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How do I submit my printing job to the Printshop?

All orders can be submitted by filling out this form and emailing it Orders typically take 2-3 business days when submitting online. If you need your order sooner, please contact the print shop at 661-654-2272. 


What graphics file format is best to use?

PDF format is always ideal for printing. For photo prints, we recommend the formats: .PSD, TIFF or EPS. (note: although .jpg is popular it is a low resolution compressed file for use on the web only and does NOT print well)

Can I submit the proof I received from the Graphic Arts Department to the Printshop for printing?

In most cases, no. Please check with the Graphic Arts Department to make sure your proof is a high quality PDF and has been fully processed. There are many steps that must be taken to make your file print ready.

Most proofs are low quality to reduce file size for email purposes.

Can I produce my own university letterhead, envelopes and business cards?

No. The CSUB Printshop works with Public Affairs to maintain a unified look for the overall campus; all stationery (printed and electronic) is only to be produced by the CSUB Print Shop. 

To order new business cards, please fill out this form and send it in to


 CSUB Business Card Template-Final-v2  CSUB Business Card Template-Final-v22

Which paper would be best for my job?

It’s a good idea to know what kind of paper you’ll be printing on before you design your project, that way you can tailor your design to match the paper and finish. A sleek design might be best suited to a smooth paper while paper with a silk or matte finish might be better for a subtle theme.

We would be happy to provide you with a free paper sample before you settle on one so you can get a feel for it.

Some things to keep in mind are:

  • Matte stocks are a good choice for a more subtle appeal, and suggest exclusivity
  • Paper stocks with a gloss finish are well-suited for grabbing attention; gloss helps colorful designs pop off the page
  • When printing in color it is not advisable to use a color paper. White paper is best for most applications, since color can be printed.
  • Gloss paper tends to smear when written on so this type of paper should not be used for forms or brochures that include a form

What is the primary university logo?

Below is our primary university logo and seal. For more information on our logos, please visit university visual identity logos.

CSUB Primary LogoCSUB Seal

What are CSUB's official school colors?

The official university colors are Pantone Blue 661C and Pantone Yellow 123C. 

The only other official colors that can be used for CSUB designs/logos are white and black. 

What is print ready and/or How do I make my document print ready?

When preparing your files for printing, be sure to preflight your files for colors, fonts and file resolution. 


  • Provide crop marks
  • Allow for bleeds; 1/8 inch beyond the borders
  • Provide all fonts are convert fonts to outlines
  • Spell check your document
  • Make sure all colors are Spot or CMYK
  • Supply all linked files (if using InDesign or publisher, please package your file)
  • Provide a high resolution PDF
  • Make sure the size is correct; Page size or Envelope size
  • Eliminate all unnecessary files
  • Fill out the webprint order exactly how you want it printed.
  • If you need a hard copy proof prior to printing, choose "Complete proof requested" after adding your document to the cart. 

Click on a highlighted blue word to learn more. 


A 72 DPI file re-saved to 300 dpi will still print poorly ... it needs to be created at 300 DPI to start with.

If your document is NOT print ready, the CSUB Print Shop will charge a fee to make your document print ready. 

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