WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING
very responsive and easy to work with
John B. Veritas Equity Managment
Great product, fast delivery.
Michael C. Trillium Flow Technologies
fast job completion...great job
Antreous B. BakerRipley
I did originally find Alphagraphics via an online search and what a lucky search that proved to be! Not only is their work escellent but they are also very willing to help and always on time if not early withthe production.
Jan C. Village Republican Women
Britt Houd made my experience EASY, seamless, professional and FUN
Emma C. GE Infrastructure Sensing LLC
Very easy process for ordering and purchasing the business cards. Also, VERY quality product. One constructive thought...since Fax is rarely used, an "other" alternative for the second phone number required on the card could be offered (when the person doesn't want to list their cell number) OR the line could be left blank.
Donna R. BakerRipley
Quick and quality service! My new business cards look super nice!
Liz W. Wilcox Media
Toni was very helpful, Fernando took the time to explain the requirements to me to resolve my designers confusion. Totally happy with the support given and will be bringing further work to Alpha Graphics as we need it. I will refer you directly to those I know who need printing services I won't, however, let you loose on them!! LOL
Keith A. Controlled Environments
Alpha Graphics always does an Amazing job!! Great People and Great Service!!
Randall S. GE Oil & Gas Pressure Control, L.P.
Fernando and Toni both were great to work with on the project! Fernando was great in communicating with me regarding color and files. I appreciate them both being so responsive.
Heather G. LLHPCP, Ltd, C/O Levcor Inc
The only thing that I received comments on was the quality of the actual stock used for the business card. My supervisor wanted something nicer. Maybe with this coming order you could send us samples of stock with pricing. Thank you
Laura V. Ceiba Energy Management LLC
From the day we walked in and first spoke with Ms. Toni, to working with the talented Ms. Caroline to meeting and networking with the owner, Ms. Britt, our visit was nothing short of wonderful. Each one of these people are spectacular on their own but together they become a powerhouse of customer service. They brought our vision to life and we couldn't be more thankful! We will be ordering again very soon!
Sdtanisha &. Juice On Tapp
Brittany was extremely helpful and timely. Not to mention more affordable than the other printers!
Samantha H. Blade Energy
AG West Houston is awesome all around!
Chris J. Motiva
They are efficient and knowledgeable.
Marygrace V. BakerRipley
Outstanding customer care and attention. Meeting deadlines and exceeding our expectations has become the norm.
Cami B. Zurvita
I love you guys so much - you always make time for me and go the extra mile to help me make my deadlines. I cannot thank you enough for your continuous support.
Kayla F. IPOZ Systems
George H. IST, Houston
Toni Horan is great to work with, very clear as to what you are getting and for how much. Product is perfect.
Bill L. Catalyst Finance L.P
Quick and Professional
Luis R. Zurvita
Brittney was very nice and accommodating.
Josiah R. Josiah Rendon
Our sales rep, Amber, is always quick to respond and attentive to our needs.
Diana M. Houston Christian High School
Amber, Brittany, Jim and the team are always very professional and they have a quick turnaround.I would recommend them to anyone that needs quality and custom visual communication projects.
Brian M. AlphaGraphics of Katy
Mary is always amazing and pleasant!
Virginia C. Allied Aviation
Alpha Graphics Customer Service is excellent. Everything was handled in a timely manor. Provided superior product, and as requested. Have had several compliments and request where we received our hats.
James H. Cactus Wellhead
Spring Branch ISD has relied on AlphaGraphics #553 for years and they've consistently provided high quality production with amazingly rapid delivery.
Paul B. Spring Branch ISD
Our CEO was in Texas and he ran out of business cards. He desperately needed them for a conference the next morning. I'm in California and it was too late to meet the Fedex cutoff, so I contacted an Alphagraphics in Texas and Spooke to a woman named Amber. She assured me if I got her the file, she would personally make sure they were printed so he could pick them up the next morning. Well, it worked, he got his cards, and all was well. What struck me as amazing though is that these cards to our CEO faster than we could have sent them via FedEx! - Alan Luckow, Executive Creative Director, RIpcord
Alan L. RIPCORD
Great company. Made an order very easy and next thing I know it’s at my house. Very fast operation. Product is fantastic. Thanks
Richard S. GE Oil & Gas Pressure Control, L.P.
What I really liked is that I could get a reliable quote on line quickly. When I was ready to submit the job, it was completed even faster than I hoped. Not having to call is big for me :) The poster looked absolutely great!
Valerie F. Valerie Fadok
Very easy to work with and good communication.
Randy N. ABM Aviation
It’s been painless to work with Alpha Graphics and Brittany Houd. Would highly recommend using them for any of your important print jobs.
