WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING
Love AG! Used for years, tho not often, and always happy with the results, the staff and the timeliness
Katherine L. Northern Arizona University on 5th Street
I have used Alphagraphics twice since starting my own business. In both cases, I needed a print job quickly and Alphagraphics delivered. I received the materials before I thought I would, and they were done in a professional way. The employees were great to work with throughout.
Aaron M. Martin Law and Mediation PLLC
Excellent service!! Things were completed way before my deadlines which was great.
Gianna M. Shamrock Foods Corporate
I am always pleased with the services I receive from Alphagraphics. Always top-notch! Alphagraphics is my go-to for all my printing needs.
Diana S. Arizona Municipal Water Users Assoc.
Larry and Elizabeth were responsive to my needs and deadlines! Always a pleasure to work with Alphagraphics.
Dr. L. Biltmore Psychology Services
OMG, This place ROCK’s.
Art W. Panoramic Press
Sharai Lee took my order, was great communicator and made doing business with you extremely easy! You have a rockstar in Sharai, I interacted with another person or two briefly at pick-up and really liked the vibe of your team! Would absolutely use you again and likely will!
Brett C. BDO USA, LLP,
Everything was perfect from start to finish. I love my cards thank you. Service was fast!
Nancy B. Totally You by Nancee LLC
Front desk representative was very helpful and welcoming. Work was done beautifully, as requested and I received a call from representative that it was complete 4 hours early! Very happy with Alphagraphics and happy to recommend.
Always quick with replies and always able to meet deadlines we provide, even when a very short turnaround time!
Andrea F. Arizona Family Health Partnership
Everyone is Great & the turn around time is Amazing! :)
Nadia T. Alliance Residential Company
The quality of the completed project of the banner exceeded my expectations and would gladly recommend to anyone the use of your product and services. The staff was friendly, knowledgeable and very pleasant to work with.
Jim M. Counsel Mortgage, LLC
You guys always do a great job at a decent price!
Lindsey L. Handwrytten
I'm based in SLC, Utah and AlphaGraphics takes care of all of my company's printing needs. When work takes us out of state, I always search for another AlphaGraphics in the area. The service is always friendly and professional, and the products are always perfect in quality and the team provides very quick turnarounds. This was my first time working with the Camelback location and my experience was no different than what I have come to expect from this franchise over the years. Thank you for making us look good!
Camille P. S Power
I had a really last minute printing need and the AlphraGraphics staff was really great, quick, and the business cards were high quality.
Ali S. Ali Spiric
Love working with Keyvan And Sara. They are knowledgeable, professional and accommodating. I appreciate all their hard work! I will absolutely recommend Alphagraphics services to fellow small business owners. Thank you again!
Christina N. Yia Yia's Garden
I am very happy with the level of service and professionalism I received from everyone at Alphagraphics. Their service is peersonal, the product is high quality and the timelines are right on point. this is why we continue to do business with you. thank you very much.
Maria G. Arizona Glaucoma Specialists
I've always had a great experience with Alphagraphics and this location. Accurate, timely and great results, as well as professional and helpful staff.
Debbie K. CB Richard Ellis Inc.
I am very satisfied with the results for the restoration of my Malcolm Konner corvette,you guys got all my feedback about the sizes of the decals and the font was kind of special to replicate I was afraid to settle for something close but not the original and it came out to perfection,thank you
Hector Hector Cruz
Great team from initial phone call to end product. Very professional and accommodating.
Richard G. Bradley Wealth
Everything got turned around faster than I expected them to. I had given one job and I had a last minute change they were able to catch and print. I also had a second job that had a sudden asap need that they were able to process like lightning! My executives were very happy with the turn around for our presentation. This is my go to place whenever I am in a pitch for printing needs. Thank you all for your hard work.
Samantha P. Savills
AlphaGraphics Rocks!! Everyone is professional and all they care about is YOU!! Thank you for making my life easy AlphaGraphics!!
Tony L. Operation Tone Up
I loved the treatment of the staff and I loved the magnets done by your company all was professionally done! Thank you!
Lizzy G. Arizona Balance And Hearing Aids
The order was timely and was delivered on time, prices are excellent, the staff is wonderful, Aaron is a gentleman to work with.
