Pay for Print

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Overview

At both the Kingston and Providence Campuses, students and guests who wish to print or photocopy documents can do so by using their RAM Account or a Guest Pass. Printers are located in Computer Labs, Copiers are located in the 24-Hour room of the Kingston Campus's Library, in addition to the copiers located on the ground floor of the Library. Students or guests can install our printer software on their personal laptop computers and print wirelessly when in the Library or other location configured for wireless printing. Follow the instructions below for installation guides for Windows and Mac OS X.

Guest Passes

Guest passes can be purchased for printing or photocopying documents at the following locations:

  • Kingston Campus:
    • Carothers Library - Main Entrance
  • Providence Campus:
    • Computer Lab - Room 301

NOTE: Both kiosks do NOT accept coins. Only bills are accepted. You can also add value to an existing guest pass at both of the kiosks.

Problems?

Please call Classroom Media Assistance (CMA) at 874-4278 and explain your situation.

Costs Associated with Printing/Copying

  • Black & White
    • 10 cents per page for Single-Sided printing/copying.
    • 20 cents per page for Double-Sided printing/copying.
  • Color
    • 25 cents per page for Single-Sided printing/copying.
    • 50 cents per page for Double-Sided printing/copying.


Printer Locations

Kingston Campus

  • University Library:
    • Lower Level Hallway
    • LL4 Computer Lab
    • Learning Commons
    • 24-Hour Study Room
    • Second Floor
  • Memorial Union:
    • Second Floor Lounge
    • Third Floor Computer Lab
  • Ballentine Hall:
    • Computer Lab - Room 240
  • Fine Arts Building:
    • Computer Lab - Room F102
  • Hope Commons:
    • Corner Store
  • Quinn Hall:
    • Computer Lab - Room 215
  • Swan Hall:
    • Language Lab - Room 301
  • Woodward Hall:
    • Computer Lab - Room 6

Providence Campus

  • University Library (Ground Floor)
  • Computer Lab - Room 301
  • Multimedia Lab - Room 326


Printing from an Apple Computer (Macintosh)

INSTRUCTIONS FOR PRINTING FROM A MACINTOSH MACHINE USING YOUR URI ID AND YOUR RAM ACCOUNT

  • Print the document within the application on your computer as you normally would
  • You will see the following Print Dialog box:



Mac Print Dialog box

  • Choose either the URI BLACK & WHITE or URI COLOR option
  • When you have finished configuring your settings, click the PRINT button
  • Type in your 9-digit URI ID number when prompted.


Select Print Server Document Properties


  • Walk to any printer, copier, or print station and swipe your URI ID
  • ONLY YOUR PRINT JOBS will be displayed on the screen (based on your 9-digit ID number).
    • If your job does not appear on the list, chances are that a typographical error was made when you typed your ID number
    • Go back to your machine and submit the print job again
  • Select the jobs that you want to have printed (either with the mouse or the copier’s keypad) and then press OK
  • Your jobs will begin to print momentarily.
  • Print jobs will remain in the printing queue for two (2) hours.
    • If they are not printed within that time, they will automatically be deleted from the print server.


Printing from Windows Computers (Dell, HP, Sony, etc.)

INSTRUCTIONS FOR PRINTING FROM A WINDOWS MACHINE USING YOUR URI ID AND YOUR RAM ACCOUNT

  • Print the document within the application on your computer as you normally would. You will see one of the following Print Dialog boxes:

Select Print Server

Select Print Server

  • Choose either the URI BLACK_WHITE PRINT SERVER or URI COLOR PRINT SERVER


  • When you have finished configuring your settings, click the OK button.

  • Type in your 9-digit URI ID number when prompted



Select Print Server Document Properties

  • Walk to any printer, copier, or print station and swipe your URI ID.
  • ONLY YOUR PRINT JOBS will be displayed on the screen (based on your 9-digit ID number).
    • If your job does not appear on the list, chances are that a typographical error was made when you typed your ID number.
    • Go back to your machine and submit the print job again.
  • Select the jobs that you want to have printed (either with the mouse or the copier’s keypad) and then press OK. Your jobs will begin to print momentarily.
  • Print jobs will remain in the printing queue for two (2) hours. If they are not printed within that time, they will automatically be deleted from the print server.


How to Configure a Personal Computer to Use URI's Pay for Printing Services

If you wish to use your own computer with the URI Pay-for-Print services, you can install the necessary files and print to the printers in the Library and other locations across the campus (such as computer labs).

