Instant Imprints vs Imprint In Time Franchise Comparison

Below is an in-depth analysis and side-by-side comparison of Instant Imprints vs Imprint In Time including start-up costs and fees, business experience requirements, training & support and financing options.

Start-Up Costs and Fees

Instant Imprints Franchise
Imprint In Time Franchise
Investment $157,817 - $339,385$72,240 - $198,500
Franchise Fee $29,500$27,000
Royalty Fee 5%$400/Mo.
Advertising Fee --
Year Founded 1992-
Year Franchised 2001-
Term Of Agreement 15 years-
Term Of Agreement 15 years-
Renewal Fee $2.5K-

Business Experience Requirements

Instant Imprints Franchise
Imprint In Time Franchise
  • General business experience
  • Marketing skills
  • -

    Financing Options

    Instant Imprints Franchise
    Imprint In Time Franchise
      In-House/3rd PartyIn-House/3rd Party
    Franchise Fees No/No-/-
    Start-up Costs No/Yes-/-
    Equipment No/Yes-/-
    Inventory No/Yes-/-
    Receivables No/No-/-
    Payroll No/No-/-

    Training & Support

    Instant Imprints Franchise
    Imprint In Time Franchise
    Training -2 weeks at our company headquarters in Jasper, Georgia. Graphics training and the technical "how to" of the sign and imprint technologies coupled with 2 days of business training. 1 week in an actual working facility where you will work side by side with an existing facility owner. Up to 2 weeks in your new facility of OJT to help you acclimate to your new role and to introduce you to our proprietary marketing strategies to get you off to a running start. Post opening, videos of the training you received will be available 24/7 as well as tutorials of specific technical aspects that you can review on your schedule. You will also get a priority toll free number to call when you have any questions, and you are welcome to attend refresher classes at no charge.
    Support Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives-
    Marketing Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media, Regional advertising-
    Operations International franchisees required to buy multiple units/master licenses; 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.


    Expansion Plans

    Instant Imprints Franchise
    Imprint In Time Franchise
    US Expansion Yes-
    Canada Expansion No-
    International Expansion Yes-

    Company Overviews

    About Instant Imprints

    The First and Only Franchise in the industry Offering This Level of Comprehensive Products and services. The promotional advertising industry includes many different products and services. Most people don't realize just how immense this industry has become. Although they have been around for over half a century, the screen printing, embroidery, sign, and promotional products industries lacked the technology to easily enter into them. We were the first and are still the only franchise to merge these normally separate businesses under one roof. Why settle for a clothing franchise when you can get all five franchise concepts rolled into one! New innovations, as well as over thirty years of experience in this market, have allowed us to completely revolutionize these well established industries. Instant Imprints is not just an apparel franchise. We also do signs, banners and promotional items! Our store owners can provide a one-stop solution to their customers. From signs and banners to embroidery and screen printing, our franchisees enjoy high profit margins, great opportunities to upsell, and, most importantly, ability to fulfill their dreams of being a business owner. Your customer base is limitless. Nearly every company, school, organization, team, and a growing numbers of consumers buy and use our services and products daily. As a whole, the industry has never seen a decline. We have developed turnkey solutions for newcomers as well as created benefits and new systems for seasoned industry veterans. For a cost comparable to that of other franchises offering only one service, you can have the freedom to fill all promotional needs of your clients. The opportunities are limitless! For those interested in purchasing an existing business, Instant Imprints also has established franchise opportunities available in certain areas.

    About Imprint In Time

    Imprint In Time is a business marketing franchise. We provide all levels of signage, we provide all forms of imprinted garments, we provide graphics services, we provide engraved products, we provide reprographic services, blueprints and digital storage, we provide promotional products, we provide document services. We are Imprint In Time, we create and sell products and ideas that all businesses need for marketing their products. Founded by Rick Bowman and Brenda Bowman in March 2005, Imprint In Time quickly proved itself to be a winner, consistently drawing business away from the competing companies. The Bowman Family got its start in the sign & imprinting business by owning and operating a very successful location. After a year of working toward an efficient sign and imprint model, the founders of Imprint In Time started working on the idea of franchising the company. Imprint In Time is a new model and will be a serious competitor within the sign and imprint industry. The foundation of Imprint In Time is the ability to derive profit from a multitude of complimentary products and services allowing us to mitigate line item costs by offering the customer packages instead of individual items. We feel this is the key to our success...and our customers agree!