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2722 N. Josey Lane
Suite 100
Carrollton, Texas 75007
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OUR PASSION

Experience isn't just a buzz word at AlphaGraphics Carrollton, it's the hard-earned knowledge and skill that can be built only over time. Our 20-plus years of painstaking production speaks volumes in every print or web product we deliver, whether that's as small as a business card or as large as a wall mural on the side of a building.

Since opening the doors in 1994, we have made it a practice to invest in high-tech equipment and a team of the best and brightest in the industry. It shows in the fantastic service you receive, the stunning product we deliver and the reliable deadlines we always meet.

Through the years we've built a legacy of treating people right and taking ownership in our work you'd expect from a family-run business. Given our dedication to your successful results, it's no surprise we've attained some of our own!

SOME OF OUR ACHIEVEMENTS INCLUDE:

  • The Oscar of franchise awards, the coveted AlphaGraphics Franny
  • AlphaGraphics Gold Circle Award for 20 years and counting
  • Quick Print Magazine Top 100 List for small commercial printers
  • Minority Certified Woman-Owned Business
  • AlphaGraphics Network Ambassador
  • Consistently ranked in top 4 centers internationally
  • Better Business Bureau A+ Rating

 

ABOUT THE OWNERS

Pratul Kumar and his wife, Anita have been residents of the Dallas area for 14 years. Together they have 2 children, Prerit and Prachi.

 

Pratul comes from an IT management and technical background. He worked for companies such as Kellogg's, Bearing Point/KPMG and Neiman Marcus.

Pratul & Anita

MANAGEMENT TEAM

Mike

MIKE COWAN

GENERAL MANAGER 

My family has owned an AlphaGraphics in Fort Worth since 1987, so after a career in corporate, my family asked if I would like to come in and be in sales. After 3 years in sales, I moved into the production side of the business. Meanwhile, I met my wife, the daughter of the former owners, Jim and Sally. We decided to work under one roof and I progressed into the role of Production Manager of Digital and Bindery, eventually becoming COO and General Manager. It has been a very rewarding experience to work with such professional people.

Martie

CHRIS SMITH

BINDERY MANAGER

I started working in the printing industry in bindery in 2001. I have worked with two other printing companies prior Alphagraphics and have been here since 2011. I started in bindery and became Bindery Manager in 2017. My favorite part about my job is it is never boring and my department puts the finishing touches on all of the jobs before they are boxed and go out the door. My family also owns a bindery business so I help out there when I am away from Alphagraphics. On the weekends and my time off I plan camping trips, go shooting, and stay busy with my family at home. I enjoy my team here at Alphagraphics and it is definitely my home away from home!

Erin

PHONG TRAN

DIGITAL MANAGER

I have worked in digital printing and graphic design since 2005. I have been with Alphagraphics since 2013 and enjoy my position as the digital printing manager. I love working with the sales and production team to get jobs pushed through for our customers. If I wasn’t in the printing industry then I would probably be a professional photographer. After hours, I enjoy spending time with my family. I have 3 kids and we stay busy with baseball, soccer, and all their activities.

SALES REPRESENTATIVES

Steve

STEVE BYLAND

I’ve worked for Alphagraphics for 9 years. I absolutely enjoy working here. The people are awesome and we’re always looking for inventive new ways to provide products and services to our clients. I have been in the printing industry for thirty plus years, so I understand how to analyze a problem and just how important every solution is to a business.

Millie

MILLIE SOTO

I started working for AlphaGraphics of Carrollton back in 2011. Working for this great corporation has been a fun learning experience that has helped me develope personally and professionally. I absolutely love helping customers with their creative design ideas, printing requests, and marketing strategies. At AlphaGraphics of Carrollton, we are not just coworkers, we are a family that helps one another.

Stephanie

STEPHANIE SMITH

I have been in the printing & mailing industry since 2009 and with Alphagraphics since 2015. I love the fast paced work environment and the thrill of a challenge makes me love what I do even more. My customers mean the world to me and making sure they get what they want, how they want it is my priority. Being a project manager is definitely my calling and Alphagraphics is my second home!

I have two beautiful children ages 5 and 11. I love to attend to all of kids activities, go camping with my family and eat a LOT! 

