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YOU'VE GOT PRINTING QUESTIONS. WE HAVE ANSWERS

Wondering how to turn your ground-breaking vision into a high-impact visual? Need a short run print project for your corporate event next week? Whatever the job, AlphaGraphics marketing and print professionals have you covered.

Check out the answers to some of our most frequently received questions below. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Contact us right now and a friendly team member will be happy to assist you.

ORDER QUESTIONS

HOW DO I GET AN ESTIMATE?

You can fill out an online estimate request form, or call and talk with one of our team members.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE FOR MY ORDER TO BE COMPLETED?

Most jobs take 24-48 hours to complete once approval is received; though offset press projects take longer. If you’re working within a time constraint, let us know when you call for a quote. We can look at our print production schedule to ensure that you will meet your deadline.

DO YOU OFFER DELIVER AND PICK-UP?

Yes, we offer free local delivery and pickup of your projects within our main service areas.

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FILE DETAILS

WHAT FILE FORMAT IS PREFERRED FOR DIGITAL DOCUMENTS?

We prefer PDFs (Portable Document Format) with a minimum 1/8” bleed and crop marks. Most office and design programs allow you to save or export your files into a PDF format. Occasionally, the original file may be needed if artwork edits are required.

WHAT RESOLUTION DO MY PHOTOS AND GRAPHICS NEED TO BE SET TO?

Resolution should be set to 300 dpi. Pictures and graphics pulled from the internet are often low resolution, typically 72 dpi or 96 dpi. Avoid these graphics, as they will appear pixelated and blocky when printed. Also, save all photos in CMYK mode, not RGB when possible. Images saved in RGB mode may not print properly. If you are unable to save your image in CYMK mode, please let us know.

HOW DO I KNOW IF MY FONTS WILL LOOK CORRECT?

The best way to ensure your artwork fonts will print correctly is to send them as outlined objects in your original file. If your program doesn’t allow this, packaging or sending us the fonts will work as well. If you have a question about how to send your fonts properly, please call us and we’ll be glad to help.

 Design FAQs

GENERAL QUESTIONS

WHAT TYPES OF PRODUCTS AND SERVICES DO YOU PROVIDE?

AlphaGraphics is a full service marketing communications provider, and offers a wide range of print, marketing, design, and sign services. To see a full listing of our services, check out the What We Offer area of our website.

WHAT TYPES OF MARKETING TECHNIQUES CAN YOU ADD TO MY PRINTED MATERIALS?

OUR MULTI-CHANNEL MARKETING SOLUTIONS INCLUDE:

  • QR Codes
  • PURLs
  • 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 with your printed communications to improve your ROI.

DESIGN FAQS IN WORCESTER, MA

Creating an effective graphic image for your business is critical. After all, first impressions mean everything and in order to be effective, you need experienced designers who know how to make an impact with a powerful logo and marketing materials that are attention-grabbing, professional and communicate your key messages. Your Worcester, MA AlphaGraphics business center can help guide you through every phase of the design process.

Here are some answers to a few key questions to help you get started:

 

WHAT TYPES OF DESIGN SERVICES DOES ALPHAGRAPHICS PROVIDE?

We are more than just a print show, but a full-service marketing communications provider and offer a wide range of print, marketing, design, and sign services.

DON’T I NEED TO GO TO AN ADVERTISING AGENCY TO GET IMPRESSIVE GRAPHICS?

Only if you want to pay too much for a logo, web design, or your next print job. Agencies usually outsource their work to freelance artists and designers, then mark up what they are billed, passing along the extra costs to you. With AlphaGraphics, you deal directly with the designers, printers and support staff who will be doing your work, saving you time and money.

HOW LONG DOES IT USUALLY TAKE TO COMPLETE MY JOB?

Depending on the job, most take 24-48 hours to complete once approval is received. Some offset press projects may take a bit longer. To save you time, we also offer pickup and delivery services as well as storing your digital files for fast reprints later.

HOW DO I GET STARTED?

You can fill out an online request for an estimate or just call your Worcester, MA AlphaGraphics business center at (508) 793-0956 and talk with one of our marketing specialists.

From design, printing, signage, promotional campaigns (online and offline) or help with any marketing need, your AlphaGraphics business center in Worcester, MA is here to help.

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