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Information Management Student

Schedule

  black and white single side .07 credits per sheet
  black and white double side .12 credits per sheet
  color single side .50 credits per sheet
  24 in. Plotter, Bryan E223B 1.5 credits per linear foot

Student accounts

Each enrolled student is automatically given a print system account. The account number is the student ID number. Each enrolled student is given 15 credits in their print account per semester. This account will be deducted according to the print schedule.

Funds can be added and balances viewed via the Print Management site.

Students can also add money to their account at the Enrollment Services/Business Office counter on each campus.

The 15 credits is per semester and is not refundable nor does the balance roll over to the next semester.

Credits added to the print account will carry over to the next semester and are not refundable.

Operation

When printing in the Library, Bullock Lab and Open Lab the student will be asked to enter their Blinn Username. The print job will then be placed in a queue and await being released. To release the print job, go the the computer labeled Print Release Station. Swipe your ID card or enter your Username and password. The screen will show you all of your pending print jobs. Select the job(s) to print. The documents will print on the nearby printers and the account will be deducted the amount of the job. You can also view your account activity and balances at the release station.

When printing in the classroom labs and testing areas the student will be asked to enter their student ID number and password. A prompt will appear to confirm the print job and will provide the total job cost. After confirmation, the job will print to the nearby printer and the job cost deducted from their account.

Mobile Print

Print from your laptop or mobile device from on or off-campus. Upload the document then print at a release station.

Laptop or desktop- Go to Print.blinn.edu and upload your document. Then go to an on-campus print release station and release the document to the local printer.

Mobile device- Download the Pharos Print app. Enter Print.blinn.edu as the server and port 443.
On Android, log into the app and upload your document.
On IOS, log into the app then go to the PDF or file you wan to print and select the IOS Send icon screen capture icon and send to Pharos Print.

IOS Pharos Print screen capture

 

Release Stations

Bryan: Library, Learning Center L258, Open Lab H225, HSC Open Lab 4505

Brenham: Library, Bullock Lab, Learning Center

Schulenburg: Library

Sealy: Library

Guest accounts

Community users and those auditing classes can obtain temporary guest cards at the Library on each campus.

Background

Beginning in summer 2004, a new print management system was installed across the College. The purpose of the system is managing the computer-based printing in the open computer labs, Libraries and classroom computer labs.

The College studied the volume of printing beginning in summer 2003. An analysis revealed an increasing volume of printing. The total amount of pages printed in fall 2003 was 1.24 million sheets. The total for spring 2004 was 1.34 million sheets. This equates to over $80,000 in printing cost per year.

Solution

The College has licensed the Pharos Uniprint system to provide a central and college-wide print solution. The system controls the release of print jobs to all printers in student areas. The system is configured to assess a cost to each print based on the following schedule.

 

 

 

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Page Last Updated: September 21, 2016