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
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!