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As small business owners, we’re all looking for cost-effective marketing tactics that yield high returns with minimal effort. 

Banners, vehicle graphics, billboards, and window graphics draw attention to your brand and make your message memorable. Think high-impact, digital-quality color, think large format.

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AlphaGraphics offers large format printing solutions to help businesses heighten and engage customer interest to get results. Whether you’re looking to grab onlookers’ attention at trade shows or inform and impress passersby with crisp, street-level advertising, our marketing experts can help make your custom printed materials pop.


  • Vinyl or mesh banners
  • Wall graphics and stickers
  • Window graphics and lettering
  • Vehicle wraps
  • Murals
  • Canvas art reproductions
  • Professional business signs and directories
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  • Full-color or black and white prints created with the latest digital technology
  • Flexible order quantities to save on storage space
  • Flatbed printers allowing prints on nearly any material, including mesh, UV-resistant stock, canvas, or vinyl
  • Finishes like special coating or lamination
  • Display options like, grommets, frames, stands and protective enclosures
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Ready to get started creating promotional materials that pack a punch? There’s no time like the present to reinvent your company’s image with updated visuals that engage potential customers. AlphaGraphics offers comprehensive solutions to do just that. With our large format printing and multi-channel marketing services, you can create cross-media campaigns that include PURLs, QR codes or SMS short codes to drive higher response rates. So your printed and online promotions are working together to build your brand.

Contact the marketing team at AlphaGraphics today, and we’ll help you promote your next event or product launch with large format solutions that mean business.


Many people have seen or read this term in publications or correspondence but what does that really mean? Large Format Printing can be broken down into several subcategories including graphics, signs, posters, banners, backlit’s and other printed items which are, well “large”. Let’s take a look at each of these.



Probably the largest growing segment in Large Format Printing are custom graphics. New innovations with image quality and adhesives has allowed for materials to adhere to walls, windows and floors but importantly be easily removed without damage to the surface. Graphics can be indoor or outdoor and can be placed on a number of different substrates from manufacturers such as 3M and Avery Dennison. Virtually any image can be placed on substrates providing the DPI and resolution are sufficient for the size.


Customers searching for large format printing often mean graphics and they are as versatile as the substrates and graphics themselves. Schools, hotels, real estate companies, hospitals, and even companies with “standard” offices have been able to transform and enhance their indoor and outdoor spaces.



The largest component of large format printing has traditionally been signs. Signs are typically used to inform and direct people both in indoor and outdoor settings. Signs come in an almost infinite amount of sizes, shapes and colors and can be printed on paper, vinyl, metal, wood and fabric just to name a few options. 


When people are looking for signs they often migrate to a provider that has a “sign” in their name. There are many of these including AG Signs which is division of Alphagraphics. While we are a little bit newer to the game our capabilities in traditional printing magnify our capabilities in large format printing and signs. We operate more machines and equipment and our capabilities in graphic design, bindery and packaging give us a distinct advantage in the sign world.


Banners, Posters, Backlit’s, and Tradeshow Materials

These are all other components of large format printing but no less important. Image quality is one of the main distinguishers in this space as well as of course price. One of the newest innovation in these areas is the introduction of a new substrate, fabric. It is now possible to print any image on fabric making them look just as spectacular as if printed on paper or vinyl. Fabric has the obvious advantage of significantly less weight and makes portability much easier. Finally fabric has several environmental advantages for recycling. Customers should start to see fabric replacing vinyl for many of their jobs going forward.


Large Format Printing is a very big part of what Alphagraphics does on a day to day basis through our AG Signs department. We have an incredible amount of capabilities and can assist customers with virtually any of their large format printing needs.


We offer large format printing services, graphic design services, marketing solutions, and digital printing services with rush delivery available on the north side of Chicago including Streeterville, River North, Navy Pier, Old Town, Lincoln Park, Lakeview, Wrigleyville and more. AlphaGraphics is your local print shop in Chicago

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