WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING
Our work with AlphaGraphics is always highly satisfactory. Jeff provides unparalleled service, making sure our work is finished on time, within the specifications we require. We appreciate the personalized care and attention we receive!
Grant B. Bar Association of San Francisco
The team is responsive and friendly... They seem to update each other on each customer so the experience feels seemless from the customer point of view.
Sue K. Comcast Ventures
I worked with Alex. He was very helpful. Great product
Libby S. Zyper Inc
Great experience - labels always printed quickly, even in tight deadlines.
Pierce O. Hint Water
Great staff, fantastic service & products!
Heather H. ScreenMeet
Andre provide the excellent service have always had with Alphagraphics and Ray in the past. Andre stayed in close touch while we made up our minds while remaining patient and flexible.
Cecilia L. Herman Miller
Went in asking a lot. I needed to have a portfolio printed on 11 x 17 for the next day. Jeff was super helpful telling me exactly what type of files and information were needed to ensure I would get exactly what I wanted. Communication back and forth was excellent and the final product was even better looking than I could have imagined!
Samantha M. Samantha Mason
Thank you for accommodating my rush order and last minute add ons, plus courier service! Coordinating conference materials abroad is never easy, but you guys made it seamless.
Melissa S. Soltara Healing Center
I have previously worked with this AlphaGraphics center and have had great success each time. I have to produce manuals for classes across the country and I reach out to AlphaGraphics locations, like this one, because they are reliable and provide quality product and the best customer service.
Kyle H. AlphaGraphics-US-004
Excellent service! Jeff is great, nice and knowledgeable, so every time we place an order... it is a breeze! Thank you!
Victoria Y. Law Offices of Ricci & Sprouls
Professional finishing with book, and pleasant experience
Zhou F. Zhou Fan
Big shout out to the two Alex's in the team - huge help. The only thing smoother than my bosses business cards was doing business with you guys.
Amelia M. Amelia Mathewson
I appreciate the prompt attention and timely deliveries.
Richard L. LAW OFFICE OF RICHARD LAPPING - CCM
Very professionally done! Our surgeon was very impressed!
James M. James McNally
I've been working with Montana for 5 + years. He understands the nature of my business. He is a superb business partner.
Jeffrey C. NOVITEX ENTERPRISE SOLUTIONS INC. - CCM
The mailing was handled efficiently and professionally. The staff was very accommodating and patient.
Mary C. King Crane Service
Montana was very helpful and quick. He gave me many suggestions on what we should use on my project and also gave me information on what we can order from the company in the future. He had a busy schedule with tons of other projects but he still managed to get mine done. I also told him I had to leave at a certain time and he also made sure that I was out even before the time I gave him.
Jessica T. GRANT THORNTON LLP - CCM
I was expecting to have to go and pick up my order. It was a very busy day for me and I was stressed about all I had to do. About two hours before I told you I would be there to pick up my order, it was delivered to my desk. It relieved so much stress and really helped the rest of the day go smoother knowing about half an hour got freed up to work on the other things that otherwise would have had to be rushed. Thank you for the stellar customer service!
Shayna B. Omni Hotel San Francisco
We work with Bill Crawford and we have enjoyed the highest gold standard of service and quality from you. Thank you so much.
Veronica L. AMERICAN LIVER FOUNDATION - CCM
Thank you for the awesome service!
Jimmy R. TriplePoint
Quick, Efficient and Quality.
Veronica J. Monster
Excellent assistance from the sales people.
John C. John Charnon
You guys are always wonderful from start to finish!
Laura G. Back of the House
I highly recommend your services to anyone that needs a copy service.
Erica L. SEVERSON & WERSON - CCM
Very quick responses and most importantly for us extremely fast turnaround time.
Lucy D. IES
Jeff is the best - he always responds to me quickly and does a great job with my projects.
Persis N. Hines Interests LP
Montana is great! Always helpful and gets the job done on time.
Brian L. CBRE - ONE MARITIME PLAZA - CCM
Montana Lee was easy to work with and displayed excellent customer service.
Emma P. Health Evolution
Montana has been absolutely wonderful to work with.
Sara S. Bing Consulting Services Inc.
We used AlphaGraphics San Francisco in February for our event and I could not be happier with the products and the service we received! I worked with Alex Seastres and I cannot speak highly enough of Alex. We had numerous late changes to our order and Alex was able to handle and turn them around without issue. The final products were delivered on time with great quality. Working with Alex was a true pleasure and the reason I will continue to use Alphagraphics for my events. Service: 10/10 Delivery: 10/10 Quality: 10/10
Patrick D. The Holmes Group
Always accommodating, speedy and reliable.
Micah L. 111 Minna Gallery
You guys are awesome, super responsive, and fast production time!
Erica M. The Arcview Group
You guys are always so responsive and easy to work it. So thankful for you!
Emily W. Epic Church San Francisco
Good communication with the customer and excellent response time. Really appreciated it.
Cristina H. TRUE
Alex was fabulous to work with. He was responsive, proactive, knowledgeable, professional, personable and gave fantastic service. Our handouts were delivered on time and the standard of them was impeccable. I was extremely impressed with the quality of both the print and paper that Alex helped me to choose.
Amy L. Achieve Life Sciences
I was impressed with the handling of our rush order, including use of a bicycle courier to get the printed product to us as quickly as possible.
Patrick R. Trust Radius
I had excellent experience with your team, especially with Raquel Tapia! I was very impressed about her flexibility and willingness to do projects in a rush! Your team solving problems skills and fast response is outstanding!!!
Maria M. High-Low Heel LLC
Jeff was very prompt when replying to my messages and helped guide me through the experience to turn out the best product possible for our event.