Chrystal

CHRYSTAL BARRY

My journey that led me to AlphaGraphics started when my family opened a printing and publishing company in Denton, Texas when I was 9 years old. I

spent after school and summers working in production. I didn’t know back then, but I know now that once ink is in your blood it stays forever! It was only natural I jumped straight into the customer service/sales side of the business straight out of High School.

Aside from the office I love spending time with my husband, my son Oliver (2), and my morkies (Gixxer & Rider)

I love my position here with the sales team and I am so thankful to be a part of another wonderful family!

Sarah

SARAH BURGESS

I have been a  team member of AlphaGraphics since March 2015. I have been in customer service for 18 years. I love working with people and enjoy the high pace world of printing. There is always something new and fresh happening here, and its definitely a family style business. Personally I love spending time with my 2 beautiful children, being outside and tacos!

Elicia

ELICIA GONZALES

I have an associates degree in multi-media technology and have been in the printing business since 2009. I have two daughters and one granddaughter. I enjoy spending time with my family and going to the beach as often as possible.

AWARDS

Awards at AlphaGraphics are significant and important to each owner because they recognize what they have achieved the prior year and what is possible for them to achieve in the future.

Even more significant is the impact on each center's employees.  After conference every year each owner receiving an award presents the awards to employees, making a special effort to emphasize that it is actually the employees that make the awards possible.

Awards are also important to customers.  It shows the customers that the center strives to achieve outstanding results, which then is reflected in how the AlphaGraphics center works for their customers.

Each year at it's annual conference, AlphaGraphics recognizes franchisee outstanding achievers and those that have achieved significant milestones.

Awards include Rising Star, Most Improved, Top 10 Sales Persons, Top 10 Franchisee Sales, Marketing and Best Operations.  The top award is the Franny. The highest and most coveted award in the AlphaGraphics system.

Franny

FRANNY AWARD

The Franny is the highest and most coveted award in the AlphaGraphics system and is also recognized by the International Franchise Association.  This award goes to the owner with the best run business center in the global network in all areas as well as a business center / owner with a proven record of contribution to their peers and the network.

AlphaGraphics Corporate Gold Circle for Top Sales

AlphaGraphics Corporate Chairman’s Award for Operational Excellence

AlphaGraphics Corporate Top 5 Stores in the World

Outstanding Facility

E-Commerce Top Performer

Network Ambassador

Industry Recommendation

Marketing Solutions

Quick Printing Top 100
Every year Quick Printing Magazine publishes their Top 100 list. We are pleased to announce that we at AlphaGraphics Carrollton TX were ranked towards the top of that list. Our fellow franchisees were too. There were 14 AlphaGraphics centers also ranked in Quick Printing Magazines Top 100 List, more than any other competitive franchise brand. Quick Printing's Top 100 is published annually to spotlight leading small commercial printing companies in North America. The list ranks printers by sales figures, growth, number of shops and employees, sales per employee and sales per center.
We are honored to be recognized amongst the industry leaders by Quick Printing Magazine.

Top Ten Sales in the Network

  • Carla Beene
  • Sherri Trent
  • Martie Cowan
  • Sally Hewell

Ambassador Award

  • Cindy Blanchette
  • Martie Cowan
  • Jim Hewell

COMMUNITY SUPPORT

From the very beginning, AlphaGraphics of Carrollton has made it a practice to support the community through direct donations, participation in events, printing and marketing and very importantly through the technology of social media.

As an example, our company had a heart warming experience supporting the family of a disadvantaged child through social media.  The family's situation was given exposure through a direct AlphaGraphics Facebook campaign.

Supporting the community is a driving part of the AlphaGraphics of Carrollton mission and always will be.

Community

NON-PROFIT SUPPORT

  • Newman Smith High School
  • Creekview High School
  • R.  L. Turner High School
  • Hebron High School
  • Local grammar and middle schools
  • Hope for Harper
  • Humanitarian Hands Charities
  • American Heart Association
  • Local PTA
  • The Civic League
  • Carrollton Womens Club
  • Boy Scouts
  • Girl Scouts
  • AJX Foundation
  • American Red Cross-Dallas Area Chapter

WE SUPPORT OUR EMPLOYEES IN SUPPORTING THE FOLLOWING

  • Dallas Summer Musicals Guild
  • Art After 5
  • Dallas Innovators
  • 500 Inc.
  • JDRF
  • American Cancer Society
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