Our Franchisees

Meet Instant Imprints

At Instant Imprints we take pride of having a great network of franchisees. Professionals who are committed to deliver to the greatest standards possible. You can read some of their stories below:

Gagan Bhathal - Vancouver, BC, Canada

Gagan joined Instant Imprints as a franchisee in 2008. He went on to operate multiple location in and near Vancouver. He became the area developer for all of British Columbia and, on the other side of the border, the state of Washington.

"The key to my success has been teaching other franchisees how to get their business up and running", says Gagan. "I was born in Punjab, India, in 1981 and moved to Canada in 1989 when I was adopted by my uncle Harry, who lived in Richmond, B.C. So, I came over here all by myself. It was only later, when I was 18, that my parents and siblings also migrated here. And as you can see from my profile picture, I now have a family of my own who happily take all the time that I have to offer away from the business."

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Linda Boyd - Louisville, CO

Linda has been part of the Instant Imprints system since 12/04, making her one of the pioneers of our brand as well as one of it’s current success stories. She operates her business in a small bedroom community (18,000) between Denver and Boulder. The business that she has built is well above the norm for a community of that size and is routed in great customer service and a strong involvement in her community.

You can check out the testimonials on her webpage at www.instantimprints.com/louisville to get a feel for how great her customer service is. Her current role as a member of the Board of Directors at the local Chamber of Commerce and the links below to various articles written about her, will give you as sense of what that community leadership looks like.

Center: instantimprints.com/louisville

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Karen and Noel Eustace - Fredericton NB, Canada

Noel and his wife Karen have been part of the Instant Imprints system since October 2011. Noel is both the owner of an Instant Imprints Centre and the Area Franchisee for Atlantic Canada. Noel describes his business as a branding and image solutions provider helping businesses, groups and organizations increase their market visibility by developing branding solutions around their business and marketing plans.

Noel is a long standing and active member of Rotary, brings many years of executive level Sales and Marketing experience to the brand with a background in multiple industry segments. Karen brings years of customer support & service along with design and front line retail experience. Karen and Noel spend much (some would say all) of their free time coaching hockey, volunteering and when time allows, sailing. Having been blessed with three successful children, they are on the verge of becoming "Empty Nesters" only to figure out what to do with the "extra" free time.

Center: instantimprints.com/fredericton

News & Articles: Embracing Change

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Susie and Glen Ellison - Little Rock, AR

Glen and Susie say that they always looked forward to being together in a business one day. Glen spent 40 years in the supermarket industry as a store manager, district manager and eventually, area vice president. Susie had a career as a realtor. They worked hard at those careers so they could end up working together in their Instant Imprints franchise, which they opened March 2008.

Susie has overseen operations of Instant Imprints since it opened, with Glen joining the business three years ago, expanding their ability to address all the needs of marketing, managing and operating the business. Those expanded efforts have definitely shown in the results of the business. The importance of which is clearly defined when Glen says… “The more Instant Imprints grows, the more valuable our franchise becomes. We are always seeking to grow the value of the business."

Center: instantimprints.com/littlerock

News & Articles: Boomers Find Joy in Second Careers

Dan Garrison - Vancouver, WA

Dan has been part of the Instant Imprints family for 11 years. He originally started as a manager of the store and when it was available for sale, he jumped at the chance to buy it. Dan enjoys graphic design and designing custom t-shirts.

He loves having a store in his community that everyone can have all their marketing done in one place. Dan likes giving back by sponsoring different organizations around his community.

In his free time, he enjoys photography. Dan’s favorite quote is “A winner never quits and a quitter never wins” - Napoleon Hill.

Center: instantimprints.com/vancouverwa

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Brenda Wagner - South Surrey, BC

Brenda has been a part of Instant Imprints since 2012 and opened her store in 2013. She has a graphic design background and had been in a similar business before hand and liked the model of Instant Imprints which allowed her to do everything under one roof (signs and banners, promotional products, custom t-shirts, branded apparel, and print services).

She enjoys being able to provide her customers a personalized approach to their marketing and analyzing their needs to find something in their budget for an event or corporate branding.

In her free time, she likes to participate in outdoor activities such as hiking and gardening. She enjoys leading a healthy lifestyle.

Center: instantimprints.com/southsurrey

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Richard Ballard - Greely, CO

Richard has a degree in engineering from the Colorado School of Mines, and has over 22 years’ experience as a multiple unit operator for The UPS Store. He has also served four years on the National Advertising Committee as an advisor overseeing the national print and media advertising for the 4000+ The UPS Store franchisees.

In the last few years, Richard has sold his UPS Stores and is looking to use his franchise expertise to help another franchise system grow. He is eager to learn all there is to know about Instant Imprints and be a part of a network of partners. Richard joined Instant Imprints in 2016 as the Area Franchisee for Colorado.

“I visited Instant Imprints and liked what I saw, but, I already experienced being a franchise owner. I wanted to be an Area Developer for my state of Colorado. I liked the concept of a business that helps to promote other businesses.” Also, as an Area Developer and a former franchise owner, I’ve ‘been there done that’ in all capacities and I’m in the position to support Instant Imprints franchisees tapping into my past experience.”

News & Articles: Former Oil Exec and Franchise Expert Signs Area Development Agreement with Instant Imprints

Brian Drysdale - Wilmington, DE

Brian started with Instant Imprints in 2007. He was drawn to the business by the diversity of offerings and the opportunity to help clients out on many levels.

He works with his customers to increase the visibility of their business and is part of a Rotary group that is involved in many community organizations. Being a small business owner himself, Brian is able to understand his client’s needs.
In his free time, Brian is a triathlete and swim coach.

Favorite quote: "Things may come to those who wait, but only what's left by those who hustle" - Abraham Lincoln

Center: instantimprints.com/wilmde

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Making logos stand out.

We provide quality embroidery services on practically anything you can imagine. Our centers have state-of-the-art embroidery machines to provide you with anything from individual personalization to thousands of pieces. You can count on us to make your brand more visible.

Big or small, fancy and fast.

With wide format and digital printing equipment, our centers can produce nearly any sign, banner or display a business or organization may require, including retractable banner stands, A-frames, tradeshow booths and much more. For permanent or temporary use, indoors or out.

Personalized shirts with your logo or design.

We create t-shirts with custom designs using the latest technologies in direct to garment, heat transfers, lettering and screen printing which allows for maximum flexibility with order size and a fast turnaround to customize each order.

Items that stand out and are remembered.

There is no shortage of ways to promote your business. From branded pens to drinkware to flashlights, there are endless options at your disposal. Talk to us about finding the right solution for you and your customers.

Effectively communicate with ink and paper.

Let us help you create the printed materials that will promote both your brand and your message. Customized brochures, flyers, business cards, postcards, manuals, mailers and more designed to make you more visible to your customers.

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