WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING
Vary Satisfied with our result on our order. I made a small error with the sizing and Dave was more than happy to fix the issue no extra charge.I will certainly keep you in mind for any future printing needs.
Frank, As I've mentioned to you in the past, service has been impeccable, Mourad is detailed and responsive, and business is engagement superlative. Thank you all.
Our business cards were printed quickly. We have been customers of Alphagraphics since they were in Westport. It was convenient that our cards were shipped to save us the trip to Stamford.
It's hard for me to answer the first question because I did not see a hard copy (everything was shipped directly to the Reps/customers) but I suspect it came out great. So the honest answer is "not sure" but the assumed answer is "very satisfied"!
Great service and quality job.
The entire team at Alpha Graphics is top-notch! Their quality of work, fast turnarounds and availability are second to none. I would highly recommend them to anyone!
Always friendly and prompt service. Outstanding sales, graphics and printing team.
Frank and his team at AlphaGraphics are top notch. Easy to communicate with, and the quickest turnaround on orders! Lifetime customer!
AlphaGraphics is Fabulous and I have been working with them for 10 years. Frank Leone is wonderful to work with and has never let us down with my Catering Business Revel with DinnerThyme and my Husband's Remedy Bodyworks. They have produced at least 100 different Jobs for us and we have been extremely happy with all of them and the cost is always extremely competitive and fair. Their work is excellent and they always assist us with design tweaks until the job is perfect. Thank you Alpha Graphics! Hannah and Michael Gorman
AlphaGraphics was very accommodating with my request. They helped me brainstorm ideas to get the best final product. I chose to pick up my order since I was going to be in the area and they were nice enough to give me a "socially distanced" tour of their facility to make sure I knew about all of the services that they were capable of assisting with.
Frank and his company are great to work with. Fast service too!
Always fast, accommodating and fairly priced
Alphagraphics is always my go to resource for printing needs. As the owner of a small business, I have found them to be very helpful, knowledgeable and affordable. They have consistently been a pleasure to work with, delivered high quality materials on time and with quick turnaround. Highly recommend!
My order was done very quickly!!
You guys are awesome!!!
Dave is very responsive and great to work with!
The team I work with are awesome. I get fast turnaround, questions answered quickly, I'm kept up to date on my orders. I started with the Stamford AlphaGraphics and intend on continuing working with them because they are EXCELLENT!
Professional service, easy to work with. Helpful guidance on my job.
Great work, a pleasure to do business with!
I've loved working with Mourad at Alphagraphics. During this strange time when all my work is remote and I rarely get to see finished products in-person, it's so nice to know I can rely on him to not only produce high-quality prints but to communicate effectively throughout the process. Alphagraphics Stamford is fast, reliable, and I would recommend them to any of my colleagues.
Good overall experience. You always take care of us on a timely manner. We are very happy with your service.
David is fantastic. Always a pleasure to deal with. Items received are always of great quality.
I worked with Mourad and he was amazing! Thoughtful, precise and delivered the project exactly on time. Their work is GREAT.
The staff is a pleasure to work with and I always recommend AlphaGraphics Stamford to me friends.
I have been using your services for over 11 years and have been very satisfied with the products you deliver.
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.