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April 5-6, 2014

Visit Instant Imprints at the San Mateo County Expo Center, April 5-6, 2014. The Expo is located in the Fiesta Hall at 1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo, CA 94403. Show hours are 10 AM to 5 PM on Saturday and 11 AM to 4 PM on Sunday. Print the pass below for FREE admission.

Oct. 22-23, 2013

Please join us October 22nd or 23rd, 2013, for a free info session in East Mississauga, ON. The info sessions will be held Tuesday and Wednesday at 7 pm at our new center located at 2550 Matheson Blvd. East Mississauga, Ontario L4W 4Z1. Please RSVP here online or call 1-888-247-0176.

Sept. 18, 2013

Instant Imprints of Louisville (Colorado) and Gildan (Honduras) collaborated this month to bring the Verifica program against human trafficking to Honduras.  The program was implemented in the same community that produces many of the clothing items Instant Imprints of Louisville offers to its customers.  Over a three day period, a staff member from the PIER Institute trained over 200 students in special tactics to protect themselves, their families, and their friends. Read the whole article on the Pier Institute’s website here: http://www.pierinstitute.org/instantimprintslouisville.htm.

Please join us in congratulating the efforts of Linda and Mike Boyd in Louisville!

Sept. 10-11, 2013

Please join us September 10th or 11th, 2013, for a free info session in Oakville, ON. The info sessions will be held Tuesday and Wednesday at 7 pm at 165 Cross Avenue, Oakville, ON L6J 0A9. Please RSVP here online or call 1-888-247-0176.

Sept. 8-9, 2013

Please join us September 8th or 9th, 2013, for a free info session in Atlanta, GA. The info sessions will be held Sunday and Monday at 7 pm, or by appointment at the Sheraton Suites Galleria - Atlanta, 2844 Cobb Pkwy SE, Atlanta, GA 30339. You must RSVP (or setup an appointment) to attend. Please RSVP here online or call 1-800-542-3437 Option 2.

Sept. 7-8, 2013

Instant Imprints at The Franchise and Business Opportunites Show in Atlanta, Georgia

Meet with top executives from Instant Imprints at The Franchise and Business Opportunities Show on Sept. 7th and 8th, 2013 at the Cobb Galleria Centre.

The Cobb Galleria Centre is located at 2 Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, Georgia.

Bring the pass below for Free Admission:


Sept. 7-8, 2013

Instant Imprints at The Franchise and Business Opportunites Show in Toronto, ON

Meet with top executives from Instant Imprints at The Franchise and Business Opportunities Show on Sept. 7th and 8th, 2013 at the International Centre - Hall 6.

The International Centre - Hall 6 is located at 6900 Airport Road.

May 24, 2012

Instant Imprints To Expand Throughout Washington; Area Franchise Agreement Signed With Seasoned Entrepreneur

Deal Includes Opportunity to Grow Rapidly Expanding Brand in Washington State

(Thursday, May 24, 2012) - Instant Imprints, North America's innovative franchise network of promotional products and sign retail centers, announced today that it has signed an agreement to expand the brand throughout the state of Washington.

Under the agreement, Gagan Bhathal, who has successfully owned and operated multiple Instant Imprints centers in Vancouver, British Columbia and the surrounding suburbs since 2008, can market the franchise opportunity to other motivated, small business-oriented people in Washington. He is currently the Area Franchisee for the Canadian province of British Columbia, and is experiencing significant growth.

The chance to teach others the proven business model and sales processes is what Bhathal welcomes most about the investment he's made in becoming Washington's area franchisee.

"When you buy a franchise you want to feel good about the support and guidance you are going to receive. This is the point Gagan will focus on most and it's why we are so confident in their abilities," said Ralph Askar, who heads franchisor operations for Instant Imprints as the president and CEO of the company. "He is passionate about teaching others how to get their business up and running, build sales leads and close deals. Less than 2 percent of franchises have a process of teaching business development to their franchisees. That's where Gagan
comes in."

Expansion into Washington is part of the company's aggressive North American development plan, which calls for more than 500 new centers throughout the United States and Canada. Currently, there is an existing Instant Imprints center in Vancouver, Wash.

