Printing

Print Shop

The Government Printing Office also known as the “Print Shop,” is managed by the Department of Property and Procurement and provides print production for the three branches of government as well as bulk printing services and document management services to the businesses and individuals. We are home to the best printing operation in the Territory.

The Government Printing Office is administered and managed by the Department of Property and Procurement pursuant to Title 3 Chapter 13 Section 218 Virgin Islands Code and Title 31 Chapter 21 Section 203 Virgin Islands Code. This Division is responsible for printing production for the three branches of Government. We also provide mass printing services to the business sector and individuals. With six (6) specialized employees this Division is well-equipped with the skill and manpower needed for large volume printing.

  • The Government Printing Office (GPO) has always been eager to assist the Virgin Islands Government by saving Departments and Agencies hundreds of thousands of dollars in printing costs.

  • The cost for printing is six cents (.06¢) per impression or lower, depending on the job requirements.

  • An impression is the image produced when a sheet of paper is passed through a Printing Press or Copying Machine.

Listed below are some of the main printing and publishing functions of the Printing Division:

  • Envelopes (Full/Single Color)
  • Letterheads
  • Carbonless NCR Forms (2 Part to 5 part)
  • Full-Color Booklets in 8.5 x 11” and 5.5 x 8.5” finished sizes (minimum of 8 pages p to 92+, hard and soft covers)
  • Business Card  (Full/Single Color and Gold Seals)
  • Flyers  in 4.75 x 5.5” to 8.5 x 11 sizes
  • Posters  in 11”x17”/ 12”x18”/ 14”x26”/ 22.5”x14.33” / 13”x43”
  • Bookmarks in 8.5”x11” and 8.5”x14” sizes
  • Brochures
  • Full Color Prints 8.5”x11” / 8.5”x14” / 11”x17” sizes
  • Copies 8.5”x11”/ 11”x17”  in Color and Black and White (from Pre-Printed Documents)
  • Invitations 5”x7” / 4.75” x 6.5”
  • Raffle Tickets (Numbered, Perforated  and Stapled into Books)

 

Other services include:

  • Full-Service Graphic Design
  • Logo Creation – Branding & Identity
  • Confidential Document Shredding
  • Book Binding
  • Mail Distribution in collaboration with the Transportation Division

 

The Government Printing Office can be contacted via email at printing@dpp.vi.gov.

All requests for printing must be accompanied by the following:
  • An encumbered Central Stores Warehouse Requisition for the cost of printing, which is determined by the quantity of each job being requested and a Request for Printing Form.
  • Stock must correspond with the amount being requested. – Example: If Two Thousand Five Hundred (2,500) letterheads are requested you must send five (5) reams (A ream equals a package of 500 sheets of paper) of paper, not four (4) reams of paper.
  • All stock must be marked with the Department or Agency name and the Requisition Number upon submission of the request. (The Printing Division will not be responsible for any unmarked stock).
  • A current or updated sample of the printing request must also be submitted.
  • A “Contact Person” should also be submitted in case of any questions about the job.
  • We urge all Departments and Agencies to take advantage of the many capabilities, quality, and most of all, the low cost of printing that is available at the Government Printing Office.
Examples of our Printing Capabilities include:
  • The Governor’s Executive Budget in coordination with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
  • Booklets and Invitations for various Gubernatorial and Legislative Events.
  • The Governor’s annual State of the Territory Address.
  • Tickets for the Virgin Islands Lottery’s twenty-four (24) drawings and two (2) extraordinary drawings along with twenty-six (26) prize lists.
  • Approximately three million (3,000,000) impressions per year printed for the Virgin Islands Lottery.
  • Graduation Diplomas for all public junior high and high schools.
  • Absentee ballots and sample ballots for the Board of Elections for all primaries and general elections.
  • Student Handbooks for K-12 public schools.
  • Envelopes, business cards, letterheads, office forms, annual reports, booklets, carbonless forms, posters, invitations, programs, handbooks, etc.
  • Menus and promotional materials.

Graphic design and creative services are available in addition to any printing service.  Please inquire for more details at printing@dpp.vi.gov

Book binding services are provided in spiral and glue bound versions.

A confidential document shredding service is provided in the St. Thomas/St. John District for user agencies and businesses. For pricing please contact printing@dpp.vi.gov.

To request a quote for Print Shop Services please utilize the applicable forms below:

  1. Government Agency Print Job Request
  2. Business/Private Individual Print Job Request
  3. Document Disposal (Shredding) Form

For additional information please contact printing@dpp.vi.gov.

 

What is the average turnaround time for orders?

The average turnaround time for printing jobs is seven (7) business days – depending on the job requirements and availability of special materials. Rush service is available for an additional fee starting at $100 and up dependent on the job size.

Does the Print Shop produce promotional materials and t-shirts?

Not at this time.

Does the Print Shop have a catalog?

Currently we do NOT, however, we are available to discuss printing jobs on a case by case basis.

What type of services does the Print Shop provide?

The Printing Division offers full-service printing, graphic design, document cutting/trimming/folding/stapling/perforating, shredding, and binding services.

What is the cost per flyer or poster size page in black/white and full color?

The cost for printing is as follows:

Letter Size (Prints)

8.5×11 Text weight = $.20p/s B/W
8.5×11 Text Weight = $.35p/s Color
8.5×11 Cover Stock = $.40p/s B/W
8.5×11 Cover Stock = $.50p/s Color

Legal Size (Prints)

8.5×14 Text Weight = $.35p/s B/W
8.5×14 Text Weight = $.50p/s Color
8.5×14 Cover Stock = $.75p/s B/W
8.5×14 Cover Stock = $1.25p/s Color

Tabloid Size (Prints)

11×17 Text Weight = $1.25p/s B/W
11×17 Text Weight = $1.50p/s Color
11×17 Cover Stock = $1.75p/s B/W
11×17 Cover Stock = $2.00p/s Color

p/s = Per Side

.07 cents 8.5 x 11  and .70 cents 11x 17

How is pricing determined?

Pricing is structured based on a combination of criteria:

  1. Type of service requested;
  2. Paper stock weight;
  3. Ink color; and
  4. Turnaround time
Does the Print Shop have a portfolio of sample jobs?

Samples of previous print jobs are available for viewing upon request digitally or in person.

What type of printing jobs does the Print Shop produce?

The Print Shops provides a variety of printing jobs to include documents copies/prints, business cards, letterheads, envelopes, brochures, pamphlets, booklets, memorial booklets, invitations, tent cards, carbon forms/pads, note pads, tickets, flyers, and posters.

Does the Print Shop provide services to businesses and the public?

Services are provided to Government agencies, businesses, event promoters, and the public.

How do I request document shredding services?

Shredding services may be requested by downloading and completing the Document Disposal Form and emailing it to printing@dpp.vi.gov

How do I request a print job?

A print job be may be requested by downloading and completing the Print Job Request Form and emailing it to printing@dpp.vi.gov.

  1. Government Printing Job Request Form
  2. Printing Job Request Form (Business/Individual)
How are shipping costs handled for the island of St. Croix?

Currently we do NOT ship. However, the items can be picked up by a 3rd party and shipped to you.

Does the Print Shop provide graphic design services?

Yes. The Printing Division offers this service individually or in addition to printing costs per job.