Printing in the Language Resource Center (LRC)

Printing charges will go into effect on Monday October, 5 2009

Visit the LRC homepage for more information about the facilities and services.

You can print in the LRC in two ways:

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Printing in the LRC costs $.05 per page for double-sided output and $.07 per page single-sided, payable with PennCash.

How does the printing system work?

Whether you're printing from a lab computer or from your own, the printing process involves 2 basic steps:

  1. Send your job to a queue. When you initiate printing on your computer, you're not sending your job directly to the printer in the lab. Instead, you're sending it to a print queue; you'll provide information to help identify your job in the queue. Your job will remain in the queue for up to 2 hours.
    Pharos dialog box
  2. Release your job from from the queue. The printer is attached to a release station — a computer fitted with a card-swipe device. Swipe your PennCard to activate the release station, locate your job in the queue, and click "Print." This will release your job from the queue, and it will come out of the printer. 

  3. Your PennCash account is charged only when you release your job from the queue. You are not charged if you send a job, but don't release it.

Problems or questions?

Visit our printing help page.

Printing from a lab computer

Initiate printing as you would normally (typically CTL-P on Windows, CMD-P on Mac). Fill out the dialog box as shown below, and go to the release station to collect your job.

print dialog box

The computers are configured to print two-sided by default. If you want to select single-side sided, click the PROPERTIES button in the print dialogue box. Then uncheck the box for "Print on both sides" and click OK.

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Printing from your own computer

Click on the links below to download the appropriate printer package for Windows or Mac. The printer package is the software that lets your computer communicate with the printers. You'll only need to do the setup process one time. After installation of the printer package, you'll be able to send your jobs to the printers without repeating this setup process.

Microsoft Windows

Download the printer package for your version of Windows.  It is a large download (~54MB), so may take some time to complete.

Click here for Windows 7/8 (64 bit)
Click here for Windows XP/Vista

When the download is complete, double-click the package icon to launch the installer. You'll see a box like this when the installer is running.

Please be patient - the installation can take several minutes to complete.

pharos windows installer dialog box

Click Finish to complete the installation.

When the installation is complete, you're ready to start sending jobs to the printer named "LRC_2430_BW" following the steps shown above.

Mac OS X 10.4/10.5

Download the LRC printer package for Mac.

When the download is complete, double-click the package icon; then you'll see something that looks like this:

Double-click on Popup.pkg to initiate the installation; click Continue

The installation process will start to run and may take several minutes to complete. When it's finished you'll see this screen

Click Close to complete the installation process.


When the installation is complete, you're ready to start sending jobs to the printer named "LRC_2430_BW" following the steps shown above.