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AlphaGraphics offers custom print and marketing solutions that get noticed to get you business.

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AlphaGraphics Northbrook Deerfield

3005 MacArthur Blvd.
Northbrook, Illinois 60062

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What our Customers are Saying

FROM OUR OWNER, DAN SHER

I'm an entrepreneur at heart having spent years owning a service based business, so I understand how to analyze a problem and just how important every solution is to a business.

OUR PASSION

AlphaGraphics Northbrook / Deerfield is the place where high-end equipment and expert pros come together to help businesses grow through print and marketing services and products.

Since opening our doors in 1991, we've built a reputation for fanatical customer service from meeting impossibly fast turnaround times and consistently delivering stunning quality.

Having owned or operated service-based businesses for 21 years before AlphaGraphics, owner Dan Sher leads a team that embodies an entrepreneurial spirit. We're renowned for longevity where the professional experience ranges from 13 to 30 years invested in developing their craft.

Our team treats clients like business partners and takes a personal interest in your success. Clients who've been let down by other printers marvel at our ability to create custom materials on deadline. That's because we know how important it is to make you shine, whether it's a stand-out mailing to prospects or an annual report for your boss's big meeting.

DIY MARKETING IS OUT; PARTNERING WITH AN EXPERT, IS IN

Say goodbye to late nights, DIY (do-it-yourself) designs and empty ink. Forget about techno-stress, marketing mishaps and haphazard results. Leave your time to what you do best and say hello to your local marketing communications expert, AlphaGraphics.

AlphaGraphics Northbrook / Deerfield, a full-service marketing communications company, has been in the community for the past 30 years. We are a family business that is locally owned and operated, dedicated to serving the needs of our customers. We do more than just design, copy and print — we help our customers communicate. Let our team of professionals work with you to find the best solutions for your needs. We offer complete design, printing, mailing and digital archiving services, as well as direct marketing solutions that include the latest technologies in variable data printing 1:1 marketing and cross-media campaigns.

OUR CROSS-MEDIA STRATEGIES INCLUDE: 

  • Branding and Identity
  • E-mail marketing
  • Direct marketing
  • Online marketing
  • Mobile marketing
  • ePublications
  • Business solutions
  • Print services


We are data driven, results oriented and ready to leverage today’s technologies to grow your bottom line and increase your ROI. Check out our case studies to see how we’ve done it for businesses just like yours. Then call or e-mail us today to get started.

A TRIED-AND-TRUE BUSINESS APPROACH

You’ve worked hard to build your business the right way—your marketing and communications should do the same. When you choose AlphaGraphics, you get certified accuracy, consistency and quality.

AG QUALITY MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
We care about you. That’s why we created our Quality Management Program, based on ISO 9001:2008 standards. This ensures that every project we do for you meets the highest quality requirements possible, so you can trust that your finished product will be done right, by the deadline, every time.

Commitment to our community is at the core of our business. Combining big hearts and big ideas from across our global network of 260+ franchises, we promote and support several nonprofit associations and charities that feed the hungry, educate young people to become future business leaders and preserve our planet. We're alwayslooking for new opportunities and partnerships to give back. We believe strongly in helping not-for-profits in our community and donate our work to many not-for-profits every year.

SOME OF THE ORGANIZATIONS THAT WE HAVE DONATED TO ARE:

  • American Cancer Society - Lakeshore Division
  • Congregation Beth Shalom, Northbrook
  • Deerfield High School Athletics
  • Deerfield High School Community Chest
  • Deerfield Youth Baseball and Softball Association (DYBA)
  • LUNGevity
  • Operation Shower
  • School of St. Mary's, Lake Forest

YOUR SUCCESS IS OUR ONLY MEASURE OF SUCCESS

We believe strongly in supporting the community we live and work. We are members of the  Northbrook Chamber of Commerce as well as the Deerfield * Bannockburn * Riverwoods (DBR) Chamber of Commerce. In addition, we are a proud sponsor of the Deerfield High School Athletic Boosters -- go Warriors!

AlphaGraphics Northbrook / Deerfield is proud to be a business partner to some of our area's most successful organizations. We are happy to provide references upon request.