Jamal B. First Arabic Baptist Church
I had an unfortunate and URGENT need for brochures to be printed. Uploaded the files over night, and called in the morning. The person I spoke with was extremely helpful and very kind. She did not take my urgency in a bad way, and was very understanding... AND she was able to get the brochures printed, folded, and packed the same day. She and the team at this location really saved the day.
Andrew Y. Beatha
AMAZING! They work miracles over there at Camelback Alphagraphics. On most occasions, we need last minute help with printing large quantities of various different forms of advertisement. Some how, some way.... the job always gets done with time to spare! They are SUPER helpful and they always surprise me with how many different types of work they can do!
Jasmine T. LotusWei
The online submittal was very easy to use and I received a quote the next day. I was able to stop into your location and talk to the person that had sent my quote to confirm that what I had ordered was going to be perfect. The pieces were made and installed within a week of that. Very easy process and we are very happy with how everything turned out.
Kelly B. Bowden Investment Group
We thank Alphagraphics team and Thomas Lanser in particular for all our recent orders. Thomas is a great professional, it was a pleasure to cooperate with him. Thomas walked few extra miles to meet our deadlines, we appreciate a lot the support and attention that was offered to us. We will definitely contact you soon for our new branded materials production.
Darya V. Acronis
Since I have been on board with Alphagraphics it has been an absolute pleasure, with zero issues for over 4 years now. I run an incredibly busy doctors office here in Phoenix. I honestly would go nowhere else.
Kathy H. AZ Pain Medicine Clinic, LLC
It was great, quick quote, good price, excellent product.
As always fast and efficient service. Thank you.
Elaine S. Power Paws Assistance Dogs
Over many years, possibly at least 20 or more, I have counted on Alphagraphics to do my various printing projects. I have never been disappointed as they have always been professional and always complete it exactly as I want.
Gwynne F. Gwynne Fijan
I was running late to pick up my order, and it was looking like I might not make it before closing. I was leaving in the morning for the out of town event which was the purpose of the order. I called and they were so friendly and understanding and said no problem to wait a few extra minutes. I arrived less than 5 minutes after closing time and they were waiting for me!
Katy R. Lavidge Company, The
I had been using a different Alphagraphics location in Central Phoenix for rather small print jobs for our small church community and for personal needs. Although that location was good as well, there had been some recent errors with jobs even after clear initial instructions. Giving the East Camelback location some work through my employer and again personally, the quality of the jobs have been excellent, in spite of some miscommunication on the part of my employer's staff. Thanks for the great work being done...and, at times, for your patience! :)
Steven S. Human Services Consultants
AlphaGraphics never disappoints. I have been a long term customer. I always get the best customer service, turn around time and quality. AlphaGraphics Rocks!!!
Margi G. Southwest Collision and Car Care
Always attentive to customers needs. Professional quality service and knowledgeable recommendations. Mr Furlong’s front desk staff are welcoming and attentive the minute you walk in the door. The quality of the hardback and softcover books this business prepared, printed, and bound were top grade and everyone who received a copy was impressed with the quality making my writing stand out like a well framed work of art. Highly recommend me Furlong’s business.
Gary W. Gary Wilcox - Notes to Self Hard Bound with Dusk Jacket
Sal is my delivery man. He is amazing. I always have to steer him to a different area to deliver product (because it is heavy) and he never bats an eye. Part of his job, he says. Keep up the great work, Sal!
Linda P. Phoenix Children's Hospital
John was my account executive and was extremely accommodating for our last minute order. The designers and the office staff were also excellent. It was a pleasure to do business with you.
Karen K. ACCEL
You guys are extremely helpful in finding the best way for me to print my materials. From paper weights and texture to color issues that might occur on banner, you're always eager to help me make things look the best they can.
Jason B. Answer1
As always, Larry and staff are so kind, helpful, and prompt. They go out of their way to ensure that we get the best outcome from our project. We visited the local post office to inquire about non-profit mailing and shared some ideas from Larry. They said we were certainly fortunate to be given this kind of help from a printer/mailer. We agree!
