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Your Instant Imprints Franchise Store
Site Selection
Instant Imprints will provide assistance with the site selection to find the best available retail location for your business. We have the demographic and business model information to assist you with the selection of a site within your desired market. We also have some very specific criteria regarding the space and rent rates. We will also have our preferred real estate agents work along with you to help find, evaluate and negotiate a lease that will meet the business requirements of our franchisees.

Turnkey Package
We have developed a turnkey package of various levels of equipment, supplies and software to fit your desired business size. Each segment of your business is designed with growth in mind. A complete production facility can fit within 800 to 1,200 square feet or less. We design your center to suit the particular location you have chosen for maximum production workflow.

Showroom
A professionally designed showroom is included in the franchise package. The showroom is one of our most important sales tools. Our advantage is giving the customer the opportunity to browse and touch the merchandise, making it easy to upsell and to offer add-on products or services.
instant imprints store floorplan
Training
No experience is necessary
Our theme through every step of the training process is to provide MORE CLARITY and LESS STRESS.

The part we call Instant Imprints University (IIU) Pre-Training is intended to provide our new Franchisees with an introduction to our systems, equipment and processes.

The IIU Training Program is conducted at our Training Center in San Diego, over the course of two weeks and focuses on the three most important parts of running a business; Business Management, Customer Relationships, and Growing Your Business.

The segment of the training called IIU Post-Training, is intended to provide the new Franchisee, or their staff, with a “basic proficiency” in the various production tasks that are part of our business.

The final portion of onsite training, Operations experts will be on-hand to provide Opening Support when you open for business. Your Center will be correctly set-up and ready for business when you unlock the door for your first day of business. Then you will have years of experience and support to back you up in your new business.
Six-Week Initial Training Program:
1
Week of in-store pre-training.
2
Weeks of Business Development training in our Instant Imprints University classroom located in San Diego.
 
2
Weeks of in-store work experience.
1
Week of on-site training at your location, on your own equipment!
Marketing
Business Management & Operational Support
We realize that sales are the most important part of any business. That's why we assist you with all your marketing efforts. We constantly work on improving existing sales techniques and developing new ones. Among other things, we currently offer the following marketing and sales assistance:

Marketing and business development support includes:
  • Customized Marketing Plan - develop and execute regional campaigns.
  • Comprehensive Marketing Campaigns - Proven marketing materials that work.
  • Turnkey Design Build - Turnkey package of various levels of equipment, supplies and software to fit your desired business size.
  • Opening Launch Program - Grand Opening Launch program to help with the initial marketing and immediate development your business.
  • FastStart Program: 6 Month Peer Mentoring Program.
Online Solutions
Instant Imprints Can Create a Custom Online Store for Your Customers
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We are proud to offer this exclusive service to your customers. Whether they are in charge of a marketing department, a growing franchise network, or have a small sports team to outfit, iStore has a program that will fit their needs. With our online marketing solutions your customers can:
  • Ensure Brand Consistency & Integrity
  • Manage Marketing Collateral
  • Streamline Ordering & Campaign Fulfillment
  • Control Spending, Reward Staff & Clients
iDesign is an online studio where consumers can create custom printed promotional products. They can upload their own designs, photos or text, or choose from a large variety of fonts and clipart. A customer can place the order online, or request a quote. All transactions will be made with the Instant Imprints center selected for the job.
Operations
Continued Support:
After opening, Instant Imprints provides on-going support to help you achieve your sales and profit targets. You will receive comprehensive manuals, access to our proprietary 24-hour Intranet support system, and exclusive vendors. We will make periodic visits and will always be within reach to address any of your concerns.

On-going guidance provided by Instant Imprints includes:
  • ImageNet - Our Internal Intranet System with 24 hour support and communication. It offers links to suppliers, vendor specials and incentives for Instant Imprints franchisees, event postings and franchisee forum postings. The library section contains searchable reference material as well as training videos, marketing materials and software updates.
  • Webinars
  • Store Visits
  • On-Call Technical Support
  • National Conferences
Equipment


Equipment Overview:
Embroidery
  • Single and/or Multiple Head Embroidery Machine.
  • Embroidery Design Software.
  • Supplies and Accessories:
  • HoopMaster - a station for hooping garments perfectly and straight every time.
  • Starter Kit - assortment of thread, backings, toppings, adhesives, scissors, trimmers, bobbins and stitch eraser.
  • Extra hoops and frames for increased production.
  • Reference manuals and aides.
Signs
  • Starter Kit - masking tapes, an assortment of colored vinyl, magnetic materials, blank banner material, heat printing material, canvas material, grommets and grommet machine, heat gun, cutters, knives, brayer, t-square, safety ruler, squeegees, pin vise, corrugated plastic sheets, step stakes and Velcro.
  • Wide Format Inkjet Printer - 54".
Promotional Printing
  • Sublimation Printer - This 600 DPI color printer comes with many materials for thermal sublimation prints onto fabrics, mugs, and ceramics.
  • Heat Transfer Presses - Industrial presses used for t-shirts, team uniform numbering, names, photo transfers, bags, mouse pads, ceramic tiles, puzzles, coffee mugs, sports bottles and much more.
  • Digital Garment Printer - Digitally print directly on garments and other materials in both light and dark colors with this specially designed printer. Low cost and long life.
  • Supplies and Accessories:
  • Starter Kit - Cad-cut materials, mouse pads, coated mugs, coasters, water bottles and photo-transfer papers.
Digital Printing
  • Full Color Copier/Printer - This multifunction device (print, scan & copy) features a finishing unit for folding, hole punching and stapling.
  • Guillotine Paper cutter - Used to trim documents and large volumes of paper for big jobs.
  • Folder - Automatic folder is designed for professionally folded and finished brochures.
Technology
  • ImageNet - Our 24 hour support and communication system.
  • POS System - Our proprietary production management and point of sale.
  • Graphics Software - Current versions of the most popular professional software.
  • Computer Workstations - The latest PC systems with LCD monitor for design and output of production processes and POS system.
  • E-Commerce Store - The E-Commerce Store software allows you to easily create custom online ecommerce marketing stores for schools, businesses or organizations.
Marketing & Misc.
  • Samples - A complete set of pre-decorated samples are included with your kit.
  • Inventory - Our startup package provides for various imprintable items as your initial stock.
Optional Equipment
  • Laminator
  • Laser Engraver
  • Production Embroidery Machines
USA 1-800-542-3437
CAN 1-888-247-0176