WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING
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
Alpha graphics katy always has fantastic service and is always accommodating. The staff there is especially helpful and polite at all time
David M. Sam Brooks Management
Everybody was very polite and professional
Kevin H. Kevin Hanson
Very attentive. Love the quick service and turn around. Their recommendations make all the difference.
Jay B. Jay Blanco
Love the quote and ordering process, prices are fair, turn around is lightning fast, and top notch quality!
Rees W. Momentum Climbing
I always get top notch service when dealing with AlphaGraphics.
Sebastian W. Sebastian Williams
This is a wonderful local business that is helpful and extremly community minded.
Kathy A. The Ballard House
Employees very friendly. Order was completed in a timely fashion
Vicki S. Ray & Vicki Spaulding
great service and great people to deal with
Lou F. Harris County ESD #48
AWESOME. I GOOFED UP MY OWN ORDER AND THEY WERE ALL SO GREAT ABOUT IT!
Pam M. Pam Mabry
I needed a relativity quick turn around on a project. You were wonderful and had it done a day early! Not to mention, printed me a sample copy.
Cassie C. Cassie Clayton
Donna and John were extremely professional, timely and helpful. And our end product came out better than imagined. Will definitely be working with them again in efforts to continue the growth of my business!
Stephen G. Stephen Gibbons
Actually I’m proud that I can come to you and basically don’t have to lift a finger
Brent S. Brent Scott
Great job from design to finish
Billy S. Katy Elks Lodge
Prompt and helpful service!
Janelle W. St. John XXIII College Preparatory
John Mattei always goes above and beyond to ensure our final product exactly meets our specifications, including pointing out potential flaws that would compromise the final product.
Nick G. Virtual Materials Group
We appreciated the suggestions on how to do this last mailer better. It was extremely helpful and saved money!
Elizabeth P. Crest Management Company, AAMC
Great staff that listens to your needs and delivers.
Andrew D. Andrew Dingee
Cory is great - he listens to what we want, has a good understanding of what we are trying to accomplish, and follows through on everything he says he’s going to do.
Sarah O. House of Hitters
I like the fact that they know what I want and get it done
Jeanette S. Sharp Forklift & Equipment Services
Fantastic customer service and products! Fast turnaround and great pricing!
Sherri C. High Sierra Management
I have used Alpha Graphics for four years in a row for our women's conference at church. They are always dependable and so helpful to keep the cost within our budget. I highly recommend them.
Kim H. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
After trying 4 other places, AlphaGraphcs was my last hope. My image kept printing out purple when it was supposed to be blue. AG was the ONLY company to help me fix it. They were SO nice and helpful. I cannot say enough about how amazed I was and am so grateful for their help!! Also, awesome prices!
Korin E. Korin Edmonds
Brian always puts in the effort for ourprojects, no matter how big or small, and makes sure it is done right!
Ashley P. Igloo Products
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.