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!
Carolin L. Carolin LeBlond 1
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
COMMUNICATE WITH COLOR PRINTING
When it comes to your marketing materials, you need images and photos that really pop. Working with a company that will produce crisp materials that grab viewers’ attention and get the responses you need is crucial.
Want to create a project that really stands out? Work with the team at AlphaGraphics! We offer a wide selection of high-quality options including:
OUR COLOR PRINTING OPTIONS INCLUDE:
- Color printing in nearly any size or quantity
- A variety of paper and synthetic materials
- Professional finishing techniques
- Creative binding options
- Send us your print-ready projects or work with our certified designers to create the files
- Select the paper and quantity to fit your needs
- Pick up your finished project or let us pack and ship it from our business center
Re-order often? Ask about agOnline our Web-to-Print services!
PERSONAL AND COMMERCIAL COLOR PRINTING OPTIONS
- 8.5 x 11
- 8.5 x 14
- 11 x 17
- 12 x 18
- Up to 60 inches by 30 feet
- Saddle stitching
- Three-hole drilling
- Coil comb or wire-o binding
- Perfect Binding
- Custom covers
- Packaging or shrink wrap
- UV and aqueous coating
No matter the scope or scale of your project, our marketing professionals will create outstanding color images using the latest printing technology. We’ll even work with you to deliver color printing services that align perfectly with all of your current and future marketing efforts.
The team at AlphaGraphics is made up of experienced marketing professionals, which means you’ll get custom solutions backed by a high level of expertise.
Do you need quality color printing services in a pinch? Contact us today for a comprehensive marketing solution with images that truly sell.
COLOR PRINTING IN CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
If you are looking to create eye catching marketing materials, which can be displayed throughout the streets of Chicago, color printing is a great process that can help your advertising standout amongst your competition. Whether you are printing flyers, posters, banners, or business cards, the method in which you print your marketing materials can have a huge impact on the promotion of your business.
Tell a Story
Printing in color can generate an even greater customer response as compared to printing in black & white. Color can tell a story, signify your brand, evoke an emotional response, and make your advertising come to life. This is important to consider as you look to turn your vision into something tangible. To achieve the best results with color printing, it is incredibly important to make sure your files are set up correctly. If your files are not set up correctly prior to print, your final product may appear much different than what you were expecting.
The standard four color process for digital printing is CMYK. This refers to Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black (K), which are mixed together to achieve a wide range of colors. It is important to distinguish CMYK from RGB. RGB is the color model that is used for the web. It is comprised of the primary colors, Red, Green & Blue. RGB color profiles will not translate accurately to a digital printer which is calibrated to CMYK. In order to achieve the most accurate colors from your print file, you must make sure the profile is set to CMYK.
Another great way to ensure that you achieve accurate color prints is to have a hard copy proof printed before you run your entire order. Proofs allow you to see your design in real time. They allow you to proof your colors and make sure they are coming out exactly as you expect. For digital printing jobs, we at Alphagraphics Chicago North offer proofs at no additional cost. This process is extremely beneficial in order to guarantee that you have all of your production specs in order. Proofs also allow you to review your stock selection and see how well your design works with the particular stock that you have selected. Anytime you have a 4-color design that has a full flood of color on one or multiple pages, a coated stock tends to yield better results. You will achieve better coverage and saturation as opposed to printing on a matte or textured matte stock.
A Variety of High-Quality Options
Color printing can take on a variety of different forms. Whether you are printing a full-color banner that is to be displayed in the River North area, or business cards with color-edge printing that can be handed out at a conference or event held in Chicago, the print method that you choose can have a major impact on your final results. There are so many processes that you can take advantage of, and we are more than happy to go over these options with you! When it comes to color printing, the possibilities are (almost) endless, and it is always in your best interest to ask as many questions as you can. Often times people do not know how many possibilities there are, and that can be a limiting factor when it comes to getting the most bang for your buck.
Some of our options include:
- Conventional and custom paper sizes
- A wide selection of colored stock papers
- Professional binding options
- Custom covers
- Packaging and shrinking options
When it comes to color printing, we at Alphagraphics Chicago north encourage you to begin by thinking outside the box. From there, let us help you narrow down the method that will help you achieve the most outstanding results, while still working within your timeframe & budget.