Print Shop

Questions?

We’re jam packed with answers.

The Print Shop has a full range of professional digital printing, variable addressing, bulk mail preparation, bindery and delivery services.

Our talented team of experts will turn your brainstorms into fully formed print work you’ll be proud to publish and distribute. We provide consultations for custom projects.

Contact Us

Submit all estimate requests and print orders by email: printing@boisestate.edu

For general assistance, please contact us by email or any of the following methods:

Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday
Phone: (208) 426-1269
Walk-in: 
2237 University Drive, Capitol Village 4

Mailing address:
Printing and Graphic Services
1910 University Drive
Boise, Idaho 83725-1220

Print Shop Location:
5475 W Gage Street
Boise, Idaho 83706

Printing and Graphics Staff

Products and services

Stationery and Resale Items

  • Letterhead
  • Business cards
  • Envelopes
  • Notecards (packages of 25 with blank envelopes)
  • Notepads and message pads
  • Blank paper stock
  • Record retention forms
  • Shipping labels

Printing Services

  • Digital color printing
  • Black and white printing
  • Postcards
  • Flyers and handbills
  • Posters (up to 13″ x 19″, no bleed; 12.5″ x 18.5″ with bleed)
  • Programs and magazines
  • Calendars
  • Brochures and pamphlets
  • Annual reports
  • Books and booklets
  • Invitations
  • Manuscripts
  • Thesis
  • Custom forms
  • Stickers
  • and more!

Variable Data Printing

  • Addressing and mail fulfillment
  • First class and bulk mail preparation
  • NCOA mailing list cleansing and certification
  • Personalization
  • Complex variable data

Binding Services

  • Saddle stitching
  • Coil binding
  • Perfect binding
  • Hard cover binding
  • Drilling (3-hole and more)
  • Collating
  • Laminating
  • Stapling
  • Cutting and trimming
  • Folding
  • Scoring
  • Perforation
  • Tabbing (clear plastic tabs on mail pieces)
  • Envelope insertion
  • Padding (notepads)
  • Manual assembly
  • Custom foiling, die cutting and embossing

Printing File Preparation

Acceptable artwork file types:

  • Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) – preferred file type, include .125″ bleeds when necessary
  • Adobe InDesign (.indd) – package and include all fonts and links
  • Adobe Illustrator (.ai or .eps) – outline all fonts
  • Adobe Photoshop (.psd or .tif)
  • High Resolution .jpg or .png files sometimes work, but most often the resolution is too low for printing
  • Other files types (Powerpoint, Publisher, Word, Excel) require additional setup charges

File Preparation

  • All images must be at least 300 dpi at 100% print size
  • Create or convert all photos and graphics to CYMK
  • Include .125″ bleeds when necessary
  • All fonts and linked image files must be attached when applicable
  • Or, outline fonts or convert to paths, and embed photos and graphics
  • If possible include a print sample showing how you see the color