Michelle B. Maersk Training
I especially like the quick service and clear communications, updates about work progress.
Priya S. PSRG USA
Awesome group of people who really take care of their customer base....
Brad S. GE Oil & Gas Hydril USA Distribution LLC (MFG.)
Britt is AMAZING!!!!
Melissa D. American Business Conferences
The customer service was great, exceeded my expectations. Made a suggestion that significantly increased the quality of my product!! Love love love you all.
Chris C. Chris Collins
Amber Hibbard always does an excellent job of meeting our needs and providing 1st class customer service.
Saadia Q. Emerson
Always very helpful and on time with request.
Mary B. PSRG USA
Brittany was very helpful in a last minute situation. We were in a predicament with needing something last minute and she was able to get it turned around to us in the short amount of time we needed it.
Tara M. Akea Services
I have been very pleased with Alpha Graphics. They are very quick to respond to my requests. I receive a high quality product that is delivered to me in a timely manner.
Carol P. Accenture Resources Marketing
marketing materials shipped correctly and quicky
Vj P. Weir Pressure Control
It is wonderful to have a printer that is dependable and delivers either on time or before the requested date! Britt and her team rocks!
Sharon C. Hart Energy Publishing, LP
During the two projects I have worked on with the AlphaGraphics, I was very pleased with their professionalism and personal touches. They answered all of my questions, knew exactly what I wanted and needed, had really good recommendations for materials, and came back with excellent quality in a VERY timely and speedy fashion. I will definitely work with them again and look forward to my next project.
Ja'Milla L. Gulf Coast Community Service Association
At first the address was hard to find, but I found it. Thanks!
Cj L. Amfreeone
Good stuff. Good service. Really like.
Ryan M. New River Heating & Air
Amber Hibbard is ALWAYS HELPFUL and makes sure all orders and questions are handled in a timely manner. Customer service is the first and last jester consumers remember and Amber gives 110 percent each time. That's the kind of employee that deserves a raise!!!!! Thanks Amber and thank you Alphagraphics for a job well done every time you fill my orders!!
Patrice W. BakerRipley
Great Quality with Fast Turn Around.
Robbie B. NuSmile
Great customer service, reliable, quick turnaround and attentiveness to details, are just a few great qualities of the AlphaGraphics team!
Jasmine E. Bold Productions Services
Excellent service and assistance from both Amber and Fernando.
Ben H. Ben Hulsey
Rebecca Oswald was on the ball with fast responses and overall coordination. Excellent communication.
Paul S. Online Valves Ltd.
Amber is AWESOME!!
Boogie M. Texas School of Bartending
ALL ABOUT PRINTING
ARE THERE PRINT SIZE LIMITATIONS?
Yes, and no. Our digital copiers will take sheet sizes as small as 4.25” x 5.5” up to 13” x 19”. Traditional offset can accept sheet sizes up to 12” x 18”. Our in-house large format printers can produce graphics up to 41.5” wide. If you have specific questions about our sizing options, please do not hesitate to give us a call.
WHAT IS A PROOF AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
In printing terms, a proof is a one-off copy of your document after all modifications and printing setup processes have been completed. It is your last, and best, opportunity to make sure that your print job comes out the way you envisioned. By carefully inspecting the proof, you can help ensure an accurate, flawless delivery of your print job the first time.
DO YOU REQUIRE MINIMUM QUANTITIES ON ANY OF YOUR PRODUCTS?
Nope! Some printing methods may be more cost-effective than others, but our professional staff are happy to work with you to determine which printing method is best for your project.
DO I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT COLOR SEPARATIONS OR HALF-TONE PRINTING TO GET MY JOB COMPLETED?
Absolutely not! We handle all the "back-end" production for you.
The terms are pretty easy to understand, though. Color separation refers to our offset printing process, where we use cyan, magenta, yellow, and black in four separate plates that go directly to the press. These four colors can create almost any color you can imagine!
Half-tone printing refers to converting a solid tone of black ink or one color into tiny dots that are invisible to the eye to create your image. You see a solid image, but it’s really created from the spacing of these tiny dots.
IS WHITE CONSIDERED A PRINTING COLOR?
Not typically. Because white is the default color of paper, it is simply recognized as the absence of ink.
WHAT PAPER TYPES DO YOU OFFER?
We have a large collection of “house” stocks in our production area. If you have a specific style in mind, we can check our in-house inventory to see if our selection is able to match your tastes. Or, we’ll check with our paper vendors to see what they have on hand. Keep in mind that special stocks or materials may require bulk purchasing from suppliers.
WHAT IS THE PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM?