You’ve got big ideas, and we've got the tools to make them happen. No idea is too big or too small for our vast collection of equipment to handle, so bring on the challenge! We’ve got everything from A to Z to meet your marketing, printing, signs, design, bindery and mailing needs.

OUR EQUIPMENT

OUR STATE-OF-THE-ART EQUIPMENT INCLUDES: 

  • Canon ImagePRESS 8000 with EFI Fiery RIP
  • Canon ImagePRESS C750 with EFI Fiery RIP with Digital Long Sheet Ability
  • Fuji Acquity 1600ii LED Hybrid Wide Format Printer with White and Clear Ink
  • KIP 860 Wide Format Blueprint Printer and Color Scanner
  • OCE VarioPrint 110 with PrismaRIP
  • OKI 940 Color Envelope Printer with EFI Fiery RIP and White Ink
  • PressTek/AB Dick 9985 Offset Press
  • Xante HWC Chemical-free Digital Platemaker

 

OUR BINDERY AND MAILING EQUIPMENT

Our Quality Management Program, based on ISO 9001:2008 standards, ensures that every project we do for you meets the highest quality requirements possible. So you can trust that your finished product will be done right, by the deadline, every time.

OUR BINDERY AND MAILING EQUIPMENT INCLUDES: 

  • GBC Titan Wide Format Laminator
  • Spiral Binding Corner Rounder
  • Graphic Whizzard PT 355 SCC Multi Slitter/Cutter/Creaser
  • Graphic Whizzard 8000 - Scoring/Perfing/Numbering with creasing attachment
  • Quadient/Neopost - Envelope Inserting/Stuffing/Sealing (up to 8 pages including envelopes and coupons)
  • Secap/Pitney Bowes Tabber (1 1/2" Tab compatible)
  • DVD/CD Duplicator with 4 Color Direct Printing
  • Baum and Duplo Folders
  • Watkiss Vario Collator with Stitch, Fold and Trim Bookletmaker

 

 

OUR TEAM

Whatever your challenges are, from customer acquisition to tracking your marketing campaigns, our team has the know-how to get the job done—right and on time, every time. We believe in recruiting, developing and retaining passionate, client-obsessed and creative individuals, which is why we consistently achieve the best results for our clients. Our team is the backbone of our business, and we can’t wait for you to meet them.

DAN SHER, OWNER

Dan Sher brings passion and attention-to-detail in helping his clients solve their business problems. With a 21-year history owning and running service-based businesses, Dan's background as a small-business owner for the past seventeen years as well as a director of an Inc. 500 public relations agency enables him to help his clients maximize their marketing and communications in the most effective way for their business. He has both his Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts in Communications and lives in Deerfield, with his wife and son.

JENNIFER QUALLS, CENTER MANAGER

For the past 10+ years, Jennifer Qualls has worked closely with Dan to provide superior customer service to our customers.  She is responsible for working closely with our team to ensure our clients are getting what they need, when they need it.  Besides helping our clients to capture their vision in graphic design, Jennifer can work with production and in addition, Jennifer works closely with our online customers via our AGOnline platform to make their order processing easier.

MARTIN MANCEK, PRODUCTION SPECIALIST

Marty brings over 40 years of printing experience to the team. Marty is responsible for running our press as well as all aspects of finishing our clients' projects to make them look their best. This includes all of our offset, digital as well as wide-format and sign finishing.  He is our lead offset press operator and wide-format/sign specialist in addition to all bindery and finishing.

DAVID ROBINSON, PRODUCTION SPECIALIST

For four years, David has brought his vast experience in bindery and finishing to our clients at AlphaGraphics.  David's attention to detail makes sure your projects are finished correctly and look better than you expect.  He runs our finishing and can also work our wide-format and signs as well as our offset press.

VICKI SCHMIDT, CUSTOMER SERVICE

Vicki has worked at AlphaGraphics for over five years and is the front line person responsible for our customer's experience at AlphaGraphics Northbrook / Deerfield.  In addition, Vicki works closely to make sure our digital printing looks the best it can for our clients.  With over 20 years of experience in design and customer service, Vicki has her own Creative Memories consulting business and has utilized that experience to help her clients at AlphaGraphics.

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