AlphaGraphics Who We Are

2561 Waukegan Road
Bannockburn, Illinois 60015

FROM OUR OWNER, DAN SHER

I'm an entrepreneur at heart having spent years owning a service based business, so I understand how to analyze a problem and just how important every solution is to a business.

OUR PASSION

AlphaGraphics Bannockburn is the place where high-end equipment and expert pros come together to help businesses grow through print and marketing services and products.

Since opening our doors in 1993, we've built a reputation for fanatical customer service from meeting impossibly fast turnaround times and consistently delivering stunning quality.

Having owned or operated service-based businesses for 19 years before AlphaGraphics, owner Dan Sher leads a team that embodies an entrepreneurial spirit. We're renowned for longevity where the professional experience ranges from 13 to 30 years invested in developing their craft.

Our team treats clients like business partners and takes a personal interest in your success. Clients who've been let down by other printers marvel at our ability to create custom materials on deadline. That's because we know how important it is to make you shine, whether it's a stand-out mailing to prospects or an annual report for your boss's big meeting.

DIY MARKETING IS OUT; PARTNERING WITH AN EXPERT, IS IN

Say goodbye to late nights, DIY (do-it-yourself) designs and empty ink. Forget about techno-stress, marketing mishaps and haphazard results. Leave your time to what you do best and say hello to your local marketing communications expert, AlphaGraphics.

AlphaGraphics, a full-service marketing communications company, has been based in the Bannockburn Green Shopping Center for the past 25 years. We are a family business that is locally owned and operated, dedicated to serving the needs of our customers. We do more than just design, copy and print — we help our customers communicate. Let our team of professionals work with you to find the best solutions for your needs. We offer complete design, printing, mailing and digital archiving services, as well as direct marketing solutions that include the latest technologies in variable data printing 1:1 marketing and cross-media campaigns.

OUR CROSS-MEDIA STRATEGIES INCLUDE: 

  • Branding and Identity
  • E-mail marketing
  • Direct marketing
  • Online marketing
  • Mobile marketing
  • ePublications
  • Business solutions
  • Print services


We are data driven, results oriented and ready to leverage today’s technologies to grow your bottom line and increase your ROI. Check out our case studies to see how we’ve done it for businesses just like yours. Then call or e-mail us today to get started.

A TRIED-AND-TRUE BUSINESS APPROACH

You’ve worked hard to build your business the right way—your marketing and communications should do the same. When you choose AlphaGraphics, you get certified accuracy, consistency and quality.

AG QUALITY MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
We care about you. That’s why we created our Quality Management Program, based on ISO 9001:2008 standards. This ensures that every project we do for you meets the highest quality requirements possible, so you can trust that your finished product will be done right, by the deadline, every time.

Commitment to our community is at the core of our business. Combining big hearts and big ideas from across our global network of 260+ franchises, we promote and support several nonprofit associations and charities that feed the hungry, educate young people to become future business leaders and preserve our planet. We're alwayslooking for new opportunities and partnerships to give back. We believe strongly in helping not-for-profits in our community and donate our work to many not-for-profits every year.

SOME OF THE ORGANIZATIONS THAT WE HAVE DONATED TO ARE:

  • American Cancer Society - Lakeshore Division
  • Congregation Beth Shalom, Northbrook
  • Deerfield High School Athletics
  • Deerfield High School Community Chest
  • Deerfield Youth Baseball and Softball Association (DYBA)
  • LUNGevity
  • Operation Shower
  • School of St. Mary's, Lake Forest

YOUR SUCCESS IS OUR ONLY MEASURE OF SUCCESS

We believe strongly in supporting the community we live and work. We are members of the Deerfield * Bannockburn * Riverwoods (DBR) Chamber of Commerce. In addition, we are a proud sponsor of the Deerfield Youth Baseball and Softball Association (DYBA) -- go Team AlphaGraphics!

AlphaGraphics Bannockburn / Deerfield is proud to be a business partner to some of our area's most successful organizations. We are happy to provide references upon request.

You’ve got big ideas, and we've got the tools to make them happen. No idea is too big or too small for ourvast collection of equipment to handle, so bring on the challenge! We’ve got everything from A to Z to meetyour marketing, printing, design, bindery and mailing needs.

OUR EQUIPMENT

OUR STATE-OF-THE-ART EQUIPMENT INCLUDES: 

  • Canon ImagePRESS 6010s with Prisma RIP
  • HP 26500 60" Latex Wide Format Printer
  • Canon 8000S Wide Format Printer
  • Xerox 6204 Wide Format Blueprint Printer and Scanner
  • OCE VarioPrint 110 with PrismaRIP
  • Canon IR7095 with Fiery RIP
  • Canon IRC4080 with Fiery RIP
  • Pitney Bowes DP 40-Color Envelope Printer
  • PressTek/AB Dick 9985 Offset Press
  • Xante HWC Chemical-free Digital Platemaker

 

OUR BINDERY AND MAILING EQUIPMENT

Our Quality Management Program, based on ISO 9001:2008 standards, ensures that every project we do for you meets the highest quality requirements possible. So you can trust that your finished product will be done right, by the deadline, every time.

OUR BINDERY AND MAILING EQUIPMENT INCLUDES: 

  • GBC Titan Wide Format Laminator
  • Spiral Binding Corner Rounder
  • Graphic Whizzard 8000 - Scoring/Perfing/Numbering with creasing attachment
  • Rena CS - Color Envelope Imager
  • Neopost - Envelope Inserting/Stuffing/Sealing (up to 8 pages including envelopes and coupons)
  • Secap/Pittney Bowes Tabber (1 1/2" Tab compatible)
  • DVD/CD Duplicator with 4 Color Direct Printing
  • Baum and Duplo Folders
  • Watkiss Vario Collator with Stitch, Fold and TrimBookletmaker

 

 

OUR TEAM

Whatever your challenges are, from customer acquisition to tracking your marketing campaigns, our team has the know-how to get the job done—right and on time, every time. We believe in recruiting, developing and retaining passionate, client-obsessedand creative individuals, which is why we consistently achieve the best results for our clients. Our team is the backbone of our business, and we can’t wait for you to meet them.

DAN SHER, OWNER

Dan Sher brings passion and attention-to-detail in helping his clients solve their business problems. With a 19-year history owning and running service-based businesses, Dan's background as a small-business owner for the past seven years as well as a director of an Inc. 500 public relations agency enables him to help his clients maximize their marketing and communications in the most effective way for their business. He has both his Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts in Communications and lives in Deerfield, with his wife and son.

JOHN DEWERD, GRAPHIC DESIGNER

For the past 17 years, John DeWerd has been the graphic designer at AlphaGraphics Bannockburn / Deerfield. John is a superior pre-press operator and has experience with a variety of software programs on both Mac and PC. In addition, John is a Certified Design Professional within AlphaGraphics.

DEAN GLUBKA, PRODUCTION SPECIALIST

Dean brings over 30 years of printing experience to the team. Dean is responsible for running our press as well as all aspects of finishing our clients projects to make them look their best. This includes all of our offset, digital as well as our wide format and sign finishing.

VICKI SCHMIDT, CUSTOMER SERVICE

The newest edition to the AlphaGraphics team (at a year and a half), Vicki is responsible for our customer's experience at AlphaGraphics Bannockburn / Deerfield.  With over 20 years experience in design and customer service, Vicki has her own Creative Memories consulting business and has utilized that experience to help her clients at AlphaGraphics.

Dan Sher, Owner

Dan Sher, Owner

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