18 Printing With Pharos
18.1 Introduction to Printing with Pharos
We offer a student printing system called Pharos. The main advantages
of the Pharos system is that it gives students full flexibility for printing.
Print stations can be found in the 24 hour PC Room and at various
locations throughout the University. A list of the print station locations
is available on the ITS Web pages.
Each location has a Pharos print station with a black and white printer.
Some stations also provide colour and A3 output. See the ITS web pages
for the locations.
18.2 How To Open Your Pharos Print Account
A Pharos account will already have been created for you. It will have a zero balance. Before you
start printing, you must credit your account either via the Pharos Pay Kiosk, at the Library Issue
Desk or via the Online Pharos Crediting facility.
Online Pharos crediting is expected to be available from September 2009. Using this facility, you
can credit your printing account using a Debit/Credit card. Please check the myUWE portal for
crediting your account. Information on how to use the system will be available on the ITS web
The Pharos Pay Kiosks are currently located in the 24-hour lab (room 2B017 Frenchay) and the
second level of the Library opposite the Issue Desk on the Frenchay Campus. Additional Pay Kiosks
are being installed in other locations.
Minimum credit amounts of one pound coin or one five pound note apply. Not all Pay Kiosks accept
notes, but they all accept coins.
Any cash balance left outstanding on your Pharos account at the end of your course (not at the end
of term or at the end of an academic year) will be refunded on request at the Cash Office. Please
refer to section 11.
18.3 Cost of Printing
· 4p per black and white A4 sheet.
· 8p per black and white A3 sheet.
· 15p per colour A4 sheet.
· 15p per colour A3 sheet.
Additionally, some faculties provide specialised printing facilities through Pharos. Please contact
your faculty for information about these. IT Services do not provide duplex printing.
As you print, the amount charged for your printing is automatically debited from your account.
18.4 Username and Password
To access the printing system, use your username and password (as provided at the start of your
course) to login to the print stations to release your prints to the printer.