Instant Imprints

At a Glance

Products & Services: Embroidery, signs, banners, promotional products

Number of Locations: 50

Total Investment: $118.1K - $319.6K

Founded: 1992

Began Franchising: 2001

About Instant Imprints

Founded in 1992 as an imprinted merchandise manufacturer and distributor, Instant Imprints expanded to offer screen-printing, embroidery, sign-making and promotional product services. The San Diego-based company began franchising in 2001.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2015 27 21 0 2
2014 26 18 0 2
2013 24 17 0 2
2012 28 18 0 2
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $118,063 - $319,596
Franchise Fee: $24,950 - $39,950
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 6%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Veteran Incentives: $15,000 off franchise fee or a $15,000 equity grant, training fee waived
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $300,000
Liquid Cash Available: $75,000 - $100,000
10% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 3. Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed. (100% of current franchisees are owner/operators).
Financing Type In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee
Startup Costs
Accounts Receivable

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 2 weeks. At franchisee's location: 1 week. At approved training location : 3 weeks.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives, Lease Negotiation
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media, Regional advertising,
Other marketing support: Website

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #351 (2013),