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
VINYL BANNERS ANNOUNCE YOUR BUSINESS OR EVENT BIG AND BOLD
Digitally-printed banners are as versatile as they are gorgeous. Dress up your storefront or draw eyes to your expo or reunion with vibrant, high-quality banner solutions from AlphaGraphics.
It’s Marketing 101: you want your visual communications to be attention-grabbing, durable, and memorable. Vinyl banners can help knock your marketing objectives out of the park, with unlimited customizability!
Not sure what type of banner you need? That’s what we’re here for! Our team of marketing and communications experts can help you design the perfect banner for your specific needs.
SOME OPTIONS TO CONSIDER:
- Single or double-sided images
- Resilient 13 oz. vinyl or 15 oz. blockout vinyl
- Indoor or outdoor use
- Full color or black and white printing
- Weather, fade and abrasion-resistant ink and finishes
- Grommets, clear tabs, hemming and taping
OUR DISPLAY OPTIONS INCLUDE:
- Retractable banners or banner pop-ups
- A-frame stands
- Outdoor pole banners
- Tension pole stands
- Adjustable rigid-pole stands
- Cable display systems, and more!
Need a double-sided pole banner that can stand up to harsh weather conditions? Our reinforced blockout material is engineered to prevent image washout from backlighting so your graphics will be bold and vivid from either side.
How about a custom-cut square banner to fit a tight trade show booth or retail wall? We’ll help you pick the material, finish and mounting options to maximize your wall space.
No matter your marketing objective, we’ve got the tools to help you hit your ROI on the first try. Contact us today to get started!
CHICAGO'S BEST PRINTERS FOR VINYL BANNERS
Vinyl Banners are suitable for indoor applications as well as outdoor applications. They can serve the same purpose as signs in that they can inform or direct and are often used for advertising events or products in particular settings.
Indoor Vinyl Banners are usually printed and hemmed with grommets with the idea they are hung from a wall or ceiling, usually in a fairly large area where a sign may not be large enough or cost effective enough to be seen. Examples are typically found in:
- Grocery and other large stores
- Large hallways, auditoriums and classrooms
- Indoor sporting event facilities including gymnasiums, pools, fieldhouses, arena’s
Really any indoor, large area where a customer wants to say something is a great location.
Outdoor vinyl banners are just as useful. This is where the opportunity of extremely large sizes comes into play when people may be viewing them from a great distance. This is truly where size matters and often the bigger the better in these cases. Examples of outdoor banners include:
- Roads, alleys, lightpoles
- Parking lots, parks, driveways
- Athletic Facilities – baseball/softball fields, football fields, soccer fields, track and field facilities, tennis courts and larger stadiums.
Indoor and outdoor vinyl banners vary greatly in terms of their construction. Indoor banners are typically solid vinyl which provides better resolution in a controlled environment. Outdoor vinyl banners can be solid vinyl also but in areas where there are high winds or particular environmental concerns we often use a mesh vinyl banner. A mesh banner is preferable as it will allow wind and many of the elements to pass through without damaging the banner. Mesh is not ideal if it is being viewed at close range but from distances it is virtually indistinguishable from solid materials.
At Alphagraphics Chicago North we produce our vinyl banners on high quality printers from Hewlitt Packard. HP has been manufacturing machines in this space for many years and the quality of the images, no matter what the size is truly spectacular. It is amazing to see how this technology has improved just over the last few years and providing the files we receive are of appropriate resolution, our customers are frequently amazed with the resolution even with incredibly large jobs.
Production of vinyl banners whether they be indoor or outdoor is fairly similar. Once the banners are printed they are hemmed either by taping or sewing and then typically grommets are installed every five to ten inches which are typically used for mounting. Vinyl banners are still the state of the art in terms of substrates for the best image quality but looming on the horizon and in the not too distant future is fabric. While fabric is not necessarily appropriate for outdoor vinyl banners it can be used for indoor vinyl banners. The quality of print images on fabric is getting better and better and of course fabric offers the advantage of significantly less weight and it is much easier to transport and store.
Alphagraphics Chicago North is a leader in the production of vinyl banners with our state of the art Hewlett Packard printers putting out simply amazing quality images. If you have a need for vinyl banners or would like to see if they are appropriate for your job or your facility contact us.