WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING
Brian Murdoch has been great.
Nick S. BNI Chicago Referral Loop
Always good service and easy communication
Ellen V. Buzzi-Space
I needed my business cards tweaked and printed post haste to do promotional work at a property I recently sold. I had a simple address change on the existing file and Brian was wonderful to get that done in record time. SOOOO appreciative! I have my full color brochures printed here, professionally finished and bound. I am sure there is much more I can and will plug in to fulfill all my business marketing needs. This is a great STAFF!
Kristine L. Kristine Lang
Brian was very professional and accommodating, especially given the tight timeline and weird technical blips that came up.
Wesley H. Robolink
Brian was great to work with. Very Flexible
Karrie K. Holiday Heroes
You guys have always been so accommodating, even when we've given you incredibly tight timelines. You always get the projects done on time and the quality is always superb. Absolutely could not be more appreciative of that!!
Leah E. British International School, The
I recently emailed an alpha graphics team member who's contact information I had saved from a previous order. I was desperate for a last minute order and thought I was out of luck when I learned through email that team member no longer worked for alpha graphics. Not even a half hour later, a different team member emailed me and was able to assist me with my order. Thank you so much for the quick response!
Carlie M. Levy Restaurants
Emily was very helpful, got my order processed very quickly and the prints came out great! Will definitely be using you guys for future work!
Elana T. Elana Tenner
Everything I have ever done with Alphagraphics has been great. Great at adapting on a short notice.
Jordan K. Allied Integrated Marketing (CCG)
The team always is nice to work with.
Erin W. 1515 N Halsted, LLC
Emily is the best. I have called her with immediate response, and her estimate response is at a healthy rate, which is important for me to quote my client inquires. Thanks!
Aaron S. Fast Signs
Francisco is great!
Heaven R. Heaven Reynolds
My client needed 6' x 4' signs and they got a quote from a vendor in western suburbs. I knew of Alphagraphics' quality of work and excellent service so I got a quote from Fergus, a true professional. The quote was approximately the same as other vendor. I persuaded client to go with Alpha due to top-notch experience. Client ordered direct from another Alpha person while Fergus away from office (forget his name who offered seamless service). Timeframe perfect. Will always go to Alphagraphics for our print needs. Client does plan on reprinting signs.
Lynn T. Interactive Building Solutions
Staff and owner very helpful
Shannon W. Lincoln Park High School
I appreciate working with a local company that was in touch, gave me job updates, and the option to proof material in person before printing. The job was done correctly and on time! I would never have that level of customer support working with an online website.
Nicole M. Nicole Mauser
Quick turnaround, very professional.
Renee B. The William Everett Group
AlphaGraphics totally saved us!! We had ordered stickers through an out-of-state company online and their delivery date was not going to cut it. Alpha was able to get me an immediate quote and turn my order around faster than they had originally quoted!! Also love supporting a local business in the process.
Lisa G. DISPENSARY 33
Love working with AlphaGraphics - they are always so prompt in responding as well as sending over our printed material!
Emmy K. Oranj
Your service, attention to detail and the finished product are always the best!
Nancy N. Nancy Neill Designs
I have always enjoyed and preferred Fergus Calderwood's account management over Brian or Ken. They're just not as quick to respond or offer alternatives and suggestions.
Chase G. Creative Republic
Francisco was absolutely awesome! If it wasn't for him and AlphaGraphics I would have missed my deadline and potentially lost a client. Can't thank you all enough!
Danny C. Good Neighbor Rx
quick and efficient, got exactly what I wanted
Kelly N. Minte, The
Charlotte Schultz has helped me many times with lots of different projects, and the service she provided has been so helpful. There was one specific project recently required a same day turnaround with a complicated job with a really specific paper stock, duplexing, and color matching, that the team at Alpha really saved me on. I really appreciate the super high level of service and quality.
Allie H. Allie Hasson Paper Goods
The attention to detail was awesome, big shout out to Fancisco
Stephanie D. 2x Consumer Products Growth Partners
I rely heavily on Rob and his teams in Chicago to fulfill the needs of my clients who conduct business in the Windy City, thank you Rob, for consistently taking great care of us!
Scott W. Alphagraphics #727 - San Diego
Brian is very responsive. I appreciate his efforts to communicate with is team.
Sandy F. Leavens, Strand & Glover, LLC (CCG)
Customer service is always great and appreciate you working with us when we need a quick turnaround!
Jonathan P. Nicer Collaborative -Conlon and old personal
Love Brian + Fergus! So nice and accommodating.
Alexa C. DERMAFLASH
The final product was great. Brian Murdoch is great to work with. There were a few bumps in the delivery process but he worked extra hard to make it right and I will definitely return to work with him again.
Angeliki G. Angeliki Garris
Couldnt have asked for better care. I needed a savior, and you guys came through with tight deadlines.
