Franchise Opportunity

The Cost and Success of Starting a Printing Franchise

How Do The Numbers Look?

It is important to understand the performance both at a franchise system level and franchisee center level. You also need to know the ins and outs of franchise costs so you are prepared to run your own business. Although the early 2020s posed a challenging market for business across the globe, AlphaGraphics’ network of printing business franchises met the challenge and performed exceptionally well.

AlphaGraphics offers the opportunity for you to own your own marketing, technology and print shop franchise in today’s digital/web-based environment. During your due diligence process, we will be providing you with a breakdown of initial costs and ongoing fees as well as our current Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD). The FDD includes key performance indicators from actual AlphaGraphics franchise centers over the last several years.

Each AlphaGraphics marketing and print shop franchise is independently owned and operated and your particular business results may vary. Read on to learn more about average franchise fees and franchise startup costs.

The Strongest Unit-Economics In The Industry1

Single Center Level Figures - Calendar Year 2023

Average Annual Gross Sales*

Highest Annual Gross Sales* 

Median Annual Gross Sales*
Top 25%


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Liquid Capital Required:

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*2023 Franchise Disclosure Document

1Based on a review of several 2022 and 2023 FDD's of print and sign franchise concepts in the United States

Strength In Numbers

50+ Years - Tremendous Brand Strength and Stability

After developing the company’s operating systems and business model into a successful brand, AlphaGraphics began franchising opportunities for its printing, sign, and advertising shops in 1979.

Today, there are nearly 300 franchised AlphaGraphics locations with many more franchise opportunities all the time. Our passion for marketing, entrepreneurship, and franchising has us poised for an exciting future. We extend franchise opportunities to self-starting entrepreneurs who want to own a print and marketing company. Our next success story could be yours!