Printed Materials

For printed items such as stationery, signs, banners and displays, there are different guidelines that apply.

A University department or campus organization may use the University logos in printed material without seeking prior permission, and may even use a non-licensed vendor. However, you are still responsible for ensuring that the design adheres to the Boise State Brand Standards. It is recommended that University Printing and Graphics or another licensed vendor be used as these organization know the University Brand Standards and have experience working with campus entities.

If you have any questions which are not addressed in the brand standards, please email brand@boisestate.edu.

  • Stationery: All University stationery must be ordered through University Printing and Graphics and must follow the prescribed brand standards.
  • Flyers, leaflets and other printed marketing materials: We strongly encourage departments to use University Printing and Graphics for printed materials. This keeps money within the university.  In addition, Printing and Graphics knows the University brand standards, which will save you time and, if applicable, design money.  If you wish to use alternate vendor, we recommend that you get a number of bids to ensure you get the best price.
  • Signs, banners and displays: We strongly encourage departments to use the University Sign Shop for printed materials, including displays and pull up banners. This keeps money within the university.  If you wish to use alternate vendor, we recommend that you get a number of bids to ensure you get the best price. If you use a non-licensed print vendor you are responsible for ensuring that the design meets with the Boise State Brand Standards.
    • Please remember that the Sign Shop and any licensed vendor knows the University brand standards and will therefore not require a number of art proofs. In addition, should there be any delay, complication or other issue with your order, which is unlikely with licensed vendors, the Trademark Licensing and Enforcement office can assist you in getting immediate remediation from a licensee. This is not possible with a third party vendor with whom there is no relationship with the university.

Please remember applicable university and state purchasing rules also.  If the order is over $2,000 please see the Purchasing policy at this link. If the order is $10,000 or greater a formal RFP will be required.  Please work with the University Purchasing Department for such orders.