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Our Selection Process For
Best Printer, Copying & Sign Franchises

Last updated: August 1, 2017

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Top 10 Printer, Copying & Sign Franchises

Best Printer, Copying & Sign Franchises - August 2017

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Rank

Company Name

Industry

Franchising
Since

Franchise
Units

Cash
Investment

Total
Investment

Royalty
Fee

Financing
Available

Growth Prospect

Marketing Support

Training

Ongoing Support

Value

Overall Score

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Change in Rank

Leaders

1

Sir Speedy Printing Inc.

Mission Viejo, CA

Don F. Lowe
949-348-5000
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1968

272

$125,000 - $175,000

$213,854 - $263,854

4-6%

Yes

 

100

 

100

 

100

 

100

 

100

100%
Increased +5

+5

 

2

BizCard Xpress

Flagler Beach, FL

Daniela Morello
800-591-0113
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2006

29

$70,000

$114,346 - $197,475

7%

Yes

 

100

 

99

 

100

 

98

 

100

99.4%
Increased +1

+1

 
Strong Performers

4

Allegra

Plymouth, MI

Laura Pierce-Marutz
248-596-8600
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1976

300

$45K

$167.3 - 589.6K

6%

Yes

 

96

 

98

 

97

 

100

 

97

97.6%
Increased +1

+1

 

5

AlphaGraphics Inc.

Salt Lake City, UT

Alex Polglaze
800-955-6246
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1970

246

$45K

$247,800 to $385,400

5-7%

Yes

 

97

 

96

 

97

 

96

 

97

96.6%
Increased +2

+2

 

6

Proforma

Cleveland, OH

Vera Muzillo
216-520-8400
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1978

712

$50,000

$4,730 - $50,195

5-8%

Yes

 

95

 

98

 

96

 

95

 

96

96%
Increased +2

+2

 
Contenders

7

PIP Printing & Marketing Services

Mission Viejo, CA

John Bowen
949-348-5000
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1965

114

$125,000 - $150,000

$275 - 350K

0.25-6.5%

Yes

 

97

 

97

 

96

 

94

 

94

95.6%
Decreased -3

-3

 

8

Goin' Postal

Zephyrhills, FL

Marcus Price
813-782-1500
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2002

244

$20,000

$46,750 - $111,500

$400/mo.

Yes

 

96

 

93

 

96

 

95

 

96

95.2%
Decreased -6

-6

 

9

FastSigns

Carrollton, TX

Catherine Monson
214-346-5600
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1985

554

$80,000

$178,207 - $289,498

6%

Yes

 

95

 

95

 

95

 

93

 

93

94.2%

NC

 

10

Signarama

USA Division

Roy Titus
+44-1753369077
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1986

142

Varies according to applicant.

£115K - £250K

10%

Yes

 

93

 

93

 

95

 

95

 

93

93.8%
Decreased -9

-9

 
Evaluation Criteria: Best Printer, Copying & Sign Franchises
Growth Prospect

The amount of growth which a franchise has achieved in their franchised businesses is an important metric used during our evaluation process. This allows us to determine which franchises have a history of producing businesses which are primed for growth and expansion. It is important for an entrepreneur to know that the franchise they are selecting for their business has a history of success business expansion.

Marketing Support

We hear from entrepreneurs who are highly concerned in the marketing and advertising endeavors which franchises take part in to acquire new clients in their target markets. As we compare a variety of printing and copying franchises we determine which are dedicated to acquiring new customers through highly effective and specifically targeted advertising and marketing campaigns.

Training

We have seen historically a strong link between the quality of training and educational resources offered by franchisors to franchisees with the overall quality of products and services being produced. The types of businesses which provide their clients with printing and copying services require individuals which have an in-depth understand of how to best copy a document or print on a specialized type of stock paper.

Ongoing Support

We work to highlight the franchises which continue to support and assist their franchisees through means of enabling them to offer new products and services, improving upon the aesthetics of stores and displays, and making partnerships and contracts with relevant products and services. We believe franchisees should benefit from the ongoing business development of the franchisor they are working with.

Value

As we approach the analysis of thousands of franchises, one of our most crucial points of analysis delves into the soft value retained by the franchise which cannot be measured in finances. It is important for a franchise to create technologies and strategies which provide their franchised business with competitive advantages and proprietary strategies for quickly producing prints and copies of the documents they are provided.

 
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