VINYL SIGNS AND GRAPHICS
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
MAKE YOUR BUSINESS STAND OUT WITH VINYL SIGNS AND GRAPHICS
Whether you’re wrapping your windows with eye-catching designs or creating weather-resistant signage to inform potential customers, vinyl signs and graphics are prime advertising tools.
Adhesive vinyl has many great features and comes in a variety of colors. We can digitally print your custom graphics for virtually any application you can dream up!
For added impact, your vinyl signs can also be backlit or illuminated to increase their visibility. Or, you can choose from a variety of permanent or temporary adhesive vinyl to craft logoed stickers, window clings, wall decals, and more!
THE APPLICATION POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS
- Floor decals
- Storefront window and door wraps
- Full or partial vehicle wraps
- Window lettering
- A-frame or sandwich board signs
- Ready to apply (RTA) lettering and graphics
Need help with design or implementation? AlphaGraphics can help you with every step of the process, from strategic development to delivery and installation of the finished product. Our advanced printing technologies deliver sharp, full-color images that will draw eyes from all directions.
Ready to put our vinyl sign solutions to work for your brand? Contact us today to get started!
PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS WITH VINYL SIGNS
Looking for a high-quality marketing solution to help raise awareness for your business or upcoming event? Vinyl signs make a huge statement at a very low cost. AlphaGraphics Chicago North offers a wide variety of sizes and colors for both indoor and outdoor use. When you’re looking to create awareness for your trade show booth or promote your next event, say it big with custom-made vinyl signs!
While the most popular version of a vinyl sign is the traditional banner, there are several formats and options to choose from. Common uses for a vinyl signs in the Chicago-land area include billboards, street banners, street festival banners, trade show banners, as well as custom flags. Our experienced team of design and marketing professionals can help hone-in on a distinct look based on your specific needs.
SOME OPTIONS TO CONSIDER WHEN GETTING STARTED:
- Indoor or outdoor use
- Full color or black and white printing
- Weather, fade and abrasion-resistant ink and finishes
- Single or double-sided images
- Grommets, clear tabs, hemming and taping
Typical uses for outdoor banners in growing communities like Lincoln Park include grand openings, sporting events, boulevard banners, sales and special events. AlphaGraphics premium signs are produced in high resolution, and offer superior protection against moisture and the beating rays of the sun. This material also flexible which means it can easily be transported, installed, and reused. Worried about high winds? Mesh signs are printed on a heavy-duty banner material. They are suitable for large outdoor advertisements where wind load is an issue.
For traditional vinyl signs, a glossy finish is usually recommended for outdoor vinyl sign usage. Lamination helps bring out vibrant coloring in your design making the banner readable from a long distance. A glossy coating also helps prevent colors from fading over an extended period of time. If properly installed and cared for, your outdoor vinyl sign can last up to 5 years!
INDOOR / TRADE SHOWS
Every year McCormick Place hosts hundreds of the world’s largest trade shows. At each event vinyl signs are used to guide, inform, and grab the attention of attendees. Because of vinyl’s strength it can be cut into almost any length or dimension, this versatile material offers a wide range of custom design options for your upcoming trade show event. Combine multiple banner signs together to create an eye-catching display, making certain this year’s attendees take notice and take action.
As a rule of thumb, most experts agree that matte finished vinyl is best for indoor use. When exposed to large quantities of artificial light a glossy finish reflects light, creating a glare that can negatively impact visibility. This is particularly important for photos taken at your office party or trade show booth. The bright flashes wont reflect off a matte surface like they may with a glossy finish.
You want your banner to be visually striking and easy to read. Whether you’re starting from scratch or just need help formatting your artwork, our design team delivers impressive results faster than you think. Below are some tips to help you maximize the impact of your vinyl signage.
- To ensure your message is legible from a distance, add 1 inch of text height for every 10 feet of viewable distance
- If your “Grand Opening” sign needs to be read by passersby on a road 60 feet away, select letters that are at least 6 inches 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 production experts require print-ready artwork for most print jobs. This means your art file is in PDF format, sized to the dimensions of your specific job. It’s also recommended that artwork that extends to the edge of your print include crop marks. Art files can be sent via email or submitted through our file sharing website.
If your design isn’t print-ready, no sweat. We’re happy to help! AlphaGraphics Chicago North features a full-service, in-house graphic design studio. So, whether your starting from scratch or just need a file resided for print, our design experts are on hand to help ensure your project is a huge success.
Most banners are now digitally printed on large format inkjet printers which can produce large, full-color billboards on a single piece of material. At AlphaGraphics Chicago North, we use the latest equipment and software to deliver the highest quality resolution, usually within 24 hours of final artwork approval. Full-color printing allows you to use as many colors as you want - with no extra charge. You can even add photographs or detailed vector images!
At AlphaGraphics we recommend hemming the outer edges of your vinyl banner with threading or high strength double sided tape. A hemmed edge provides superior strength and durability to help protect your message throughout the seasons. Eyelets (or grommets) are nickel inserts that that help keep your vinyl sign affixed to a fence, pole, or building. Grommets are typically placed in all four corners and every 2-3 feet on all four sides. The circular shape provides a convenient way to fasten your sign (with rope or cords) while minimizing stress. Additional display options include:
- Adhesive hangers
- Metal grommets
- Popup and retractable vertical stands
- Hang bars or pole pockets
Your banner installation is just as important as the design and final production. High winds and even the weight of the vinyl material can impact the look and longevity of your sign. Our technicians are highly skilled and trained to both fabricate and install the highest quality sign to exceed your expectations. From start to finish, the experts at AlphaGraphics will make sure you have the tools and support needed to get the job done right!
CLEANING AND CARE
If properly cared for, vinyl signs can last years – even in the harshest of conditions. We suggest wiping down your full color vinyl sign with a damp and soft cloth, ensuring not to use any detergents or abrasive cleaners. Our experts also recommend folding and storing your vinyl sign with the printing facing out. If your hem or grommets need repair, feel free to bring your sign back to your sales person to discuss repair options.
Your AlphaGraphics Chicago North consultant will advise you on proper banner maintenance and transport of your banner, allowing your outdoor sign to last years longer.
Ready to promote your next big event or corporate fundraiser? Contact an AlphaGraphics Chicago North professional in the Chicago area to make a bold statement with your next outdoor sign.