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Graphic Services and Copy Shop offer a wide variety of services to meet the needs of students, faculty and staff. We strive to provide excellent customer service, affordable pricing and a wide array of printing, advertising, and promotional services. Located in the new service center on the main level of the Memorial Union, we are staffed by students and full-time employees who are committed to serving the NDSU campus community. See you in the MU!

Copy Shop Hours

Semester Hours

Monday-Friday - 8am - 8pm
Saturday - 12pm - 4pm
Sunday - 1pm - 8pm


Located on the Main Level of the MU, near the bookstore and the Bison Connection

Summer Hours

Monday-Friday - 8am - 4pm (check cashing ends at 3:30)
Saturday - closed
Sunday - closed 

Graphic Services Hours

Semester Hours

Monday - Friday - 9am - 5pm


Located on the Main Level of the MU, near the NDSU Bookstore and the Bison Connection

Summer Hours

Monday - Friday - 10am - 3pm
Saturday - closed
Sunday - closed

Copy Shop Services



Black and White Copies
8.5 x 11 white paper1-99$0.10$0.18
8.5 x 11 white paper100+$0.08$0.15
8.5 x 11 colored paper1-99$0.13$0.21
8.5 x 11 colored paper100+$0.12$0.20
11 x 17 white paper1-99$0.13$0.21
11 x17 white paper100+$0.11$0.20
11 x 17 colored paper1-99$0.16$0.24
11 x 17 colored paper100+$0.14$0.22
8.5 x 11 cardstockeach$0.18$0.26
8.5 x 11 acid-free papereach$0.18$0.26
8.5 x 11 transparencyeach$0.75-
8.5 x 11 white sticky back papereach$0.90-
8.5 x 14 (legal)each$0.10$0.18
8.5 x 11 resumeeach$0.18$0.26



Color Copies
QuantitySingle Duplex
8.5 x 11 regular1-99$0.60$1.20
8.5 x 11 regular100+$0.50$0.90
8.5 x 11 glossy1-99$0.75$1.50
8.5 x 11 glossy100+$0.70$1.30
11 x17 regular1-99$0.75$1.50
11 x 17 regular100+$0.70$1.30
11 x17 glossy1-99$0.90$1.80
11 x 17 glossy100+$0.80$1.50
8.5 x 11 acid-free papereach$0.68$1.30
8.5 x 11 transparencyeach$1.25-
8.5 x 11 white sticky back papereach$2.00-
8.5 x 14 (legal)each$0.60$1.20
8.5 x 11 resumeeach$0.65$1.30
Spiral Binding: black, navy, or white$2.00
Velo Binding: black or navy$2.00
Vinyl Binding: black or navy$0.25
Clear Plastic Cover$0.75
Cardstock Cover$0.25
Laminating: 5 inch minimum$0.20 per inch
Latex Balloon$1.50
Printed Latex$1.75
NDSU Latex$2.00
18" Mylar$4.00
22" Bubble$7.00
Large Mylar$10.00
**Ask about our specialty balloons
First PageAdd'l Page
Local, 800 numbers, International*$1.00$0.50
Long Distance$2.00$1.00
Receiving Faxes$1.00$0.50

**Must have own calling card


Other Services Offered

  • Enlargements
  • Collating
  • Stapling

Other Products Offered

  • Transparencies
  • Class files (tests/notes from instructor)
  • Pastel and Astrobright paper colors
  • Three paper sizes
  • Envelopes
  • Resume/parchment paper



Graphic Services

Color Printing
8.5 x 11 regular$0.60
8.5 x 11 glossy$0.75
11 x 17 regular$0.75
11 x 17 glossy$0.90
8.5 x 11 cardstock$1.25
11 x 17 cardstock$1.75
8.5 x 14 (legal)$0.60
12 x 18 Glossy$2.25


Brochures can come in almost any shape, size, and quantity.  They can be printed to your specifications but must have pages in multiples of 4.  We offer folding and stapling.  Please contact us for pricing.  



Flyers can come in standard sizes of 11 x 17, 8.5 x 11, and 4.25 x 5.5.  Custom sizes are available. Stop in for a quote.


Business Cards

We offer custom graphic business cards on cardstock paper.  Full-bleed available.  We do NOT offer NDSU business cards.


Business Cards3.5" x 2", full color
1-99$0.25 each
100+$0.20 each


Large Format Printing (min. of 1 foot)
All material 36" unless specifiedprice/foot
Matte or Gloss Paper$8.50
42" Gloss or Matte Paper$9.50
Outdoor Banner (Poly)$12.00
Window Sticker/Cling$12.00
Artist Canvas$12.00
Reverse-Lit Plastic Film (dry-erase poster)$10.00
Sticky-back Poster (matte)$10.00
Scrim Vinyl

Clear Film




Vinyl Lettering & Graphics

Excellent for logos, shapes, decals, signs; comes as a sticker and does not include banner backing.  Weather resistant. 7 colors in stock, others available.  Vinyl Banners are also available, ask for pricing. Minimum of .5 foot.

24" wide adhesive color vinyl$12.00







Full color images and graphics on a magnetic backing, ideal for the fridge, vehicles, and more! Price includes the cost of paper, printing, magnet and cutting.

Full Color Magnets$12.00/foot


Mounting and Foamcore

Turn your prints or poster into display pieces by having us mount it on foamcore. 3/16" thick, mounted with stickyback paper that will hold up to a year.  Available up to 4' x 8' and in white.  If you will be supplying us with material, as for a quote.


