WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING
We went through the Lincoln Center.
Kayla C. Fort Collins CO
AlphaGraphics is consistent in their ordering, printing, and shipping process. Business cards are always printed with quality.
Kaniela F. Honolulu HI
I had the card sent to an address that didn't deliver mail. Alpha Graphics worked the issue and I got my Card. I plan to return to Alpha Graphic for all my business card needs. Thank you.
Ryan R. Annapolis Junction MD
Working with Angela was amazing. She is very professional, took care of everything in a timely manner. I was very impressed by the service and the product.
Leslie C. Colorado Springs CO
I am very pleased with my order and hope to continue to do business with Alpha Graphics.
Gabriel C. Loveland CO Colorado
Valerie & Angela were great to work with- very prompt at returning emails and overall extremely helpful with all of my recent asks. the turn-around time was super easy & quick and they hit it out of the park with what i needed/requested.
Brooke H. Loveland CO
I am disappointed that my card didn't get folded when the layout clearly presents that it would have needed to be folded to look complete. I was told that I was to say I needed it folded- which I did not as I send out a mailer only once a year and my previous vendor never asked me these things but just made it look right. I didn't know that I was supposed to specify. It's a very expensive project for my small business and I am disappointed that it didn't turn out the way I hoped.
Kimberley B. Fort Collins CO
Dolly Palmer is a pleasure to work with.
Bethany W. Greeley CO
Our last envelope order was processed very quickly! I didn't want to run the risk of running out of envelopes so ordered with more than enough time, but our order was delivered the next day or so. Wow!
Kathryn J. Greeley CO
Easy to place order and the arrived very quickly
Hunter S. Westminster Co
Dolly was great to work with!! The artwork was great and we got the finished product in a timely matter. I fully recommend AlphaGraphics for all your printing needs.
Dawn F. Evans CO
AlphaGraphics is very easy to work with, and presents high quality products.
Jessica S. Fort Collins CO
We've ordered six retractor banners from alphagraphics. The banners are beautiful and durable, and the customer service can't be beat! Would highly recommend.
Karen G. Ft. Collins Colorado
I have received nothing but professionalism, great results, and amazing customer support.
Karla G. Greeley CO
Would like to see tracking information on products that have been shipped. Prior orders only show a status in progress back to 2018. This ensure we know we get shipments, especially if drop shipping to customers.
Amy H. Greeley CO
Keira is so kind and patient with our requests and does everything in her power to support our (and our client's) needs. The alphagraphics team is skilled and their final product is always as good as promised (and sometimes even better than promised). We love to have them in our hip pocket for whenever we have a printing need.
Ryan C. Loveland CO
Great website. It was easy to use and I liked that you can view your edits before finalizing purchase.
Nasima U. Humble Texas
Quick and easy
Chris B. Loveland Colorado
"timely, precise & professional"
Saskia T. Greenwood Village CO
Cards look great and quick delivery.
Jaime V. Los ANgeles CA
I have total trust in Angela Issac and her ability to recommend and drive the best results for my needs. I consider Angela and her team as an extension to my own creative team here at Hach.
Garrett E. Loveland CO
We had a very short deadline and Alpha Graphics accommodated and went above and beyond in service and quality. My family is very grateful.
Kelly L. Greeley Colorado
The experience was great!
Frank V. Greeley CO
Based on the finished product, I would recommend AlphaGraphics to others for printing options. However, I find it frustrating that when I receive invoices I have to send them back for corrections because I am being overcharged. The invoice corrections do happen timely.
Cassie B. Fort Collins CO
Valerie was on top of everything and it went quickly and smoothly.
Sigrid D. Fort Collins CO
Always professional and courteous. Quality products.
Sue K. Loveland Colorado
We will be using your services again.
Jeremiah F. Johnstown Colorado
quicker turn around time
Linda A. Fort Collins CO
Always love your work and appreciate your quick turnaround.
Brian B. Greeley Colorado
Great customer service and timely deliveries.
Christopher S. Austin TX
The ability to work via email and phone was perfect for my busy schedule. The response time and turn around were fantastic!
Holly H. Johnston Colorado
Very helpful on a rush request. Fully understood what we were trying to accomplish and assisted in resolutions.
Michelle W. Loveland CO
Always perfect and received in a timely manner
Star P. Martinez California
Top Shelf was super helpful and accommodating during the whole process. I had a bunch of changes and they were able to be patient during the design process.
Brittany O. Loveland CO
Everything was great except for processing the final invoice. I submitted a cost code when submitting my order so I assumed it was paid however didn't. I received an email notice a few months later indicating the invoice hadn't been paid. I paid it immediately and is was easy to do online however somehow we need to figure out how to solve this more promptly in the future.
Jeremy M. El Paso TX
Customer service is great, very easy to work with.
Abbi A. Longmont Colorado
Love the web portal for ordering. It's easy to navigate.
Val S. Greeley CO
Quick turn around on printing
Mike A. Fort Collins CO
Great customer service, price, quality and turn-around.
Mervyn D. Greeley Colorado
Everything works very smoothly and very timely. No complaints here!
Leslie S. Fort Collins CO
One piece came in with a poor print. Service to fix the problem was very good though.
Darren M. Loveland CO
Jeanette Everett is great. So helpful and responds so quickly.
Macy W. Fort Collins CO
The staff was very receptive and made multiple changes until we were satisfied. They were quick to respond and always kind.
Mary S. Loveland CO
The staff is always very friendly, helpful, and professional. The product is perfect, and service is fast!
Kelly M. Fort Collins Colorado
Always great service
Tara S. Fort Collins CO
Awesome customer service and communication. Not to mention great products!!
Tony P. Scottsdale AZ
The project was finished slightly beyond our due date despite the date being over two weeks out initially. It ended up not being an issue whatsoever.
Calvin K. Loveland CO
I appreciate how fast you got our order printed and delivered to us.
Natalie T. Greeley CO
Your service and the people I have worked with have been amazing. We sometimes have last minute requests and Alpha has never let us down on anything! Wonderful customer service standards that everyone else should be held too. Gold Star Standards.
Randi J. Loveland CO
Everyone was very helpful and we love our new windows
Kim W. Greeley CO
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.