Good design can lead to success, bad design can obstruct it.
Creative, eye-catching design can help your company’s messages pop. Our design department can take your ideas and make them visually stimulating or translate your design into any type of communication piece you need. Our goal is to help your company make the right impression, accurately and professionally.
Having one design services department feed print, agExpressions and new media means all your artwork can easily be re-purposed for other communication channels. Now the brochure matches with the point of purchase display as well as the e-newsletter.
Our team can work with virtually any type of graphic file. We retain your art files and store them on our secure, in house servers. Everything is backed up nightly so you can rest assured we’ve got a copy of all your art files.
Online Media Library
Online Media Library
AlphaGraphics has recently added an online media gallery where photos, copy, graphic elements and videos all reside in one location. It’s like your own private library where items can be easily added and indexed…a shared resource for all your content! Team members can add content they are responsible for, items are indexed and placed in folders. Also, graphics elements can be “tagged” with descriptive words for easier searching later.
agOnline is a wonderful tool for providing custom online order catalogs right at your fingertips. Its variable rendering technology can also be a great resource for ad publication creation. A catalog can be created with all the branded marketing pieces available.
Then, individual location information like address, store hours, even location pictures can be selected at the center level. That way strict brand standards can be maintained, while individual center information can be easily changed.
Layout, Typesetting and Design
Once artwork is approved all offset projects are processed through our server based Meta Dimension v10.0 system by Heidelberg. This pdf based work flow automates all offset pre-press functions including pre-flight, imposition and color correction. Proofs are generated through an HP z6100 inkjet. Non-critical color proofs are generated through the HP Indigo system. Once color proofs are okayed files are served to a Heidelberg Prosetter 74 for imaging.
For digital pre-press files, static files are typically forwarded from Adobe Indesign. Variable data proofs are generated through XMPie uDirect Premier, an InDesign plugin. Whether the project is black and white or color, digital proofs can be produced on the actual run stock for a nominal fee.
Layout and Typesetting
Our design staff can take your ideas and create art for production in all of our production departments. Production occupies the same facility as the design staff—resulting in detailed knowledge of all production methods and capabilities. Design Services provides many typesetting and layout functions to previously created art. One of our team’s strongest attributes is our ability to assemble graphic elements and proofed content for print, large format and web quickly and professionally.