As part of the Instant Imprints franchise model, area franchise owners and franchisees have the support of the Instant Imprints experienced leadership team from start to finish. Complete with comprehensive training, site selection support, marketing programs and strong vendor programs of the Instant Imprints business model that has been cultivated to cater to high quality candidates that understand the value of the proven system.

Individuals in Washington interested in becoming Instant Imprints franchisees can learn more by e-mailing Gagan Bhathal at gbhathal@instantimprints.com or calling (604) 537-1310.


About Instant Imprints

Instant Imprints helps businesses, schools, organizations, groups, and individuals promote. The company has revolutionized the promotional products industry by combining multiple businesses (business apparel, custom T-shirts, wide format and digital printing, school and team wear, signs and banners, and promotional products) into one efficient business model – the first and still the only franchise to combine these businesses into one model.  Instant Imprints has franchises throughout North America and has been franchising since 2002.  CEO Ralph Askar and a group of shareholders first purchased the Master License for Instant Imprints Canada, then completed ownership of Instant Imprints in May of 2011.  CEO Ralph Askar, with more than 25 years hands-on franchising experience, brings to Instant Imprints a proven record of accomplishments as one of Mail Boxes Etc. and The UPS Store's most successful multiple Area Franchisee's and Multiple International Master Licensee's.

For more information about Instant Imprints, contact Jay Holguin in marketing via email at jayh@instantimprints.com or call 1-800-542-3437.

For more information about Instant Imprints Franchise Opportunities, contact sales@instantimprints.com or call Bryan Smith (United States) or Christian Collucci (Canada) at 1-800-542-3437.

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Feb. 29, 2012

Making an Imprint On Southern New Brunswick

First Instant Imprints Centre in Atlantic Canada Fills Fredericton's Branding and Image Solutions Needs

FREDERICTON, New Brunswick – Instant Imprints, the revolutionary branding services industry leader, announced today the recent opening of its first centre in New Brunswick. Situated in Fredericton on Brookside Drive, Instant Imprints blends five industry services and products into a one stop shop retail centre for businesses, groups and organizations offering business apparel, custom T-shirts, school and team wear, signs and banners, and promotional products.

New Brunswick native Noel Eustace, a seasoned entrepreneur, brings Instant Imprints to Fredericton to help local businesses, groups and organizations promote with innovative branding and marketing solutions. The new Instant Imprints centre is located at 530 Brookside Dr., Suite D. It is the first in New Brunswick and is teamed up with many other Instant Imprint franchise locations throughout Canada and the United States.

“With more than 25 years of independent businesses experience and working in senior leadership positions at local companies, I saw significant benefits to becoming a franchisee with Instant Imprints,” said Eustace, who holds an M.B.A in international marketing as well as the Canadian Professional Sales Association’s Certification in Professional Sales. “This is a unique opportunity to run a business here in my own community that allows local organizations to take care of all their marketing needs under one roof.”

Originally from Moncton, his roots run deep in the region and he takes great pride in engaging himself, his family and his business into the Fredericton community. Eustace, a Rotarian for more than 22 years, is an active member of the Rotary Club of Fredericton North and has been involved with his children’s basketball and air cadets programs, as well as the YMCA. He also is active in local professional associations, including the Fredericton Chamber of Commerce and Business Fredericton North.

In his free time, Eustace has coached hockey competitively at several levels and today serves as an assistant for the reigning champion University of New Brunswick (UNB) women’s team and the UNB V-Red Prospects program. He has also coached for Hockey New Brunswick’s High Performance Program and Hockey Canada’s national women’s team training camps. A former player as well, Eustace carries his athletics experience into the work ethic he displays while running his Instant Imprints centre.

“Sports and business really aren’t that different,” he said. “Your hard work and determination are rewarded with success, but you have to be patient. No one ever became a business or sports star overnight.”

As part of the Instant Imprints business model, franchise owners, such as Eustace, have the support of the Instant Imprints experienced leadership team from start to finish. Complete with comprehensive training, site selection support, marketing programs and the purchasing power of the Instant Imprints’ network, the business model has been cultivated to cater to high quality candidates that understand the value of the proven system. 

