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Category: Print


15,000 an hour…and counting

There’s an old saying in sports…Speed Kills. There’s a saying we have at AlphaGraphics Westlake…Speed Sells. About two years ago we did an assessment of our digital print capacity and found that while we were


AG Westlake Feels the Need for Speed (and Productivity)

There are very few things that excite AlphaGraphics owners more than a new piece of equipment. When that piece of equipment brings a high level of productivity and quality-improvements, well…that’s about as good as it


Three Things I’ve Learned About Owning a Business…

Ever since I was a little boy, I knew that someday I would own my own business. I can remember my father taking me to the print shop where he worked, and as he ran


Old School Business Cards Learn a New Trick…

Recently, I read that business cards have been around since the 17th century. That is simply amazing. To think that these little guys have been around that long, and that even today, we use these


Project Spotlight: Foil-Stamped Note Cards

There is simply no replacement for the written word. In these days of instant electronic communication, and hand-written note from a family member, friend or colleague is a rarity. But, when we receive one, it

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Back to the Brochure: Need it Yesterday? Call us Today!

Great Scott! The Ricoh 7110 is getting an upgrade! Now equipped with a flux capacitor, you can call us today and get those prints hot off the press yesterday. That’s right! We’re now so fast, our designs

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New Year, New Toys, New Possibilities!

Another year has come to a close and we can say we’ve been good all year along with our clients!  We’ve expanded with a game-changer of a machine: the Ricoh C7110x Digital Color Press.  A whopping


Know When to Fold ‘Em: Choosing the Right Brochure

Chances are, you’ll find yourself holding ’em, and folding ’em. Did they offer a nice payout? Or did you shuffle it away and moved on elsewhere? Brochures are a quick way to get people to find out about you and your CTA. We all know the common “Tri-Fold”, but there’s much more ways to deliver your info with style.

Crackin’ up…

Crackin’ up…

When folding paper, cracking is no laughing matter. Typically, cracking occurs when folding paper that has toner on the fold. It produces an unsightly finished edge, and can ruin an otherwise beautiful print job. How

Fold like a Pro

Fold like a Pro

Folding paper…sounds pretty simple, doesn’t it? Not so fast. There are three critical elements to consider when a project calls for folding… What type of paper (coated, uncoated, text weight, cover weight) Will this be