WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING
You guys have been awesome to work with! Matt is the man
Blake P. MarineMax
Prompt and quality service.
Phyllis P. MEDIA DESIGN SYSTEMS INC.
Quick turn-around, very friendly and accommodating!
Jenn B. The Harvest Cup
Jim Glennon is wonderful to work with!!
Kathleen M. Worcester Polytechnic Institute Gordon Library
Great help to design special cards. Always professional always willing to work with you to ensure the best results
Irene B. Worcester Purchasing Department
Always good service from alphagraphis. The team is very responsive to all our needs. The product are always good quality.
Marnie D. Family Services of Central Massachusetts
Staff is always very helpful.
Linda G. UMass Memorial 184.108.40.20630
Very professional and a kind group of people.
Kathy M. Kathy Michie - Worcester Garden Club
Matt did a great job in customer assistance.
Robert V. Valchuis Realty Trust
Provided quick feedback and amazing turn around time on short notice
Amy E. Amy Ebbeson
very easy to place my order and fast delivery.
Patti K. Worcester DPW - Sanitation Division
Alphagraphics always works within my tight time frame.
Suzanne K. Douglas Board of Selectmen
Jim Glennon was wonderful to work with! :)
Tina S. Worcester Polytechnic Institute Stem Education Center
Even though our job was small, correspondence time was quick and our printing was done on time.
Dianne R. Dianne Rieder
The jobs are always done quickly and professionally. The priority and importance given to the jobs are greatly appreciated!
Andrew P. Saint Gobain Abrasives
Great experience from customer service to product delivery. We are thrilled to establish our business in Worcester and support local businesses like Alphagraphics, particularly with the level of quality associated with their work.
Jake Y. Enroll Media Group
Great job On time On budget Great communications
Greg C. Volturno Pizza
We gave the enlargement print of my husband and his siblings as a gift to our Mom for her birthday after having it framed. She cried because it came out PERFECT!! We will DEFINITELY be using Alphagraphics again and will recommend to EVERYONE!!
Neysia S. Neysia Sullivan
Immediate response to inquiry- very fast turn time and install.
Joanne P. Town House Tavern
Everyone is very king at taking my order and making sure the order is processed fast.
Richard R. Eden Rafferty Tetreau & Erlich
Jim Glennon is wonderful to work with!!!
Kathleen M. Worcester Polytechnic Institute Gordon Library
Gina L. UMass Memorial 340.0.00.2733
I am always pleased with the excellent quality and great service at Alpha Graphics. They have become my go-to printer for business and personal printing jobs.
Karla C. Bancroft School
Very receptive, great finished product!
Valerie C. Shrewsbury Town Manager
Love you guys!
Gina A. G. Ahtof Design
Excellent quality, fast turn-around, and wonderful, friendly and helpful staff!
Customer C. Karla Cinquanta
Their pricing is excellent and the turn around time is very fast!!
Stanley W. Worcester Schubertiade
The signs are just as I requested. Job well done
Adel K. KISORO LLLC
Donna Was very pleasant and efficient the follow up and attention was a very high quality of customer service. Fast turn Around with in 2 a few days my order was ready. WOW !!!
508-762-6481 C. Rafael Arajuo
Very professional and easy to work with...
Norman A. Quality Silicon Solutions
We love working with Jim!
Desiree C. Location Inc.
Alpha Graphics of Worcester was very helpful for 2018 Worcester Arts Council/MCC grant for the Luminaries in the Library project. They did an outstanding job with production and installation and donated some of the panels for the project. I hope to work with them again for 2019 grant if awarded. Cathy Weaver Taylor, artist
Cathy T. Phoenix Rising
Very nice dealing with your company.
Paul F. Timbucktu RV Center
It came out beautifully!!
Matt G. Matt Garabedian
Olivia was great - she did a good job getting the old decals off even though they were on there for many, many years. She was super friendly and very personable!
Andre K. Mainstream Insurance INC
Staff at worcester shop is very helpful - they are a tremendous resource when I seek to have an image blown up or used as a trial exhibit.
Customer C. Nora Driscoll
The banner is beautiful. We needed prompt service and got it.
Jeuji D. Jeuji Diamondstone
Thank you for the great service and quick turnaround.
Rebecca G. Cutler Associates
Jim Glennon is great to work with, he is very knowledgeable about all of the products and services that you offer. Also he will go out of his way to meet tight deadlines and always does it with a smile.
Customer C. Worcester Polytechnic Institute Marketing & Communications
Very professional ,prompt great service.
Dave F. David Fields
Very helpful taking on a last minute project. Very much appreciate the prompt, courteous service
Brooks M. Brooks Mackay
I love working with Alphagraphics. Jim Glennon makes is so easy and pleasurable to do business.
Michele D. Olympic Trophy
always a great experience, fast delivery and quality products
Erica R. Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics
Always high quality products with timely delivery.
Lori O. Hanover Insurance Group - P02831 Lincoln St.
I reached out to Alpha Graphics for the first time about a year ago, to have some sales brochures printed last minute. The final product was expedited quickly and we were so pleased with the result. We recently had business cards printed and were amazed at the speed of the entire process - from the initial request to the proofing stage to receiving our final products. We are so happy with the service we have received and the quality of the products. Jim Glennon is always instantly responsive to our needs and is great to work with.
Charisse M. SER Exposition Services
Very prompt and friendly service. More than satisfied with product.
Steve H. Worcester Polytechnic Institute Preservation Librarian
Any time I have ordered business cards, the order has come in quickly and accurate.
Sharon D. UMass Memorial 340.0.00.2119
I ordered from home and picked up my items when I arrived in the area. This process was made easy by the Alpha Graphics team, and the prints were great quality.
Customer C. Beatrix & Midge Co.
Professional service-- good quality outcome
Dianne V. Worcester Polytechnic Institute Marketing & Communications
Malka S. Holy Trinity
CALL ALPHAGRAPHICS WORCESTER TO DISCUSS YOUR PRINTING OR SIGNAGE QUESTIONS
Our team of printing and signage experts are always available to ansewr any and all of your pritning or signage needs. Call 508-793-0956 to set up a time to come in, or see if you can get one of us on the phone right away.
Keep reading below to see if we can help with any FAQ's that we receive.
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.