Strategic Business Services (SBS) suggests contacting these local businesses for print services. Convenient on-campus printing is also available at UGS and Cal Poly Print & Copy.

Competitive Bid Requirements

No bid necessary; one quote

Procurement Process

  1. Select a vendor, see list below for preferred list
  2. Obtain a quote from the vendor


Vendor Payment Request Form

Competitive Bid Requirements

Three vendor quotes required

Procurement Process

  1. Select 3 vendors to obtain quotes, see list below for preferred vendors
  2. Review quotes and select the solution that best fits your needs
  3. Enter a Purchase Order requisition, include all quotes obtained, specifying your requested supplier.


    • Enter the estimated postage amount on its own line in the requisition. A payment can be requested on just that line when postage is due to the printer.
    • Sales tax of 7.25% will be due on any printed pieces being delivered to campus
  4. PO contract will be sent to vendor to place the order and/ or so they may commence work
  5. Vendor may submit invoice(s) per PO contract or after work is completed


Purchase Order

Contact your assigned Procurement Specialist

List of Preferred Vendors

Cal Poly suggest contact these local business for print services.



Locally owned and operated, ASAP Reprographics is your best source for every printing need. With two locations, we have been serving San Luis Obispo County since 1979 under the same family ownership, specializing in both large- and small-format printed media. You can enjoy the efficiency and convenience of single source for all your printing needs, including graphic design, full-color offset or digital printing, bindery, mailings, and variable data imaging, which allows you to combine your database with your printed products. Let our highly qualified, creative graphic design team take your ideas and develop professional, customized printed material for your business.

Large Format Printing Services

We have the newest state-of-the-art equipment for direct-to-substrate printing, including Coroplast, Foam Core, Gatorboard, Plastics, Wood, Aluminum, Aluminum DiBond, Glass, Vinyl Banners, Adhesives, Construction Drawings, Renderings, etc…. Most jobs can be printed with same day turnaround.

Small Format Printing Services

Business Cards, Brochures, Flyers, Doorhangers, Menus, Invitations, Calendars, Envelopes, Letterhead, Booklets, Photos – we have small-format equipment for all your printing needs. Our expert staff can help you choose the best stock for your project. Most of our papers are FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) approved, and we have recycled selections available. Need help with your design? Our in-house graphic design team is ready to assist.

ASAP Reprographics, Printing for Professionals by Professionals. Your work is our top priority. For more information, please visit our website at: ASAP Reprographics

  • Services

    Large Format Services Offered
    (Same Day to Next Day Turnaround)

    • Direct Print to Substrate including:
      • Coroplast Yard Signs
      • Foam Board Printing
      • Gator Board
      • Falcon Board
      • PVC Board
      • Gator Board
      • Aluminum Sheets
      • Aluminum DiBond
      • Clear Acrylic Printing
    • Banner Printing Services Including:
      • Vinyl Banners
      • Retractable Banners
      • Pole Banners
      • Fabric Banners
      • Double Sided Banners
      • Mesh Banners
    • Adhesives Printing Including:
      • Window and Wall Decals
      • Perforated Window Stickers
      • Window Cling
      • Floor Graphics
      • Vehicle Labels, etc…
    • Cad Drawings, Construction Drawings and Renderings, Full-Color & B/W
    • Posters up to 62” Wide and any Length
    • Giclee Grade Artist Prints on Assorted Stocks including:
      • Watercolor Paper
      • Cotton Canvas
      • Photo Glossy Coated and Semi-Gloss Coated paper, etc…

    Small Format Services Offered

    • Booklets & Catalogs
    • Bookmarks
    • Brochures & Flyers
    • Business Cards
    • Calendars
    • Door Hangers
    • Envelopes
    • Event Tickets
    • Greeting Cards
    • Labels, stickers & Static Cling
    • Letterhead
    • NCR Business Forms
    • Notepads
    • Photo Prints
    • Postcards & Rack Cards
    • Presentation Folders
    • Table Tents
    • Copying & Digital Printing
  • Locations

    3121 South Higuera, Ste. D
    San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
    805-543-3230 (fax)

    365 Quintana Rd.
    Morro Bay, CA 93442
    805-772-2010 (fax)

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Boone Graphics

Paige Chamberlain

Don Glidden

At Boone Graphics, we’re much more than just a printer. In 2020 Boone Graphics merged with Central Coast Printing. We now have the resources and service philosophy to provide Cal Poly with front-end document creation through hard copy and electronic distribution. At our state-of-the-art secured facility, including offices in San Luis Obispo and Goleta, we can create your image, manage your data, print your documents and deliver your messages, all under one roof and all with one accountability.