“We have all the trust in the world that Noel will represent Instant Imprints extremely well in Fredericton,” said Ralph Askar, who heads the franchisor’s operations for Instant Imprints as the president and CEO of the company. “He has tremendous business experience and has strong connections to the community. We are thrilled to have him as part of the Instant Imprints family.”

Local individuals and organizations interested in Instant Imprints’ products and services can e-mail store7001@instantimprints.com, call (506) 449-0750 or go online at www.store7001.instant imprints.ca. Individuals can also connect with Instant Imprints in Fredericton through Facebook and LinkedIn.  

About Instant Imprints

Instant Imprints helps businesses, schools, organizations, groups, and individuals promote. The company has revolutionized the promotional products industry by combining multiple businesses (business apparel, custom T-shirts, wide format and digital printing, school and team wear, signs and banners, and promotional products) into one efficient business model – the first and still the only franchise to combine these businesses into one model.  Instant Imprints has franchises throughout North America and has been franchising since 2002.  CEO Ralph Askar and a group of shareholders first purchased the Master License for Instant Imprints Canada, then completed ownership of Instant Imprints in May of 2011.  CEO Ralph Askar, with more than 25 years hands-on franchising experience, brings to Instant Imprints a proven record of accomplishments as one of Mail Boxes Etc. and The UPS Store's most successful multiple Area Franchisee's and Multiple International Master Licensee's.

For more information about Instant Imprints, contact Jay Holguin in marketing via email at jayh@instantimprints.com or call 1-800-542-3437.

For more information about Instant Imprints Franchise Opportunities, contact sales@instantimprints.com or call Bryan Smith (United States) or Christian Collucci (Canada) at 1-800-542-3437.

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Feb. 25, 2012

Making an Imprint On Central Canada

Instant Imprints Fills Winnipeg's Promotional Needs with Grand Opening of First Area Centre

WINNIPEG, Manitoba – Instant Imprints, the revolutionary promotional products industry leader, announced today the opening of its first centre in Central Canada. Situated in Winnipeg’s St. James district near the bustling Polo Park shopping centre, Instant Imprints blends five revenue streams into one business to business retail centre that offers embroidery, screen printing, heat transfers, signs and promotional products.

Local entrepreneur Iain Scott brings Instant Imprints to town to help local businesses promote with innovative marketing solutions. The new Instant Imprints centre is located at 305 Madison Street, Unit E. It is the 11th in Canada, and the first between British Columbia and Ontario.

“I’m thrilled about the opportunity to provide local businesses, organizations, schools, and everyone that has something to promote a trusted partner here in Winnipeg,” said Scott, who also owns a nearby The UPS Store. “We make it as easy as possible for our clients to take care of all their promotional needs under one roof. Whether they need uniforms for their staff or a booth for their tradeshow, Instant Imprints has the solution. Marketing departments can rely on in-house production and quality control to ensure on-time delivery. School and sports organizations have a partner to support fundraising, uniform supply and decoration.”

Scott transitioned into franchise ownership in 2006 when he opened his The UPS Store after a 30-year career in the printing industry. He has proven to be an entrepreneurial success, growing his The UPS Store into one of Canada’s top performing locations.

“This is an exciting endeavor to be able to work side by side with companies to help them reach their goals through effective promotion,” added Scott.

In addition to owning the new Winnipeg centre, Scott completed a deal with Instant Imprints to become the Area Franchisee for the entire Manitoba and Saskatchewan Provincial regions. As Area Franchisee, Scott will lead the brand’s growth throughout both provinces and projects more than fifteen locations in total.

“We have all the trust in the world that Iain will guide our franchise growth effectively,” said Ralph Askar, who heads the franchisor’s operations for Instant Imprints as the president and CEO of the company. “In addition to being a savvy businessman, Iain is passionate about teaching others how to get their business up and running.”

The new centre will fill space that was occupied by a Volkswagen dealership for more than 40 years, adjacent to Polo Park.

Expansion into Winnipeg is part of the company’s aggressive North American development plan, which calls for more than 500 new centres throughout Canada and the United States.

As part of the Instant Imprints franchise model, area franchise owners, such as Iain, have the support of the Instant Imprints experienced leadership team from start to finish. Complete with comprehensive training, site selection support, marketing programs and the purchasing power of the Instant Imprints’ network, the business model has been cultivated to cater to high quality candidates that understand the value of the proven system. 

