WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING
Quick service! The quality was outstanding as has been our experience with AlphaGraphics for the past several years.
Adele B. Penasquitos Lutheran Church
Excellent customer service and collaboration.
Patricia H. Patricia Hacker
Diana L. Origami Resource Center
Everything was great... so impressed with how everything turned out just by communicating via email. It shows you really understand your customers needs. Thank you!
Rebecca R. Sibus Law Group
When I called, they knew exactly what I wanted based on a previous order from years before and gave me personalized attention and service.
Mayra A. Law Office of Ezekiel E. Cortez
Always on time and flexible with my requests. Thank you!
Marina M. Ono Butter
Whole staff was accommodating, courteous and very responsive.Pleasure doing business with Alphagraphics
Terry M. VAW/VRC Foundation Inc.
The personal attention and quick turn around are second to none! Excellent work!
Kaitlyn P. VDLA VAN DYKE LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS
Ed always takes care of me no matter how dumb my question may seem.
Chazz R. San Diego Orthopaedic Associates
You all were very patient with me, helped me figure out the best sticker type, and even showed awesome honesty when the total price ended up being lower than originally thought. Thank you, AlphaGraphics team!
Danae F. Juiced Bikes
As always, service was wonderful.
Lisa Advanced Hearing Solutions
Super helpful and supportive of our local high school. Extremely fast turn around and friendly to deal with.
Kelsey F. University City High School
Knowledgeable employees who are easy to work with.
Chelsea H. Aspiriant
Quick response time, reasonable pricing and quality work!
Matthew J. Cohen Security
Scott your staff is awesome, congenial, very helpful and punctuate. I'll tell my friends about your great service.
Jacques P. Jacques Peeters
You have always been quick to respond and I am happy with service and products.
Launa A. Rancho Ear Nose and Throat
Ed was fantastic!!
Geri M. Alphagraphics at Market Center
I have enjoyed having our business with Alpha Graphics. The team works fast while delivering great products. I also enjoy working with everyone on the team as they are all kind and professional. I cannot thank them enough and I highly recommend this team to everyone.
Kyle S. Host Healthcare
I am always very pleased and impressed with the quality of work and level of service. The work is top notch, done right and ready when promised. The Alphagraphics staff is absolutely the best.....efficient, courteous, helpful and knowledgeable.
Pam N. Regency Villas HOA
Ed really went the extra mile for our order.
Tracie C. TeleReach
Exceptional Service and top quality production! I have been partnered with Alpha Graphics for Three years and have yet to have an issue. I am too busy to have to deal with following up with the details that should be taken care of by the organizations that you are partnered with- Alpha Graphics understands that and continually exceeds expectations.
Lee S. Delta Hotels by Marriott
Business cards turned out great. Thanks Scott to you and your team.
James P. Gateway Financial Real Estate
Very professional and accommodating. My business cards actually look much better than the previous version done by another company! I'll be back!
Kent P. Prater Architects
Excellent and fast service as always!
Heather M. QIAGEN Inc.
Great Products always delivered promptly
Anna K. Maxwell & Company CPAs Inc.
Scott is amazing and went above and beyond to help us out on our last minute requests. I am so glad to have come across them and we will continue using them!
Oona P. MELT Sports & Entertainment
Don D. Don Dale
Outstanding and extremely fast service.
Frank G. C2 Financial - Retail
Having this been my first experience with AlphaGraphics, I cannot say enough about the their SUPERIOR service! Ed Norinder, in particular, helped us get the info and materials needed for a very important client and on a very tight deadline.
Evelyn M. ADL Embedded Solutions Inc.
Detail oriented, always works with our deadlines, great staff that makes the whole process incredibly easy for us. Thank you AlphaGraphics!
Azucena M. The Santaluz Club
I am so pleased you are right next door to my office and to have such nice and accommodating staff at my "finger tips!" I will always make you my "GO TO" company when I need signs or any printing ASAP and you always produce for me as promised and it is always perfect!!! Thank You for you dependability and excellent work, Caryl Lees(Century 21 Award)
Caryl L. Century 21 Caryl Lees
Scott's team is very professional and detail oriented. The arrival of goods is always on time! I have recommended Scott to colleagues and friends and all have been satisfied with his work.
Valeri O. Fusco & Orsini Insurance Services
I was impressed with how quickly I was able to get my order!
Vonda G. UCSD
The staff was very responsive and accommodating to my needs for quick turnaround on a yard sign. Their prices are quite reasonable.
Lumi L. Engineering Partners
I was pleased with the very professional service provided by Jackie Ament at the store. She was also helpful in getting my business card designed and printed just the right way I preferred it. Thanks to Jackie for great job.
Mahender V. Mahender Vasandani
Ed and the team are so helpful and patient! I really appreciate how they respond, and how accurate they are!
Tina M. C2 Financial
The service was fast and the product came out perfect!
Halima E. Community Base Block Program
Good service and good product.
Sam S. Sam Strong
Quick and high quality services
Mack L. Southwest Prime Real Estate Investments
We ran out of our letterhead and needed more ASAP. They got it done within 10 minutes. Great service!
Camila E. Law Offices of Michael Sousa APC
Extremely professional, quality product, quick service!
Alissa M. Family First Chiropractic
The staff worked long and hard with me to get my document print ready.
Nikki Y. Sayva Solutions
AlphaGraphics has become my go-to choice for the majority of my printing needs. I always receive my final pieces on time, on budget, and at exceptional quality. I have to give kudos to Ed Norinder who consistently has made every experience I've had with Alpha enjoyable. He meets every (crazy) project I have with expertise, kindness, and creativity. A huge thank you to the entire AlphaGraphics team for helping us produce beautiful collateral for our school! :)
Courtney R. Francis Parker School
I found you on the internet and was hesitant to contact you without knowing anything about you but was so happy I did. Very professional and loved the end product. Jackie was awesome!
Jennifer F. Jennifleur
We really appreciated Neal's professional and helpful suggestions. He did an amazing job on our order.
Meshach S. South Bay SDA Church
I’m always impressed with the responsiveness and quality of everything I have done at this AlphaGraphics.
Kirk H. Kinship Project
Great customer service as always! My order was done ahead of schedule and the quality and price are always better than anywhere else.
Heather M. QIAGEN Inc.
We have been very happy with the quality of AlphaGraphics' work and their customer service is outstanding.
Abby A. Pacific Ridge School
When I first came to pick up my proof it was all wrong. It was missing a majority of the text and pictures that appeared on my screen when I sent it in. The associates helping me were quick to trouble shoot the issue and spend the time to fix it and make it perfect! I had my completed order within an hour of looking at the proof!
Bridgette P. Bridgette Pardee
I appreciate the attention to detail by the staff as well as their professional and helpful demeanor. It is always a pleasure working with AlphaGraphics!
Adele B. Penasquitos Lutheran Church
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.