Services Offered:

  • Cal Poly Branded Stationery
  • Custom digital and offset printing
  • Brochures
  • Postcards
  • Newsletters
  • Traditional letterpress work
  • Surveys
  • Fundraising Materials
  • Large format printing (Banners, yard signs, window and floor graphics etc...)
  • Data Cleansing services
  • Non-Profit Bulk Mailing services
  • Design and consultation
  • Free campus delivery or closeby in-town pick up.

When it comes to product quality or data security, nobody is more dedicated than Boone Graphics.

Making your business life easier is our goal. Supplying you with one single source for the entire process - design to print to distribution - is how we get that done.

Welcome to Boone Graphics!

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Do you need 50,000 magazines to promote your department? Either way, Casey takes the stress out of fulfilling your print and marketing needs. We make it fun and easy to communicate your ideas and bring them to life. 

With 8 Cal Poly grads in key ownership, management and sales roles, we offer you the choice of working directly with a printing expert, or using our online ordering tool. We can even create design templates for your department, which you can customize (within Cal Poly Brand Guidelines) and order online. 

Before your next project contact us for a free consultation. One of our helpful experts can give you some pointers on how to get the best results from your print investment.

  • Services

    Print Services:

    • Large presses for cost effective magazines, catalogs, brochures, books, etc
    • Digital presses for post cards, flyers, posters, etc
    • Small Presses for forms, letterhead, envelopes, etc
    • Large format for banners, posters and signage

    Mailing Services:

    • Options to achieve best postage rates
    • Variable imaging, personalized addressing
    • Simplified saturation mail
    • Mail prep, sorting, packaging and delivery to Post Office

    Automated ordering services:

    We are delighted to help you with your order personally via phone or email, but if you prefer to order online, for standard print products we offer our public online store, or for larger volumes of repeat orders we can build you a custom, branded, print ordering and management site.

  • Locations

    398 E. San Antonio Dr.
    King City, CA 93930

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FedEx Kinko's Office and Print Services

FedEx Kinko's Office and Print Services has been awarded a California Multiple Award Schedule (CMAS) contract (8400092183). The CMAS contract allows California local government and state agencies to purchase directly from us for their document solution needs. The CMAS contract also offers discount pricing for black & white and color copying and includes binding services that give documents a professional look.

When ordering from FedEx Kinko's, please identify yourself as faculty/staff and that you are part of the Cal Poly University discount program. This should guarantee you get the appropriate discount under contract #8400092183.

If you have any problems, please ask for Kristi Parker or Matthew Hathaway.

  • Services
    • Copying
    • Binding
    • Document creation
    • Oversize color and black and white printing
    • Banners
    • FedEx shipping
    • Office supplies sales
    • Computer rental per minute
    • Faxing
    • Sony picture stations for on the spot photo printing
  • Locations

    1127 Chorro
    San Luis Obispo, CA

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Jano Graphics is a full service print communications company specializing in commercial print and direct mail.

Located in Ventura, Jano has been at the forefront of the printing industry for 40 years.

Qualified as a G7 Master Printer, we are FSC-certified offering Digital, Sheetfed and Large Format Printing, in house Direct Mail Services, Promotional Products, technology and marketing solutions and fulfillment services.

At Jano Graphics, our goal is to always Meet or Exceed your Expectations.

