Printing at Geneseo – Getting Started

 

What is Pharos?

Pharos is Geneseo’s secure printing management system. By using Pharos, you can print to and securely release your print jobs at any Toshiba printer on campus. Documents printed to Pharos will remain in the queue for 7 days before they are automatically deleted.

Should you use Pharos Cloud or Pharos Secure Printer? Here are the features of each of them:

Pharos Cloud

Pharos Secure Printer

Pharos Cloud

Pharos Secure Printer

No need to install any application to print, just go to: http://go.geneseo.edu/printing to print.

You need to install the Pharos Secure Printer application.

Can print most but not all file types (see all the Compatible File Formats listed below).

Can print all file types that your computer can open.

Can print single or double-sided and in color or B/W, but does support other advanced features.

Can print single or double-sided, in color or B/W, and has access to all advanced printer functions* available on the physical printer (e.g. stapling and hole punch).

 

*Note: These functions are not available on all printers on campus.

How to use Pharos Cloud and Pharos Secure Printer

You can choose to upload your jobs into a Pharos Cloud Web Portal via a web browser or install the Pharos Secure Printer application on your Windows, macOS, Android, and iOS devices to print on campus.

Printing to Pharos Cloud

To upload your documents to the Pharos Cloud Web Portal for printing:

  1. Go to: http://go.geneseo.edu/printing

  2. Log in with your Geneseo email and password.

  3. Upload the documents that you would like to print (see File Formats and Size Limits in the EXPAND HERE section below).

  4. Use the Finishing Options window to select the number of copies and color options.

  5. Follow the Authenticating and Release Your Print Job instructions below to retrieve your print job.

NOTE: If you have a file type that you would like to print that is outside the list below, consider printing it first as a PDF on your computer and then sending it to the Pharos Cloud Web Portal.

Computer Web Browser Compatible File Formats and Size Limits

Mobile Browser Compatible File Formats and Size Limits

Computer Web Browser Compatible File Formats and Size Limits

Mobile Browser Compatible File Formats and Size Limits

  • PDF - up to 250 MB

  • JPEG - 50 MB

  • BMP - 50 MB

  • PNG - 50 MB

  • TXT - 10 MB

  • Microsoft Office (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx) - 60 MB

  • PDF - 60 MB

  • Microsoft .docx only - 60 MB

Installing the Pharos Secure Printer  

Pharos Secure Print is automatically installed on all college-owned computers.

  • If you accidentally delete the Pharos Secure Printer after it has been previously installed or if the printer is missing, please restart your computer and log in. After a few moments, the printer should recreate itself. 

To install the Pharos Secure Printer on a personal computer, please see the https://geneseo.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/HELP/pages/76781077 article for instructions.

The first time you print a document, an application called Pharos Setup Guide will launch. Log in to this application with your Geneseo credentials to begin the setup. After accepting the first few defaults, you will be presented with a system-generated passcode. Please save this passcode for future reference. Once you have finished accepting all defaults, your passcode will also be sent to you via email.  

Printing to the Pharos Secure Printer

To use the Pharos Secure Printer installed on your computer to print your documents:

  1. Open the document or webpage you would like to print.

  2. Select File, then Print from the upper left-hand corner of the window.

  3. If you need to print in color, single-sided, or other advanced functions, follow the instructions in the https://geneseo.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/HELP/pages/89522177 article.

  4. Follow the Authenticating and Release Your Print Job instructions below to retrieve your print job.

NOTE: We suggest setting the Pharos Secure Printer as your default printer on your personal computer.

Authenticating and Releasing Your Print Jobs

All users must authenticate at the physical printer before any print jobs can be released and printed. 

There are three ways to authenticate at the printer:

  1. Tap your Geneseo ID card or Key Fob on the printer’s “ID Card” sticker.

  2. Enter your system-generated passcode by interacting with the LED screen at the printer.

  3. Configuring and using mobile release with an Android or iOS mobile device.

Once you have authenticated at the printer, you can choose to Print All of your pending documents or you can choose Review Documents to selectively print individual documents or delete duplicate/unneeded documents.

Commonly Accessible Printers 

Building

Room #

B&W/Color

Available Paper Sizes

Building

Room #

B&W/Color

Available Paper Sizes

Bailey Hall

1st Floor, Lobby

B&W

Letter

Bailey Hall

2nd Floor, Lobby 

Color

Letter; 11x17

Brodie Hall

174, Student Lounge

B&W

Letter

Fraser Hall

203, Library

Color

Letter

ISC

104, Lounge

B&W

Letter

ISC

Outside of 222

Color

Letter; 11x17

ISC

Outside of 322

Color

Letter; 11x17

Letchworth Dining Hall

101, Lounge

Color

Letter

MacVittie College Union

110, Mailroom

Color

Letter

MacVittie College Union

301, East Lounge

Color

Letter

Newton Lecture Hall

Near the greenhouse entrance

B&W

Letter

Red Jacket Dining Hall

214

Color

Letter

Saratoga Commons

106 (next to the vending machines)

Color

Letter

South Hall

2nd Floor, Lounge

Color

Letter

South Hall

2nd Floor, Top of Ramp to Fraser Hall

B&W

Letter

Welles Hall

013c, outside Duplicating Center

B&W

Letter

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