Instant Imprints new franchise concept rolling out across Canada

Date: NOV 19th, 2010

Topic: Franchise News

Oakville, ON, November 19, 2010 – Franchise concept Instant Imprints is set to make a big impression in Hamilton as it officially opens its doors on November 26th.

Instant Imprints is a promotional marketing franchise that offers screen printing, promotional products, embroidery, sign and banner production in a 1,200 square foot retail store, with many services done in-house. Begun in the United States in 2002, the Canadian chain was founded in 2007 when former The UPS Store President and CEO Ralph Askar and a group of Shareholders purchased the chain.

“We are a company that is in rapid growth mode and poised to be the number one branding and promotional advertising chain in Canada,” says Ralph Askar, President and CEO of Instant Imprints North America.

The new Hamilton store, located at 1405 Upper Ottawa Street, is owned by Marcus Vandenburg. “Instant Imprints offers limitless solutions, but only ONE purpose: helping our customers promote. We can imprint on anything from pens, golf balls and clothing to cars and buildings,” he says.

“Unlike traditional imprinting companies, large volumes do not need to be ordered,” he explains. “Any size quantity can be ordered, ranging from one to thousands. Furthermore, because we are a retail store, people can come in and see firsthand the quality and range of our products we do in-house. From corporate uniforms to shirts for family reunions or birthday parties, Instant Imprints is the single source solution for businesses looking to customize, or consumers looking to personalize, just about anything.”

Vandenburg will be celebrating his grand opening on Friday, November 26th with an Open House and Food and Toy Drive for the Neighbour to Neighbour Centre, underscoring his own commitment to becoming a proactive member of the Hamilton community. The charitable drive will continue until December 20th, with food and toys being collected for the centre’s Christmas hampers.

About Instant Imprints

Instant Imprints is a branding and promotional solutions franchise with locally owned and operated stores that offer screen printing, promotional products, embroidery, sign and banner production in a conveniently located retail setting.  Stores are open for both business customers and retail consumers. Customers have the opportunity to browse and inspect the merchandise, making it easier to make informed purchases.

There are approximately 40 Instant Imprints locations currently operating throughout North America. There are seven Instant Imprints stores in Canada, three in BC and four in Ontario, with additional stores to open in the next few months.