Yehuda M. Yehuda Marcus
I've used AlphaGraphics multiple times and they always exceed my expectations. This time around I worked with Fergus to have a 30 page book printed and spiral bound, which turned out absolutely perfect! He was so patient with me as I worked through what I wanted. He gave me multiple estimates to help narrow things down and even printed a color proof for me. I definitely recommend working with AlphaGraphics. You can't beat the quality, quick turnaround, and reasonable prices!
Caroline L. Caroline LeBlond
The order we made went completely wrong and we found out about it on Friday evening, your team managed to fix 300 new correct booklets within a night for me and brought it that Saturday morning the show where we were exhibiting. Thanks!
Bieke V. WITLOFT BV
Fergus was very helpful when I was placing my order and the price/deals were incredible. Thank you for helping us with our project!
Kayla B. SubKulture Entertainment
Francisco provided fantastic customer service. The prints looked great and the turnaround time was really fast. I will definitely use Alphagraphics again.
Taryn L. BGD&C Corp
Fergus provided excellent communication. Estimate was provided very quickly. This is the second time I've ordered posters here and I will continue to use Alphagraphics for any and all local needs.
Claudia K. CMEology
I am based in Portland and needed to have prints done for colleagues attending an event in Chicago. Doing this sort of thing remotely can be very challenging, but Francisco was wonderful to work with. He was responsive to my inquiries, called to make sure there was clear communication and delivered everything I needed on time and looking great. I really appreciate his work and will absolutely use Alpha Graphics for future events in Chicago.
Lindsey C. GOOD DATA
Fergus was an absolute delight to work with. He made great recommendations to improve the quality of my printed material. I would HIGHLY recommend working with AlphaGraphics to anyone who asks.
Kate C. Kate Czuba
The level of professionalism and dedication to produce a happy customer, me. Is why I used alphagraphics.
Lauren W. Lauren Whitney Photography
Wonderful and easy
Tatiana B. Learnship Corporation
Fergus was absolutely fantastic to work with. I was printing displays for my mother's funeral. the print quality was excellent, and I got tons of compliments on them. The best part was that I was trying to figure out how to get them in a suitcase. Fergus suggested they could be shipped directly to the church. This worked beautifully and saved me an enormous hassle. I would not have considered it without his advice. He provided excellent service and reminded me why I chose Alphagraphics.
Tori B. Tori Brovet
Fast turnaround time
Doris H. Loyola University Chicago - School of Social Work
I had a hard deadline and you worked very hard to help me get the product on time. A special Shoutout to Francisco. He was nothing short of awesome and understanding!
Francisco M. Graphics 255, LLC - Marketing
Brain Murdoch is Awesome! I've only been working with Alpha for a few months now, but the attention to customer service and the quality of the advice/material/knowledge is outstanding. And thats without ever even stepping foot in the physical office on Evergreen yet! Looking forward to working with Alpha on more projects in the future. Thanks guys!
Dakota S. Spara Inc
Easy to work with even through email. I plan to do more work in the future for sure.
Brendan K. Brendan Kellam
Once again, thanks to Catherine Lauro for her great customer service -- friendly, fast and thorough.
Jon R. Rapid Fig
Communication was quick and efficient. I never wondered what was going on or what the next steps would be.
Ally G. MKT Properties
Communication via email was prompt. And turnaround was fast!
Amanda I. Slate Design Ltd.
Catherine Lauro in Chicago was excellent to work with, went above and beyond. Took our fairly rudimentary graphics (not in PDF) and turned them into perfect postcards. Recommended the right cardstock for glossy front, write-on back. Pricing was the best of 3 local quotes. When I couldn't make it during open hours to pick up the order, Catherine delivered to my downtown office, in person!
Amanda G. Amanda Grace Edwards
Great experience working with Rob and the Alphagraphics team. Will recommend to friends and look forward to utilizing their services again!
Jd C. Guaranteed Rate
Brian is always very responsive and accommodating to our requests. The turnaround time is always very short, and I never have to worry about meeting deadlines or having any delays. He makes the entire process very easy!
Lauren K. Incubex, LCC
DIRECT MAIL IN A DIGITAL WORLD
When used effectively, direct mail is an integral marketing tactic for connecting with your customers and building brand awareness.
The key to achieving direct mail success, in a rapidly digitizing world is a multi-channel approach - so you can make the most of your marketing dollars.
INTEGRATED MARKETING STRATEGY
The AlphaGraphics marketing team can help you develop a direct mail campaign that integrates your direct mail materials with an online component that drives fantastic responses and immediate results. Incorporating personalized URL (PURL) landing pages, QR codes, social media, and email marketing can create a multi-faceted customer outreach strategy which will supercharge your direct mail results.
HOW TO MAKE DIRECT MAIL MARKETING WORK FOR YOU:
- Use the persuasive power of print with personalized mailers
- Engage customers across multiple channels
- Make your direct mail campaign trackable
- Provide measurable results
- Dramatically improves response rates
WHAT IS DIRECT MAIL?
Direct mail is a marketing strategy that uses a mail service to deliver a custom promotional printed piece to a carefully selected target audience.
