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50th Anniversary, 50 years of history!

Started in Tucson, Arizona in 1970, AlphaGraphics has reached a milestone . . . our 50th Anniversary! Noting like a hometown kid doing good, in a very competitive industry, AlphaGraphics has not only survived for 50 years, but thrived. Imagine the technological changes that have completely turned the printed page from analog, to digital and more. It was not until 1985. that desktop publishing was introduced. When Apple computer introduced the first laser printer, AlphaGraphics was one of the first print providers to embrace desktop publishing. We soon realized that even a resolution of 300 dpi (not as crisp by today's standards). Customers loved being able to create on-the-fly and update printed materials in minutes, not days. Desktop publishing really moved the needle when it came to turn time and making quick turn printing look professional. Today, we don't even this twice about generating last minute changes, or creating multiple versions of electronic documents that are then digitally printed in minutes. Long gone are the days of weeks long production cycles and outdated printed products. Thru the years, AlphaGraphics has kept on the cutting edge of change and technology. Our clients upload or email us PDF files, or use custom created web portals to customized printed product in seconds. Now we commonly print very high quality full color products on almost any size or style. From custom, variable data personalized digital printing, with full vivid color, on unique card stock, to spot foil stamping, die cutting, and more, AlphaGraphics has moved from a small startup company to a chain of high-tech printshop numbering over 250 locations. Our Camelback location is a 10,000 square foot production facility that specializes in working with small, medium and large businesses and non-profits. As one of the countries top 100 print shops, our talented staff of professionals stands ready to get noticed, and get you business. Stop in soon and help us celebrate our 50th Anniversary!

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  • 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.