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2021 Franchise 500 Rank
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Initial investment
$158K - $339K
Units as of 2019
61 17.3% over 3 years

Company Overview

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.

About Instant Imprints

Industry
Services (Other)
Founded
1992
Parent Company
Instant Imprints TransAtlantic Inc.
Leadership
Ralph Askar, CEO

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
2001 (20 years)
# of employees at HQ
10
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.

This company is seeking new franchisees worldwide.

# of Units
61 (as of 2019)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
6615 Flanders Dr., #B
San Diego, CA 92121

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Instant Imprints franchise.

Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here’s what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

Initial Franchise Fee
$42,500
Initial Investment
$157,817 - $339,385
Net Worth Requirement
$350,000
Cash Requirement
$100,000 - $125,000
Veteran Incentives
$10,000 off franchise fee; free training
Royalty Fee
6%
Ad Royalty Fee
4%
Term of Agreement
10 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes

Financing Options

Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.

In-House Financing
Instant Imprints offers in-house financing to cover the following: franchise fee
Third Party Financing
Instant Imprints has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: startup costs, equipment, inventory, payroll

Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

On-The-Job Training
200 hours
Classroom Training
55 hours
Additional Training
Mentoring
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Lease Negotiation
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
Regional Advertising
Marketing Planning & Support
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
No
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
No
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
# of employees required to run
2
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

Franchise 500 Ranking History

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Ranked #80

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Updated: February 8th, 2021