We promise you that:

  • Our work will be of the highest quality
  • Our prices will be competitive
  • Our service will be reliable and stress reducing
  • We will demonstrate a truly perceptible advantage by meeting and exceeding the highest standards of service
  • Services
    • Digital Printing
    • Offset Printing
    • Large Format Printing
    • Variable Data Printing
    • Direct Mail
    • Promotional Products
    • Fulfillment
    • Technology Services
  • Location

    4893 McGrath Street
    Ventura, CA 93003

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Cal Poly Print and Copy

Phil Pinedo

First floor Kennedy Library #35

Cal Poly Print and Copy has been Cal Poly's on campus printer since 2001. Originally named Pony Prints Copy Center, Cal Poly Print and Copy has evolved from a simple copy annex to a full service digital print center offering standard and large format printing and scanning in both color and black and white, assorted binding methods, lamination, faxing and while you wait counter printing.

Our production equipment and software is of the highest caliber, utilizing leading brands of the industry including Xerox, Adobe, Triumph, Rhintuff and Fastback. Our staff is friendly and knowledgeable, always eager to help you with your print projects. We offer quick turnaround times and campus wide delivery.

The Cal Poly Campus is our only focus and priority and we take great care to ensure the needs of the campus community are met to the very best of our ability. Unlike off campus printers we offer interdepartmental charge backs so there's not need to use other payment methods. We are conveniently located in the Kennedy Library and open seven days a week, most nights until 9:00pm. If you would like a consultation on your print project please contact Phil Pinedo, manager at 805‐756‐2399. Thank you for your continued patronage of Cal Poly Print and Copy. You're the reason we're here!

  • Services
    • Multi-part forms
    • Brochures
    • Posters to 60"
    • Reports
    • Book marks
    • Fliers
    • Mailers
    • Syllabi
    • Programs
    • Booklets
    • Handouts
    • Pads
    • CD inserts
    • Post Cards
    • Menus
    • Exams
    • Rosters

    Finishing also known as Bindery

    • Padding
    • Stapling
    • Collating
    • Laminating
    • Numbering
    • Perforating
    • Pre-press
    • Page layout
    • Imposition

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Poor Richard's Press has been working hand-in-hand with Cal Poly for decades, meeting various forms of the University's marketing needs. With over 20% of our staff being Cal Poly graduates, including our founder, we are devoted to the brand and a trusted source for all marketing materials. We offer a full line of dynamic services under one roof. From concept to creation, our design, print, mail, apparel, web, and promo services help you to reach your audience. We do more than print your message –we help you communicate.

With a production facility in the heart of San Luis Obispo, we are never too far away to answer any questions, assist you in a project, or ensure your product is completed and delivered as quickly as possible.

Our state-of-the-art equipment and dedicated staff are here to bring your dream to life. If you cannot make it to our facility, give us a call or email us to place an order. You may also utilize our delivery staff to pick up and drop off your orders when needed.

If you require consultation, we have dedicated contacts for Cal Poly. To learn more about our capabilities or to get a project started, please get in touch with Bella Skinner at 805.543.6844 or For any apparel, embroidery, and promo needs, contact Storey Smit at

If you know exactly what you need, visit Poor Richard's Press and submit a request for a quote. We will contact you within 24 hours to help you get started.

Poor Richard's Press offers design, print, apparel, mail, web, and promotional services. Let’s start creating together!

  • Services

    Offset Printing

    Single to Full Color. Our presses include state of the art Heidelberg presses printing up to six colors plus coating, all at once! Common Uses:

    • Letterhead
    • Envelopes
    • Brochures
    • Stationery
    • Catalogs
    • Price Lists
    • Post cards
    • Sell Sheets
    • Mailers
    • Programs
    • Mailing Services: including list and data management


    Most Adobe and Microsoft programs are supported. PDF files are preferred. Technical support is available to set up your PDF file. Common Uses:

    • Typesetting
    • Design
    • Page layout
    • Imposition

    Large Format Printing

    Fuiji Acuity UV Flatbed Printer with ability to print directly onto substrate up to 1.75 inches thick. Common Uses:

    • Signage
    • Banners
    • Exhibition materials
    • Canvas prints
    • Conference materials
    • Window graphics


    Also known as Bindery. Common Uses:

    • Stapling - corner, side, booklet
    • Perfect Binding
    • Padding
    • Folding
    • Cutting
    • Die Cutting
    • Perforation
    • Collating
    • Foil Stamping
    • Embossing

