Join the marketing communications leader for over 42 years! AlphaGraphics centers provide print, digital and visual marketing solutions for local businesses with a proven successful business model. Businesses already utilize our products and services so no cold calling! Multiple revenue streams build a recession resistant business.

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AlphaGraphics Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2022


About Us

AlphaGraphics has been a leader in print and visual communications for more than 43 years. With nearly 300 independently owned and operated locations in the U.S. and eight countries, we set the standard for solutions in printing, marketing communications and document creation and management.

At AlphaGraphics, we do more than just design, copy and print--we help our customers communicate. The need for effective communication is stronger than ever - you need to connect, and we can help you do that well - we're the vital connection?"? for your communication needs.

Why Us

Why Should You Consider Joining the AlphaGraphics Network?

  • B2B model allowing for regular business hours (M-F 8-5:30)
  • CEO type model - work with other professionals within the market
  • Local Community Involvement
  • 90%+ repeatability w/clients
  • No Seasonality
  • High average transaction - $400+
  • Diverse client mix
  • Every business already utilizes our products and services, no cold calling
  • Multiple revenue streams to build a recession resistant business
  • Large variety of work. No two projects the same - customized solutions
  • 70+% gross margins
  • Large, protected territories giving you plenty of growth potential
  • 43 years of proven successful business system
  • Marketing, training and support as you build your franchise
  • AlphaGraphics has more owners (17) in the Top 100 largest Quick Print facilities according to Quick Print Magazine than ALL the other franchised brands combined in our industry!

Company Details

Established: 1970
1st Franchised: 1979
Franchised Units - Domestic: 242
Franchised Units - International: 34
Company Owned Units: 0
Projected New Units: 25
Registered: All 50 States

Support and Training Offered By AlphaGraphics

Financial Assistance Provided: 3rd Party lending programs, listed on the SBA Franchise Registry
Site Selection Assistance: Yes
Lease Negotiation Assistance: Yes
Co-Operative Advertising: Yes

1-2 weeks of online training.

2 weeks initial training in Denver, CO and on-going training/support with an assigned Business Development Consultant and Franchise Financial Consultant for the duration of your franchise agreement. 

Orientation - must be completed with 30 days of signing

MIS Level 1 Certification - must be completed within 6 months of signing

  • Week-long training and certification in Denver CO
  • Designed around the basics of PrintSmith Vision - "getting work in and out of the door." This is an active learning (workshop) training with both skill and knowledge assessments.

Sales & Marketing Certification - must be completed within 6 months of signing

  • Week-long training and certification in Denver CO
  • Covers all aspects of AGs sales and marketing methodology. This is an active learning (workshop) training with both skill and knowledge assessments.

Ongoing Peer Groups and Mentor relationships.

2022 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a AlphaGraphics Franchise.

What does a AlphaGraphics Franchise Cost?

AlphaGraphics franchise fees for 2022:

Minimum Liquidity: $100,000
Total Investment: $263,700 to $363,300
Minimum Net Worth: $350,000
Franchise Fee: $48,950
Step Royalty Program: 7% to 3% (reward for sales success)
Average Number of Employees: 4-6

Passive Ownership: Not allowed
Multi-unit Ownership: Available

Is AlphaGraphics a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. AlphaGraphics is not a semi absentee franchise. The owner of the franchise (the franchisee) is expected to be involved in all aspects of day-to-day operations.

Is AlphaGraphics a Home Based franchise?

No. AlphaGraphics is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do AlphaGraphics Franchise Owners Make?

Click here to find out how much AlphaGraphics franchisees make. AlphaGraphics offers an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document which provides financial information about select franchisees in their franchise system.

Is AlphaGraphics a Master Franchise Opportunity?

No. AlphaGraphics is not a master franchise opportunity.

Does AlphaGraphics Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. AlphaGraphics franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Does AlphaGraphics Work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa Candidates?

No. AlphaGraphics franchise does not work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa candidates.

Is AlphaGraphics Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. AlphaGraphics franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is AlphaGraphics Looking for International franchisees?

No. AlphaGraphics franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Additional Information

Additional Categories

Advertising & Marketing, Printing & Copying, Non Food Franchises

Number of Units Open

100+ UNITS

Cash Required

$100,000 - $250,000

Master Franchise


Passive Franchise


Home Based Franchise


Item 19 Franchise


Veteran Discount




Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


E2 Visa Franchise


AlphaGraphics Franchises for Sale

Click Here to inquire about existing AlphaGraphics franchises for sale. We may have AlphaGraphics franchise resales. A franchise resale is an already established franchise owned by a franchisee and the franchisee is looking to sell their franchise.

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About our rankings: The IFPG uses its internal data collected from our membership portal to identify which franchises had the most activity in the past week. This ranking system is not based on franchise sales, franchisee success rates or number of units open. Our ranking system should not be used to make a decision on which franchise to buy it was solely created for internal purposes and for our IFPG Members.