1. Click File and choose Print (or use the shortcut Ctrl + P or Command + P). By default your document will be printed double-sided (if it is longer than one page). 
  2. Verify the printer you have selected matches the lab you are in (unless you intend to have your job printed to a different lab).
  3. Click Print.
  4. Access the nearest U-Print Station and log in using your UIC NetID  and password.
  5. Once logged in, you must select the document that you want to print, and simply click Print once more. 

Check your balance and printing history for the current semester in the following ways:

No, printing from lab computers is restricted to current UIC students, staff, and faculty, with a valid UIC NetID and password.
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Starting in the Fall 2014 semester, the ACCC will begin beta testing it's new UPrint mobile printing system.
This service allows UIC students, faculty, and staff to print from mobile devices, such as cell phones or tablets.

Mobile printing in 2 simple steps:

STEP 1 - Upload your file to the print server

There are 3 ways to use upload your files to the print server

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Double-sided (duplex) printing is the default setting on ACCC printers. If you need to print a document single-sided, follow these steps:

When printing from a Mac, an error message will state that the print queue is paused.

This situation often occurs when a user has altered the Mac system preferences or when a program starts printing to the print queue, but is unable to finish. If a lab monitor is present, notify him.  This problem can also be resolved by sending an email to Please indicate the specific computer number, e.g., M226307 as well as a description of the problem.  The print queue will be cleared.

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The most common reason your document is not showing up in the spool queue is because the file hasn't finished being transferred from your computer. For large and graphic intensive documents it may take a couple minutes for the document to arrive in the Pharos spool queue. If the printer icon appears in the lower right corner of the taskbar, then your document is not yet ready to print. You can check the status of your print job by clicking on the printer icon.

Other reasons your document may not appear when logging into the Pharos station include:

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Occasionally, when the Pharos server goes offline, users who attempt to print on a Mac stall the local print queue (on that Mac), meaning that no one will be able to print from this particular computer until the local queue is cleared. The problem is often typically noticed when attempting to release those print jobs at the Pharos release station.  They will not list for that user. 

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Printing a PDF file can be notoriously slow, but here are some general tips to ensure a quick print job:

  1. Save your files to the desktop - always!

  2. Go to file then click print

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Currently, ACCC is running a pilot of the new Wepa printing system, while also maintaining the U-Print printing system.

Students continue to receive the ACCC-provided $15 quota for printing each semester, usable at any of the Wepa or U-Print locations on campus. At all locations, once the quota is exhausted, you can utilize your Dragon Dollar$ account balance.

Some Pharos release stations - typically in high traffic areas - have MAGic screen magnification software running on them.  This software has been installed as an Accessibility resource provided for students who are visually impaired.

Pharos stations in the following locations have been deployed with MAGic software:

  • GRC 105
  • SCE 401
  • SEL 2265
  • SPHPI B34
  • SSB 2300

Basic Usage

Printing from on the Res-Net network uses the same U-Print printing systen that is used in the personal computer labs. You will probably have to install Pharos printing software on your personal computer. See Printing for instructions.

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  1. Go to File, then Print.
  2. At the bottom of the page, there is a dropdown box that allows you to print slides in 'Note Pages' format. Choose that option.
  3. Click 'OK' to print the powerpoint with typed notes.
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Follow these tips to help reduce the amount of output you do generate:

Instructors will often want to print the entire content of a thread or series of threads for reading offline. If a user attempts to print from the main course site view of the Discussion Forum this will create problems, due to the Blackboard frames layout.

For Summer and Fall 2018 semester, ACCC is piloting a new print solution with Wepa The following locations provide Wepa printing:

  • Richard J. Daley Library (LIB)

    • 9 stations on first floor

    • 4 stations on second floor

    • 2 stations on third floor

    • 2 stations on fourth floor

  • Library of the Health Sciences (LHS)

    • 2 stations on first floor

    • 1 station on second floor

  • Behavioral Sciences Building (BSB)

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