WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING
I feel as though the quality of my product was okay. I wish that the final product was the deepest black possible; however, I will be coming back to work with Alphagraphics primarily because of Brian Murdoch! His customer service was absolutely amazing and he went above and beyond for me unlike many other companies I've worked with. He treated my small scale business as though it is global. I cannot emphasize enough how service like his is one of the many reasons that businesses succeed. I will more than recommend the company solely based upon the experience I have. I was promised deadlines that were met and given recommendations for future products. Thank you sooooo much Brian for treating me like family!
Lola M. Lola McCall
The wedding invitations were perfect. The communication was spot on. Hence, the perfect invitation.
Valerie H. Valerie Hidlay
I feel that across-the-board the staff that I have worked with has been friendly, efficient, professional, and altogether had a good experience.
Marina R. Studio M for Good
You guys are always so responsive and I appreciate that you try to get us the best price. As a non-profit, that is especially critical. Your turnaround time is also impressive, even during the coronavirus pandemic you fulfilled our our quickly and thoughtfully. AlphaGraphics is always my first choice.
Shannon P. Chicago Youth Centers
Nothing to be honest. I just don't do much proactive recommending in my day to day life.
Micah B. Pure Storage
Everything was handled very quickly and professionally for me. Very happy with the service.
Joanna G. Joanna Gusich
Brian Murdoch has been great and he deserves a raise. The rep before him, Fergus Calderwood, became quite rude for some reason over time. I was ready to look for another graphic designer until I heard he was replaced. Make sure you keep people like Brian.
Justin J. Chicago Electrical Company
Emily is terrific!
Ruth F. Henri's Reserve
Francisco went above an beyond in customer service for me, dropping things off to my building since we are quarantined in a senior community. He was just great.
Marilyn D. Gold Coast Kitten Sittin'
very professional and timely service!
Hillary L. Saks Fifth Avenue
the decals for my business look amazing!!! It was a great experience from beginning to end! Thank you so much!
Joel E. Rosie,s Furniture Restoration Corp
Brian and his team at AlphaGraphics do excellent work. Brian has a deep knowledge of the printing industry and all the print and large format products at his disposal, and is very thorough with his clients to develop an understanding of the project at hand and provide the best solution. He and his team are fantastic at meeting deadlines and communicating throughout the course of a project. I highly recommend Brian and AlphaGraphics for all digital printing, small and large format printing and signage needs.
Matt D. Doubletake Promotional Marketing
Emily is excellent to work with
Amalia R. Options Solutions
Brian is always a pleasure to work with and I have always received service exceeding my expectations. I will continue to order from Brian at AlpharGaphics and hope to bring more business to them with my growing needs!
Jane S. Redwood Logistics
Our order was produced quicker than expected!
Laura L. Capitol News Agency
I have to send a couple of emails to get a response to my request.
Beverly S. Hyatt Centric Mag Mile
Thank you for the speedy turnaround and delivery!
Rosie F. Logan Square Chamber of Commerce
We have always enjoyed excellent service from AG Chicago North and are very happy to continue using their support.
Tony J. Medical Expressions Ltd
I've used you for the last two years for an event that we attend in Chicago. Your staff, particularly Emily and Ken, are fantastic and extremely helpful and patient. In addition, your printed products are high quality and I've always been extremely satisfied with every item you've done for us.
Rio P. Clio
Very quick and helpful
Luisa H. Crown and Conquer
Ken D. has been great to work with. Our orders have all looked professionally produced and delivered with great turn around times. He’s leaving today for a few days off and I told him I was going to have a hard time coping with him not being a phone call away. He deserves a break.
Barry S. Lincoln Park Presbyterian Church
My alphagraphics experience is always fantastic. The turnaround is fast and the quality is great.
Max B. Max Bare
I was attending a tradeshow in Chicago and needed two signs to be printed quickly. I called two days before and wasn't sure if it could be done. I received an immediate response from the team and my order was placed and ready to be picked up the day I landed in Chicago.
Carrie C. Open Implants
prompt service, quick turn-around, very easy to order and pay
Geoffrey S. Eris Innovations
I will return, in the very near future, with a couple of small projects. Thank you for your help.
