WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING
We have used Alpha Graphics for several years now and have been extremely happy with the service we receive. There has been several times where we have had to put in rush orders and Alpha Graphics always did there best to accommodate us.
Paula H. Fort Collins CO
Very prompt, attentive and professional service and an excellent product. I will definitely continue to do business with Alpha Graphics in Loveland. Thank you to the whole team!
Anandi G. Taos NM
Quickly produced the images I needed and did quality work in the process
Shelly B. Loveland Colorado
staff is professional, helpful and put out quality jobs
Sally P. Fort Collins CO
Great quality on how this turned out and Alpha Graphics were the only company that was able to meet my needs for printing headshots on Satin finish paper.
Brittany C. Loveland Colorado
We've experienced great service, timely responses, and easy order and invoicing for years. Wouldn't change a thing!
Anna S. Fort Collins CO
Alphagrahics is the best. I recommend them highly. The sales team has excellent customer service and follow-up skills.
Sandy P. Fort Collins CO
Very easy to work with and can meet deadlines
Rod L. Loveland Colorado
I needed hats and cards. The quality was there.
Allison S. Greeley CO
You are always so helpful with suggestions, instructions and working with timelines.
Gina B. Loveland CO Colorado
Quick and easy to order my envelopes!
Janice S. Loveland CO
Turn around time, pricing, and print quality were all wonderful!
Jeanne H. Loveland CO Colorado
Elena and Jeanette are a pleasure to work with, especially in the DTP of documents translated into Spanish. They are extremely patient.
Iliana Q. Fort Collins CO
Fast production time,and convenient delivery to my office. Very happy with the service!
Celeste M. Greeley CO
From start to finish, communication of the project was frequent and made sure everything was exactly how we wanted them. The Finished project was amazing and done very fast.
Houston H. Loveland Colorado
The last product we had printed through AlphaGraphics turned out beautiful and professional.
Trevor S. Ft. Collins CO
Great suggestions by the Alphagraphics team and quick response!
Pam C. Loveland CO
We have used Alphagraphics for over 4 years for our monthly newsletter. The finished product is always great and they make ordering a breeze. They also deliver onsite! We love Alphagraphics and would recommend them to anyone.
Caroline A. Ft. Collins Colorado
You guys are a wonderful supplier to work with. Very flexible and thorough. Thank you
Ryan I. Fort Collins CO
Always great to work with. More of a partnership then being a client.
Michael S. Loveland CO
Always do great work in a timely manner.
Jamie V. Loveland Colorado
Tina is absolutely amazing. Very talented , efficient, and very professional.
Bill N. Greeley Colorado
Tina is great. She does what it takes to get the job done and provide a quality product.
Doug B. Greeley CO
Good communication with alphagraphics personnel.
Dale A. Golden Colorado
Elena is wonderful to work with, she is very quick and creative! Chris is very punctual and very nice when making his deliveries. Thank You!
Lisa C. Windsor Colorado
Great customer service, awesome team to work with and incredibly helpful with getting us set up with an amazing final product.
Brandon S. Loveland CO CO
Jeanette is great! Jeanette is always on top of things and provides excellent customer service.
Amy B. Fort Collins CO
Great service and quality of finished product.
Skip M. Del Mar CA
The customer service and response rate was exceptional. I would definitely recommend alphagraphics.
Penni G. Loveland Colorado
Very professional staff, kept me informed of the status of my order.
Brent D. Loveland Colorado
Once again, AlphaGraphics has saved the day. My company needed large quantities of marketing materials printed last minute, then shipped to various destinations in a tight time frame. Jeanette and her team never disappoint in getting us what we need, when we need it; regardless of how short of a window they may have!
Brittny A. Greeley CO
Ordering through you is always very seamless. Communication is prompt and I'm amazed at how quickly requests are fulfilled.
Amanda M. Fort Collins CO
AlphaGraphics always has my back. They do everything that they can to make sure I can get my product in a timely manner. The quality is always good, which keeps me coming back.
Rachelle B. Loveland CO
Always prompt in responding to my request and professional quality products received.
Kaitlyn R. Loveland Colorado
My project managers are very attentive and timely with their responses and service. They make my life so much easier!
Nicole C. Greeley CO Colorado
We at COLT appreciate all of you! Bravo-Zulu! Keep up the good work!
Mark K. Loveland CO
Emailing my orders is very nice and saves me time.
Karen M. Greeley CO
I know you been through some change with staff. But honestly your team has taken care of us 100% here at Lightfield...so THANKS again
Corey L. Fort Collins CO
I always have a good experience with the team of Alpha Graphic's
Paula A. Fort Collins CO
Great that they cut my project for me, they offered on their own, and was very helpful!
Shelly H. Loveland Colorado
I enjoy working with the alpha graphics team. They are always polite and friendly and I get my produce in a timely manner, always. More companies need to be like that alpha graphics team.
Andrew F. Fort Collins CO
I can rely on AlphaGraphics to provide professional printing. There have only ever been very minor disappointments, like small chunks missing from the corners of printed books.
Jessica R. Ft. Collins CO
Very helpful, most understanding of my lack of knowledge, and easy to work with on a project.
Janene W. Fort Collins CO
I've been working with Danielle and the Loveland Office for about 2 years. I've enjoyed the working relationship that has been established and the quality if work is excellent.
Peggy S. Loveland CO
We had a short notice project and Alphagraphics jumped in and met our deadline.
Vicki A. Fort Collins CO
Alphagraphics has always produced superior products at competitive prices for us.
Andrea T. Fort Collins CO
Always professional and efficient and courteous and kind! :)
Elesa B. Greeley CO
Very friendly and willing to help us get orders in if we have a short deadline. Really enjoy working with Alphagraphics.
Maddie S. Greeley CO
We can always depend on your printing needs being met effectively, efficiently and in a timely matter. Thanks!
Kathryn J. Greeley CO
Every experience I have had with Alphagraphics has been extremely positive. Alpha is always willing to accomodate to all of our company's marketing needs and is tremendous when it comes to urgent requests. Quality is always top-notch and service is excellent.
Paige L. Windsor 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.