Cheryl E. The Garuna Foundation
Our agency has just recently began working with Larry Furlong (and his staff) for the printing of our agency needs, and Larry has been excellent with a personal printing project as well. Emails requests are timely responded to (often within minutes), and printing jobs are timely/professionally completed. This agency will continue to utilize this AlphaGraphics location for our printing needs.
Steven S. Human Services Consultants
Larry was outstanding to work with. He gave me a bid immediately and started the project immediately. He stood behind his products and gave us no issues with replacing a letter that cut out differently than we thought we should have.
Aleta G. Accent Eye Care and Sports Vision Theraphy
I love doing business with your alphagraphics store. The quality of the work is excellent, efficient and the staff is always helpful, professional and courteous. It's the perfect combination. I wouldn't think of going anywhere else for the services you provide.
I am the executive director of a small, international non-profit, and need promotional materials. Your office has been great about giving me appropriate 501(c)(3) discounts, and providing very professional looking materials. Will keep using your business!
Evan H. Womens Initiatives that Strenghthen and Empower (WISE)
John's team pulled off an unbelievable request that was huge, last minute, and a vital aspect towards the work we do. Excellent "Make it happen for you" attitude with every request, and superb quality. This team is way beyond a "Very Likely" choice, and more of an "ABSOLUTELY!"
Liza H. Transwestern Leasing-2501 Camelback
I can always count upon AlphaGraphics on Camelback to do a re-order, even if its been from over 2 years in the past. They are amazingly organized and easy to work with. Fast too on a complex item that needed 2000 copies.
Mary T. 21st Century Neurology
I had a last minute project pop up and needed postcards printed for an expo the next day. I was referred to AlphaGraphic and got the post cards printed in less than 24 hours. I was pleased with the ease of the process and my VP was pleased in my ability to get the job done. Win win!
Sonia F. Willmeng
Alphagraphics is the most professional company we have EVER had the pleasure of working with.
Jennifer C. The Joy Bus
It was originally recommended to me to utilize the vendor our marketing department sends print jobs to, but, I already was familiar with the level of service your location provides and am very satisfied with the service each of your agents has provided. You have help to make each of my projects a success. Thank you!
Edward O. Peddler's Son Produce & Provisions
Great people to work with Especially Aaron. He calls back fast, follow up well,and deliver products on time. great for business who are serious on quality products.
Jamal B. First Arabic Baptist Church
BOOK DESIGN PERFECTED
You’ve survived those many long hours editing, proofing and rewriting. You’ve tied it all together and are finally satisfied with the content of your masterpiece. Congratulations. Now it’s time to entice potential readers to pick up your book and look inside.
Seeing your book’s cover is the first and often the only chance a person has of finding and reading your book. So it is critical that the book’s cover design is striking. Along with the cover, the book’s title needs to convey what’s inside, as well as the genre and tone of the book.
The artists and print specialists at AlphaGraphics have the skills and creativity to design a book cover that successfully depicts the message inside your book. Since cover artists generally will not be reading your entire book, it’s important to provide them with a synopsis and earmark a few key passages. The pages you share serve as a springboard to convey the essence of your book.
For cover ideas, go to local bookstores or Amazon.com and look at the covers of books in your genre. Search for book covers that pop off the page and ask yourself why those book covers are so effective. Tell the cover artist at AlphaGraphics what elements caught your eye.
When considering the typography and artwork for your book cover, remember that the dimensions need to be readable even when reduced to a thumbnail size. While you’re looking at covers, check out the sizing of various books. Which sizes appeal to you? Which are practical for your genre?
HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT BOOK SIZE
Your book size should be the same size as other books in your genre.
Trade paperbacks - Most self-published books are trade paperbacks and the size is usually 5-½” x 8-½” or 6” x 9.” This page proportion of ⅔ has traditionally been considered an ideal book page.
Manuals and Workbooks - These are usually larger 8” x 10” or 8-½” x 11.” This size works well for graphics and detailed drawings and it lends itself to a 2-column text layout, which efficiently uses the space on the page.
Novels - The most popular size is 5-½” x 8’½”, but sometimes 5-¼” x 8” is used. Memoirs, short story collections or essay collections are also these two sizes. To avoid being too bulky, larger novels can be as large as 6” x 9.”
