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Graphic Design, Use a Professional!

Graphics design is almost always an area where small businesses and non-profits try to scrimp and save money. The only problem with this plan is that the cost to print a brochure, annual report or any marketing piece is the exact same when we print a poor design as it is when we print a great design. The big difference is the end results from a professionally designed printed or electronic digital campaign is usually more effective by a large margin. It is really easy to use your in-house "talent" to try to produce a compelling design, but time and time again we see in-house designed pieces are far from compelling. In fact, often the design is of such low quality that the money spent on print production would be better spent by lowering the quantity printed or complexity of the printed piece and hiring a professional graphic designer. An additional problem with in-house or non-professionally designed print files is that often we have to charge our clients fees to fix these files so that they will print properly. Common problems are files produced with low resolution logo and picture files, finished cut sizes incorrect to fold properly or fit into standard envelopes sizes and files created with too many colors to print properly causing higher than needed print costs. The good news is not all is lost with your in-house design creation(s). Give us a few days and a we would be happy to re-work your designs with one of our onsite degreed graphic designers. We bill on an hourly basis ($70 to $85 per hour depending on the project) billed in quarter hour increments. Far cheaper than an advertising agency or dedicated design firm. Better yet, our turn times for graphic design is usually a few days, not weeks. We also store all your files on our servers for safe keeping and easy updates in the future. Plenty of our clients use our designers to supplement their in-house capabilities or to work with file or branding originally created by an agency or corporate office. We routinely work non-profits, small and medium sized businesses. What many people would be surprised to know is that about 25% of all or graphic design work we produce is for nationally known brands or chains. While these companies employ both in-house and ad agencies for creative and branding work, they rely on us to take national campaigns and personalize them for local markets. We are very comfortable working with in and upholding corporate brand guides and strands such as logo usage, matching corporate PMS and Pantone colors and font usage. Creating a cohesive national branding can go haywire if not implemented properly at the local level, and that is where our graphic designer earn their keep policing brand images. If you would like to learn more about our logo creation, graphic design and layout services or simply how to fix your JPEG file or PDF file, give us a call at 602-263-0122.

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FAQs

  • What materials are commonly used for labels and stickers?

    Labels and stickers can be made from various materials such as paper, vinyl, polyester, and polypropylene. The choice of material depends on factors like durability, application surface, and desired aesthetic.

  • Can I customize the shape and size of my labels or stickers?

    Yes, AlphaGraphics offers customizable options for shapes and sizes to suit your specific needs. Whether you need standard shapes like circles and squares or custom shapes tailored to your brand, we can accommodate your requirements.

  • Are decals suitable for outdoor use?

    Yes, decals are designed to withstand outdoor conditions and can be applied to vehicles, windows, walls, and other outdoor surfaces. Our weather-resistant materials ensure longevity and durability even in harsh environments.

  • What printing techniques are used for labels and stickers?

    AlphaGraphics employs various printing techniques such as digital printing, offset printing, and screen printing, depending on the project requirements. Each method offers unique benefits in terms of quality, color accuracy, and cost-effectiveness.

  • Can you print variable data on labels and stickers?

    Yes, we offer variable data printing services, allowing you to personalize each label or sticker with unique information such as serial numbers, barcodes, QR codes, or names. This is particularly useful for product labeling, promotions, or event badges.

  • Do you provide design assistance for labels and stickers?

    Absolutely! Our team of experienced designers can help you create eye-catching designs for your labels and stickers. Whether you have existing artwork or need assistance with concept development, we'll work with you to achieve the desired look.

  • Are your labels and stickers easy to apply?

    Yes, our labels and stickers are designed for easy application. Depending on the type of adhesive and surface, they can be applied manually or with the help of application tools. We also provide instructions and guidance to ensure smooth application.

  • Can I order labels and stickers in bulk quantities?

    Yes, we can accommodate orders of all sizes, from small quantities to large-scale production runs. Our flexible printing capabilities allow us to meet your volume requirements while maintaining quality and consistency.

  • Are your labels and stickers eco-friendly?

    AlphaGraphics is committed to sustainability, and we offer eco-friendly options for labels and stickers. This includes using recycled materials, water-based inks, and environmentally friendly adhesives whenever possible.

  • What industries commonly use labels, stickers, and decals?

    Labels, stickers, and decals are used across various industries for a wide range of applications. Common sectors include retail, food and beverage, manufacturing, healthcare, automotive, education, and hospitality. They serve purposes such as branding, product labeling, packaging, safety signage, and promotional marketing.

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