The Pantone Matching System (PMS) is a color reproduction standard in which colors all across the spectrum are each identified by a unique, independent number. The use of PMS allows us to precisely match colors and maintain color consistency throughout the printing process.
WHY DO THE PRINTED COLORS LOOK DIFFERENT THAN THE COLORS ON MY SCREEN?
In short, printers and monitors produce color in different ways. Monitors use the RGB (red, green, blue) color model, which usually supports a wider spectrum of colors. Printers use the CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow, black) color model, which can reproduce most—but not all—of the colors in the RGB color model.
Depending on the equipment used, CMYK generally matches 85–90% of the colors in the RGB model. When a color is selected from the RGB model that is out of the range of the CMYK model, the application chooses the closest matching color. Programs like Adobe Photoshop will allow you to choose which color will be replaced; others may not. We’ll provide you with a sample print right before we print your job to ensure a "what-you-see-is-what-you-get" final product.
COMMON PRINTING TERMS
BIND: To fasten sheets with wire, thread, glue, or by any other means.
BINDING: A name given for any of many procedures used to put pages together.
BLEED: Printing that goes to the edge of the sheet. Trimming is required to make the printing run to the edge of a sheet.
CAST-COATED: Coated paper with a high- gloss reflective finish.
COATED PAPER: Paper with a clay or other coating applied to one, or both, sides. The coating can be dull, gloss, matte, or a number of other finishes. Coated paper generally produces sharper, brighter images and has a more refelctive quality than uncoated paper.
COLLATE: To put pages in a certain order for binding.
COLOR CORRECTION: Methods of improving color separations and definition.
COVER PAPER: A heavy printing paper primarily used to cover books or make presentation folders.
SIDE-STITCHING: Stapling through the spine from front to back. The publication will not lay flat when opened.
CROP: To trim a picture, image, or printed sheet.
CROP MARKS: Printed lines showing where to trim a printed sheet.
GLOSS: A shiny paper coating that reflects light.
LAMINATE: To cover with protective film. Also used to bond or glue one surface to another.
MATTE FINISH: Dull paper or ink finish.
OFFSET PRINTING: Printing which involves a plate that makes an inked impression on a rubber-blanketed cylinder, which, in turn, transfers it to the paper.
PERFECT BINDING: An unsewn, flat-spined book binding made with glue.
RESOLUTION: The degree of sharpness of a computer-generated image as measured by the number of dots per linear inch in a hard-copy printout or, the number of pixels across and down on a display screen.
SADDLE-STITCHING: A type of binding that uses wire stapling at the center of a magazine or pamphlet.
SCORE: Creasing paper to help it fold more neatly.
WHAT TYPES OF PRODUCTS AND SERVICES DO YOU PROVIDE?
AlphaGraphics is a full service marketing communications provider, and offer a wide range of products and services. To see a full listing of our services, check out the Products & Services area of our website.
WHAT TYPES OF MARKETING TECHNIQUES CAN YOU ADD TO MY PRINTED MATERIALS?
OUR MULTI-CHANNEL MARKETING OPTIONS INCLUDE:
- QR Codes
- SMS and MMS marketing
- Video production and editing
- Variable mapping
- Social media marketing
- Mobile optimized websites, and so much more!
Call our team today to learn more about the tools we can use in concert with your printed communications to improve your ROI.
YOUR LOCAL PRINT SHOP IN HOUSTON, TX
Everyone needs a good print shop they can count on. Well, look no further; AlphaGraphics in HoustonTexas can handle all your printing needs, plus much more! We’ve proven our talents through customer satisfaction year after year. We can handle ANY print job, big or small and give you the highest quality around. We aren’t just a digital, offset, or sign shop… we specialize in all three! We only hire employees who are not only friendly, but who are also experts in graphic design, printing, and marketing. We truly are your one stop shop and can solve all your business printing needs.
We only use state of the art printing presses to ensure you get the highest quality possible. We can also generate your projects quickly if you are under a tight deadline.
- Digital Printing: Also called CMYK, uses Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black to produce a wide range of colors.
- Offset Printing: This press uses oil-based inks to produce fine details on documents like logos on business cards, envelopes, or letterheads.
- Spot Color: These machines print pre-mixed colors, or “spot colors” for accurate color on smaller projects like envelopes and business cards.
- Large Format Printing: This style of printing produces a wider range of colors than our other machines. Can be used to create signs, banners, decals, posters, displays, and more!
If you can imagine it, we can print it! You can feel confident that our printing company will make you look good in your market.
- Black and white, spot color, or full color
- Many paper and finishing options
- Legal, standard, or custom cut paper sizes
- Binding and bundling options
- Even delivery options are available
- Graphic design services
- Custom marketing campaigns to generate new customers