At IU, how can I print from my mobile device?

You can print from cell phones, tablets, and laptops (wireless or cabled) by using the Pharos Print mobile app, the My Print Center website, or the mobile print website; alternatively, you can attach a document to an email message and send it to a designated print address. Then, from any student print release station, swipe your ID card and release your document.

For a list of printers on the IU Print system, see Current locations of print release stations.

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Registering your email address(es)

You may be prompted to register your email address(es) the first time you use this service. By email, you will receive a link to the Mobile Print Web Release at https://mobile.print.iu.edu to add your email address(es) to your profile. You will receive a confirmation request email to complete the process.

Printing from the Pharos Print mobile app

The Pharos Print app allows you to send content from your iOS (7.0 or later) or Android (4.03 or later) device to any IU Print secured printer. No print drivers are required. From your mobile device, you can:

  • Submit documents to print by using the Open In (iOS) and Open (Android) command
  • Edit your finishing options before you print
  • Preview your documents before you print
  • View all of your documents waiting to print
  • Delete a print job
  • View your available funds and job cost (when applicable)

To use the Pharos Print mobile app to print from your mobile device, first download and install the app from the App Store (for iOS devices) or the Google Play Store (for Android devices). Then, to set up the app:

  1. Start the Pharos Print app.
  2. Enter the server address and port number:
    • Server address: mobile.print.iu.edu
    • Server port: 443
  3. Press Connect. The app will connect to the IU Print server and display a logon screen.
  4. In the "Username" and "Password" fields, enter your IU credentials.
  5. Press Log on, and you're ready to begin using the app.

Printing from My Print Center or the mobile print website

To print from the My Print Center website, navigate to https://mobile.print.iu.edu/MyPrintCenter/ and log in with your IU username and passphrase. You'll then be able to upload files, select a printer, and send your documents to that printer.

Note:
If you are using mobile printing, you do not need to select a specific printer from My Print Center.

Printing a document by sending email

  1. Using your IU email account, start a new message.
    • To print in black & white (monochrome), send your document(s) to print@iu.edu.
    • To print in color, send your document(s) to printc@iu.edu.
    Notes:
    • You do not need to include text in the body of the email message. If the message body contains a graphic or more than a few lines of text, the system may automatically create additional documents in your print queue; these extra files can be deleted at the release station if you do not wish to print them, and no charge will be incurred.
    • The most common file types are supported (for the full list, refer to the next section). Be aware that some PowerPoint files may not render correctly.
    • You cannot print web pages directly to the mobile print service, but must first save the web page as a PDF, and then attach it.
    • The mobile print service does not currently support duplex (two-sided) printing.
  2. Attach the file you wish to print, and email it. You will receive email confirmation when the job is submitted and ready for release at a print release station. This may take a few minutes, depending on the size of the document.
  3. After your job is confirmed, you have four hours to pick up your job at a print release station or it will be expunged with no cost incurred.

Supported document types

Applications File format
Microsoft Word .doc, .docx, .dot
Microsoft Excel
.xls, .xlt, .xlsx, .xltx, .xltm, .xlsm
Microsoft PowerPoint
.ppt, .pptx, .pptm, .pot, .pps, .potx, .ppsx
Microsoft Visio
.vsd, .vss, .vst, .vdx, .vsx, .vtx, .vdw
Microsoft Outlook .msg, .eml
OpenDocument (the standard file format for open source office applications such as Apache OpenOffice and LibreOffice)
.odt, .ods, .ott, .odp, .odg, .odf, .odp

Mobile Print 1.3.2 has been tested on OpenOffice 3.4.1.

Comma Separated Values .csv
Adobe Portable Document Format .pdf
Rich Text Format .rtf
Text files .txt
Limited HTML support
HTML as part of the body itself. For security reasons, HTML links and attachments are not supported.
Image formats
.jpg, .jpeg, .gif, .png, .bmp, .tif, .tiff
Other formats .cfg, .ini

For supported document types, you can print a document simply by emailing a web link to it; for example, sending the following URL will succeed because PDF is a supported document type:

http://www.pharos.com/documents/brochures-EDU/EDU-Pharos-sellsheet.pdf

On the other hand, the following would not work; to keep the environment secure, the service does not support printing HTM/HTML files:

http://www.pharos.com/support/downloads/terminals/PS150/PS150-2.2.2-revision-9197- readme.htm

For successful printing of web links:

  • The link should be the first line on the message.
  • Only one link is allowed per message.

For help, contact your campus Support Center.

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