WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING
Great work and super quick turnaround time
Steve T. Minuteman Press West Loop
I appreciated how quickly I received responses and how brief but detailed the communication was.
Brandi M. ImmersieveTouch
Emily is a rockstar.
Charlie G. Charlie Guild
The entire process: the bidding, the files submission and proofs, final printing and delivery was all excellent! Your team was great to work with, especially Emily Srodon!
Jeff M. Marshall Media
Speedy, helpful, great communication
Edgar M. Edgar Melero
The Alphagraphics staff was great. Very quick, professional, friendly, & helpful. The team even provided me with a discount code when I required a reprint (from my own error!). I’m impressed & will definitely refer others.
Allison E. Allison Erfort
Just to repeat that Ken D'Souza noticed a mistake in our delivery label that quite possibly saved us some time and anguish. Ken is conscientious, patient and capable. He was even good enough to reply to an email I sent on the weekend. He was a pleasure to work with. I also spoke with Emily Srodon on several occasions. She was always pleasant, well informed and helpful.
Dean J. RFID
We would rather be invoiced for work. I appreciate why you demand payment at time of order entry, but it just adds a layer of complication at time of inception. In fact I have used other vendors solely for this reason.
James S. 1871
Excellent customer service and the quality of the product was top notch.
Kathy K. Kathy Kraas
Brian Murdoch is a great asset to the Alpha Graphics team. He always goes above and beyond.
Amanda A. City Club of Chicago
The service was a very efficient. We had used a previous vendor and the staff at Alpha Graphics were kind enough to allow us to drop off a sample of our current cards to ensure we included all the necessary information in the specs. This gave helped trust that our order would be completed properly. We loved the fact that this was a local vendor so that we could do so! Communication was excellent and friendly.
Xochitl C. Windy City Paws
Emily Srodon is a rock star and made everything easy and happen on a rushed timeline.
Sonia B. Sonia Reps
Business cards turned out perfect. The person that I worked with made things easy.
Nathan C. Nathan Casteel
Given the time constraint, turn-around time of 4 hours for 8 pieces of marketing collateral with bleeds, the outcome was more than we could have hoped for. Thank you AlphaGraphics for your professionalism, both in print quality and your team!
Deborah I. NantWorks
It is always a pleasure to work with you.
Jonathan T. Jonathan Tomek
Emily has been awesome to work with and she is always great at getting us any answers we may need.
Valerie B. Ashley Buziecki
Charlie S. CBRE
Responsive and reliable - I would definitely recommend!
Emily P. L3 Hospitality Group, LLC
My experience with AlphaGraphics is always top notch. This experience was no different, and I was able to complete a project earlier than expected since they were able to accommodate a quick turnaround on a very custom ask.
Sarah M. JB Training Solutions
Excellent service on time and accurate
Tony J. Articulate Science
I used your services to print a poster for a conference nearby. Communication with the account manager was great, and pickup was a breeze. Thank you for a smooth transaction!
Matilde M. Matilde Miranda
There were installation issues that were eventually resolved - while we were waiting for completion, materials were left scattered in one of our meeting rooms so we couldn't use it.
Jennifer J. Sphera
It's been a pleasure working with Brian Murdoch. The level of service and quality of finished product has been exceptional!
Kendra B. Wilson Sporting Goods Co.
I have had a couple issues with the way the product was delivered (some things have been cut off), but I love working with your team because you are very professional and have always been able to get me things quickly!
Anna A. Hyatt Regency Chicago
Emily was really helpful and nice. I'm an audio engineer and sometimes hear the timbre and inflection and cadence of someone's voice and think jeeeeeez they literally sound perfect for this part/role/position/job. Emily has one of those voices and that made it easy to shop over the phone like I was talking to an old friend or something; and no bad salesy pressure or rushing me off the phone like another place I called. And she had the skills to help inexperienced yet picky new customer like me. I'll be back to order again soon and have already recommended to you my friend with a dog day care place in Logan...
Mike H. Fade Out Media
I worked with Emily to have my order ready on time, and she was so polite and easy to work with. The final product looked great too,
Ian H. Ian Hosack
Rob Halverson and his team do an exceptional job taking care of our customers who travel to Chicago. They've handled multiple 5-figure projects at some of the largest venues and never fail to exceed our customers' expectations. Special thanks to Charlotte Schultz as well, keep up the great work!
Scott W. Alphagraphics #727 - San Diego
Accurate fast service!!
Kayana W. Kay Trin Fashion
exceptional service and delivery. awesome experience. my go-to printer now
Paul C. Catalyst Consulting Group
I know it was a super last minute order and we are so grateful that you were able to get it done for us so quickly!
Ana V. Sterling Engagements Inc.
I've always had a great experience with Alphagraphics, no matter how short the lead time.
Jordan K. Allied Integrated Marketing (CCG)
There was an issue with the sizing and printing in the beginning. However the staff was very quick with helping us resolve this issue. They responded well and got us the brochures we needed.
Jessica L. PNE Wind USA (CS)
Brian did an amazing job assisting with all aspects of the project to make perfect!
Jennifer S. Tru Travel Solutions LLC
Needed a quick 1 day turn around for an event the next day. Alphagraphics came through to work with my budget and timelines.
Elena V. Skill Scout
Quality products with excellent customer service
Juliana M. PR Italian Bistro
I've been working with Brian, and he's really great to work with- very prompt in his responses and always takes the time to say hi when I come in to pick up my orders.
Amanda K. VS Networks
Alphagraphics goes above and beyond in their service. We recently had a mistake on our Annual Report and needed a quick and low cost fix. Emily, our point person at Alphagraphics, was extremely responsive and gave a creative fix so we would have everything within a day without having to do a full reprint order. Amazing!
Paula M. North Side Housing &Suppotive Services
Your team came to my "rescue" when i had a lase minute order.
Esther M. CLM
Your company is very professional. You were able to give me a quote in a timely manner. Your performance was excellent. We are very satisfied with your service.
Aneesah M. Margie Korshak, Inc
Excellent service. Will be back for future printing services.
Nilesh P. Indian Dental Association of Illinois
Brad was extremely timely and professional. He even provided amazing delivery service for us.
Rachel W. Knoll, Inc.
Loved working with you guys! Very fast and professional!
Sara L. The Cryobar
Affordable, convenient, friendly staff and my prints look perfect!
Maria R. McAndrews, Held & Malloy Ltd.
Debra D. Debra Dobbs
Quick and Painless. Easy to deal with.
Tj C. Houndstooth Saloon
Brad, was very great to work with, he was speedy and sufficient.
Kellie W. Vibrational Elements aka Lotus Den
The team at AlphaGraphics are wonderful to work with. I found them for a Chicago based client of mine through a Google search, and they made the experience seamless. I and my client were very pleased and will be reaching out to them for future print needs.
Krista C. Cojocar Design
Everyone I spoke to was extremely helpful. It can be hard to place an order like this when you don't know exactly what you need, but Emily Srodon was particularly helpful.
Matt Y. Matt Young
There was an error on my original order but the team was quick to respond and supply me with a new order.
Susan O. AC Hotels
Brian is awesome! Always so helpful and quick to respond to requests and questions.
Britt B. Intelligentsia Coffee
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!