There are several print release stations around campus for your convenience. These stations allow you to use your personal computer (Windows & Mac) to print documents from anywhere on campus. Only black and white printing is available at this time. 

Print Release stations are located in:

  • AMU (2)
  • BCHS
  • NMI
  • Shafer Library (2)
  • Davis Street Building (2)
  • College of Business / Student Life Center (3)
  • Old Main - Oiler Success Center
  • UF Village

After sending the print job you will need to log into the print release station (listed above) with your UFnet ID card or digital ID to release the print job. The cost will not be deducted until the job is released. Print jobs are automatically deleted if not printed in 24 hours.

Note: The current rate is $0.05 per page. This includes duplexing (duplexing will allow you to print to both sides of the paper and still only be charged $0.05). 

Duplexing is on by default.  In order to print single-sided you will need to set the print job to single sided using the web interface.

Printing from any device without installation (iPhone, iPad, Android, Chromebook, Mac or Windows)

  1. Navigate to (Link only functions on campus)
  2. Login using your username (without and password.
  3. Click the upload button and select the file you want to print.
  4. Go to the print release station, sign in, click the file you sent to the printer and click print.

Printing from any device via Email (iPhone, iPad, Android, Chromebook, Mac or Windows)

  1. Email your document to be printed to
  2. Go to the print release station, sign in, click the file you sent to the printer and click print.

Windows Install Instructions

 Windows users will need to uninstall the old software and reinstall the new software. 

  1. Download and run OilerPrint (Link only functions on campus)
  2. If a security pop-up asks if it's ok to run the file, choose "Yes"
  3. Look on the taskbar for a new icon in case the installer pops up behind the window and click on the icon to bring up the OilerPrint install window.
  4. Click the install button.
  5. If an error message appears you may need to disable any antivirus programs and run the installer again.
  6. Print a document to OilerPrint and ensure the popup window comes up.

Mac Install Instructions (10.12-12.x, DOES NOT WORK ON MacOS 13 Ventura)

 Mac users will need to delete the old printer and start at step 2 below to setup the new print queue

  1. Please close all open windows.
  2. Download and install the Canon Printer driver from here.
  3. Download and install OilerPrint.dmg (Link only functions on campus).
  4. Open OilerPrint.dmg, Right-click OilerPrint.pkg then click open, and click open, click through the prompts and type in your computer password when prompted.
  5. Print a document to OilerPrint and ensure the popup window comes up.

If you are unable to install OilerPrint please contact ITS at x4357 or visit the Knowledge Bar at Shafer Library. 


Uninstall Instructions

Windows computers

  1. Click Start type in "remove" and select "Add or remove programs".
  2. Find "Pharos" in the list, click on it, click Uninstall and click Uninstall again.
  3. Click "Yes" if prompted, click "Run Uninstaller" click Next, click Next, check the box to the left of the words "Pharos Popups", click Next, click Next and click Start.
  4. When the process has finished click Finish.
  5. Click Start Type in "Printers" and select "Devices & Printers" confirm that "Print Release Oiler Print" is not in the list.

Mac computers

  1. Click the Apple menu in the upper left corner of your mac computer and click on "System Preferences..."
  2. Click "Printers & Scanners", click on the "Oiler Print Release" printer in your list and click the "-" button at the bottom of the list.

**Known Issues**

  • You must be on campus to download the OilerPrint software.
  • If you are unable to login to the Print Release stations please change your UFNET password and try again.
  • ANY custom DNS, VPN or network settings will not allow you to download OilerPrint.  These settings MUST be removed in order to use OilerPrint.
  • Passwords longer than 30 characters will not work with print release at this time.
  • If Windows displays an error and the error log says "Unable to find the port:PharosPopupPort" Uninstall the software and delete this registry entry "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print\Monitors\Pharos Systems Popup Port Monitor" then reinstall OilerPrint.
  • If the uninstaller displays an error about a missing .dll file, re-run the installer and then run the uninstaller again and it should complete successfully. 
  • Some third-party antivirus or security software may block the OilerPrint installer or prevent Oilerprint from communicating with the Oilerprint server. You may need to disable or uninstall such software or contact the software vendor to find out how to allow the Oilerprint software through it's security protocol. 
  • If it's still not working reboot. 
  • Check Windows updates.
  • Macs occasionally need to uninstall and reinstall everything.
    Removing Popup from MacOS

    To remove Popup from a computer, run the Pharos Uninstaller:

    Launch the Uninstaller application in /Library/Application Support/Pharos/Utilities.

    Select Pharos Popup and any other Pharos components that you would like to uninstall, then click Continue.

    A list of the selected items will be shown. Click Continue.

    Type in an administrator user name and password when required to do so. The selected components will be removed from the computer.

If you get a new card you will need to activate it. Once activated a process will run overnight and then you will be able to print. 

If at anytime during this process you have any questions, please contact Technology Support Services at 419-434-4357 , or at Zoom.