VINYL SIGNS AND GRAPHICS
WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING
We have always enjoyed excellent service from AG Chicago North and are very happy to continue using their support.
Tony J. Medical Expressions Ltd
prompt service, quick turn-around, very easy to order and pay
Geoffrey S. Eris Innovations
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
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
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
Appreciate the fast turnaround.
Diane K. Perritt Capital Management
Alphagraphics always comes through for me. Whenever I have a tight turn time, they are reliable and get the job the done on time.
Ebonie D. Noble Network of Charter Schools
Your company is the absolute best. Great and speedy communications, quotes, quality materials and impressive packaging!
Melissa W. Hogsalt Restaurant Group (Small Chevaul - California Clipper)
Very efficient overall- the customer service and quality of product was top-notch. Will definitely be using this company again.
Lissa B. Greenspeed Painting
Brian Murdoch is always outstanding. Super responsive, transparent and accommodating. Eager to go to bat for the customer. Thank you to Brian and your team!
Aubrey L. Lincoln Park Community Services
It was extremely fast, and my wedding programs came out perfectly!
Nathalie S. Nathalie Serrano
I had a few questions so I called the office and both representatives that I spoke with were very helpful, informative, and courteous while assisting me.
La T. Heartland Alliance - AG Online Ordering
Great customer service. Extremely prompt responses to any requests we have. Ken D'Souza is fantastic!
David D. American Financial Exchange, LLC
Very responsive and quick
Hayley M. Golub & Company LLC, Mich Ave
Charlotte Schultz was awesome! very responsive and very friendly
Melissa H. Melissa Henley
Brian is highly professional and gave us excellent service. Very satisfied with the end results.
Cedric W. Cedric Williams
Ken D'Souza has been taking care of my orders and he's been great, friendly and very professional. Everything has been on time and of the highest quality.
Paola B. Nexo Chicago Tours FKA Chicago Liaison Tours
Ken you Rock!
Rick K. Fast Signs
All email communications were very professional and timely , all deadlines were meet
Le'Mikas L. Heartland Alliance
Emily Sorodon was a genuine pleasure to work with, and the poster looked great! The whole process was incredibly easy. (You may use these comments in your marketing efforts, but *not* my company name--our brand protection folks frown heavily on that.)
Ian C. University of California Berkeley
AlphaGraphics gave me not only fast, but quality service.
Latifah U. Latifah Usman
Love working with Emily, she is so helpful and always so prompt with her responses!
Valerie B. Ashley Buziecki
I enjoy working with the team. Its affordable and professional printing
Michelle S. Sheridan Contract
I had an idea of what I wanted in my head but struggled to describe in using the industry-standard terms. Emily was able to quickly and accurately translate what I was looking for and helped facilitate a speedy (24 hour) turnaround of a finished product that exceeded my expectations. I will not be using another printing service in the future since I have certainly found the best one.
Nicholas T. CAMP - A FASD COMMUNITY
My account executive was very helpful since I was coordinating from out-of-state. I have been pleased with both experiences that I have had utilizing your firm.
Dina S. New Jersey Funeral Directors Association
Business card quality exceeded expectations! Cost was great too - we're never ordering on Vista Print again!
Chad J. digs
Everything was wonderful.
Lauren S. Convergent Claim Services
I appreciate the speed and follow through.
Mimi B. Delos Therapy
In the case of our situation, we had to reprint a block frame adhesive poster. We had sent the original out for the installation along with a PDF file. The associate in charge of my order made me aware that the print was not the same color as the original and allowed us to get a revision. I was worried we would be charged extra for the faulty file and misprint, but the associate was understanding and thoroughly communicated all steps of the process from the pickup, installation, and delivery.
Anthony H. MiQ
Charlotte is the best - Very responsive service and orders are always finished on time.
Jeff K. Sacred Hemp
Ken was very helpful and accommodating.
Marianne L. UIC - College of Nursing
I worked with Brian Murdoch on multiple orders and he was great! He was very friendly and helpful.
Hadallia B. Hadallia Bergeron
I have used Alpha Graphics for work and knew that when I needed some items printed for my own wedding they were the group I trusted for the job. The Alpha Graphics team were not only able to meet my tight turnaround time for delivery but did a fantastic job! Even when we had a hiccup that the file types I sent wouldn't print properly, they quickly reached out and were very helpful to find a solution.
Vanessa L. Vanessa Legutko
Quick response, no nonsense, demonstrated domain expertise, made my life easier!
Tina K. Canadian Consulate
Ken Was great to work with! And everything arrived as scheduled
David O. Networld Media Group
Everyone at alphagraphics was super helpful and accommodating. I put in an order that was completed in 24 hours. Flawless experience.
Hiu T. GCE Lab School
As always, great job!!!
Daniel O. Chicago's Finest Tours
The team who installed the window graphics were absolutely fantastic. They were informative, joyful, and quick!
Kelsey D. GirlForward
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.