Individuals in Manitoba and Saskatchewan interested in becoming Instant Imprints franchisees can learn more by e-mailing Iain Scott at iscott@instantimprints.com or calling (204) 415-5444.  

About Instant Imprints

Instant Imprints helps businesses, schools, organizations, groups, and individuals promote. The company has revolutionized the promotional products industry by combining multiple businesses (custom T-shirts, embroidery, wide format and digital printing, heat transfers, and promotional products) into one efficient business model – the first and still the only franchise to combine these businesses into one model.  Instant Imprints has franchises throughout North America and has been franchising since 2002.  CEO Ralph Askar and a group of shareholders first purchased the Master License for Instant Imprints Canada, then completed ownership of Instant Imprints in May of 2011.  CEO Ralph Askar, with more than 25 years hands-on franchising experience, brings to Instant Imprints a proven record of accomplishments as one of Mail Boxes Etc. and The UPS Store's most successful multiple Area Franchisee's and Multiple International Master Licensee's.

For more information about Instant Imprints, contact Jay Holguin in marketing via email at jayh@instantimprints.com or call 1-800-542-3437.

For more information about Instant Imprints Franchise Opportunities, contact sales@instantimprints.com or call Bryan Smith (United States) or Christian Collucci (Canada) at 1-800-542-3437.

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Feb. 24-25, 2012

Instant Imprints at The Franchise Show in London, England

Meet with top executives from Instant Imprints at The Franchise Show in London, England this February 24th and 25th, 2012 at booth #601.

Instant Imprints has Master Developer opportunities available for the UK, Ireland and other countries around the world. The Master Developer opportunity is for those individuals that would like to be the franchisor of Instant Imprints in an International Market. The Master is our partner and represents Instant Imprints in their country.

The Franchise Show
London ExCel
One Western Gateway
Royal Victoria Dockland
London E16 1XL

http://www.thefranchiseshow.co.uk/

About Instant Imprints

Instant Imprints helps customers promote. The company has revolutionized the promotional advertising industry by combining multiple businesses (screen printing, embroidery, wide format printing, heat transfers, promotional products and digital printing) into one efficient business model – the first and still the only franchise to combine these businesses into one model. Every business, school, organization or group needs to promote in order to grow. Instant Imprints empowers its franchisees to imprint on anything from business apparel, event banners, trade show displays, custom t-shirts, pens mugs and business cards, to cars and buildings.

Instant Imprints has been ranked as one of Entrepreneur Magazine's Top 10 New Service Franchises. CEO Ralph Askar, with 25+ years hands-on franchising experience, brings to Instant Imprints a proven record of accomplishments as one of Mail Boxes Etc. and The UPS Store's most successful multiple Area Franchisee's and Multiple International Master Licensee's. Askar was an officer of Mail Boxes Etc. parent company from 1995-1997.

In January 2011, Toshiba Toshiba Business Solutions (TBS) partnered with Instant Imprints, "your image people," to be the exclusive global provider of multifunction products (MFPs) to new and existing franchises. "As a premier promotional franchise, we're honored to partner with Toshiba, a leading manufacturer of copiers and multifunction printing products. Our leadership team developed the largest non-food franchise in the U.S. by making strategic partnerships and we are using that strategy again. We're confident our footprint will grow because of the Toshiba/Instant Imprints partnership," said Ralph Askar, president & CEO of No Frill Franchising, Inc.

Find out more about Franchise Opportunities here:

http://www.instantimprints.com/franchise/index.php

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January 31, 2012

Boulder County Couple Becomes Instant Imprints Area Franchisees; Key Colorado Players in Company’s Expansion Strategy

Deal Includes Opportunity to Grow Rapidly Expanding Brand to More than 50 Instant Imprint Centers in Colorado.

Mike and Linda Boyd know a thing or two about running a franchise.

The married couple has made a career out of owning and operating top performing franchise businesses -- first with McDonald’s, and for the last seven years with Instant Imprints, a one-stop retail center providing custom imprinted promotional merchandise from apparel and signs to every promotional product imaginable.