Chris B. Pinterest
Great, fast and thorough service.
Phaedra M. Cambridge Health Alliance
I loved working with Bill Crawford.
Ruth A. Pacifica Spindrift Players
Alphagraphics took on a project that no other local printers could handle. They knocked it out of the park with speed, quality, and customer service!
Nicole K. Praxis
Excellent service. Arrived faster than I expected!!!
Yvette R. Yvette Reyes
Montana is Customer Service. Excellent attention to detail. Give suggestions to make client experience even better. Works fast and efficient, produces high quality work.
Jeffrey C. NOVITEX ENTERPRISE SOLUTIONS INC. - CCM
AlphaGraphics associates are very professional and efficient. It is always a pleasure to do business.
Megan W. YMCA of San Francisco
Turnaround and communication was unbeatable! Very professional, accurate and helpful.
Michael D. DalCor Pharmaceuticals
Alex is always very nice to work with and the service is always fast and the result are amazing!
Yael M. Israeli Consulate
Ray and Andre are so helpful and very thorough with all the details. It is great to work with them!
Whitney C. UCSF - University of California San Francisco - UDAR
Always great working with Jeff (and Alex) and team!
Lindsey L. Epic Church San Francisco
Jeff is always a great communicator and I enjoy working with him.
Persis N. Hines Interests LP
Andre is a gem! My project was, of course, an 11th hour... gotta have it now because in 2 days I leave for an event out of the country and I have to take it with me...12.5 x 10 logo wall....and he got it done! I still don't know how, but he got it done and it was perfect.
Christina W. The CardLinx Association
SIDEWALK SIGN, SANDWICH BOARD, A-FRAME...
A sidewalk sign is still a fantastic way to entice potential clients through your doors. Call it an A-frame, a sandwich board, or a freestanding advertisement—the fact remains, if you place your marketing in people’s path, you’ll get results.
With so many choices available, how do you select the perfect signs to meet your business's objectives? That’s where the marketing and design team at AlphaGraphics comes in. We have over 40 years of experience designing and customizing dynamic signage solutions for every possible situation.
We help you choose the ideal material, font, graphics, and finishing for your dream sidewalk sign. Our team is trained to integrate online and offline media to dramatically improve your customer interaction and ROI.
Ours is not a one-size-fits-all solution. Whatever size, shape, material or quirky location you can envision, we can make it happen.
OUR SIDEWALK SIGNAGE SOLUTIONS INCLUDE:
- Flat-bed or large format printing
- Magnetic signage
- Chalkboard or dry erase displays
- Black and white, full color or spot color
- UV and weather-resistant materials and ink
- Coatings and finishes to protect and enhance your graphics
- Delivery and installation
Our advanced printing solutions enable us to produce vibrant, unique signs on nearly any material.
OUR SIGNAGE MATERIALS INCLUDE:
- Foam core
Ready to promote your grand opening, get the word out about your latest products launch, or drive customers to your new website with an eye-catching QR code?
Set up a free strategic consultation today to see just how easy it is to create sophisticated, quality signage with AlphaGraphics on your team.
PRINTING SIDEWALK SIGNS¬ IN DOWNTOWN SAN FRANCISCO
A sidewalk sign is a portable frame that holds two signs in one. It is also known as an “A-frame” because when looking at it from the side, as it’s standing upright, the frame resembles the capital letter “A”. The two signs for the A-frame make up the two sides of the “A”. These A-frames are called “sidewalk signs” because they typically are placed on sidewalks near the entrances of the businesses they are promoting. Sidewalk signs are ideal for small businesses, such as local shops and restaurants. Real estate agents also use sidewalk signs to promote open houses.
AlphaGraphics in downtown San Francisco offers magnetic sidewalk signs, chalkboard sidewalk signs, dry-erase board sidewalk signs, and our specialty – custom sidewalk signs. Custom sidewalk signs are printed in UV ink and come in a variety of coatings and finishes to make your graphics water and fade-resistant.
Below is an image of a custom sidewalk sign printed by AlphaGraphics in San Francisco.
THE PURPOSE OF SIDEWALK SIGNS
Sidewalk signs are meant to attract the attention of potential customers who walk past brick-and-mortar shops and restaurants. When people walk past local shops and restaurants, they rarely look at the windows of the businesses they pass. If a sidewalk sign is along a potential customer’s path, it is in his/her line of sight. If the sidewalk sign is eye-catching enough, it may entice the potential customer to enter your shop.
HOW TO GRAB ATTENTION WITH SIDEWALK SIGNS
Below are suggestions on how to design attention-grabbing sidewalk signs. However, the graphic design and marketing experts at AlphaGraphics in downtown San Francisco can also design your sidewalk sign for you.
Font Type: The type of font used on sidewalk signs should be legible. Letters of scrolling font types, such as Monotype Corsiva, are much harder to distinguish than those of plainer font types, such as Arial. Also, letters of bolder font types, such as Verdana, are more distinguishable than those of thinner font types, such as Courier New.
Font Size: The text on sidewalk signs should be large enough to be seen from many feet away. Thus, it’s best to use the largest font size possible, while still leaving enough space between lines and letters for the text to be legible.
Font Colors: The font color should highly contrast against the background color of the sidewalk sign. This will make the text more distinguishable. For example, black font against a white background will stand out more than yellow font against a white background.
Promotional Copy: For retail stores, advertise ongoing promotions on sidewalk signs, for example: “50% Off ALL Clearance Items”. For service shops, list prices of popular services. For restaurants, list menu items.
Images: Images should supplement promotional copy. For retail stores, flaunt stock images or drawings of non-specific best-selling items. For service shops, show images of items associated with popular services. For restaurants, brandish images of popular dishes.