Caroline G. Chicago Women Take Action
Picking up my order was confusing. No one was in the office.
Ashley S. ENTER
Fast service and communicate good
Janice N. University of Chicago - Global
Brian and team were awesome. We were under a very tight timeline for our project. Brian was able to quickly triage our needs, pull the right resources together and deliver a 30 page document that exceeded our expectations.
Karyn L. Conagra
AlphaGraphics will do everything they can to make sure you're happy with the final product. Brian, from Chicago, is especially fantastic to work with in this regard!
Will W. Foxtrot
As a small nonprofit, we genuinely appreciate AlphaGraphics’ reasonable pricing, top-notch customer service, and attention to detail. They are our go-to!
Stephanie A. Chicago Appleseed Fund For Justice
Alphagraphics was quick in response and turn around time. Quality of work did not suffer with short turn around time!
Kelsey C. NCSA Athletic Recruiting
Emily was great to work with! Very responsive and provided a lot of support through the process.
Lena E. Lena Elkhatib
Parameters for postcard promotion design were communicated very clearly from Brian. The design was excellent and delivery right on time.
Robert S. Robert Shiverts Photography
I admit to not always knowing exactly what I need, but the staff always helps me understand my choices and make the best one.
Matt Y. Matt Young
Utilizing Alphagraphics design services greatly improved on our original idea. The price was fair, the turn around was great. Everything went smooth.
Joseph A. Prison Yoga Chicago
Y'all always pull through with quick turnaround requests, and the quality is great. Thanks to the team on Evergreen St!
Luke B. NEXT/NOW
Sarah L. City Club of Chicago
Staff was very attentive and responsive
Robert E. Lavoll & Edger
Char is the best - could not survive without her.
Kati K. Convene Chicago
I’ve had nothing but great service working with Charlotte, not only is she knowledgeable but she’s great fun to work with.
Michael B. Bostrom (CCG)
It was fast and reliable. Good service overall.
Darwin R. Heartland Alliance - AG Online Ordering
Great customer service and quick turn-around!
Abraham C. Levy Restaurants
Quality service delivered on time at a fair cost..
Rand S. Rand Sparling
Ken has been great. I often refer clients your way. Ken has made many projects possible for us that would have been out of reach.
Aaron S. Fast Signs
I've worked with Brian on a couple different projects and he is always a pleasure to work with.
Tomer B. Tomer Blackburn
It was great! Quick, convenient, easy to communicate with - great finished product as well!
Kathy R. Professional Sports Catering
Great service, great product- thank you so much!
Anna G. University of Chicago - Medicine
Brian Murdoch is an excellent Acct Exec
Jeff K. Wilson Sporting Goods Co.
Emily has been wonderful To work with. Replies quickly to my emails and hit my tough deadlines
Mckensie K. GTI
customer service has been good! i appreciate the willingness to print proofs for us so we can make an informed decision
Emily B. SpaDerma
COMMUNICATE IN A BIG WAY WITH CUSTOM BANNERS
Get the word out about your upcoming conference or promotion in a BIG way with high-impact, custom banners. AlphaGraphics partners with businesses to provide dynamic promotional solutions that make a statement.
Perfect for special events, street-level advertising, and more, banners bring the focus to your business. AlphaGraphics can help you create a customized design and message that will build brand awareness, incite action, and get people talking about your business.
OUR BANNER SOLUTIONS INCLUDE:
- A virtually unlimited selection of sizes and designs
- Full-service production, from concept development to completion
- Superior prints on state-of-the-art digital equipment
There’s no time like the present to reinvent your company’s image and educate viewers about your latest offerings. Full-color custom banners provide a cost-effective medium for promoting grand openings, fundraisers, anniversary celebrations, trade shows, and more.
Have you considered including PURLs, QR codes, or SMS short codes in your custom banners? With our large format printing and multi-channel marketing solutions, you can create integrated campaigns to significantly increase your company’s ROI. Our marketing experts can help you expand your audience and cultivate lasting customer relationships.
