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Copying and Scanning at CUMC

Copying is available via:

  • Self-service black and white multi-function printers (MFPs) that are managed by the Pharos system. Please see the Pharos Printing web site for details including their locations, costs and the access required to use Pharos.
  • Full service from the CUMC IT Photocopy Center. Please review their web site for full information about copy, print, poster making and other services offered.

Scanning is available on the Pharos multi-function printers at no charge. All that is required is a columbia.edu email address, any scans will be sent as an attachment to an email message. The printers are located in secured areas, so valid CUMC ID is required to access them.

Copying on the Pharos Multi Function Printers
You must have a Pharos account and quota in order to copy. Copies are charged at the same rate as printing, 10 cents per sheet of paper. Only black and white self service copies are available.
  1. Place your original material for copying in either the feed tray on top of the printer (face down) or lift the top lid and place it face down against the glass.
  2. Press the Copy button on the touch panel display.

    Pharos Copy Button

  3. Type in your UNI when prompted for a username, then the OK button on the touch panel.

    Type Your UNI in the Keypad

  4. Type in your Pharos account password and press the OK button.
  5. If desired, select additional options from the touch panel. Scroll arrows on the panel indicate additional choices that are available.

    Copying Options Panel

  6. Start Button
  7. When you are ready, select the green Start button on the printer itself, to the right of the touch panel display.
  8. Your copies will appear on the tray to the left. Remove any originals and if desired, press the Home Home button icon on the touch panel display to completely log out.

Scanning on the Pharos Multi Function Printers
A Pharos quota is not needed to use the scanning (the service is free), however a columbia.edu email account is required.
  1. Place your original material for scanning in either the feed tray on top of the printer (face down) or lift the top lid and place it face down against the glass.
  2. Press the E-mail button on the touch panel display.

    Email Button

  3. Type in your columbia.edu email address when prompted, then the OK button on the touch panel. The Pharos scanner cannot send to any non-columbia.edu email addresses.

    Scanner Keypad

    Use the drop down arrow in the upper left to change the Subject of the email, or use Cc: and Bcc: fields.
  4. Select No when asked if you would like to Add the email address to the "Personal" address book.
  5. Scroll ButtonIf desired, select additional options that appear the touch panel; see below for more details on scanning options.
    Scroll arrows on the panel indicate additional choices that are available.
  6. When you are ready, select the green Start button on the printer itself, to the right of the touch panel display.
  7. If done, press Finished on the touch panel when prompted. The scan(s) will be sent to the email address(es) you typed in step 3 above.
  8. Remove any originals and select No when asked if you would like to remain signed in.
Scanning Options
The MFPs have a number of options available to use when Scanning. We've included a brief description here, to find out more about scanning and digital images we recommend the http://www.scantips.com/ web site.
  • Document File Type - change the type of file the device creates upon scanning (PDF, JPG, etc.)
  • Output Quality - increase or decrease the print quality of the file being scanned. A higher quality setting produces a larger file size.
  • Resolution - change the scan resolution. A higher resolution setting produces a larger file size.
  • Color/Black - determine whether you will scan the document in color or in black-and-white.
  • Original Sides - indicate if the original document is one-sided or two-sided.
  • Content Orientation - select either the portrait or landscape orientation for the original.
  • Original Size - select the size of the document: letter, A4, legal, or mixed letter/legal.
  • Optimize Text/ Picture - change the scanning procedure based on the type of document that you are scanning.
  • Job Build - activate or deactivate the Job Build mode, which enables you to scan several small scan jobs and send them as one file.
  • Image Adjustment - change the darkness and sharpness settings, or to clean up background clutter on the original.

Please see the links near the top left of this page for more information about Pharos and other CUMC related printing services.

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Last updated 5/22/2013


 
 
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