WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING
Alphagraphics did an exceptional job. Faced with an extremely tight deadline, they delivered a very quality product that met and exceeded our expectations. I wholeheartedly recommend them and would use them again in a heartbeat.
J. Maher Southeby's
Alphagraphics has been everything and beyond for our printing needs. We wouldn't go anywhere else! 10/10 would recommend!
V. Dean BWI
Prompt, efficient attention to our needs. Allison takes good care of us.
D. Ryan Tri-County Mental Health Services
Love working with Amanda!
S. Dannov Junior League of Johnson County
The process was explained well so the prep for what was needed could be done efficiently minimizing turn-around time.
J. Juarez Snack on Racks
My experience with Alpha Graphics Relationship Managers has been very positive. AG's ability to work with us on costs and due dates have been a real plus. The ownership team has a great understanding of our business which help us get the correct product for our needs. A+++
C. Landon Fern
AlphaGraphics is always prompt with getting our orders out. They keep great communication with us throughout the order process and are quick to send proofs, tracking information, and follow up emails. We have had nothing but great experiences working with them!
A. Lester Citizens Bank & Trust
Allison is awesome to work with! She always accommodates any last minute requests/orders I have which is great!
C. Pearson Conexon
Quick quote and quick turnaround
P. O'Connor Kiewit Engineering Group Inc.
Quality of the print was great, just what I expected. Customer service was pleasant and quick.
D. Gillispie David Gillispie Photography
Everyone, that I got to work with, was super friendly and very professional.
D. Lee Tribe Street Kitchen
The team at AlphaGraphics are small but mighty. They've delivered quality work with tight deadlines on multiple occasions for us. They carry a Spirit of excellence and a "We've got you covered" attitude with every project.
S. Hoang Herzig
Amanda has done a fantastic job for all of our projects. Very professional and so efficient!
M. Morse Ohm Commerce
All orders are always on time. All orders have been greatly produced
A. Dixon Clark Weitz Clarkson (Formerly Edgemoor)
Every time I show up with some crazy request, they find a say to help me!
V. Smith Volly (Formerly SeniorVu)
The young lady that helped me was awesome! Thabk her ...again!
R. Jackson Raye Jackson Photography
Sierrah was great and she kept me informed on the project and worked with me on the changes needed for the final product. Allison also helped out when I stopped by when Sierrah was away from her desk. You have a great team there!
T. Rogers FrsTeam
Everyone was very friendly and attentive. I received quality service and product.
S. Zalzala Flawless by Somalia
I love working with you all! You always communicate very clearly, are prompt and efficient with turn around times. I never have to worry about getting things printed in time because you all are on it. Thanks!
W. Mundell Bishop McCann
Always prompt and efficient.
S. Thompson Crown Center Square Marketing Department
Love working with AlphaGraphics!!
A. Clemens North Kansas City School District #74
Sierrah was incredibly friendly and professional. When I ran into a time-crunch she was extremely accommodating and did everything in her power to get me a quality product on time.
C. Brewer Kiewit Engineering Group Inc.
K. Helling Parkville Coffee
Wonderful, start to finish. Professional and friendly service, detailed quote and I was very pleased with how quickly they were able to deliver our order.
L. Watkins Freedom Interiors
Sierrah was amazing to work with! She talked me through all my options and made sure that the product I was ordering was exactly what I wanted. She followed up with me to make sure I was 100% satisfied with my order. I would definitely order from alpha graphics again!
L. Pekarsky Lyla Pekarsky
My print was quickly and easily done exactly how I wanted.
M. Gutierrez Marriah Gutierrez
Alphagraphics did an amazing job on our marketing materials. Their graphics department was so easy to work with as far as designs and changes. The finished product is PERFECT!
R. Ammon Staffing Kansas City Inc
Always friendly and very responsive to any request.
M. Berlau College Funding & Planning
AG is quick with requested quotes. AG is also aggressive on pricing and have the best Relationship Managers in the business!
C. Landon Fern
We needed a quick turn on a sales piece that kept changing scope. AlphaGraphics worked with us as the quantity grew and the time diminished. The printed piece turned out beautiful and we landed the sale. Thanks for your contribution to our success.
T. Machin Kansas City Star
Working with Amanda Catherell is a breeze. She always gets back to me quickly. She a real professional.
P. Roe The Roe Law Firm LLC
I am new to ARC, but have used Alpha Graphics in the past so was excited to see that is who we use here!
C. Rogers Athletic & Rehabilitation Center
I have no complaints about Alphagraphics. Their work and personnel are great.
M. Martinez The Bank of Prairie Village
The office was very knowledge of what I needed and professional all the way.
J. Bowen Heritage Reporting Services
I love working with Allison. She always gets me what I need!
A. Gordon WNB Architects
We love you guys!
A. Ritchie Superior Moving & Storage
We are a craft beer distributor based in St. Louis with reps in KC. Our regular printer failed to produce posters needed for a beer launch and we were down to the wire. Sierrah was incredibly helpful by taking my call 5 minutes before closing and was able to get next day service so our team could get the needed materials in time for launch events. We really appreciated the great service and final product!
K. L Craft Republic
Fantastic service! Great results, quick turn around. Amanda was fantastic!
J. Johnson Lovemade14
Sierrah is amazing! She was patient and so helpful in getting everything figured out to make sure we got exactly what we wanted.
Y. Bordallo Fervor Marketing
It was easy to order what I needed and the process was seamless. Print was available on time and come out looking great!
R. Dang Epiq
You guys were amazing! Even though we had a huge last minute change, AlphaGraphics made it happen and in a timely manner. I couldn't have done my job without Amanda! Thank you for everything!
A. Hung STN Media Group
My organization is extremely pleased with the service and quick turn around from final proof to having the product in hand.
M. Seitz Two Rivers Hospital
Our brochure looked perfect and was delivered in a timely manner. Made a few changes in the first review and the work was updated and new a PDF for approval was sent back within 15 minutes.
D. Murphy Shirley and Barnett Helzberg Foundation
You guys always have our order done so quickly. Sierrah Gaines helped me out tremendously when we have had a mistake on our agenda. But she helped me get it in time for our event. I thank you all so much for everything you do.
J. Shippy Downtown Council of Kansas City
Very easy going. Awesome people with fast turn around time.
S. Ramirez Downtown Council of Kansas City
Thank you for your speedy services!
A. Dixon Clark Weitz Clarkson (Formerly Edgemoor)
AlphaGraphics was able to turn around a project very quickly and did so with great customer support!
C. Bartlow Kemper & Company
Amanda is always quick to respond and helpful. I paid an incorrect amount on my invoice and she was gracious and understanding. We truly appreciated that!
H. Justice Engenious Design
Good quality reminiscent of past printing. Price is less than expected and less than low qualm alternatives. I misunderstood the communication regarding pick up, however. This resulted in me racing to get the cards.
K. Meyer KMU Analytics
Just double check the delivery address. While I received the materials, it was delivered to an old address you may have had on file.
J. McDaniel DST - Marketing Dept
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.