TYPES OF BANNERS
- Mesh banners
- Vinyl banners
- Indoor banners
- Outdoor banners
- Standup banners
- Cable display systems
You want your banner to be visually striking and easy to read. Below are some tips to help you maximize the impact of your signage.
- To ensure your message is legible from a distance, add 1” of text height for every 10’ of viewable distance
- So if your “Grand Opening” sign needs to be read by passersby on a road 60’ away, select letters that are at least 6” tall
- Consider shortening your message and increasing text size if drivers are traveling at a high rate of speed
- When selecting colors for your banner text and background, you can increase readability by choosing a high-contrast combination; like black text on color, or color text on white
OUR PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTION AND FINISHING OPTIONS:
- Black and white or full-color printing on advanced digital equipment
- Assorted printing sizes
- Choose from waterproof, fade-resistant vinyl, or durable, heavy-duty cloth
- Banners customized for indoor or outdoor use
- Concept-to-completion design and printing services
DISPLAY OPTIONS INCLUDE:
- Adhesive hangers
- Metal grommets
- Popup and retractable vertical stands
Ask us how we can incorporate cross-media strategies into your banners and other printed materials to make your marketing investment stretch even further. Contact AlphaGraphics today to request an estimate for your custom banner today!
BANNER PRINTING AND DESIGN SERVICES IN CHICAGO, IL
If you are looking to take your Chicago business to the next level, banner advertising is a great way to get noticed, promote your product or service, and grow your clientele. Banners are great print materials because they can be used indoors & outdoors. They can vary in size, can be installed in a variety of ways, and offer a great amount of space for eye catching designs! At Alphagraphics Chicago North, we can help you with your banner design & printing, from start finish. Whether you have existing artwork, or are looking to design from scratch, we help every step of the way!
Design can have a major impact on the overall result of your banner. It is important to determine the size and location of your banner(s) in order to generate the appropriate design elements. From color choice, to graphics and fonts, every design decision you make will contribute to the success of your banner. It is also important to remember that your banner will likely have particular finishing’s which include hemming & grommets. Tape hemming and stitch hemming are the most common forms. This refers to the extra material around the perimeter of the banner, which is folded over as reinforcement. Grommets can then be inserted into the hems for the purpose of hanging. This makes for a very durable banner. If you are looking for the highest level of durability, stitch hemming is the preferred method. When you consider your banner design, you must take into account the area that will be hemmed, so as not to cut off any of your artwork.
Here at Alphagraphics Chicago North, our production team will take the time to review your artwork upon print-impositioning, to make sure enough space is accounted for in order to hem & grommet. When it comes to banner printing, it is very important to us to ensure that none of your art is compromised upon final production. We encourage our clients to reach out to us directly with any questions in regards to setting up their banner design for print. In addition to considering the design elements of your banner, it is also helpful to understand that there are a variety of materials in which banners can be printed, and that is what we are here for!
As Chicago’s go to for all things print, we can help you navigate the methods & materials to ensure that your banner(s) will hold up indoors, or in the ever so inclement Chicago weather! Standard vinyl is the most common material used for banner printing. It is waterproof and holds up well against the elements. It can be ordered in matte or gloss, and you also have the option to laminate. Lamination can be beneficial if your banner will be subject to direct sunlight. Lamination helps protect the colors of the banner, preventing them from fading over a short period of time. Other material options for banner printing include mesh & fabric. Mesh banners are another great alternative for outdoor installation. Fabric banners would be intended for indoor display. If you are looking to get noticed, consider banner design & printing with Alphagraphics Chicago North. We can help you achieve a knockout banner that will help get you get noticed & get business!
CALL US FOR THE BEST BANNER DESIGN AND PRINTING IN CHICAGO, IL
Whether you are printing a banner for your event, a restaurant, or to add decor to your storefront, AlphaGraphics Chicago North is the banner printing solution you are looking for at a cost-to-quality ratio that is unrivaled in the Chicago area. Banners have a specific advantage over other forms of printing and marketing techniques in its versatility and sheer bang-for-buck effectiveness. Compared to passing out fliers or direct mailers, banners and signage can harness the marketing advantage of the location and foot traffic your company already possesses. By utilizing effective and well placed banners, customers are more likely to become interested and seek further information about your company.
