WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING
Our church has been using alphagraphics for several years now and we have always received quality products
Jill is very creative and has a great eye for design. She made sure that all products were very functional and completed everything on time. Would definitely recommend working with them for any small or large project in the future!
As always, everyone is helpful, friendly, and competent.
Kristen Pruett is wonderful to work with!
Always a pleasure to deal with your team. Myrra is my favorite. She is always ready to help and makes my life so easy.
Alphagraphics Palo Verde is very easy to work with. They are very professional and accomplish any work we give them in an efficient manner!
Thank you for your friendly and professional service. We are quite happy with your product and service!
Your staff is great. I worked with Monica before and know her talent, you are lucky to have her. Everything was fast, and efficient. Thanks.
Jill did a fantastic and professional job
Always helpful and they do a GREAT job!!!
Service was great and results of request was awsome.
Quick and responsive. Priced fairly
Have worked with Kristen the last couple of years. She is very professional and a pleasure to work with.
Kristen was really great in working with me to get quotes and try to find solutions to fit my budget.
Kristen has provided the best service in town! She goes above and beyond every time we have a project. I highly recommend.
Helped us design a flyer to raise money for our Little League. Final product was awesome!
Customer service is outstanding and the staff never fails to promote the relationship we've developed over the years. Product has always met/exceeded our organization's expectation.
this was a repeat order and it was made very simple and fast to order! EASY!!
It is always a pleasure working with your company and you do excellent work.
We really appreciate you seevices
Great service and quick turn around.
The project was completed as requested. I feel that all of the local printers have equal value when producing a project.
Courteous responsive staff; quick turnaround on work ordered; free delivery is a great plus!
Very personable and wonderful at communicating with me and answering all my questions.
staff is very kind
Great people! that goes past & beyond to make our commitments happen. Thank you all from Arizona Elect Apparatus
Jennifer squeezed in my order because I was only in town a few days - thanks!
The product is great but it was very expensive for the 2 large and 6 small signs.
Always a great experience. Kristen is a pleasure to work with.
Fantastic job in providing fast and responsive service! High quality product, looks fantastic!
Alphagraphics always provides great service and products
Kristen has always been great at understanding what we have needed, and jobs have been completed better than we have expected. Thanks.
I had an upcoming event for which my business was being promoted and needed more business cards done rapidly and they got them done in an expedient fashion. Great customer service and friendly staff.
They were very attentive and responded quickly with requests and questions.
order process was easy and cards were delivered quickly
Always fast and easy.
Always great service, fast turnaround time and got exactly what I wanted in design and in my order, I highly recommend AG Palo Verde location!
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!
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.