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Last updated: August 1, 2018

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Best Printer, Copying & Sign Franchises - August 2018

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Sir Speedy Printing Inc. Sir Speedy Printing Inc.
Talk to a Representative: 949-348-5000
Key Facts For Sir Speedy Printing Inc.
  • Franchising Since:
    1968
  • Franchise Units:
    272
  • Company Owned Units:
    21
  • Cash Investment:
    $125,000 - $175,000
  • Total Investments:
    $213,854 - $263,854
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    4-6%
  • Training Provided:
    Available at headquarters: 2 weeks.
  • Financing Available:
    Yes
  • International Opportunities:
    Yes
  • Website:
    www.sirspeedy.com
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Allegra Allegra
Talk to a Representative: 248-596-8600
Key Facts For Allegra
  • Franchising Since:
    1976
  • Franchise Units:
    300
  • Company Owned Units:
    4
  • Cash Investment:
    $45K
  • Total Investments:
    $167.3 - 589.6K
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    6%
  • Training Provided:
    Yes
  • Financing Available:
    Yes
  • International Opportunities:
    Yes
  • Website:
    allegrafranchise.com
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Goin' Postal Goin' Postal
Talk to a Representative: 813-782-1500
Key Facts For Goin' Postal
  • Franchising Since:
    2002
  • Franchise Units:
    244
  • Company Owned Units:
    1
  • Cash Investment:
    $20,000
  • Total Investments:
    $46,750 - $111,500
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    $400/mo.
  • Training Provided:
    Available at headquarters: 1 week. At franchisee's location: 1 week.
  • Financing Available:
    Yes
  • International Opportunities:
    Yes
  • Website:
    www.goinpostal.com
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FastSigns FastSigns
Talk to a Representative: 214-346-5600
Key Facts For FastSigns
  • Franchising Since:
    1985
  • Franchise Units:
    554
  • Company Owned Units:
    14
  • Cash Investment:
    $80,000
  • Total Investments:
    $178,207 - $289,498
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    6%
  • Training Provided:
    Available at headquarters: 3 weeks. At franchisee's location: Up to 2 weeks.
  • Financing Available:
    Yes
  • International Opportunities:
    Yes
  • Website:
    www.fastsigns.com
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Proforma Proforma
Talk to a Representative: 216-520-8400
Key Facts For Proforma
  • Franchising Since:
    1978
  • Franchise Units:
    712
  • Company Owned Units:
    12
  • Cash Investment:
    $50,000
  • Total Investments:
    $4,730 - $50,195
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    5-8%
  • Training Provided:
    Available at headquarters: 1 week. At franchisee's location: Quarterly. At regional/annual conventio
  • Financing Available:
    Yes
  • International Opportunities:
    Yes
  • Website:
    www.proforma.com
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BizCard Xpress BizCard Xpress
Talk to a Representative: 800-591-0113
Key Facts For BizCard Xpress
  • Franchising Since:
    2006
  • Franchise Units:
    29
  • Company Owned Units:
    3
  • Cash Investment:
    $70,000
  • Total Investments:
    $114,346 - $197,475
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    7%
  • Training Provided:
    Available at headquarters: 2 weeks. At franchisee's location: 1 week.
  • Financing Available:
    Yes
  • International Opportunities:
    Yes
  • Website:
    bizcardxpress.com
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Kwik Kopy Business Centers Kwik Kopy Business Centers
Talk to a Representative: 281-256-4100
Key Facts For Kwik Kopy Business Centers
  • Franchising Since:
    2004
  • Franchise Units:
    34
  • Company Owned Units:
    6
  • Cash Investment:
    $65,000
  • Total Investments:
    $219,400 - $245,600
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    6%
  • Training Provided:
    Yes
  • Financing Available:
    Yes
  • International Opportunities:
    Yes
  • Website:
    www.kwikkopy.com
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AlphaGraphics Inc. AlphaGraphics Inc.
Talk to a Representative: 800-955-6246
Key Facts For AlphaGraphics Inc.
  • Franchising Since:
    1970
  • Franchise Units:
    246
  • Company Owned Units:
    5
  • Cash Investment:
    $45K
  • Total Investments:
    $247,800 to $385,400
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    5-7%
  • Training Provided:
    Yes
  • Financing Available:
    Yes
  • International Opportunities:
    Yes
  • Website:
    www.alphagraphics.com
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PIP Printing & Marketing Services PIP Printing & Marketing Services
Talk to a Representative: 949-348-5000
Key Facts For PIP Printing & Marketing Services
  • Franchising Since:
    1965
  • Franchise Units:
    114
  • Company Owned Units:
    25
  • Cash Investment:
    $125,000 - $150,000
  • Total Investments:
    $275 - 350K
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    0.25-6.5%
  • Training Provided:
    Available at headquarters: 2 weeks. At franchisee's location: 2 weeks. Regional meetings : 1-3 days.
  • Financing Available:
    Yes
  • International Opportunities:
    Yes
  • Website:
    www.pip.com
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Signarama Signarama
Talk to a Representative: +44-1753369077
Key Facts For Signarama
  • Franchising Since:
    1986
  • Franchise Units:
    142
  • Company Owned Units:
    10
  • Cash Investment:
    Varies according to applicant.
  • Total Investments:
    £115K - £250K
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    10%
  • Training Provided:
    5 weeks + ongoing support
  • Financing Available:
    Yes
  • International Opportunities:
    Yes
  • Website:
    www.signarama.co.uk
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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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