Instant Imprints vs Image360 Franchise Comparison

Below is an in-depth analysis and side-by-side comparison of Instant Imprints vs Image360 including start-up costs and fees, business experience requirements, training & support and financing options.

Start-Up Costs and Fees

Instant Imprints Franchise
Image360 Franchise
Investment $157,817 - $339,385$196,497 - $370,473
Franchise Fee $29,500$40,000
Royalty Fee 5%6%-1.5%
Advertising Fee -2%
Year Founded 19921986
Year Franchised 20011987
Term Of Agreement 15 years20 years
Term Of Agreement 15 years20 years
Renewal Fee $2.5K-

Business Experience Requirements

Instant Imprints Franchise
Image360 Franchise
  • General business experience
  • Marketing skills
  • -

    Financing Options

    Instant Imprints Franchise
    Image360 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
    Image360 Franchise
    Training - On-The-Job Training: 21 hours Classroom Training: 119 hours Additional Training: At various locations
    Support Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperativesPurchasing Co-ops Newsletter Meetings/Conventions Toll-Free Line Grand Opening Online Support Security/Safety Procedures Field Operations Site Selection Proprietary Software Franchisee Intranet Platform
    Marketing Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media, Regional advertisingCo-op Advertising Ad Templates Social media SEO Website development Email marketing Loyalty program/app
    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.

    Absentee Ownership Allowed Number of Employees Required to Run: 2

    Expansion Plans

    Instant Imprints Franchise
    Image360 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 Image360

    Image360 Centers provide signage and graphic solutions to companies and organizations. Franchise owners enjoy the work/life balance of a business-to-business enterprise while participating in a growing industry. With 22 million businesses in the U.S., the need for our products and services increases every year. Unlike traditional sign shops with limited products and services, an Image360 Center is a full-spectrum provider of all types of visual communications. With your own resources backed by the expertise of our professional staff, you can differentiate your business from others as a single, responsive source for graphics, signage and display solutions. As an owner, you can benefit from:
    * Initial training
    * Available in-house provided training & support
    * Product services & in-network solutions
    * Advertising, marketing & promotional programs
    * Alliance Corporate Services (national accounts)
    * Networking opportunities

    * Resale & exit strategy programs

    The total investment necessary to begin operation of a start-up Image360 Center ranges from $192,595 to $365,299. If you will operate a start-up center, this includes $57,000 that must be paid to franchisor.
    The total investment necessary to convert either a Signs By Tomorrow® center or a Signs Now® center into an Image360 Center ranges from $13,316 to $65,284. This includes $0 to $500 that must be paid to the franchisor.
    For qualified candidates, the total investment necessary to convert your existing independent graphic solutions business to an Image360 Center through our Advantage program ranges from $38,652 to $214,304. This includes $19,500 that must be paid to the franchisor.

    Seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Western Europe
    Veteran Incentives  25% off franchise fee
    #187 in Franchise 500 for 2020.
    #376 in Franchise 500 for 2021.