DIRECT MAIL MARKETING MATERIALS INCLUDE:
- Dimensional mailers
Are you ready to start getting the attention you deserve? AlphaGraphics has helped thousands of companies with their direct mail efforts. When you partner with us, you are getting expert assitance from industry professionals.
MAKE AN IMPACT WITH DIRECT MAIL IN CHICAGO, IL
Let us be your Direct Marketing Partner. Mailed marketing pieces are a powerful tool. It can make a huge impact on the success of your company, but it's tough work. If you have ever attempted to put out your own mailer, you know how difficult it can be. We don’t want you staying late stuffing envelopes, and neither do you. Our mail services at AlphaGraphics Chicago North are geared to taking that load off your hands and also showing you how it can be done better.
Don’t worry, we're the experts. We have years of experience working with complicated mail services, list acquisition, and direct marketing experience. And we aren’t just here to stuff envelopes. We are your start to finish Chicago mail service partner. Our team includes graphic designers, printers and mailing specialists that are here to make sure your mailing gets to every door.
There are a lot of rules about mailing. We take the fuss out of it and take care of that for you. On top of that, mailing can actually be surprisingly expensive. For a lot of the mailed pieces we do, a majority of the cost is actually in postage alone. Our years of experience equip us with the know how to get you the most affordable in mailing services that there is to offer. And as part of the USPS Every Door Direct Mail program, we can guarantee the lowest prices for postage. Our goal is to keep the quality high and the cost low for your bottom line.
We also have mailer specific printing techniques such as UV coating that ensure your printed piece, such as a postcard, will withstand the rigorous process of getting mailed so that your customers will still have a high quality piece by the time it hits their doors. With AlphaGraphics Chicago North you have access to an industry standard Chicago direct mail marketing service that works with you to develop the highest quality mailing pieces possible. We would love to partner with you. Contact us to get started!
WHY DIRECT MAIL STILL WORKS
My least favorite thing to do besides laundry, is to check my mail. While I walk past my mailbox every day, I always forget to grab it on my way in. Then for some reason, once I’m inside, it seems like so much effort to put my shoes back on and go back and get it. I don’t get a lot of mail, I get most of my bills electronically sent to my email. However, I sometimes get formal letters from companies regarding updates to their privacy terms or a statement of my accounts. Some information is best delivered in the form of written communication.
We recently worked with a private investment firm to do a large mailing to all of their clients. They had a list of about 2,000 contacts that needed to receive a formal letter along with a comprehensive marketing piece. The client drafted the formal letter and provided us with a spreadsheet of names and addresses. Our design team merged each name onto the letter before printing. After we printed all 2,000 letters we had to fold it together with their marketing piece and stuff it into envelopes. Once those were stuffed and sealed, we took the same merge list from our designer and printed the individual address onto each envelope.
Because the client had such an extensive mailing list, the United States Post Office allows us to do a pre-sort in order to get cheaper postage. A presort basically scans the mailing database and removes any addresses that are duplicates or undeliverable. It will also give us a report that indicates any records that have been forwarded and corrects it with the new address. This helps the client keep their database the most up to date.
Our client really wanted their letter to look official and tell people that it contained important information. I suggested that to make it look more official they print the letter and send it using their company stationery. When each of their customers receives that piece of mail, they will immediately know who it’s from and that it’s most likely highly important information.
AlphaGraphics Chicago Northcan help you manage your customer database and help you get your message out in the best and most effective way. Whether that be a simple postcard mailing, a formal letter or official company newsletter. Contact us to discuss your next mailing and fulfillment project!
UNIQUE, TARGETED CONTENT TO YOUR TARGET CONSUMERS
Don’t you just love getting mail? We do too! But, would we also be correct in guessing that junk mail can have the opposite effect? Yeah, that goes for your customers too. Sure, you have to communicate with your customers. It’s a vital part of continuing to grow your business, but you can’t keep sending out junk mail to everyone. Direct mail solves that problem and creates a direct connection with your audience by using targeted messaging aimed at drawing your customers in, not pushing them away.
Direct Mail is one of those things that everybody thinks they do, but no one really does well. It’s more than just merging a spreadsheet into a pre-designed flyer. It’s about systematically changing the way you communicate with your customers and potential customers by creating unique content catered to the helpful information you’ve taken the time to get. It’s about making sure that what they are reading helps them feel like someone took the time to find out what was most important to them.
And most of all, it’s really about ROI. Because you need a solution that actually works and is worth the time and money you spend on it. Direct mail has response rates that rival most other forms of marketing out there often getting 20%-30%. That’s huge!
At AlphaGraphics Chicago North, we have the years of expertise in working with direct mail. We have worked with some of the biggest business in the city to carefully develop effect direct mailers that really work. For us, it’s a labor of love, and we work with our clients from start to finish to strategize, design, print, send, track, and analyze a direct mailed piece. With us, you really have it all! Contact our team to get started today!