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. Redmont Wealth Management
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
MARKETING YOUR BUSINESS ON-THE-GO JUST GOT EASIER
Transform your company car or truck into a rolling billboard for your brand with custom vehicle wraps and graphics. From full body wraps, to magnets, and everything in between, AlphaGraphics has the tools to turn your boring delivery van into an eye-catching advertisement on wheels!
What better way to multi-task than by advertising your products and services while you’re stuck in traffic? Vehicle wraps allow you to effortlessly reach thousands of wandering eyes with your brand message during your daily commute. With so many options to choose from, our marketing and communications experts can help you hand-craft the ideal wrap to knock your branding objectives out of the park.
Not quite ready for the full wrap effect? No problem. We offer a variety of lower-profile vehicle graphic options.
OUR VEHICLE GRAPHIC OPTIONS INCLUDE:
- Window perforations
- Frosted graphics
- Window clings
- Custom vehicle lettering
- Vehicle magnets
- Partial vehicle wraps
Not only can our team help you develop your messaging and design, but we’ll print, laminate, cut and install your wrap or graphics for you. Choose from unique materials like matte, chrome and other specialty vinyl; and rest assured that our advanced printing technologies will convert your static design into a vibrant, full-color statement for your vehicle.
Thinking about a custom decal instead? We can do that too. Dress up your company vehicles with your logo or brand message on the side panel or back door with a colorful decal. We print to order! Simply select your font, shape, material, and design, and we’ll produce quality decals ready-made to apply to your vehicle. Our professional installers are standing by and can install them for you!
Ready to start building brand awareness while simply running errands? Contact the team at AlphaGraphics today and we’ll help you craft the perfect branded graphics for your vehicle.
CUSTOM VEHICLE WRAPS IN CHICAGO, IL
If you are looking for a great way to advertise your Chicago business & be seen by potential clientele, consider car wraps!
Car wraps allow you to create eye catching designs which can help promote your business and get people to take notice and inquire about your services. Car wraps come in a variety of forms, and while they are an investment, they are an investment that can have a great return. You may think that getting your car wrapped is a very difficult and complicated task – not to worry – at Alphagraphics Chicago North, our sales/design team is here to help you every step of the way.
SOME QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF
If you are thinking about getting your crap wrapped, you will need to ask yourself a few questions in order to begin the process.
- What is my budget for this car wrap?
- How much of my vehicle do I want to wrap?
- Will I be able to provide print-ready design files for my printer?
- Will I need design services?
These questions are key when it comes to having an informed discussion with your sales rep.
GETTING YOUR CUSTOM VEHICLE WRAP STARTED
Let’s say you would like to do a partial vehicle wrap and you will need complete design services. You will want to begin by deciding what areas of the car you would like to have wrapped. From there, your Alphagraphics Chicago North sales rep can pull the appropriate design template for your particular vehicle model. You can then provide your Alphagrapics Chicago North rep with your design ideas for the wrap. They will then be able to provide an accurate quote for the design, print, and installation of your car wrap.
Once pricing has been approved, our talented design team at Alphagraphics Chicago North will begin to create digital proofs for your review. This process will likely include 2-3 rounds of digital proofs for your review. These proofs allow you to make edits and tweak your design so that your final prints are exactly as you want them. Car wraps are an investment and it is our job to make sure your final product meets your expectations and allows the city of Chicago to take notice of your stellar marketing efforts!
MATERIAL OPTIONS FOR VEHICLE WRAPS
There are a few materials that can be used for car wraps. The most common is standard vinyl, which can be used to cover the body of your vehicle. Should you decide that you want to cover the windows as well, you can explore perforated vinyl. Perforated window film is a 6 millimeter calendared vinyl. It is a removable material and has a life expectancy of 1 year. Calendered vinyl refers to the process in which the material is manufactured. This film comes in various levels of coverage – coverage meaning the amount of printed material vs the amount of material that is cut away. A standard perforated window film is 65/35 (65% covered, 35% open).
It is required by law that any film going on a vehicle must be a ratio of 50/50 (50% covered, 50% open) for safety purposes. It is also required that any over-laminates that are applied to perforated window films must be optically clear. Over-laminates are applied to preserve the durability of the film. Given Chicago’s inclement weather, over-laminates may be worth consideration, however in most cases these are difficult to apply given the texture of the material & this process is typically not recommended for car wraps that include perforated window film.
PRODUCING YOUR CUSTOM VEHICLE WRAP
Once your designs have been approved and the templates are sized for print, you can expect production to take at least a week. Once the graphics are printed, you can bring your vehicle to the site for installation. It is very important that your vehicle is washed with no wax treatments. This will ensure a successful install of the graphics. If possible, it is also helpful if your vehicle can sit inside overnight, so as to allow the surface temperature to be at least 50 degrees Fahrenheit. If your car wrap installation happens to coincide with one of Chicago’s hearty winters, you will definitely need to keep the vehicle inside overnight.
Chicago is the city to see and be seen, and you are sure to attract attention with a well-designed car wrap! Reach out to one of Alphagraphics Chicago North sales representatives to see how you can turn your vehicle into an on-the-go advertisement!