Now, the entrepreneurial duo will have an opportunity to teach others the art of effectively running a franchise as Instant Imprints Area Franchisees. The Boyds, who have owned the Instant Imprints center in Louisville, Colo. since 2004, have finalized an agreement with San Diego-based Instant Imprints to lead the brand’s growth in Colorado, meaning they can market the franchise opportunity to other motivated, small business-oriented people in Colorado.

The chance to teach others the proven business model and sales processes is what the Boyds welcome most about the investment they’ve made in becoming Area Franchisees.

“When you buy a franchise you want to feel good about the support and guidance you are going to receive. This point the Boyd’s will focus on most and it’s why we are so confident in their abilities,” said Ralph Askar, who heads the franchisor’s operations for Instant Imprints as the president and CEO of the company. “They are most passionate about teaching others how to get their business up and running.”

Aspiring franchise owners in the state should take note. The Boyds plan to grow Instant Imprints to more than 50 centers in Colorado, and they are confident they can help make that happen for Instant Imprints. The franchise is what Mike calls “operationally driven” – it complements the Boyds’ personalities and affords them an ideal work schedule. They enjoy the freedom to be “hands-on” with their business during the week while spending time with family and friends on the weekends.

“There are so many benefits to owning and operating an Instant Imprints center,” added Mike. “It’s a lifestyle business. You’re not going to be working late into the night or on weekends. You can operate the business with low overhead and still have time for yourself and family.”

Mike’s franchise industry experience also includes time as a franchisee with The Entrepreneur’s Source, a leading business coaching franchise dedicated to giving people the tools to successfully operate their own. A mentor to many, guiding hundreds of people down the path of franchise ownership, Mike excels in the teaching role and admits that there is nothing greater than finding opportunities to learn something new and then share it with others.

“Sure we’re entrepreneurs and we know a certain amount of risk comes with that, but we’re dedicated to following a business model that works. We’ve spent our lives learning, and now we’re excited to share that with others,” added Mike.

The Boyds are one of Instant Imprints’ higher performing franchisees. Their Louisville center recently won the Louisville Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business of the Year for its remarkable business results and the Boyds’ community outreach. Their Instant Imprints franchise increased their year-over-year sales 19 percent in 2011.

Individuals in Colorado interested in becoming Instant Imprints franchisees can learn more by e-mailing Mike Boyd at mboyd@instantimprints.com or calling (303) 664-1633.

About Instant Imprints

Instant Imprints helps customers promote. The company has revolutionized the promotional advertising industry by combining multiple businesses (screen printing, embroidery, wide format printing, heat transfers, promotional products and digital printing) into one efficient business model – the first and still the only franchise to combine these businesses into one model. Every business, school, organization or group needs to promote in order to grow. Instant Imprints empowers its franchisees to imprint on anything from business apparel, event banners, trade show displays, custom t-shirts, pens mugs and business cards, to cars and buildings.

Instant Imprints has been ranked as one of Entrepreneur Magazine's Top 10 New Service Franchises. CEO Ralph Askar, with 25+ years hands-on franchising experience, brings to Instant Imprints a proven record of accomplishments as one of Mail Boxes Etc. and The UPS Store's most successful multiple Area Franchisee's and Multiple International Master Licensee's. Askar was an officer of Mail Boxes Etc. parent company from 1995-1997.

In January 2011, Toshiba Toshiba Business Solutions (TBS) partnered with Instant Imprints, "your image people," to be the exclusive global provider of multifunction products (MFPs) to new and existing franchises. "As a premier promotional franchise, we're honored to partner with Toshiba, a leading manufacturer of copiers and multifunction printing products. Our leadership team developed the largest non-food franchise in the U.S. by making strategic partnerships and we are using that strategy again. We're confident our footprint will grow because of the Toshiba/Instant Imprints partnership," said Ralph Askar, president & CEO of No Frill Franchising, Inc.

Find out more about Franchise Opportunities here:

http://www.instantimprints.com/franchise/index.php

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About Instant Imprints

Instant Imprints is not just a clothing franchise. We were the first, and are still the only company to combine these five franchises into one franchise: silk screen printing franchise, shirt franchise, signs franchise, promotional items franchise, and embroidery franchise. So don't settle for just an apparel franchise. Find out more about Franchise Opportunities here.