WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING
Alphagraphics always listens to your needs. Corrections are made easily before you go to print. The results are always outstanding.
Beth B. BLANCHARD & CALHOUN/EVANS
Time and time again, we have turned to AlphaGraphics for support in many ways from celebrating our educators, providing promotional items for district-wide programs to help our students, to the printing of certificates of achievement for excellence at the individual school level. Beth and her team are knowledgeable, friendly and timely in completing orders. AlphaGraphics is an outstanding partner in education and a valued member of our community.
Abbigail R. COLUMBIA CO SCHOOL DISTRICT
You all always provide me with top quality items! Thank you so much! I am definitely a repeat customer!
Kelly B. Peaceful Warrior Apothecary
Can't thank AlphaGraphics enough for the help especially after I made an error on the posters and they quickly re-did the posters with the correct information.
Jefferey W. Jefferey Woodard
Very professional and punctual
Kirk K. All About Trucks & Autos
Having a display of various card layouts and material types was helpful in making the choice for my card. The salesman assistance was appreciated. Looking forward to doing business again with a local Evans establishment.
Ronald P. Pennenga Consulting LLC
I appreciate the quick, professional responses and service.
Randee W. RANDEE WIGGINS
Always fast, friendly, quality service.
Scott D. LAZY LIFE SEATS AND COVERS
Great! Fast and efficient
Mary M. Mason's Guide Service
Fast service,great quality ,fair price
Gil M. Gil McDaniel
Huge order or small, very attentive service!
Bill E. BILL ESTROFF
I have found the staff knowledgeable and friendly.
Kathryn A. COLUMBIA COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
AlphaGraphic is a great company to work with for getting a job done . Everyone is very professional and wonderful to work with no matter the job to be done. They are very polite, prompt, and great people.
Marion W. Knob Hill Homeowners
AlphaGraphics has printed invitations and programs for many of our school functions. They are always efficient and dependable with turnaround times and their prices are fair and affordable! They are dedicated to our community and education! We love AlphaGraphics!
Abbigail R. COLUMBIA CO SCHOOL DISTRICT
Staff is always willing to work with you and turn around time is awesome, cannot say enough good things about them
Denise T. PARKWAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Alphagraphics consistently exceeds my expectations while providing superior customer service!
Ginger D. Ginger Davis
They were so fast and friendly!
Christina L. MAGUIRE THERAPY
Lisa Davis is a Great asset to your Company
Billy B. BRIAR CREEK SPORTSMAN CLUB
The print job and service were both excellent.
Dawayne H. Edward Jones (DeWayne Hooven)
Excellent customer service!
Cynthia R. Cyndi,s Sweet Shoppe
Really great customer services from sales reps to graphic designer hands down the best
Taurus P. PURE SERENITY NAIL SALON
The staff at Alphagraphics is very professional and provide quick turnaround on all of their services
Lisa P. SUPERHEAT FGH INC
Always a Great Job/Service
Arlean E. The Pathway Agency
The young man who initially helped me was very nice. He was also nice to my grandson, and I appreciate that he took time to interact with him. He followed up with an emailed quote on the same day of my visit. The business cards were completed within a few days and they look great. I would certainly return to have additional work done.
Lynda B. Foundations of American Law and Government
VERY NICE & CLEAN JOB , ALSO THE JOB WAS DONE ON TIME , THE STAFF IS VERY FRIENDLY
Nick V. MASTERS ECONOMY INN
Service was great! The trucks and cars look fantastic. Work was done as discussed and in a very timely manner. Thank you for making us stand out!
Lori G. LORI GRINNELL/Turfmasters
Was great experience. Product looks amazing too!
Jeremy R. N2 Publishing
First class operation, extremely knowledgeable about their products. Will definitely be back..
Guy D. Ground Cover Supplies INC.
All the staff are very creative. I give them my vision and they run with it! The product turns out even better than I expected!!!
Barbara L. BARBARA LOFTON
Robert N. PELLICANO CONSTRUCTION
Stayed late to help us out and the client loved it! Thanks!
Stacie M. Wier Stewart
Phillip was very professional and attentive! Excellent customer service
Christine R. Christine Brooks
After placing my order with Alphagraphics I was impressed with the quick response & turn-around time. I am pleased with the final product and it was a pleasure working with such a professional group of people. I will definitely recommend their services to my friends and family.
Anne S. Rodan & Fields
Alpha Graphics is a world class professional operation with impeccable customer service. The turn around time for every order I've placed has been surprisingly short, even for fully custom designs. The designers are first rate and can intuit details with minimal direction.
Aaron T. GIUSEPPE'S PIZZA
We have been very pleased with the quality of work that Alphagraphics has provided to our small business and we will definitely continue to use their services. I would recommend Alphagraphics to anyone needing their services. - Tiffani Landers
Tiffani L. Water Boy Sprinklers
I am always very satisfied with the services I receive. Who ever I speak with is always polite and well informed. They listen to exactly what I want and then they make it happen.
Joan H. TOTAL COMFORT SERVICE CENTER
Beth and the rest of the staff are detailed, prompt and courteous.
Randee W. RANDEE WIGGINS
We love Lisa! She always takes great care of us. And Jennifer is a great addition to the team. These two ladies keep us coming back. :)
Lindsay B. WAYNE'S SERVICE-ALL
I was extremely pleased with the quality and speed in which my order was filled. I would highly recommend Alphagraphics for any of your business or personal needs!
E. G. E. Gary Beddingfield Jr. P.C.
Thank you, our Augusta Area Newcomers Directory is lovely (once again) and we truly appreciate your mailing services.
Susan S. AUGUSTA NEWCOMERS CLUB
I had a very pleasant experience working with Alpha Graphics. I needed some simple and easy to understand signs for a manufacturing facility. They helped me design the signs, and pick the right sizes for the different applications I needed. Their staff was very professional and helpful. I am looking forward to working with them again in the near future.
Michelle D. GP McCormick
Phillip is expert and not only ensured our order was amazing done but guided me as a novice thru the entire process.
Tom Columbia County Leadership Class of 2018
Beth and her team were very easy to work with. They provided a proof of what the lettering would look like on my vehicle and they were patient with back and forth on edits. They accommodated my schedule for installation and did it while I waited. Very happy with the service and I would highly recommend Alphagraphics.
Melonie Savvy Tech Training
I walked into AlphaGraphics hoping for the impossible because I had waited so long to get an invitation professional printed for an event but was I in for a surprise. They were able to design and print a perfect invitation and the cost was very reasonable. Their level of service and quality of work was amazing. I know where to go for all my printing needs no matter how small or large.
Joann H. Herbert Homes
Alphagraphics in Martinez provided me with excellent customer service from creation of project to prompt delivery products.
Mark T. Hill High Veterinary Hospital
I had a great experience and my final product was outstanding, especially the quality.
Sabina K. North Western Mutual
Your team was a pleasure with which to do business. Good value and excellent quality.
Craig C. ADS Security
Our church has used alphagraphics for many years and has been nothing but satisfied with the finished product. I would recommend them to anyone who is looking for exceptional quality in printing.
Veronica WALNUT GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Great customer service... very prompt and aim to please!
Bryce M. GREENBRIER MIDDLE SCHOOL
Nothing but the best in quality products and service. Ownership has made me feel like a part of the team and I love the quality of their work.
Sheldon W. SHELDON WHITFIELD PHOTOGRAPHY
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.