WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING
Carl N. Frontier Products Inc.
Melanie has been great at keeping up with my orders and can handle a challenge, thanks for being great at what you do.
Kaiti W. PSK LLP
Our order was filled efficiently and accurately
Ken W. Kenneth Watkins
Even during the CO19 Alpha Graphics was able to get my order processed quickly and the quality was incredible. Thanks
Ruth B. Front Real Estate
It was all good. Thanks
Phillip S. PROPERTY DAMAGE APPRAISERS INC.
I have been satisfied with the level of customer service given by alphagraphics.
James C. Platt College - Moore (330) (ANC)
Sara H. UROLOGY PARTNERS OF NORTH TEXAS
Just small things to improve the ease of ordering from beginning to end (however, Lynn has responded positively when addressed): delivery issues (that led to a pick-up), missing paperwork, and details missing on our packing slips.
Keris C. WATSON USA INC.
We need a our printing done in a rush and it was!
Donna K. FRAZIER ROOFING & GUTTERING CO.
Always very friendly and on time with deadlines.
Jeff A. COOPER STREET CAR WASH
They did a KILLER job on my mind-blowing wall graphic. I had a huge one done and it is seriously breathtaking. God bless them for all their hard work!
Delissa O. Medical Coding Academy
Always a pleasure working with Alpha Graphics and with my representative Lynn Lancaster- she always replies quickly to my needs.
Sherry H. EULESS AERO
Always a good experience working with Alpha Graphics.
Marc H. Airbus Helicopters (General Use)
Your promptness of processing my order! Love having Lynn back:)
Brenda P. Grant Air Conditioning
Alex was very professional and conscientious!
John S. WOW BBQ Sauce
everthing went very smooth,
John L. Ark Welding and Industrial Supply
Alphagraphics is the only printing company that we use. Our material is done quickly and always correct the first time.
Jill A. Fort Worth Eye Associates
You guys were very quick when I needed it! Thank you!
Daniel B. Daniel C. Bush DDS
Mark, Great product and terrific service! I was hardly through the door when Alex greeted me. He efficiently but personably gathered info for my order. A proof review in a short day or two with a revision and I was picking up my order in almost no time. I had a quick email exchange with Gabriela in accounting whose records looked like I had not completed payment. She apologized after we realized I had followed my failed online attempt to pay (should have used something other than my iPhone) with a phone call during which Alex received my payment information and marked the invoice “paid.” Great interactions with Alex and Gabriela. Well done! Love my new business cards. Will be back. Keep up the good work. Richard
Richard B. Richard A. Brown
When I called and about the quote , the person I spoke with helped me very specifically and knew exactly how to walk me through all I needed!
Jessica G. Arlington Independent School -
The staff at AlphaGraphics is quick and precise. I've never had a problem with an order.
Tara R. ROLLING HILLS COUNTRY CLUB
Mark Lee and his team repeatedly provide consistent high quality work. I've ordered from cheaper printers and got what I paid for, cheaper quality that sometimes reflected poorly on my business. For top quality, turn ot Alpha Graphics Arlington
Kevin K. Transparent Energy Quotes
Bobby B. Indian Rubber Company
You guys are great! Alex always does a great job.
Pele, N. Paul Davis
Melanie is always prompt in processing our orders. She goes the extra mile for us and we can always depend on great quality.
Aundria B. GTech Provision Ind.
The Alpha Graphics team continues to provide the highest quality of products and support. I've been using them for over 16 years and have never been disappointed. Top notch outfit!
Linda R. Turbomeca USA - Technical Publications
The team consistently meets our deadlines and provides fantastic service. Recently, we required a special size of card stock. I contacted several vendors who could not support. Alphagraphics had the card stock required and shipped quickly. The card stock was unique in that I sourced it--luckily I thought of Alphagraphics. Your team supported flawlessly.
Theresa B. Airbus Helicopters (General Use)
Shonna was very easy to talk to and knew what I needed. Very experienced and professional.
Dena G. HIGHTOWER SERVICE INC.
We periodically use Alpha Graphics for different projects we have throughout the year. As a local business, we are happy to support other local businesses.
Melissa C. Leland's Wallpaper
Have always provided quality printing with wonderful customer service.
Helen G. Winn Sales
Very responsive. Quality work.
Richard S. MidAmerican Energy Services LLC
Great job! Will definitely return for further graphic needs in the future.
Angel .. Angel.
This is a very well managed facility. We had a very nice lady named Melanie Lavender greet my wife and I as we walked in. Everyone in this facility is very helpful and polite with a hassle free experience. We will definitely be repeat customers
Paul M. Big Daddy & Sons Power Washing
Very good job of important personal requirement.
Reg T. Main Street Inc.
Alexis A. Arlington Family Health Pavilion P.A.
