WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING
Very professional and on time. Thank you!
Mr. Gilberto did an awesome customer service. The banner looked very nice. You guys didn’t fail my expection. Thank you!
Quick, great pricing and very affective. Thank you
Every detail was done according to our expectations, thanks!
I was working with Chris. He was very professional and we hope to work with AlphaGraphcis again. Everything was done in a timely manner and above our expectations.
The sign that was provided was perfect and has stood up to the elements. AlphaGraphics did a wonderful job.
The end result is fabulous. The menu boards are so important in our business and I see thx traction from our customers.
AlphaGraphics was able to turn my order around on the same day. They were quick!
I was very pleased with how quickly and professionally my project was done. I will definitely use their services again.
The customer service we receive from Alphagraphics is superior. Chris goes above and beyond for us consistently. The quality of products, and the bargain makes Alphagraphics the best choice for our printing and advertising needs!
I put in a last minute order for my sons graduation sign and they were able to produce the sign before his grad day)
Great Job! Exactly as described!
Chris actually drove the photo out to my house! What a gift. So grateful!
Friendly staff, and they were great with keeping in touch with me.
Chris has been great to work with. Very positive, friendly and professional.
My daughter absolutely loved her banner! Thank you for creating something to make her graduation so special
Our experience with your company was superior.
Tom and Gil do such a great job! I've had some quick turnarounds and they have been able to accommodate me. They are also super nice guys! I highly recommend them!
Gil is beyond amazing! He did a wonderful job making signs for the grads in my family.
Our sign is perfect!
I'm glad I emailed your company! Everything went great! Thanks again.
Chris has been amazing to work with. Truly going above and beyond to get us exactly what want for our printing needs. Chris has been very patient and easy to work with. We will definitely be coming back .
Thank you for doing a great job on the graduation sign, and thank you for the great customer service.
I called for some quick turn around service requiring manufacturer labels for an urgently needed surgical hospital system. This was very professionally and expeditiously handled and we picked up the printed products the next day. Great service and good job Fritz Brauer, Clinicon Corporation, Oceanside
you guys are great!
Great place and I am so glad I found you all! Great prices, speedy service, and all very well done. The printers are very sharp, clean and accurate regardless of the size of the documents.
The staff at AlphaGraphics are stellar from Chris Weiner, Stu & Gil & Cheryl are a getter done group working seamlessly together to have a better-than-expected completed project.
The customer service and constant contact with Stewart made this project extremely easy. 10/10 would recommend.
Chris is always available for me for all our printing needs. He delivers our products to our office and is always friendly. We love him and the Alphagraphics team!
Stewart made my experience with Alpha Graphics a positive one. The process was smooth and easy and he made sure to keep my updated on my order. The quality of my flyers was perfect. I’ll be sure to use Alpha Graphics for future orders.
It’s been a pleasure working with Chris.
Staff is great!!
AlphaGraphics professional support with quick turnaround request(s) is appreciated!
Prompt, accurate, and affordable. I will be looking to repeat business with Alpha Graphics for sure.
Everything went so smooth and so quick and you were able to do more than the original quality with a very short turnaround. Great service!
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.
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.