WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING
Always professional and helpful!
Amy F. All About Talent
Friendly, courteous and quick!
Gerard S. Gerard Spinnler
Staff is always helpful and orders right on time
Renee T. Church of the King
Staff is always super helpful and pleasant to work with.
Candace S. R & R SERVICES
AlphaGraphics helped me with my project. They help me to have it super fast and with good quality.
Catherine C. Catherine Cortes
Extremely pleased with AlphaGraphics of Katy. All work done was exactly what we wanted and done in an extremely quick turnaround time. Could not be more pleased!!!
Caroline R. Art Recovery Technologies of Greater Houston
Very professional, fast and quality work! Will use for future work!
Ashley V. RT Custom Guns
Great service and prompt response
Lisette G. D-BAT Katy
Everyone at Alphagraphics is awsome, my interactions with everyone has always been pleasant and the work has always been top shelf.
Richard C. X-Terminator
Quick turnaround was great!
Ken R. Art Recovery Technologies of Greater Houston
Very fast turn around
Amanda S. TW Mechanical
alpha graphics did an outstanding job for me. I have let everyone I know who did the signage for me and recommend alpha graphics to them
Beth A. Beth Atwood
We have loved using AlphaGraphics! They make it so easy by delivering our orders directly to us so it is one less thing I have to stop to complete during my busy work schedule. Brian and his team have provided high quality products with amazing customer service! They are beyond fantastic!
Ashley L. VillaSport Cinco Ranch
I'm very satisfied good quality very professional people 100% customer service
Mirna A. Sam's Club
Very courteous and efficient.
Rod P. Mainland Specialty Products
It is always a good experience working with the Alphagraphics Katy team. The work is high quality, prices are competitive, and the production turnaround times are fast.
Ben P. Vaughn Construction
Professional, Great Communication, and all around a great company.
David M. Katy Hydraulics
AlphaGraphics did a wonderful job meeting our demanding timeline. They worked with us to modify the design to meet our budget and were flexible throughout the process from design to installation. I am very happy with their work and grateful for their excellent customer service.
Liz T. Schlumberger (Sugar Land)
I have been very impressed with the customer service as well as the products!
Christine L. St. John XXIII College Preparatory
We have been very fortunate to have an amazing team in Katy, TX who are willing to work with our business needs and do everything to help met our last minute requests. The final product never disappoints. Thanks alphagraphics we appreciate your level of service.
Jayne V. Springfree Trampoline
You all were fast and helpful. We were very pleased with the quality of the product and the customer service!
Georga H. Sutherland Commercial Properties
Everyone at Alphagraphics is so accommodating and helpful and prompt! The products are excellent and service as well! They are my go to company for our graphic needs and I highly recommend!
Loree B. Budget Blinds of Katy
Everything was above and beyond what was expected. I'll definately be back for my future needs.
Kevin M. Kevin Motsinger
Such wonderful and quick service! The final product was perfect! It’s always nice to receive a print job that was well executed with attention to detail so thank you very very much!
Sousan A. Sousan Abdul-Razzak
We started using AlphaGraphics a couple years ago, and I must say they could not have been any easier to work with. Brittany always handles our order from an admin side, and John assists us with the design and final product. We now send all our printing needs to them, and will continue to do so. They are exceptional to work with, and would highly recommend them!
Jonathan M. Nest Ahead
I also enjoyed visiting with John. He took time to listen to other things about my work unrelated to the marketing materials.
Pat K. The Center for Stress Management
Such a wonderful group of people who always go the extra mile.
Elizabeth T. Special Pals
Simple, just the best!
Evelio S. Evelio Salazar
The ordering and delivery process is always quick and easy and the products are great quality.
Tiffany A. High Sierra Management
John Mattei worked with me on different designed and I appreciate his help and patience.
Shawn W. MPS
Brittany and John are always a pleasure to work with and deliver high quality service.
Ruben M. Trident Training Solutions
John and staff are extremely knowledgeable and I can always count on them to provide several creative and professional options for the signs I need for my property management clients. Many times I am not even sure what I need but I answer a few simple questions, they show me samples, send me a proof and voila - another perfect sign! They are also very efficient and I've never had to call them for status because they stay in communication.
Ruby T. MMC
Incredibly fast service
Allison L. Griffin Elementary
Very friendly and fast. People literally rave about the Obeya wall and portraits. The Ultra board portraits are the local favorites. Brian/ John are very friendly and make wise recommendations to better improve what you want (not just upsell- but beneficial recommendations). I have and will continue to recommend them.
Kinzie V. Schlumberger (Katy)
Brittany is always kind and helpful
Renee T. Church of the King
Very quick response and turn-around time!
Brandie G. High Sierra Management
Alphagraphics and their employees are first class. They are reasonable in pricing, and very talented in the design department. I've been using them for a number of years, and they have never let me down. They stick to deadlines, and are easy to work with. They are my go to company for fundraising events.
Paula W. Assistance League of Houston
John always goes above and beyond when working on SIM banners and signs. He's one of the main reasons we stay with AG.
Cliff D. SIM
The products provided by AlphaGraphics was amazing! We loved their customer service, friendliness, and price.
Brandon J. Next Level Hot Shot
super friendly service, fast turn around.
Kathleen S. British International School of Houston
Everything is always perfect!
Judy M. Judy McClure
Brian, John, and the entire AG team are a pleasure to work with!
Brian B. Hines - Park 10
My business cards came out perfect!
Krystal R. Graceful Couture
All the guys at Alphagraphics do great work and costumer service is a 10+
Richard C. X-Terminator
Have worked with AlphaGraphics for several years now. Have always been very satisfied with their work product and customer service.
Paul A. Paul Ahren
It was a pleasure to work with Brian. We will be repeat customers. They took our design and tweaked it to make it look great!
John K. Willow Creek Farms
They have done a great job customizing all our orders, they are very easy to work with and had great ideas to make our project perfect
Sean H. Cast Iron Winery
It was a pleasure withing with John Mattei. I liked how he interpreted the creative on the banner and assured quality with a smile. The Women's Ministry event was a total success and we will use the banner for years to come. I am also very pleased with how my business cards turned out and I appreciated Britany's assistance.
Tanika V. Tanika Vital-Pringle
I was so impressed and grateful to AlphaGraphics of Katy. We are in the process if launching our new business and they made the label printing portion of this launch a breeze. I would recommend them to anyone!
Petra T. Intrinsic Blends
Work was perfect and fast.
Santricia K. Santricia Kennedy
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.