Replacing Jamex Card Readers
As of June 3, 2019, the Library will no longer use Jamex Card Readers to maintain print balances for users needing to print to one of the 6 Pharos enabled printers across campus. Instead all users will be asked instead to maintain their print balances using the Pharos MyPrintCenter portal.
About the MyPrintCenter?
The MyPrintCenter is a web-based portal for you to manage all of your printing needs through Pharos enabled printers. Going to https://printcenter.upstate.edu/ and logging in with your Upstate username and password, you will be able to see prints that you have sent to be printed, the print balance that is associated with your account, the ability to modify some print settings for documents you had already sent, and finally the ability to release your prints to a printer without having to use a Pharos release station. All the MyPrintCenter requires you to use is your specific Upstate username when you send prints and a print balance within your account.
Mobile Printing Options
We have two mobile print options in which you may send prints to any Pharos enabled printer.
- By Email - You can send documents to be printed to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
- Uploading to MyPrintCenter - Use the “Upload” button in the MyPrintCenter to upload a document to be printed.
Credit Card Payments
As account information is now tied to your Upstate username, the Library is offering a service through the MyPrintCenter to add funds to your printing account. The lower left of the MyPrintCenter screen shows your available funds along with a “Add Funds” button which will enable you to add your desired amount and you will then be sent to PayPal where you can use your own account or use a credit card to add a balance. The minimum amount you can add is $5 and the maximum is $50, due to fees associated with processing credit card transactions.
Still have a Print Card?
Do not worry, we will maintain a system that will enable you to transfer an existing Jamex print card balance to your Upstate ID until December 2019. The transfer station computer is located next to the first floor Canon multi-function printer (MFP) and can be used only to transfer your Jamex print card balances to your Upstate username.
Additional Printing Changes
In the summer of 2019, the Library systems team will be relocating our 2 Canon MFPs to more accessible locations on the first and second floors of the library. In particular with the second floor, we will replace the two printers currently stationed in the main computer lab with one Canon MFP.
On the new Canon MFP devices, you may use your Upstate badge to log into the device. Place your card in the proximity of the card reader, and you will be logged into the device automatically. For first time users, you may be required to log in with your Upstate username and password to register your ID card to your printing account.
Please remember, with all devices that enable logging into your personal account that you should log out after printing, copying or scanning.
Still have Questions?
Please refer to our section on Printing on the Library website: http://library.upstate.edu/about/printing/
or contact the Library Systems team at firstname.lastname@example.org