Shonna is amazing! She Responds to me within minutes when I send her email her. She is on point so glad she has my account
Emilie H. AVANTE SALON & DAY SPA
Shonna is a literal rockstar. Every vision I had in paper goods for our wedding was executed perfectly and quickly. She even gave me ideas and fixed minor things without being prompted to do so. I have recommended Alpha Graphics to every single one of my friends getting married. The best customer service, incredible creativity and the friendliest staff that is eager to get your vision on paper! I will use them again in the future without any hesitation!
Hanna B. Hanna Brown
Super easy to tailor the design and fast turn around. My emails are always responded to quickly. Very professional.
Dr. J. Peak Performance Chiropractic
Shonda was able to accommodate readily with fast turnaround.
Steve A. SMI ENERGY
I like having a contact to work with that is available for my questions, concerns, and needs.
Aileen R. PERKINS ENGINEERING
Shonna is absoutely wonderful and always has been it is always a pleasure and so easy to work with her , quick , efficent and knows her customers!!!
Keely K. ROOFING & SIDING SPECIALIST INC.
Exceptional service from the staff at Alphagraphics.
Carl N. Frontier Products Inc.
Even with the transition of your reps; the customer service provided to us has been great. Lynn is our new rep and her customer service is on point with response time and quality and delivery of orders.
Jo A. South Texas Vo-Tech - San Antonio
We had a couple of issues on what we wanted during the design phase which is to be expected but I was impress on how quick the made the corrections and got me the final proofs.
John H. A-Affordable Storage
You looked up my past orders quickly and it only took a short phone call.
Deanna .. Door Tech of Texas Inc.
Simply the best
Joel C. Vision City-Dallas
I am very pleased with the great level of customer service I continue to receive from Shonna. She continues to go above and beyond and we are very appreciative!
Katie F. ELEVATE
Always a good experience. If I do have issues never a problem getting it fixed.
Laurie P. AMERICAN EAGLE BUILDERS INC.
I love the way you guys work hard to make sure everything is right and every project is the best it can be.
Monty B. Crossing DFW The
AlphaGraphics is my Go To for our company printing needs. Melanie Lavender makes the process very smooth and is a saving grace when super busy. I can reach out to her, place an order request, review it and know it will be exactly what we were looking for while also being reasonably priced for our office budget. Thank you Melanie and the entire team for your hard work. We appreciate it!
Susan L. Dirt-Tech Construction & Excavation
ALL ABOUT PRINTING
ARE THERE PRINT SIZE LIMITATIONS?
Yes, and no. Our digital copiers will take sheet sizes as small as 4.25” x 5.5” up to 13” x 19”. Traditional offset can accept sheet sizes up to 12” x 18”. Our in-house large format printers can produce graphics up to 41.5” wide. If you have specific questions about our sizing options, please do not hesitate to give us a call.
WHAT IS A PROOF AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
In printing terms, a proof is a one-off copy of your document after all modifications and printing setup processes have been completed. It is your last, and best, opportunity to make sure that your print job comes out the way you envisioned. By carefully inspecting the proof, you can help ensure an accurate, flawless delivery of your print job the first time.
DO YOU REQUIRE MINIMUM QUANTITIES ON ANY OF YOUR PRODUCTS?
Nope! Some printing methods may be more cost-effective than others, but our professional staff are happy to work with you to determine which printing method is best for your project.
DO I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT COLOR SEPARATIONS OR HALF-TONE PRINTING TO GET MY JOB COMPLETED?
Absolutely not! We handle all the "back-end" production for you.
The terms are pretty easy to understand, though. Color separation refers to our offset printing process, where we use cyan, magenta, yellow, and black in four separate plates that go directly to the press. These four colors can create almost any color you can imagine!
Half-tone printing refers to converting a solid tone of black ink or one color into tiny dots that are invisible to the eye to create your image. You see a solid image, but it’s really created from the spacing of these tiny dots.
IS WHITE CONSIDERED A PRINTING COLOR?
Not typically. Because white is the default color of paper, it is simply recognized as the absence of ink.
WHAT PAPER TYPES DO YOU OFFER?
We have a large collection of “house” stocks in our production area. If you have a specific style in mind, we can check our in-house inventory to see if our selection is able to match your tastes. Or, we’ll check with our paper vendors to see what they have on hand. Keep in mind that special stocks or materials may require bulk purchasing from suppliers.
WHAT IS THE PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM?
The Pantone Matching System (PMS) is a color reproduction standard in which colors all across the spectrum are each identified by a unique, independent number. The use of PMS allows us to precisely match colors and maintain color consistency throughout the printing process.
WHY DO THE PRINTED COLORS LOOK DIFFERENT THAN THE COLORS ON MY SCREEN?
