WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING
alphagraphics, palo verde has always performed above expectations. Thanks to Jill and the entire team!
Thank you for the speedy responses and processing
Great service. I walked in late on a Tuesday and the job was completed in plenty of time for my presentation on Thursday afternoon.
Kristen is wonderful and so professional!!
it is always a pleasure to work with your company!!
Excellent service and good delivery times
jobs well done
Always prompt service with the highest quality products.
From the moment that I'd started working with Alpha Graphics Palo Verde, it has been a great experience. I represent a lot of clients and they've all said the quality of their work is EXCELLENT. The staff at this location are very dependable and the communication is exceptionally. I never have an issue trying reach someone whether it's by phone or email. They are definitely my go-to location for any printing needs. In my opinion, they are truly the best in the Tucson area. Also, I would like give a big THANK YOU to Kristen, Myrra, Jeff and Jill, the team that gets it done.
As always Alpha graphics delivers fast reliable service.
Great service all the way around, even if there is a hiccup it is corrected immediately with a smile! Will only ever get printing done here at the Palo Verde location!
Always professional and speedy service!
Service and product was as expected, no issues.
when I first ordered my business cards, there was a typo that was missed by all persons involved. I believe it should have been noticed before going to print. Since I supplied the artwork, I will take responsibility.
We have used AlphaGraphics for all of our printing needs for several years now and they have always done quality work for us. Joseph E. Duncan Business Manager Church of God faithful Flock
Just a great team of professionals to work with!!
love working with this shop. Fast, correct and courteous.
Myrra Palmer is always very helpful, professional and courteous. I appreciate it when she helps with my order.
Your have been friendly, easy to work with, and most importantly, produce quality prints.
For over ten years, the Palo Verde Alphagraphics has completed my small magazine four times a year, on time (usually early) and the results are always spectacular. Each person I’ve worked with over the years has been knowledgeable and professional. I wouldn’t trust my work to anyone else.
Great service and quick turnaround
My orders are always accurate and on time. I have no problems with Alphagraphics
AlphaGraphics on Palo Verde has taken care of our business needs for years. They are efficient, dependable and provide quality work.
Quality work, fair price
Quick, Friendly service right around the corner! They understand the urgency of a rushed job and always do their best to deliver before the indicated deadline.
Always nice work and a quick turn around.
Excellent Customer Service.
Love working with you guys!
Your office is very punctual, polite and professional. I love working with Myrra. She is the best!
Having everything online/via email is extremely convenient. I needed the input of others so it was easy to forward them proofs and the link for payment.
It was a pleasure working with Jill on my order for printed bar codes. Not only was the service quick but it was hassle-free and accurate.
Your employee was very attentive about understanding what I needed and make sure you got it right.
We've been doing business with Alphagraphics on Palo Verde for over 15 years. They do a good job for us and are always friendly, professional, and do excellent work.
You all are awesome! Super quick turnaround, and just amazing service, and true perfection in your quality of workmanship!
Kristen was very friendly and helpful. The work was completed ahead of schedule, and the product was excellent!
Alphagraphics is always timely, efficient and the work is done well! Their coordinator Myrra is always a pleasure to work with!
All very positive... Kristen was extremely helpful... turn around time was great... quality was excellent... will be back... will need letter heads and envelopes... and, more business cards before long.
The team there is amazing
I was very happy that Alphagraphics printed our weight tickets, that were needed asap. I was told it would take 4 days, but they put a rush on them, and I had them in 2 days!
Fast, efficient and SOO helpful!
The job was just what we asked for.
The whole experience was professional, expedient and so helpful.
Excellent quality! Fast turn around time! Professional staff with fabulous communication.
Service and time frame was excellent
Myrra was very helpful is assisting me to get my order done promptly and was extremely patience with my corrections
Gave them the general idea how I wanted the logo to look like. Was given several samples to chose from. Polos were great quality and the logo imprinted looked beautiful. Thank you very much for all your help.
Wonderful staff and team effort always.
Always friendly and helpful.
I can't say thank you enough. The incredible consideration and customer service that was provided by the staff at this location in unparalleled. Thank you to Jeff and Myrra and the entire staff that were timely, kind, and extremely helpful in getting a large quantity of prints made for me and my sister with short notice for our mother's celebration of life. We very much appreciate the high level of service and extra steps these people took to go well beyond their job description!
One of the best business partnerships I have had. Love the staff and the products.
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.