    Digital Imaging (copying)

    Black & White and Color. All reproduction is done on genuine Xerox Versant and Konica Minolta equipment. Common Uses:

    • Catalogs
    • Flyers
    • Course Packs
    • Books
    • Tests
    • Carbonless Forms
    • Mail Merge
    • Handouts


    • print design
    • Web Design
    • Promotional Design


    • Screen Printing
    • Embroidery
    • Direct to Film
    • Leather Patch Hats


    • Maintenance
    • Web Design and Building
    • SEO
    • Security


    • Mail Design
    • Tracking
    • List Management


    • Laser Engraving
    • Printed Promotional Products
  • Location

    2224 Beebee Street
    San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

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University Graphic Systems (UGS) is the student-run, FSC certified (Forest Stewardship Council Certification), on-campus printing enterprise of Cal Poly. The managers of UGS are students in the Graphic Communication Department with backgrounds ranging from Print and Imaging Management, Electronic Publishing and Imaging, Design Reproduction Technology, and Graphics for Packaging concentrations.

UGS produces a wide range of products, including magazines, short run and long run posters, brochures, newspapers and more. We produce the Mustang News, Commencement booklets, Annual Report, among many other publications for the Cal Poly campus community. We have both the equipment and personnel to produce a wide variety of printed products from foil stamping to full-color presswork.

By partnering with University Graphic Systems, you are supporting the Cal Poly educational mission of Learn by Doing by providing us with the opportunity to further our knowledge of the printing and publishing industry.

Hours of Operation:

Monday-Friday from 9:00AM to 5:00PM*

* As the company is student-run, there are possibilities of course conflicts to normal business operating hours. During these time conflicts, we will not be open for business. Cal Poly Academic Holidays are also observed by the staff, and UGS will not be open during these breaks. We apologize for any inconvenience that this causes.

  • Services
    • Web Non-Heat Offset ( Mustang Daily quality, minimum quantity 2K)
      • Broadsheet, tabloid (Mustang Daily size), and magazine sizes
      • four color printing or spot color printing capabilities
      • Newspapers
    • Sheetfed Heat Offset (High Quality, Large Quantity, minimum 1K)
      • Up to 4 color printing and coating (max sheet size 23”x29”)
      • brochures
      • letterhead
      • programs
      • posters
      • magazines
      • soft cover books
    • Wide Format Inkjet (High Quality, max size 40” X 100’)
      • Ideal for small quantity runs
      • Posters
      • Club signs
      • Prints that pop with vibrant colors
    • Bindery Services
      • Saddle Stitch Binding
      • Perfect (Glue Spine) Binding
      • Cutting
      • Folding (max sheet size 23” X 50”)
    • Digital Printing (smaller quantities, max 2K)
      • Posters (max sheet size 17.5”x11.5”)
      • Brochures
      • Postcards
      • Business cards
      • In-line saddle stitching
    • UGS Print & Copy
      • On-demand printing & binding
      • Copies
      • Wide Format
  • Location

    University Graphic Systems
    Graphic Arts Building 26, Suite 212A
    San Luis Obispo, CA 93407

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V3 (formerly Ventura Printing) has been in the printing industry for more than 60 years. Our professional team may be called upon at any time for input on printing, mailing and graphic design projects. We will assist you with information on how to accomplish a printing requirement with your budget and communication goals in mind. When information is needed regarding the type of paper to use, file preparation, graphic design program consultation, and how to securely upload files to our FTP site, we can guide you.

Furthermore, since acquiring Business Mailing Center in 2006, we deliver all mail projects to the Goleta USPS distribution center, which extends the best postage rates available to all qualified Cal Poly projects.

Simply give us a call and we'll be happy to provide a list of on-campus references. We look forward to working with you.

  • Services
    • High Quality Offset Printing
    • Digital short run / variable data printing
    • Graphic Design
    • Proofing
    • Mailing and fulfillment services
  • Location

    1333 Johnson Avenue
    San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

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The UPS Stores 0941 & 2479
Independently Owned and Operated

Locally owned and operated in San Luis Obispo, The UPS Stores provides high-quality print and copy services, in addition to packaging, shipping and more. We have enjoyed working with a number of departments, professors, and organizations at Cal Poly, and strive to exceed their expectations at every turn. Our staff includes current Cal Poly students and grads, and the store owner is a Cal Poly alum herself.

