Instant Imprints vs Around the Town Signs Franchise Comparison

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

Start-Up Costs and Fees

Instant Imprints Franchise
Around the Town Signs Franchise
Investment $157,817 - $339,385$21,035 - $186,200
Franchise Fee $29,500$10,000 - $100,000
Royalty Fee 5%$750 - $2,500/mo.
Advertising Fee --
Year Founded 19922011
Year Franchised 20012015
Term Of Agreement 15 years-
Term Of Agreement 15 years-
Renewal Fee $2.5K-

Business Experience Requirements

Instant Imprints Franchise
Around the Town Signs Franchise
  • General business experience
  • Marketing skills
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    Financing Options

    Instant Imprints Franchise
    Around the Town Signs Franchise
      In-House/3rd PartyIn-House/3rd Party
    Franchise Fees No/No-/-
    Start-up Costs No/YesYes/-
    Equipment No/Yes-/Yes
    Inventory No/Yes-/-
    Receivables No/No-/-
    Payroll No/No-/-

    Training & Support

    Instant Imprints Franchise
    Around the Town Signs Franchise
    Training --
    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
    Around the Town Signs Franchise
    US Expansion YesYes
    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 Around the Town Signs

     Around the Town Signs  franchise opportunity can be run from your own home or a small office location!
    Our team creates effective graphic designs and signage for all types of businesses, from custom banners to point-of-purchase signage to vehicle graphics.  We have the expertise and resources to fill almost any signage need. Whether it’s banners, building signs, vehicle graphics, or signs for store windows, walls, doors or floors, we use the very latest computer-aided sign-making systems and techniques to design and create high-impact, cost effective signs that get our clients results.
    Our knowledge and investment in quality equipment and products, combined with the training we provide in sales and installation, will allow you to generate an incredible income without the high cost and overhead associated with most franchise opportunities. We will train you in marketing and developing local relationships to meet your customers sign and graphics needs across a broad spectrum of products from business cards, basic banners, vehicle wraps, outside signage and dynamic digital signage.
    Around the Town Signs has established an A rating on several consumer sites and is only seeking individuals that will strive to maintain these high standards. There is always a need to communicate to customers through signage, be it lawn signs, banners, dynamic digital or newer technologies. We are at the leading edge of these technologies which represent strong on-going sales opportunities for you in your market area.
    Beginning with a comprehensive five day training program in Florida and additional follow up support in your very own market, our training resources include: Business Planning, Operations, Financial & Personnel management, Marketing, Point-of-Sale, Sign Design, Production & Subcontracting, Annual workshops, on-line ordering and other training opportunities to help you succeed as an Around the Town Signs location.
    Investment/Cost of Ownership:
    Unlike most franchise sign business opportunities with high priced investments and the requirement to lease or purchase a location to operate your business in while expecting a percentage of all gross sales, the opportunity we offer is much more reasonable and attractive for a savvy entrepreneur. With Around the Towns Signs we only ask for a monthly fixed fee which will not increase when your sales and profits do. Our goal is your success and growth in your market, and we will do our part to see that you are not only happy to pay your royalty fee but feel that it is money well spent to be a part of our Nationwide network.

    Veteran incentives  Greater of $5,000 off franchise fee or 10% off franchise fee