Service Summary

Mason has partnered with Canon to provide solutions for all your printing needs. Self-printing can be accomplished through the Pay-for-Print (PFP) network across all three campuses. The PFP network is accessible from Mason-owned computers or your own device.

You can print to ANY of the PFP devices on ANY campus. You will only see your print jobs in your queue. The majority of PFP devices can print in color; however, device defaults have been set to black & white print and Duplex/2-sided to reduce cost and promote sustainability. These defaults can be changed via your print dialog box when you release your job. The cost of printing for Mason students and guests is $0.10 for black & white and $0.25 for color.

The PFP devices accept Mason Money, which can be deposited on your Mason ID or on a copy card purchased from kiosks around campus. If you need custom printing, please visit the Print Hub for more information.

Wireless Printing

Laptop users are able to send print jobs to the Pay-for-Print wireless network after the Pharos software is installed. The Follow Me Print system is currently available at the Arlington, Fairfax, and Science and Technology campuses.

Key Features

  • The Follow Me Print system allows you to print from any device or computer to any Canon Pay-for-Print printer.
  • Print jobs are held in queue for 24 hours.
  • Accepts Mason Money.

Getting This Service

Personal Computers (Students, Faculty & Staff)

Instructions on how to get this service for your personal computer are available at

Mason-owned & Mason-managed Computers (Faculty & Staff)

If you are a Mason employee and would like the following services:


This service is available 24/7, excluding planned outages, normal maintenance windows, and unavoidable events. Maintenance windows are Sundays from 7 to 11 a.m. but may be extended to 2 p.m., if needed. If maintenance is required outside of these hours, it will be announced on the Alerts & Bulletins page.