WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING
Savannah and Calvin were great to work with! They took the vision I had of my business cards and translated it perfectly into what I was looking for.
I appreciate Savannah's handling of our order and recognition of the time crunch. The product is lovely.
Carole G. Plano TX
Very willing to work with you to ensure your design comes out the best it can possibly be. Also extremely willing to accommodate tight deadlines. Wonderful experience all around. - Jane Clark Realty Group
Emily S. McKinney TX
Fast and reliable. Can always trust that what I order will be completed on time and be of the best quality.
Josh S. Rowlett, TX
Easy to work with. Very professional group of people.
Quick but personalized service
Philip B. Plano TX
Always a pleasure doing business with your friendly and helpful staff!
AlphaGraphics have created our annual brochures for year. They always continue to do an awesome job.
Amy B. Plano TX
Kristy has been extremely helpful with our team. We've been able to get projects quickly printed and delivered.
Hannah W. Plano TX
They service they provide is ALWAYS OUTSTANDING!
Tripp J. Plano TX
They made my wedding invitation beautiful!
Great product and service, that's why we have never had to look for another printing vendor for our documents.
Harry W. Plano TX
They did awesome, great art work, great customer feedback!!!
Katy A. McKinney TX
You guys are always there for us when we have an urgent need. We are always so very grateful for this! :)
Margee K. Southlake TX
Great service. Great quality. Best prices out there. No reason To go anywhere else. As a small business owner it’s important to have reliable high-quality and reasonably priced printing. All of this is possible through Alpha Graphics
Kym G. Plano TX
Your associate was very knowledgeable and thoughtful; she was also able to manage my walk-in request and get me back out the door in 30 mins.
They are ALWAYS very nice! Any questions I have, they always go above and beyond.
Jennifer G. McKinney TX
Everything went like "clock work" from the taking of my order to the finished job! Thank you, Savannah, for your excellent service.
Professional, great design work, did everything in a timely manner and communicated constantly. Very friendly and customer service oriented.
Debby S. Plano TX
Alphagraphics was quick to respond to my questions and the final product was better than expected!
Josh S. Rowlett, TX
I could talk about this company/McKinney location for days. Each and every person you work with is absolutely stellar. Their work is amazing and always professional! They make us look first class!!! Thank you!
Jordan A. McKinney TX
You all do a terrific job in delivering what I need in the time I need it (most often super rushed!). Always great!
Chris Y. Dallas TX
Great quality prints! The services and turn around time is great for our business and maintaining our client satisfaction.
Ainslie T. Plano TX
Very helpful, quick, best pricing, love the option of delivery
Samantha F. Frisco TX
Knowledgeable, helpful and courteous staff make my printing needs and deadlines a success. Thank you.
AlphaGraphics employees are always very patient in answering my 1000 + questions. Thank you!
I absolutely LOVE Alphagraphics. They have been my go-to for printing needs for the last 5 years and have NEVER disappointed!
Kiri R. McKinney TX
I appreciated the patience with all of our changes, as well as the previews of the cards prior to finalizing.
Sherry O. Dallas TX
I've been really pleased with the banners I've gotten from Alphagraphics. Savannah is always quick to respond. The quality of the banners is excellent, & Josh does a wonderful job with designs.
Brenda B. Dallas TX
We were producing a directory and had a lot of changes. Josh was a dream helping me through them all. End product was exactly what we wanted. Savannah was also extremely helpful and patient. I couldn't have asked for better service.
Eileen D. Richardson TX
Everyone was helpful, professional and friendly. The labels were good quality.
Alpha Graphics has done a phenomenal job of giving us a professional look with our show programs! And their service can't be beat! We are so glad we get to work with them for our printing needs!
As architects often do, I needed boards printed at the last minute for a next day meeting. My office is based in Fredericksburg, TX and the meeting was in Wylie, TX. The Collin Creek staff, Specifically Savannah Frink and Brianna Willams were fantastic and had the boards printed before my requested deadline. The service was excellent, being a first time customer I was thankful for the excellence at which my job was processed and delivered. Alphagraphics has made a loyal customer.
Andrew B. fredericksburg TX
Very professional service from start to finish. Kristy listened to my needs for the poster and clearly explained the process for creating the documents from design to production. The final product exceeded my expectations.
The product was delivered quickly and was beautifully completed. EVERY staff member that I had contact with was so very friendly and professional. I love working with AlphaGraphics Plano!
Jessica B. Wylie TX
I had a very good experience. Everyone that helped me was very nice and accommodating.
Noah J. McKinney TX
Alphagraphics has done an amazing job at completing our request in a timely manner. They follow instructions down to the T so the product is exactly what we envision.
Angie G. Carrollton TX
Had a great experience working with Rachel. She was prompt and helpful working with my needs
Alexia S. Plano TX
Rachel Kubena should be given an award for being so kind with all the last minute questions and changes. My client was a little indecisive to put it politely. Rachel was very patient and her response time was unprecedented. She deserves a raise, or an all-expense-paid cruise.
Michael R. Lemon Grove CA
Couldn't have hoped for a better ordering experience. Price and service can't be beat.
The turn around time is excellent and the staff is always very courteous. It’s always a pleasant experience.
Jasmine S. Richardson TX
You took what was a botched product produced by another company and turned it into a beautiful book. Thank you!
Wendelyn T. Van Alstyne TX
The whole team at AlphaGraphics is fantastic. No matter the size of the job or the turnaround time they are always quick to respond and complete the job as requested. This is a great company with a great people, great service and great business acumen!
Sunshine T. McKinney TX
Savannah Frink is very professional and has helped us move forward with our printing. We'll be back for more. The quality is terrific!
Gary B. Richardson TX
excellent job. went out of their way to make sure we got our printing on time.
Pat S. Dallas TX
Communication from the very beginning was easy, timely, and helpful!
Our projects are always last-minute and hectic. But one thing we never have to worry about is getting things printed! We can always rely on Alphagraphics to help us with our prototypes quickly, and they are always done when they say they'll be.
Cat C. Plano TX
Layout was exactly what I wanted - the first time. Good follow-up and contact regarding status at all times. Project was actually finished earlier than promised.
Alpha Graphics employees are always accommodating and helpful. They complete our jobs quickly and accurately every time.
Lauri H. Plano TX
Always a great experience working with Kristy and her team. I recommend them to anyone needing to print. Simply the best!
Jordan A. McKinney TX
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.