WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING
Very professional and super fast response to our printing requests. Had a fairly large order on my desk a few days after ordering!
Lynnette D. Rocky Mountain Telecom & Data Inc.
Pleasure to work with! The team was very knowledgeable in working with me to determine to proper weights and paper types to best use. I also added an extra project outside the scope of the order they were happy to fulfill. Highly recommend and will be back soon with future projects.
Tiffany S. AlphaGraphics Corporate
Valerie and Brooke were great to work with. They communicated and offered advice and service in a friendly and professional manner and took a real interest in my project which left me with even greater confidence in how the final product would look. I was very happy with my decision to go with AlphaGraphics.
Matt T. Matt Thomas
Christina is great - super helpful and responsive! She is a major part of why I use her shop in CO when I live in PA.
Eric L. Apex to Zenith Highpointers Club Magazine
Everything was done as I requested to prefection.
Vern A. Vern and Vicki Wagner
Excellent serv ice provided by your staff!!
Jim F. West Lochwood Civic Association
The team is very responsive and extremely customer serivce oriented. The final product exceeded my expectations.
Jenn F. Pioneer Railcorp
Alpha Graphics did a fantastic job! From the predesign phase to the finished product, John and Chloe were efficient and receptive to our needs and timeline. They listened to our ideas and pitched their own creatives to make our display unique and professionally stand apart. The final product was stunning and we couldn't thank them enough for their time and inventive ideas. Thanks John, Chloe, and Alpha Graphics! You guys are the BEST!!
Aly F. BTC General Contractors
We rely on Alpha Graphics for all of our printing needs and are always satisfied with the quality of their products as well as their customer service.
Jenny H. Foothills Animal Shelter
Fair pricing Prompt service
Steve D. Sunrise Sunset
Prompt and great quality.
Stephanie W. City of Arvada
We have used Alpha Graphics for over 25 years! They are the best and we are so grateful to have such a professional, local company we can always count on for our business needs. Thank you to the entire staff!!!
Kathy D. Golden Business and Financial Services
Fast lead time and quality product. We were very happy with the final product and Alpha Graphics worked with us before they printed our product to make sure that it met our requirements. When I messed up and had a page that was out of focus Alpha Graphics were quick to respond and changed our print before the final product with an updated file without question or complaint. They met our deadline requirements and were very easy to work with. During this time of distancing due to COVID we called letting them know we were ready for pickup and they set our documents outside in a nice box for us. Easy to work with, easy to pick up with distancing, and a great final product. 10/10, would recommend.
Chad T. Collimare LLC
Always great working with you guys!
Matt M. Powder 7
Fast and efficient
Heather G. J&K Roofing
Christina's team is outstanding!
Rob K. Colorado Railroad Museum
The yard signs you created for teacher appreciation week were perfect. A huge thank you to your amazing team!
Karen M. Warder Elementary School PTA
Valerie Gomez is terrific at understanding my printing needs as an orchestral music librarian.
Betsy N. Mostly Strauss Orchestra
The staff is very knowledgeable and experienced in what I was needing. They had the idea and concept very quick and accurately. Had the job done a day ahead of time. I will recommend them every time.
Roger &. Creek Side Jewelry
Excellent Job and Excellent Customer Service at a very fair price!
Lu A. Skyway Analytics
The entire Arvada staff has raised the level on quality and service, especially during the Covid. We have switched to using them primarily for our printing services and it has been very beneficial.
Jyl B. BTC General Contractors
Rich and the AlphaGraphics team provided multiple quotes for a high volume order. Initially, the information I had was limited and of course, it changed once all specs were finalized. 6,000 items were delivered to our external vendor within 4 business days! Thank you!!
Latonya M. InnovAge
I was pleased with the response time and quality of product I received.
Kelly M. DMA Engineering
I always appreciate the friendly service and fast turn around time. I've never had a bad experience.
Manny T. Prentice Orthodontics
I have no concerns with Alpha Graphics. I have been satisfied with every service and product I have ordered. The individuals at the Arvada location make my job easy and make me feel at home.
Soni F. Rehabilitation Associates of Colorado
The staff was extremely easy to work with, very responsive, and my somewhat funky business card turned out just as well as I’d hoped it would. I’ll definitely come back when I need to reorder or update.
Susan H. Susan Howard
I found your business on Nextdoor after asking if anyone cd recommend a printing company.
Melody M. Green Earth Services
What an amazing and helpful staff. They went out of their way to make sure our order was exactly as we wanted. Thank you so much!
Cheryl W. Aviant Hospice
We have always had a pleasant and professional experience when ordering for our office!
Colleen G. Chapman Orthodontics
Sandy did a wonderful job in executing my order. Thank you for making this process easy on me during a very difficult time in my life.
Nicole R. Nicole Ruiz
We use the Golden shop and Valerie, Christina and Brooke are all great! I work mostly with Valerie and she has been fantastic.
Rory P. Miners Alley Playhouse
The girls on the RV Dance Team loves their signs and I have already recommended you to a few friends.
Taryn D. RVHS Dance Team
Thank you! You all were very helpful and attentive to details. Great communication.
Dani D. Belleview Christian School
The staff at the Golden Alphagraphics is so very friendly and the product produced and available is a very timely manner. Thank you Golden Alphagraphics for your services!! - Kelly Ivan, Executive Director of the Christian Action Guild Food Pantry and Thrift Shop.
Kelly I. Christian Action Guild
Super fast printing and easy to work with, I would come back for future projects!
Poppie G. Pinyon Environmental
I've used AlphaGraphics for quite a few years and they have always come through with quality layout and printing services.
Carole J. Carole Jacobs
Alpha Graphic personnel are always very helpful when I call and very efficient. Orders are always completed when promised.
Darlene S. Firor & Company CPA's
I love working with your team!! All of them are so amazing, friendly and professional!! And the quality of your work is superb!! Thank you all so very much!
Erin F. Fox-Smith Wealth Management LLC
The designer was the BEST!!!
Karen T. Teddy Inc.
On top of excellence in printing and meeting customer expectations, Alphagraphics is an incredible community partner! I can't say enough good things about this business and its management!!
Kim S. Kim Smagala
I was in a hurry to get some blank cards and Rich C. made it happen very quickly. He was very responsive to emails and I received the delivery faster than expected.
Linda W. InnovAge
Great customer service and follow up during and after work was ordered and completed.
Carolyn E. BCZC Roofing & Exteriors
Excellent customer service all the way around. Thank you!
Beverly B. AeroAngel
Thanks...Very responsive and thorough.
Les M. Eldora Mountain Resorts
Your gals, Christine and Valerie, whom I work with are "fantastic". We are a non-profit and appreciate your pricing.
Michael S. 4kidzsports
Alphagraphics is top-notch! They were very professional and very nice. I placed my order and it was shipped within days. Great communication! I will be back.
Daniel E. Independent Rebuild Specialist
Rich Cloke is amazing always willing to help and address my printing needs
Dione S. Red Rocks OBGYN
Thanks for taking care of our needs. Very prompt service and friendly personal. The graphics came out great.
Matt H. Swire Coca Cola USA
Valerie in the Golden location is wonderful. She knows right away the specifics I am looking for when I place an order.
Betsy N. Mostly Strauss Orchestra
Nice professional staff
Grant R. Golden Group Real Estate
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.