Installing URI's Pay for Print Software on a Windows Machine

1.Download Pharos Software Print Queue Drivers

For Vista and 7 users First check to see if your computer is 32 or 64bit. This is done by going to the start menu, right clicking on "Computer" and selecting properties. This will open a Window and under the System Section next to System Type it will say whether your computer is 32 or 64 bit

a. Using a web browser, go to this website: ftp://ftp.ois.uri.edu/p4p
b. Click on the “LABPRINT_BlackAndWhiteSpoolQ_for_Lte.exe” and save it to your hard drive
c. Click on the “LABPRINT_ColorSpoolQ_for_Lte.exe” and save it to your hard drive

2. Install Print Queue Drivers

a. Double-click on either the “Win_BW_64bit.exe” or “Win_BW_32bit.exe” depending on the System Type and which one was downloaded
b. Click the “Install” button. This process will take a few minutes.
c. Click the “Finish” button.
d. Double-click on either the “Win_Color_64bit.exe” or “Win_Color_32bit.exe” depending on the System Type and which one was downloaded
e. Click the “Install” button. This process will take a few minutes.
f. Click the “Finish” button.

3. When you print (from whatever application you are using), you will now have the ability to choose the “RI Black_White Print Server or the URI Color Print Server

Installing URI's Pay for Print Software on a Macintosh Computer

1. Download Pharos Software

a. Using a web browser, go to this website: ftp://ftp.ois.uri.edu/p4p
b. Click on the “Popup.dmg” file and download it to your hard drive. For 10.8 users download "PopupFor10.8.dmg"
c. Open the “PopUp.dmg” or "PopupFor10.8.dmg" file – you will see an icon of a new drive on your desktop, and a new window with PopUp installer (.mpkg file) in it.
d. Double-click the PopUp installer and follow the directions on the screen to install it. You will need to have Administrator privileges in order to install the software.
e. Click on the “Notify.dmg” file at ftp://ftp.ois.uri.edu/p4p and download it to your hard drive. For 10.8 users download "NotifyFor10.8.dmg"
f. Open the “Notify.dmg” or "NotifyFor10.8.dmg" file – you will see an icon of a new drive on your desktop, and a new window with Notify installer (.mpkg file) in it.
g. Double-click the Notify installer and follow the directions on the screen to install it. You will need to have Administrator privileges in order to install the software.


2. Install Print Queue Drivers

MAC OS 10.4.9 AND BELOW:

  1. From the Apple menu, choose Preferences.
  2. Click on [Print/Fax] icon.
  3. Click the <Add> button in the toolbar, then hold down the <Option> key on the keyboard and click the <More Printers...> button.
  4. From the topmost popup button, select <Advanced>.
  5. From the <Device> popup button, select <Pharos Print Server>.
  6. In the <Device Name> field, enter a name for the new printer queue (we suggest “URI Black & White Print Server” or “URI Color Print Server”)
  7. In the <Device URL> field, enter “popup://labprint.uri.edu/macbw” (to use the black and white queue) or “popup://labprint.uri.edu/maccolor” (to use the color queue).
  8. From the <Printer Model> popup button, select “Generic PCL” as the printer driver.
  9. Click <Add>. The new Popup queue will now show up in the list of printers.

MAC OS 10.5 AND ABOVE:

  1. From the Apple menu, choose System Preferences.
  2. Click on [Print & Fax] icon.
  3. Click the <+> button at the bottom left of the window.
  4. Hold down the <Control> key on your keyboard and click the near the top of the toolbar. A popup menu will appear. Select <Customize Toolbar>.
  5. Drag the <Advanced> icon to the toolbar and close the customization dialog.
  6. Click on the <Advanced> button in the toolbar.
  7. From the <Type> popup button, select <Pharos Print Server>.
  8. In the <URL> field, enter “popup://labprint.uri.edu/macbw” (to use the black and white queue) or “popup://labprint.uri.edu/maccolor” (to use the color queue).
  9. In the <Name> field, enter a name for the new printer queue (we suggest “URI Black & White Print Server” or “URI Color Print Server”)
  10. From the <Print Using> popup button, select <Select Printer Software> and choose “HP Color LaserJet 5550” as the printer driver. If it is not in the list of drivers, run Software Update or go to http://support.apple.com/kb/DL907 and download and run the driver package.
  11. Click <Add> and then <Continue> . The new Popup queue will now show up in the list of printers.


3. When you print (from whatever application you are using), you will now have the ability to choose the “URI Black & White Print Server” or the “URI Color Print Server."

Getting Help

Kingston Campus

If you have any problems during this setup or just have general questions about the Pay For Print System, you can go to the Classroom Media Desk in the Carothers Library LL4 Computer Lab or call 401-874-4278.

Providence Campus

If you have any problems during this setup or just have general questions about the Pay For Print System, you can go to the Computer Lab in Room 301 or call 401-277-5290.


Please feel free to send an email to pharos@etal.uri.edu and we will respond as quickly as we can.

Related Information

For information on printing with mobile devices, please see the Pay for Print Using Mobile Devices article.