • Double click the downloaded file
  • Click the "Install" button at the bottom of the window that appears
  • Some anti virus packages may notice changes to the system a display warnings.

Known problems:

  • If 64 bit drivers for the same printer types are already installed they should be removed before installing this package.

Mac

Mac with Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion, or Mavericks:

Download disk image. PSU Remote Printing.dmg

Installation instructions:

  • Double-click the 'PSU Remote Printing" volume that should mount once the downloaded completes
  • Double-click the 'PSU Pharos Remote Printing' installer
    • If the you recieve a warning that the installer is from an 'unidentified developer', you will have to right click (hold control and click) the 'PSU Pharos Remote Printing' installer and choose 'Open'.
  • Click the 'Continue' button
  • Click the 'Continue' button
  • Select the volume to install the package on
  • Click the 'Continue' button
  • Click the 'Install' or 'Upgrade' button
  • Enter an Administrator's Name and Password
  • Click the 'Close' button

There will now be two printers:

  1. 'RemotePrinting' for printing to Dell Black & White laser printers
  2. 'RemotePrintingColor' to print to Color Laser Printers

Selected the appropriate printer when you print. Note: since one of these new printers was the last printer created it will become the default printer. To set a different default printer, launch 'Printer Setup Utility' which is in the 'Utilities' folder in the 'Applications' folder.

Last Updated August 27, 2014