Cal Poly Faculty and Staff receive a 10% discount on almost all of our products and services. Walk-ins are welcome, and custom products and solutions are our specialty.

  • Services

    Printing Services:

    • Full-Color Digital Printing
    • B&W and Color Reprographics
    • Large-Format Banner and Poster Printing
    • Engineering/Architectural Plan Printing
    • Offset Printing
    • Thermographic and Foil Printing
    • Short and Long Run Productions
    • Rush Orders
    • Custom Products and Services

    Bindery/Finishing Services:

    • Coil, Comb, Tape, Perfect, and Wire Binds
    • Laminating
    • Mounting to Poster board
    • Hole Punching and Stapling
    • Padding/Gluing
    • Cutting/Trimming
    • Folding, Creasing, and Perforating

    Other Services:

    • Graphic Design Services
    • Digital Scanning of Small and Large Format
    • Bulk Mailing Services
    • Fulfillment Services

    Sample Products:

    • Course Readers
    • Invitations
    • Postcards
    • Presentation Posters
    • Multi-Part Forms
    • Bid/Proposal Packets
    • Club Banners
    • Class Notes and Problem Sets
    • Lab Manuals
    • Flyers/Brochures
  • Location

    The UPS Store 0941


    Foothill Blvd. Close to Campus
    793 E. Foothill Blvd., Suite A
    San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
    (805) 541-9333 p. (805) 546-9993 f.


    Monique Speake, Center Owner


    The UPS Store 2479


    Corner of Johnson & Marsh
    1241 Johnson Ave. San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
    (805) 541-1334 p. (805) 541-1228 f.


    Monique Speake, Center Owner


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At The UPS Store 4581 our customers are our highest priority. We strive to make your job easier by providing quality products and services and a quick turn around is our specialty. Printing, packing, shipping, freighting, private mailboxes, notarizing, and more, we strive to complete each project in a timeframe that fits your schedule. Every product and service we offer comes with our promise of exceptional quality and the highest standard of customer service.

Our Print Department was established under the influence of Cal Poly Graduates and Ian Sanderson, a Poly grad himself and our Print Production Manager. We specialize in full color and black and white digital printing, and finishing services. No quantity is too small and larger orders receive volume discounts. Simply email to start your print order today.

  • Services

    Services Offered

    • Large Format Printing
    • Delivery
    • Quick Turnaround Digital Printing
    • Pre-press Services
    • Graphic Design/Layout
    • Computer Rental
    • Foam Core Mounting
    • Canvas Wraps
    • Laminating
    • Coil Binding (Specialty Colors Available)
    • Wire-O Binding
    • Saddle Stitching
    • Folding
    • Perforating
    • Cutting
    • Collating
    • Offset Printing
    • EDDM (Every Door Direct Mail)
    • Notary Services
    • Live Scan Fingerprinting
    • Private Mail Boxes, Virtual Offices
    • Faxing
    • Scanning
    • UPS Shipping
    • USPS Mailing

    Samples of Product Ideas

    • Brochures
    • Flyers/Handouts
    • Greeting Cards
    • Posters
    • Indoor/Outdoor Banners
    • Post Card and Rack Cards
    • Bookmarks
    • Pads
    • Business Cards
    • Syllabi/Course Packs
    • Custom Books
    • Exams
    • Menus
    • Business Cards
    • Letterhead
    • Envelopes
    • Custom Rubber Stamps
    • Reports
    • Custom Pictures
    • Sell Sheets
    • Catalogs
    • Planners
    • Calendars
    • Safety Manuals
    • Carbonless Copy forms
    • Training Manuals
  • Location

    Ian Sanderson, Print Production Manager

    Brent Kostiw, Owner

    3940-7 Broad Street
    San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

    • p. 805.549.0200
    • f. 805.549.0201

    In the Marigold Center on the corner of Broad Street and Tank Farm Road