Adhesive Foamcore
$1.50 per square foot
$2.50 per square foot

For outdoor treatments or when you really need it to last, try mounting with our Coroplast.  Like foamcore, it adds rigidity and durability, and it's weather resistant.  Available up to 4' x 8' and 8 colors.  3/16" thickness.


Step Stakes
$3.00 per square foot
$2.00 each



Have us design and produce stickers of any color, shape, design, and quantity.  Cost determined on a per order bassi.  Stop in for a quote.


Other Options

Other options include bookmarks, calendars, door hangers, counter top displays, life-size cut-outs, to name a few. If there is not a product or service listed that you would like, give us a call.  We specialize in fulfilling campus needs and will work with you to complete almost any project. 

Media and Design

Our staff of Graphic Designers are trained to assist you with all your design and printing needs. We can create simple and complex projects from scratch or can produce any of our services with your provided files and design. If we need to spend more then 10 minutes opening or altering your files to meet our production requirements, then a design fee will be applied. In addition to design charges, some products also require labor charges to meet your needs. Ask our friendly staff for a quote.

Graphic Design$15.00/hr
General Labor$12.00/hr

**General labor includes folding, cutting, mounting, scoring, etc.

**There is a 1/2 hour on Design and Labor rates.


Graphic Services works with a number of NDSU departments and off-campus suppliers to ensure we provide products, services, and quality that are required by our campus. Among our partners are Document Publishing . Publication Services, University Relations, ITS, Print and Publication Services, Reservations, Athletics, Residence Life, NDSU Bookstore, Student Government, and others. Because of our partnerships and talented staff, we can provide design, marketing, advertising, and promotional services in addition to our products listed thus far.

We can assist you with:

  • Digital Display Ads in Union
  • Copy Writing
  • Marketing Research or Surveys
  • Web Site Graphics
  • Photography
  • Custom Logos & Graphic Design
  • Table Displays
  • Promotions
  • Custom Presentations
  • Apparel Graphics- logos, text, and graphics
  • Printed & Digital Media
  • Advertising Methods


File Types and Tips

For printing, we do try to make as many file types work as possible, but some are better than others and some should just be avoided. Here's our preferences. We support both Mac and PC platforms and have the most current software versions for the programs we prefer.


Preferred AcceptableNot Recommended


For best results, no matter what program you use, here are a few helpful hints


Please provide a .pdf of your file as well as the original format.


Create a copy of your original file with the fonts turned to "Outlines" when available (Adobe). If not available, include the font suitcase with your file


Include a copy of all images in your file. For best results design your file with high resolution images (at least 300 dpi). Design with the images to the finished size - the actual printed size. Failure to do so will result in increasing your document size, and thus image size, and will resulted in pixilated images.

File Transfer

We accept files from CD, DVD, Flash/Jump Drive, external hardrive, or email to us at

* We will not be held responsible for customer supplied materials or mistakes in spelling, punctuation, sentence structure, or file errors as submitted or proofed by the customer. We cannot exact color match. If exact color is a concern, we will work to achieve desired results, but a design charge will apply.



Turnaround Time

We ask that you allow 2 workdays for most orders that are ready to print.  If you are in a hurry, we do try to accommodate quick time lines when possible, but please allow time for the unexpected troubles with computers and workload considerations.

If your order needs design, layout, proofing, etc., please allow a week or more.

For more complicated orders involving creative or vendor assistance, ask for a time estimate when quoting order.


Payment Options

Department Charge (NDSU Depts. and Orgs. only), Bison Bucks, Cash, Check, Credit Card (orders over $1).  If paying with Department Charge, please have the appropriate numbers available when placing your order.


The Memorial Union is now offering advertising on the digital displays (TVs) throughout the Union. The displays are located in high-traffic areas as well as our lounge areas.  There are a limited number of advertising spaces available at any given time and are reserved on a first come, first served basis.  The fees for this service are minimal and Graphic Services can design an advertisement for you, or use your provided artwork.

A few interesting facts –

● The MU averages more than 1.8 million people enter each year.

● Because we are limiting the number of advertisements at any given time, your advertisement will be shown at least 1440 times per day, per display.

● The digital displays are located on all three levels, totaling seven different locations.

● You can reserve an advertisement for up to 7 days.

● Research shows that digital advertising offers higher audience engagement as well as an increased viewer recall rate, when compared to printed media.


NDSU Department$40
Off Campus$195

**Pixel Dimensions need to be 1280 x 565** Preferred format is .gif


digital display advertising

We recommend a maximum number of 160 text characters or 35 words (whichever is less) for a screen ad. We do not recommend a font size less than 24 points. Certain script or serif fonts can be problematic.

Digital Display Policies

  • Digital Displays are intended for advertising NDSU functions, personal advertisements of any kind will not be accepted.
  • Display rates are for a 7 day reservation.  No pro rating for additional or fewer days.
  • We reserve the right to take down the advertisement after the scheduled time of the event expires on the day of the event.
  • Some campus events and emergency notifications reserve the right to take priority.
  • All advertisements display for 4 seconds per view.
  • All ads are subject to approval before display.  The memorial union reserves the right to edit, refuse, reject, or cancel any ad at any time. 
  • We reserve the right to change these policies and pricing structures at the beginning of each semester.

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North Dakota State University
Administration Phone: +1 (701) 231-8241
Campus address: Memorial Union
Physical/delivery address: 1401 Administration Ave., Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing address: NDSU Dept. 5340 / PO Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Page manager: Memorial Union

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 06, 2015 9:31:21 AM