WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING
The staff is great to work with.
Lauren P. CSM Environmental Health & Safety
Many thanks to those in your shop who walked me through the steps needed to prepare my 20 page booklet on my father's life for final printing and binding.
Janet P. Janet Prehn
You always do such a good job on my projects. The quality is superb, the professionalism, helpfulness and friendliness of your staff is excellent. Thank you!
Laurie M. Laurie Moore
Jeannette, Broke and Christy were all so extremely helpful and responsive.
Jean A. Jean and Sam Guyton
Kyle was great as always. I received my flyers the same day I ordered them.
Michael M. Geico
We gave you a tight deadline and you met it as we were told and we really appreciate it.
Beverly C. InnovAge
We had a rush project and it was amazing how the job was done, the suggestion of which additional products we should get based on the project we were delivering and more! Absolutely outstanding from downtown that took the order and was so very thorough in the communications (even at 8pm) and then for the Arvada office - the service was just as outstanding when I went to pick up the order and the quality was PERFECT!
Patty M. Visit Denver
Love working with you all! Having things delivered is the best for us
Aubree H. Mental Health Colorado
I HAVE USED ALPHA GRAPHICS FOR YEARS AND HAVE NEVER HAD A PROBLEM. THEY ARE VERY PROFESSIONAL AND ACCURATE.
Barb S. Barb Studenka
Working with the crew at AlphaGraphics has been great. I've gotten good responses back in communication, fair pricing, and timely and patient delivery of finished product. Toni Kocjancic - Sr. Admin Assistant/MillerCoors
Toni K. Miller Coors
It is always so fast, easy and accurate! What more can we ask for! :)
Priscilla L. Liberty Oilfield Services
I am generally very happy about my experiences with Alpha Graphics. There have been some small things that haven't gone right but by and large we have had a good experience.
Jonathan C. City Of Idaho Springs
The order was early and our customer service rep Christina is always friendly and helpful.
Koretta V. CSM EMCIS
Even for our small order, so responsive and helpful! Thank you.
Erik Z. Green Mountain High School
Outstanding customer service. Above & beyond!
Aaron W. Applied Power
Terry was absolutely wonderful to work with! Very prompt, professional, and accommodating of everything that I needed.
Kathleen C. Visit Denver
Thank you for making a banner in such a short time frame. You guys are incredible!
Schuyler W. Liberty Oilfield Services
I have never had a problem with Golden Alphagraphics. I am very much impressed with the quality of work they put out, and the friendly atmosphere of the store itself. You have a real treasure there!
Fran A. CSM ROTC
I have been working with AlphaGraphics since back when Chris was Manager of the Golden location. The excellent service continues with Christina and staff, Jeannette, Valerie, and Brooke. Thanks for all of your help.
Ken K. Golden Visitors Center Corporation
Terry Perrin is my primary. She's very easy to work with. I've always had positive service experience with AlphaGraphics.
Craig D. Stonebridge Consulting
They always go above and beyond to help me with my projects. Can't say enough about the quality of the service!
Kim S. Kim Smagala
Had a rush large print job that was processed quickly and had great customer service from start to finish. Thank you! We will definitely be using you for future jobs!
Kathy W. NEI Engineering
Always a great experience all the way through the process from order to pick up!!
Lizz T. AutoSport Collision
had a rush order and they delivered ahead of our deadline!
Eric G. USA Rugby
We have a very picky color that we try to match on all our products. Your team worked tirelessly to get just the right shade of purple for us. We are so excited to have found you and get to work with your great team.
Erin F. Fox-Smith Wealth Management LLC
I made the mistake of not clarifying when I needed the decals. I accepted "next week" without saying I needed it by Wednesday. Then you had to rush the job. Next time I'll be sure to clarify when I'd like to receive it -- and there will be a next time! Thanks so much!
Jim S. Golden Real Estate
I've used Alphagraphics for several previous jobs and know I can contact Valerie or Jeanette directly in Golden for specific questions.
Jack B. Jack Billinger
The AlphaGraphics team has been professional, personable, and helpful, and is quite skilled at what they do. We're beyond pleased with the quality of their finished product.
Lara M. City of Arvada Police Department
Very happy with the quality of the materials we ordered and the speed at getting them completed and delivered to our office.
Janet L. ACIERNO & Company
We needed a banner for a conference made in 2 days. Christina was great to work with, got the banner done earlier than promised! We will be doing business again with you. Thank you Christina!
Sue H. BGC Engineering
Great working with AG. Always a good experience.
Stuart W. Power Costs, Inc.
We like working with AlphaGraphics. They make the process easy!
Lee D. Epoque
Always treated with professionalism and a smile!
Peggi L. Tracker Resource Development llc
I worked with Terry and she is always so helpful and kind.
Victoria T. Halliburton
Alphaagraphics has always done a wonderful job for the Colorado Writing Project and the Colorado Language Arts Society. We have used them for almost 20 years and have always been happy with their work.
Karen H. Colorado Language Arts Society
You met my request for speedy printing and delivered on time. I was so amazed.
Kathleen M. CSM Dept. of Economics
The team was AWESOME! We called with a quick-turn and they delivered. Thank you for helping us with our last-minute need!
Alexandria A. Walk-in - Downtown Denver
Great communication. Portal is easy to use. Quality of product is really good.
Sara W. Benson Kerrane Storz & Nelson
Such a speedy turn around time from the time I ordered photos to the time they were delivered. Great service, and such great quality!
Julia T. Liberty Oilfield Services
Wonderful- I had a very odd design request--a gavel made to look like a utility pole of all things for a conference??-- and they did a great job for a very reasonable cost!! Delivered on time and loved by all!
Holly L. ikeGPS Inc.
Another outstanding product delivered by AlphaGraphics! Top notch level of service and quality product!
Tera M. Blue Door Welcoming Service
Great service every time. Thank you.
Beverly H. West Basins Schlumberger
I work in the building across the street from the Alphagraphics store in Downtown Denver. I had been to the store several times before, and each time, I was pleased with the quality of work on whatever I had taken to them.
Karen B. CoreSiteLLC
No matter what kind of a printing issue I have, from billboards to page set up and printing, I know that I can go to Richard and Crew at Alpha Graphics to get it done for a fair price.
Ric R. Ric Rogers
The woman who helped us — Trish? I'm not sure her name — really went the extra mile. You guys were VERY professional and helped us on a tight deadline. Thank you!
Reid S. Bandana Media
Your staff was very professional and worked with me on quick turnaround time. The product look perfect and your team went above and beyond to include additional materials so the product was the best it could be.
Naomi L. Walk-in - Downtown Denver
I have worked with the same team at Alphagraphics and they have been the best!
Wally Z. Golden Schools Foundation
Very professional staff and really reliable as far as feedback with emails and telephone calls excellent.
Steve M. Walk-in - Arvada
The team was amazing and quick to take care of me!
Miah S. Berkeley Partners
Kyle was incredibly diligent and helpful.
Sarah B. Greystone Technology
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.
AlphaGraphics Arvada is proud to serve Arvada and the North Metro Denver Area, including Wheat Ridge, Golden, Lakewood, Edgewater, Broomfield, Lafayette, Louisville, Superior, Boulder, Northglenn, Thornton, Commerce City, Northfield Stapleton, Lowery, Federal Heights, Firestone, Niwot, Loveland, Frederick, Dacono, Brighton, Erie, Mead and Berthoud.