Nonfiction - Most nonfiction titles are 6” x 9.” If space is needed for sidebars or pull quotes, 7” x 10” is a good solution.
Photography or art books - These books don’t conform to any particular size. They range from very small to big, heavy “coffee-table” books. Many artists and photographers select a square or nearly square book size to allow for horizontal and vertical pictures to have about the same amount of white space on the page.
An alluring design on the front cover encourages potential readers to take a further look inside. When they turn the book over, a concise, impactful synopsis draws the reader into your story. The special content of your book deserves the expert attention of AlphaGraphics artists. They know how to create a cover design that captures potential readers. Sometimes it's that adept attention to the little details that inspire a reader to invest in your writing.
WE'RE HERE TO HELP YOU SUCCEED
At AlphaGraphics, we know that successful marketing begins with compelling designs and text that grab the attention of your target readership.
WE WILL WORK WITH YOU TO DEVELOP:
- A visually appealing cover
- Synopsis and biographical content
- Page layout and design
WHY CHOOSE ALPHAGRAPHICS
At AlphaGraphics, our graphic designers know what it takes to create outstanding book cover designs that grab the attention of readers. We’ll work closely with you to craft imagery that complements and enhances your storyline, compelling perusers to read on.
We’ll also provide assistance and recommendations for obtaining an ISBN number and barcodes for your book. The International Standard Book Number (ISBN) is a 13-digit number that uniquely identifies books and book-like products published internationally.
The ISBN can be translated into a worldwide compatible barcode format. Barcode scanning is a required step for many retailers in the sales transaction process for book-related items. At AlphaGraphics we create a complete solution for you to self-publish your work.
Are you ready to share your masterpiece with the world? Contact AlphaGraphics to get started!
CUSTOM BOOK DESIGN IN PHOENIX, ARIZONA
Have you ever wanted to write and publish your own book? Well wait no longer.
At AlphaGraphics on Camelback, we want to make sure you look like a Pulitzer prize winning author by printing your novel, biography, short story, children's book or set of poems. We can help you create a stunning cover design, sharp page layout and even get your book registered with the ISBN (International Standard Book Number). We print soft cover (perfect bound) and hardbooks (casebound) as well as plastic or wire coil binding.
FULL COLOR OR BLACK AND WHITE
Full color or black and white is not a problem with us. Want to try out e-publishing first before you commit to print? No problem. We can convert your Microsoft Word files into a first-class e-book that you can sell online. We also help self-publishers with distribution, shipping, ecommerce web sites and direct fulfillment of your small to large orders.
BOOK DESIGN OPTIONS
Book options like foil stamped covers or spines, custom matching fly sheets or index pages, full color insert or dusk jackets . . . you name it, we can assist you.
Self-publishing has never been easier, and when we make your book perfect bound, you look perfect too. We also can coil bind your book in a variety of coil colors, and in either standard plastic coil (also known as continuous coil), or metal wire-"O" binding.
Both coil binding and wire-”O” lay flat and are great for cookbooks, workbooks and music books. We can also register your books with all the online registrars so your book can be officially found on the internet.
PROFESSIONAL COPYWRITING SERVICES
If you need copywriting help or editing, we would be happy to assist. We work with a group of vetted editors that know how to get it right, and on a budget. We provide copywriting services for all media types including book covers, brochures, booklets, websites, direct mail and other marketing materials.
Some of the books we print are: Cookbooks, Family Memoirs, Technical Manuals, Workbooks, Novels, Short Stories, Poems, Children's Books, and books for independent writers. All our work is done onsite, right in our Camelback Road facility.
DON'T FORGET THE COVER!
Lastly, don't underestimate the cover. People DO judge a book by its cover. We have some top-notch graphic artists that know the elements that make up a good cover design. Ask us to see some samples. We would be happy to show you some previously printed books done for a variety of clients, at all price ranges.
You can rely on the AlphaGraphics team to create a captivating, dynamic piece of cover art that draws in prospective readers.
If you would like to speak to our self-publishing staff, call 602-515-0265 and ask for Larry Furlong, or email Larry at: LFURLONG@ALPHAGRAPHICS.COM