WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING
Biz cards, AlphaGraphics Oceanside
The BMA PTO is very happy with the quality of the sign for our fall festival! It was a perfect way to thank our sponsors! The team at AlphaGraphics Oceanside is easy to work with too!
Great Work at a Great Price!
Fast, accurate and a great price. Vary satisfied.
I recommend AlphaGraphics Oceanside to everyone I know, your customer service is excellent. The prices are reasonable and the work is done quickly and efficiently. AlphaGraphics Oceanside will be the only printing company I will ever use from now on.
Fast and efficient
Tom and your team are the greatest. I truly appreciated your support and understanding during this very difficult period.
The AlphaGraphics Oceanside team in Oceanside were amazing. Our timeline is last minute due to many changes and they were very patient with us and they went above and beyond to support our schedule. Everything was completed on time. Everything turned out great!
Stewart was easy and great to work with and everyone else was very friendly as well. Quality seems to be a very important part of their culture.
Thank you for helping us with our specific business card needs! Stewart was extremely helpful and patient with us during the entire process. our final results were better than expected!
Very good. Stewart is a great guy and very helpful.
Chris is always very efficient, attentive and prompt when processing our orders. He always communicates openly and clearly and has provided excellent customer service.
you guys are great!
Great customer service, extremely attentive.
Tom is super responsive and organized. Graphics are usually installed in a few hours.
Chris is awesome. He’s come through for us on several occasions. Can’t do is not in his vocabulary
Excellent top notch service!
Actually a great experience from ordering across country. Perhaps just a little bit too much follow up. Great quality, great service.
We have yet to have the product installed, so I cannot comment on that yet. However, your past performance has been outstanding. A special thanks to Chris for the personal attention and focus on detail.
Really appreciate the efficient service and competitive pricing!
Our rep Chris is great and very helpful and responsive. The overall service and product provided by AlphaGraphics Oceanside is awesome - they are a fantastic local small business that cares about their customers.
Top Notch Excellent service Excellent products
My interaction with Chris at AlphaGraphics Oceanside is always a very pleasant experience. He goes out of his way to make sure we are satisfied and happy with the products and services we receive. Thanks Chris and the rest of the Alphagraphics team!
You guys are the best. Easy to work with and will answer a million questions. We are so happy to be working with you.
The team is very friendly and helpful
What a pleasure it is to come to work with a purpose. And my purpose is here is to give the best customer service I possibly can.
Hands down amazing! From the initial conversation on the phone with Stewart, through the revisions, not once did I feel pressured or like he was frustrated with my high level expectations and his commitments were true. I had an aggressive request and need. They were met with no problems. You've got quite the employee with him. He alone won me over multiple times, prompting me to ask for more!!
We are grateful for your prompt and personal service from start to finish.
You guys are awesome. Great work, great turnaround. Coming back real soon.
Stewart was great!
Love your team! Always personable and professional
This is the second time I've used alphagraphics and have been extremely satisfied both times. This time Chris was my contact and gave me straight-forward accurate information on pricing, timing and end-product. Fast, courteous and good quality; I will continue to use alphagraphics for my printing needs.
Outstanding communication between Tom and myself.
Stuart helped me. He was excelllent in every step of the process. You have a good employee there.
Thanks Tom for being so easy to work with and getting our items to us with such quick turn around!
Stewart was the most patient person ever with me and my cherished photo. He was always in communication with me and I can't say enough about the professionalism of him and the staff. My photo enlargement turned out better than expected!
Anytime I contact Chris at Alphgraphics, he responds quickly and always is a pleasure to work with. He personally delivers my orders and always makes sure I am satisfied. Thanks, Chris!
Very professional yet friendly and considerate about what was needed for our project.
Great service and follow up!
The work is always perfection and the staff is very accommodating!
Appreciate the professional way that everything was handle, thank you.
Awesome team to work with. Very responsive. Incredible turnaround time. Would highly recommend to anyone.
Just keep up the AMAZING ! Work......
AG is a fantastic company and would recommend them to anyone needing printing.
I would recommend AlphaGraphics to anyone in a heartbeat. They came to my rescue when I needed a banner fixed. They were professional, attentive,and speedy.
Tom has always been easy to work with and always very responsive to all of are print request.
You followed up, were very thorough and committed to completing my project on a short timeline. Worked with me to create something that worked tremendously for my show
I highly recommend Alpha Graphics. I met Cindy at a Chamber function a couple of years ago and I am so glad I did. The customer service is beyond exceptional. And, well, of course, I wouldn't be writing this comment if the product was not met with my satisfaction. You will not be disappointed!
Everything Stewart has done for me has turned out great. With the help your company has provided I could not be anymore pleased or prepared for my National Convention in Las Vegas in a couple months!
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.