A huge aspect of using banners in your marketing is that it can influence customers to set foot in your store. They provide an appealing window into the work that you are doing, and, if done well, sparking their curiosity enough to come inside and allow you to tell them what your business is all about. Some of the businesses we design and print banners for are companies that are situated in a great location, but are finding many of the people that are walking or driving by aren't actually coming inside. What they realized was that they needed a cheap but effective way to communicate strongly what is inside their doors and why its worth coming inside. A banner is the perfect solution.
At AlphaGraphics Chicago North we will work with you to provide a banner that meets your specific needs. With practically limitless customization we will give you options that fit not only your desires but also your budget, and we can do it quickly so that you don't have to wait around or miss opportunities to grow.
Call or email our team today to get an estimate on your next BIG project!
HOW TO GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR BANNERS
Banners can be a nifty little tool when it comes to advertising your business effectively. Often times, word of mouth simply isn’t enough, and though a small business in Chicago has many opportunities to market themselves, printing a banner gives your potential customers a visually compelling way to connect with or be introduced to your business that they couldn’t get elsewhere. It helps you gain customers! Got it? Good. Now that you’ve decided to add a snazzy new banner to your marketing arsenal, let’s go over a few important things to keep in mind.
1. Good Design
This seems like it would be simple enough to follow, but often times this is the first to go. It’s best to consider using a professional graphic designer, but whether you send it out or do it yourself, you should be sure to focus on having quality design. Before you even start, do a creative brief with your designer detailing the strategy, focus, goals, and any other relevant information. Once you have that out of the way, make sure the final design fits those goals to a “T”. It’s not just about looking pretty, it has to work for its function. After all, that’s why you are doing this in the first place, right?
Think about where you would like your banner to be placed. Is it going to be on a cluttered street? In your storefront? A street festival in Chicago? Knowing these details helps you focus on what’s important. If your banner will be up at a festival on a potentially rainy day you definitely wouldn’t want to use small text printed on a paper banner. Figuring these details out can save you a headache and increase your banner’s effectiveness.
The material your banner is printed on doesn’t only affect the look, but also its practical use. Vinyl banners are standard and different grades of vinyl can affect the durability and application. For short-term use consider using a paper or canvas banner. We carry other materials for a range of different applications for your banner. Make sure that you choose the banner material carefully.
We hope these tips have been helpful. At AlphaGraphics Chicago North we are positioned to offer you quality banner printing in Chicago that meets your needs and helps your business grow. Contact us to get started today!
A Variety of Big Printing to Suit Your Needs
Of all of the printed marketing collateral that a business can purchase, effective banner printing is one of the most crucial. Specifically in Chicago, banners provide a powerful means of making your products and services known to established and potential customers alike. The key in using a banner effectively is utilizing space that you or your business already possess to alert customers whether that be a call-to-action, letting them know about a new promotion, or simply making relevant information about your company accessible to your consumers. People respond to visuals, and banner printing is a highly effective and economical way to appeal to your consumers.
There are many possibilities with banners that you and your business can pursue. Here we will discuss a few options that you have for printing banners in Chicago with Alphagraphics. Of course, the most important part of using a banner is the content.
Effective design makes an effective banner, or any type of signage for that matter. It really doesn't matter what type of material you print a banner on if your content poorly represents your company or doesn't create a strong enough call to action to matter. For instance, it's important to take create a visual that entices people to find out more rather than overwhelm the customer with information. Take some time before you start a banner and develop a goal and a strategy to achieve that goal. That way, when you start working with a graphic designer, whether that is our team of designers or your own, you have clear direction. It's also important to know what your application is for your banner. For instance, if you know that you would like to use a particular banner outside for over a year, you should print one that is durable and can withstand the elements. Conversely, if you need it only for a short time indoors, you can go with a less durable and cheaper alternative.
We carry a variety of different materials and use a variety of different types of inks so that we can more effectively suit your needs for the banners you are printing. These are just a few things to consider when printing a banners for your chicago business. With compelling visuals, clear direction, and the right materials to suit your purpose, you are on your way to effectively establishing that visual connection with your consumers that you need to really grow your business. Contact us to get started today!