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Printed materials

A University department or campus organization may use the University logos in printed material without seeking prior permission. However, it is important to use the marks correctly. The Bronco logo is reserved for Athletics and the University Signature Mark or Companion Mark is for use by the rest of the University. Secondary marks are not permitted except in very limited circumstances and with prior permission. The university Brand Standards must be followed (brandstandards.boisestate.edu).  In the meantime, if you have any questions which are not addressed in theBoise State Brand Standards, please email brand@boisestate.edu.

As mentioned elsewhere on this site, for all merchandise and apparel orders, departments must use a CLC licensed vendor. For printed items such as stationery, signs, banners and displays, there are different guidelines:

  • 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. If you use a non-licensed print vendor  you are responsible for ensuring that the design meets with the Boise State brand standards.
  • Signs, banners and displays: We strongly encourage departments to use 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. Please remember that Sign Shop and a CLC 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 CLC licensees, the Trademark Licensing 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.  If you use a non-licensed print vendor (which is permitted if the printing is not for stationery), you are responsible for ensuring that the design meets with the Boise State brand standards.

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.