Sign Shop

Contact Us

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

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday
Email: signshop@boisestate.edu
Phone: (208) 426-3588
Walk-in: 
Campus School (CMPS), Room 102Q

Mailing address:
Printing and Graphic Services
1910 University Drive, Campus School
Boise, Idaho 83725-1222

Products, services and resources

Products and Services

  • Large format poster printing
  • Recyclable banners
  • Vinyl banners
  • Magnetic signs
  • Vinyl lettering
  • Directional signs
  • Decals and stickers
  • Directories
  • Posters
  • Name plates
  • Name tags
  • Parking signs
  • Engraved signs
  • Event signage
  • ADA compliantsigns
  • Trade show display
  • Vehicle graphics
  • Graphic design
  • and more!

Wide Format Digital Printing File Preparation

Acceptable artwork file types:

  • CorelDRAW (.cdr or .cpt)
  • Adobe Illustrator (.ai or .eps)
  • Adobe Photoshop (.psd or .tif)
  • Adobe Acrobat (.pdf)
  • Adobe InDesign (.indd)
  • High Resolution .jpg files sometimes work, but most often the resolution is too low for large format printing
  • Other files types (Powerpoint, Publisher, Word, Excel) require additional setup charges

File Preparation

  • Please convert all fonts to outlines, paths or curves and include all linked images
  • Flatten all layers
  • For best color create in RGB – CYMK colors work just fine but often do not look as vibrant
  • If possible include a match print showing how you see the color

File Size/DPI Info

Final Project Size File Size % DPI
Up to 12sf 100% 200
13 to 24sf 50% 150
25 to 40sf 25% 150
41sf to 75sf 25% 100
76sf & up call to discuss

Interior Wall Decoration

There are instances where a department may have an opportunity to define a university space to make a location more clear or add decoration including university photos, art or design. In those rare instances, a request for interior wall decoration must be submitted.

This request will be reviewed by the University Signage Committee and/or the Vice President for Campus Operations (or designee) and/or Architectural and Engineering Services. All variances will still need to be ADA and building code compliant where required.

All requests must be submitted at least 30 days prior to the approval of a sign.

Interior wall decoration request form

Signage Variance Request Form

This request will be reviewed by the University Signage Committee and/or the Vice President for Campus Operations (or designee) and/or Architectural and Engineering Services. All variances will still need to be ADA and building code compliant where required.

All requests must be submitted at least 30 days prior to the approval of a sign.

Signage variance request form