FASTSIGNS Cost Comparisons


More than fast. More than signs.

The brainchild of Gary Salomon and his partner, the late Bob Schanbaum, FASTSIGNS came to realization in 1985 when the duo experimented with the concept of quick turnaround signs and graphics. Ultimately - and, of course, unbeknownst to Bob and Gary at the time - FASTSIGNS would go on to revolutionize the signage industry and helped create an entirely new niche.

By late 1987, the Dallas Metroplex area played host to three company-owned FASTSIGNS centers, and by that time, Gary was committed to growing the brand through franchising. Today, FASTSIGNS is a recognized leader in the sign industry with over 630 franchised units in nine countries - the United States & Puerto Rico, the United Kingdom, Canada, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Grand Cayman and Australia (operating under the SIGNWAVE brand).

At its core, FASTSIGNS is a company of collaborators, strategists, graphics experts and problem solvers all focused on one thing: raising the visibility of businesses across the country and around the world. By design, this is a goal largely left open to interpretation. There are virtually endless ways to raise visibility for a company, limited only by imagination. This fact alone makes FASTSIGNS a unique franchise opportunity best suited for driven, creative individuals.

Veteran's Discount - $22,250 (50% of Franchise Fee)

Signs & Printing/Copying Franchise Opportunities

Below is a quick comparison of FASTSIGNS against other Signs & Printing/Copying franchises and business opportunities. For an in depth comparison of FASTSIGNS with another opportunity including start-up costs and fees, business experience requirements, training & support and financing options click on the name of the company to view the detailed comparison.

Franchise Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
4 Color Press $30,000 $127,000-$370,000
Advanced Sign Centers N/A 0 $74,500-$89,500
Allegra Network N/A 0 $162,464-$516,949
AlphaGraphics Printshops Of The Future $40,000 1.5-8% $247,888-$385,400
American Sign Shops N/A $66,000-$93,000
Biz Card Xpress $39,000 7% $114,346-$197,475
Business Cards Tomorrow $35,000 6% $161,800-$539,500
Copy Club $30,000 7% $311,300-$421,950
Flicko's $13,800 5.5% or Min. $50/wk. $71,790-$119,150
Grafix Stop N/A $20,000-$40,000
Have Signs Will Travel $10,000-$25,000 6% $300/Mo.Max $103,500-$148,500
Image360 $35,000 to 6% with cap 2% with cap $139,819-$268,459
Imprint In Time $27,000 $400/Mo. $99,400-$203,000
Kwik Kopy $35,000 7% $173,684-$251,355
Lazerquick $25,000 to 5% $172,500-$275,000
Local Copies Etc $25,000 $139,500-$222,500
Magnetsigns Advertising $5,000 10% $24,000-$80,000
MarkCo N/A $99,900-$179,800
Minuteman Press $21,000-$44,500 6% $66,150-$221,325
PIP Printing & Document Services $20,000 2.5-6.5% $201,000-$442,000
Print Three N/A $54,000-$100,000
Rayacom $25,000 $94,130-$222,062
Sign Biz $20,000 0 0 $175,000
Signal Graphics Business Center $25,000 5% $159,000-$201,000
Signarama $49,500 6% $94,298-$272,270
SignWorld N/A 0 0 $185,000-And Up
Sir Speedy Printing and Marketing Services $25,000 4-6% $227,981-$277,981
SteamRoller Copies $28,800 $229,675-$301,385
US Recognition $40,000 $139,500-$235,500
YESCO $25,000-$50,000 6% $66,500-$260,000