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Initial Investment

LOW: $78,334
HIGH: $191,265

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Company Profile



Franchising Since

2004 (12 Years)

Corporate Address

10324 S. Dolfield Rd. Owings Mills, MD 21117


Ken Blum

About Cartridge Depot

Ken Blum and Nick Sheehan opened the first Cartridge Depot in 2004, a retail ink store in Boca Raton, Florida, but soon realized that selling ink in a retail setting was not a profitable business model. So instead they began going directly to businesses to offer their ink and toner refilling services. After refining their business model, they sold the Boca Raton location to a franchisee and moved their company's headquarters to Owings Mills, Maryland. Cartridge Depot franchisees inspect cartridges, vacuum out old ink and toner, and refill them in order to save business owners' printing costs.


Financial Requirements

Initial Investment

$78,334 - $191,265

Net-worth Requirement


Liquid Cash Requirement


Ongoing Fees

Initial Franchise Fee


Ongoing Royalty Fee


Ad Royalty Fee


Financing Options

Cartridge Depot has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: 
franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory

Franchise 500® Rank History

  • 2008 - 483
  • 2011 - 443
  • 2012 - 348

* Not all years were ranked

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:
Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.

Operations & Franchisor Support

Training Onsite: 1 week

Training at headquarters: 1 week

Ongoing Support
Toll-Free Line

Marketing Support
Ad Slicks

Absentee Ownership Allowed

Number of employees required to run: 2 - 2

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Updated: November 25th, 2014

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