Franchise Opportunity

We’ll Help You Find the Best Path to Fit Your Professional Journey

With over five decades in this industry, we have learned what works. The AlphaGraphics printing franchise opportunity continues to be a leading program for entrepreneurs interested in buying a franchise in the USA in the print, marketing, and technology space. Through nearly five decades of franchising and building the strongest Network of Business Centers in America, we have learned what it really takes to start a marketing business and take advantage of print and marketing franchise opportunities. . Here are the options for how to start a franchise business of your own, whether from scratch or as an acquired opportunity, scroll to learn more information about each offering:

  • From Scratch: New Business Center Pathway
  • Purchase an Existing AG Center: Transfer Center Pathway
  • Purchase an Existing Non-AG Print Shop: Acquire and Convert (A/C) Center Pathway
  • Turn Your Existing Non-AG Print Shop Into an AG Franchise: Conversion Center Pathway
 Franchise Opportunities Available


This pathway allows you the opportunity to start your printing franchise opportunity from scratch. It may seem like a daunting task, but in today’s digital/web-based environment, we utilize the latest technologies in marketing to drive leads to you and your customer’s business. You do not need to lease a huge space, purchase and maintain lots of equipment, or even have large teams to handle daily operations with our franchise business opportunity — we’ve got you covered

Our latest new center design represents the lowest possible investment with the highest possible return – a winning combination for new Business Center Owners.


We’ve been around a while, having just celebrated our 50th anniversary, so naturally, sometimes our existing AlphaGraphics centers go up for sale. When this happens, we often look to newly interested entrepreneurs to see if they’re interested in purchasing our existing businesses for sale. We’ll help every step of the way from template “buy-sell” agreements, valuation resources, business planning, Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDA’s), funding, and more.

There are pros and cons to buying an existing printing franchise versus building our newest design model with the latest equipment recommendations, but the pros of owning a printing franchise, no matter how it’s acquired, far outweigh the cons. Some pros:

  1. An existing franchise will be well-known in their market, making it easy for you to hit the ground running.
  2. You’ll get the training and support you need to operate the franchise, especially if you acquire the employees who’d already been working at the location.
  3. This opportunity is a great example of how franchises have lower risks of failure. Opening up your own business has it’s major cons, by acquiring an existing one, you are avoiding those risks altogether.



With the increase in advancements in technology and marketing, the rise in competition, and the unprecedented effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, there may be existing independent print/marketing shops that can’t keep up and are looking to sell. We’ll help identify opportunities in your area. If there is a mutual interest amongst the seller, you, and AlphaGraphics, we’ll assist with many of the same tools and resources to convert business under the Transfer pathway.

How it works:

  1. You purchase an independent business (print, copy, or marketing services).
  2. You convert the business to an AlphaGraphics printing franchise, with our help.
  3. You start marketing to your local area and begin your journey as an AG small business franchise!
There are currently many financial incentives in place in our Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) that you may be eligible for as well.


Rapid changes in the industry in the areas of technology, marketing, competition, training, social media, and more have left many independent print/marketing shops struggling for sales and profits. If you are one of those existing businesses and you’re looking to take advantage of the many resources and support of an award-winning franchise like AlphaGraphics, and remain as the owner, this business opportunity may be just the right fit.

Join the many AlphaGraphics franchisees who have converted their existing sign/print business to our franchise model. Like the Acquire and Convert pathway, there are currently many financial incentives in place in our Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) that you may be eligible for. For more information on converting your store, click here.

Program Details for All Pathways

Whichever printing franchise opportunity pathway you choose, we can help support you on your journey to opening your own AlphaGraphics franchise. When you convert or buy a print and marketing franchise from AlphaGraphics, we provide the following support:

  • Workflow Automation/Order Integration
  • Marketing & Lead Generation Proprietary Programs
  • Extensive onboarding training--classroom and Certified Center training
  • Equipment Recommendations
  • Real Estate/Site selection support and guidance
  • Space planning, lease review/assistance
  • Software and Hardware
  • Production Management Software
  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Systems
  • Discounted Volume Pricing with National Vendors
  • Business/IT/Communications Systems
  • Proprietary Sales Training and Support--AGXsell
  • Exterior and Interior Decor Packages

With that kind of support, all that’s missing is you! Join our AlphaGraphics franchise network and get your business started!

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No Print Background Needed

Our franchisees come from all types of business backgrounds. Many have never set foot in this industry before becoming an AlphaGraphics printing franchise owner. If you are interested in buying an AlphaGraphics printing and marketing franchise in the USA, we will walk you through every step of this amazing print and marketing franchise opportunity. From marketing and sales to equipment operation, to learning and development, we have your back and always will.

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