Ohio University

Search within:

Student Printing - Mobile Printing

Students can print from their own computer or mobile device via web upload or email. When printing remotely, you cannot change the paper size and must print the entire document. Supported file types include Microsoft Office (except Visio 2013), OpenOffice, PDF, text, HTML, and most common image formats. Standard pricing applies.

Web upload

  1. Log in to myprintcenter.ohio.edu.
  2. Click Upload and choose the document you want to print.
  3. Within one hour, go to any Bobcat Cash printer of the appropriate type (Black and White or Color).
  4. Swipe your OHIO University ID card and follow the instructions on the card reader, or touch the card reader screen and enter your OHIO ID and password.

Email

  1. From your OHIO email address, email the document you want to print as an attachment to mobileprint@ohio.edu.
  2. Wait for a reply letting you know your document is ready to print.
  3. Within one hour, go to any Bobcat Cash printer of the appropriate type (Black and White or Color).
  4. Swipe your OHIO University ID card and follow the instructions on the card reader, or touch the card reader screen and enter your OHIO ID and password.

Touchless Printing

Touchless Printing is a new feature providing users a touch-free method to release their print jobs at pay-to-print printers. This feature requires that the Pharos Mobile Print app be installed on your mobile device.  Once you have the app installed, use the steps below to release your print job by scanning the QR code on the printer. Please note that this is a pay-to-print feature and that requires that funds be available on your account to print.

Available for Apple iOS 13.0 or Android OS 6.0 or higher devices. 

Install and Set Up App

  1. ​Search for “Pharos Print” in the Apple or Google Play store 
    Screen shot of Pharos application download
  2. Install the “Pharos Print” app 
  3. Open the app 
  4. Enter “myprintcenter.ohio.edu” and “443” in the white boxes 
  5. Tap “Connect” 
    Screen shot of Pharos connect
  6. Enter your OHIO ID (do not include @ohio.edu) and OHIO Password
  7. Tap “Log On”
    Screen shot of Pharos application log on

How to Print

Uploading A Print Job

Use any of the following methods:

Preparing A Print Job

Jobs will appear in the Pharos Print App. To change print options for a job, tap the job to select it, then tap “Print Options.”

  • IMPORTANT: By default, jobs are initially loaded into My Print Center/Pharos Print App for black and white, double-sided printing. To print in color or single-sided, you must select the job and change its print options before releasing.
  • To see a preview of the printout, select the job then tap “Preview.”
Releasing A Print Job
  1. Tap a job to select it to be printed. If no jobs are selected, then all the jobs displayed will print.
  2. Tap the QR code icon in the right corner of the yellow bar at the top of the app screen.
    Image of yellow menu box for QR Code in Pharos Application
  3. Scan the QR code sticker on the printer (the red line across the phone screen should cross the middle of the QR code). 
  4. Tap “Confirm.”
  5. Your print job is now being sent to the printer. It may take a few moments to come out.

Printing Locations

  • Alden Library 
  • HCOM Cleveland
    • LRC (SPS-102)
    • 2nd Floor (Across from Study Room SPS-245)
    • 4th Floor (Across from SPS-466)

Troubleshooting

  • If the printer is asleep, it may take a few minutes for it to wake up and print the job and may appear non-responsive at first. You can wake the printer up before trying to print by pressing the power button.
  • If the printer was just turned on or restarted, it may take a few minutes before it can communicate with the app. If you get a “printer is offline” error message, wait a minute and try again (or try a different printer).
  • As always, if printing using My Print Center or the Pharos Print App is not working, try printing directly from a computer with OHIO pay-to-print queues installed and releasing via card swipe.