In short, printers and monitors produce color in different ways. Monitors use the RGB (red, green, blue) color model, which usually supports a wider spectrum of colors. Printers use the CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow, black) color model, which can reproduce most—but not all—of the colors in the RGB color model.
Depending on the equipment used, CMYK generally matches 85–90% of the colors in the RGB model. When a color is selected from the RGB model that is out of the range of the CMYK model, the application chooses the closest matching color. Programs like Adobe Photoshop will allow you to choose which color will be replaced; others may not. We’ll provide you with a sample print right before we print your job to ensure a "what-you-see-is-what-you-get" final product.
COMMON PRINTING TERMS
BIND: To fasten sheets with wire, thread, glue, or by any other means.
BINDING: A name given for any of many procedures used to put pages together.
BLEED: Printing that goes to the edge of the sheet. Trimming is required to make the printing run to the edge of a sheet.
CAST-COATED: Coated paper with a high- gloss reflective finish.
COATED PAPER: Paper with a clay or other coating applied to one, or both, sides. The coating can be dull, gloss, matte, or a number of other finishes. Coated paper generally produces sharper, brighter images and has a more refelctive quality than uncoated paper.
COLLATE: To put pages in a certain order for binding.
COLOR CORRECTION: Methods of improving color separations and definition.
COVER PAPER: A heavy printing paper primarily used to cover books or make presentation folders.
SIDE-STITCHING: Stapling through the spine from front to back. The publication will not lay flat when opened.
CROP: To trim a picture, image, or printed sheet.
CROP MARKS: Printed lines showing where to trim a printed sheet.
GLOSS: A shiny paper coating that reflects light.
LAMINATE: To cover with protective film. Also used to bond or glue one surface to another.
MATTE FINISH: Dull paper or ink finish.
OFFSET PRINTING: Printing which involves a plate that makes an inked impression on a rubber-blanketed cylinder, which, in turn, transfers it to the paper.
PERFECT BINDING: An unsewn, flat-spined book binding made with glue.
RESOLUTION: The degree of sharpness of a computer-generated image as measured by the number of dots per linear inch in a hard-copy printout or, the number of pixels across and down on a display screen.
SADDLE-STITCHING: A type of binding that uses wire stapling at the center of a magazine or pamphlet.
SCORE: Creasing paper to help it fold more neatly.
WHAT TYPES OF PRODUCTS AND SERVICES DO YOU PROVIDE?
AlphaGraphics is a full service marketing communications provider, and offer a wide range of products and services. To see a full listing of our services, check out the Products & Services area of our website.
WHAT TYPES OF MARKETING TECHNIQUES CAN YOU ADD TO MY PRINTED MATERIALS?
OUR MULTI-CHANNEL MARKETING OPTIONS INCLUDE:
- QR Codes
- SMS and MMS marketing
- Video production and editing
- Variable mapping
- Social media marketing
- Mobile optimized websites, and so much more!
Call our team today to learn more about the tools we can use in concert with your printed communications to improve your ROI.
PRINTING FAQS IN ARLINGTON, TX
When you’re looking for more information about best practices with printing and design, turn to the expert printers and marketers at AlphaGraphics Arlington. We offer a wide variety of services that will help you get the most from your print marketing and help you get noticed and get business.
HOW DO I CHOOSE A PRINT PARTNER FOR MY BUSINESS?
When you’re choosing a print partner for your business, you want to make sure you have someone who is dedicated to your success. You also want a print partner who is local to your area and who has a commitment to serving local businesses. We work hard to understand your business so we can serve you best and provide the services you need and want to be successful.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT FROM A PRINTER?
Great communication is something you want to look for in your printer. This starts with the sales approach and marketing materials of your printer. If it’s difficult for you to understand the services they offer, how well will they be able to communicate what you offer to your customers? Look for a printer who is confident in what they offer and who can easily convey that information to you.
You’ll also want to make sure that your printer has the resources, equipment, and partnerships that will enable you to get all the materials you need for your business. We maintain the resources necessary to give you the latest in digital printing, signs and marketing technology. You’re sure to get the best service and variety of printing options with AlphaGraphics. We also maintain an extensive network of partnerships who produce promotional products and other items that we don’t have the equipment to produce in our location.
WHAT SERVICES DOES ALPHAGRAPHICS OFFER?
AlphaGraphics Arlington offers a wide variety of print and marketing services that you’ll want to know about. We offer everything from the very beginning stages of your marketing process through final products and local delivery.
Here are just a few of the many print services we offer:
- Digital Printing
- Offset Printing
- Large Format Printing
- Local Delivery
- Shipping and Fulfillment
- Signs and Banners
To get started or learn more, visit us at our convenient business center location, call us at (817) 860-2679 or request a free quote online.