WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING
The team is always responsive, collaborative and friendly.
Kirk H. Life Works
You guys are always so quick to respond and so very helpful.
Sarah W. Optima Office Inc.
These guys are great. Fast and excellent services. Courteous too!
Diana L. Origami Resource Center
The Alphagraphics team always goes above and beyond to help fulfill our needs. Their customer service and quality of work is top notch.
Molly E. Host Healthcare
Very helpful and extremely fast
Steve B. Steve Brezovski
We love working with AlphaGraphics, and are always pleased with the final product and level of service.
Jessica L. Civilian
I have been working with Alphagraphics for years and they have always come through. It's not just that the printing quality is great, they have the BEST customer services. Ed is super helpful from start to finish of the entire project. He provided an estimate immediately after our phone call and ensure the production meets our tight deadline. We requested for the items to be shipped to our client via Fedex. And when Fedex didn't show up that day, Ed took the initiatives to take the packages to Fedex himself. We really didn't expect this level of proactive services but really appreciate he ensures our client received the packages the next day. Thank you, thank you and thank you!
Yih-Chi R. Russell Creative
We made an error on our 1st print run, and Scott Weathers and Alpha Graphics were able to turn around and re-print for us in a short time period.
Andrew V. The Santaluz Club
You guys are so thoughtful and patient. Thank you for working with us!!
Farah H. Spreckels PTA
Very professional, good pricing and great quality !!!
Miguel P. Royal California
Very easy experience, and your team was able to make last minute adjustments for us.
Jeremy J. Securitas
Super friendly, kind, responsive, professional team. Quality work.
Diane W. Internet Alchemy
We really appreciate your willing ness to work with what are often very short turnaround times. Really enjoy working with Ed Norinder
Bonnie K. Maxwell & Company CPAs Inc.
Excellent customer service! Staff are very friendly, helpful and quick to respond to emails. Products are of great quality- thank you, Alphagraphics!
Marlene S. Neighborhood House Association
We appreciate reminders for our orders as sometimes we forget to pick them up! Alpha's communication and products are fantastic.
Dan F. Conrac Solutions
The team is amazing. Always accommodating and great prints each and every time! Highly recommended. Scott and his team are the best.
Jamar W. Promo-Drone
AlphaGraphics team has always been very professional and responsive to all our needs.
Maxwell B. GreenCycle US Holdings Inc.
Attention to detail, quick turnaround time, easy to work with!
Azucena M. The Santaluz Club
The best !! Your attention to detail, ease of communications and assistance with our design was outstanding !
Sue G. Curie Elementary School
It was very fast the process to get our business cards. I like the way you email a temple to approve the information before you process the order.
Beatriz M. Neighborhood House Association
The staff answered my questions very patiently and I got exactly what I wanted to be printed at the store. It was a fantastic experience working with them.
Carrie L. Carrie Liu
Prompt delivery. Quality products
Imad A. Postal Annex 22
Katie B. Heartcore Business
The Team at AlphaGraphics are courteous, efficient, knowledgeable, and helpful. Let's see, did I miss anything? Oh yeah, they are really nice people too!
Diana L. Origami Resource Center
always an immediate response. all the staff are super helpful
Sarah W. Optima Office Inc.
Your team was very helpful and patient with our small request that came with a quick turnaround time and the involvement of another location.
Martin D. Hosts Southern California
AlphaGraphics team is fantastic! Super fast and reliable!
Roxanna E. Hotel La Jolla
Super simple, always accommodating and great quality products
Michael B. ZEBRA
Pricing and service has been great, thank you! Turn around time has been fast as well. Definitely coming back next time I need something printed!
Branden T. Charlie Rose Baseball
Quick, easy, and the quality is there! Can do attitude, always a pleasure working with the AlphaGraphics team.
Azucena M. The Santaluz Club
Alphagraphics always provides quick responses, great Customer service and product.
Lucy P. Santier
Wonderful as always!
Alexandra N. LDJ Productions
Alpha Graphics is fast, reliable and the printing materials and quality are always top notch. Pricing is very competitive, I appreciate the level of customization and the customer service is exceptional!
Kimberly W. Point Loma Nazarene University
You guys are great. Quality is fantastic
Sari D. Better Off Med Spa
The AlphaGraphics team really sets the standard for customer service! They work hard and fast to meet every print deadline we have (planned and unplanned) and exceed expectations when it comes to quality. They are truly exceptional at what they do!
Stephanie B. San Diego Food Bank
I love the personal service I receive from AlphaGraphics. My posters and flyers always look professional and beautiful and it's always easy and efficient to obtain what I need. Thank you Alphagraphics team!
Sherri K. Excel Fundraising
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. Matthew Johnson
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.