Key players in the printing franchise world

By Sarah Stowe | 06 Nov 2015 View comments




Snap Franchising


Name of franchise: Snap Franchising (brand name is Snap)

Year established: Franchising since 1980, the business is 100+ years old

Number of franchises: 147 Snap centres in Australia (ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC and WA) plus six in New Zealand.

Multi-unit franchisees: 12+ (two to six each)

Cost of turnkey operation: The current model is approximately $250,000, the new model is under $115,000

Royalty fees: 8 percent and 2 percent advertising levy

Training costs: Start up training included in franchise fees, free Snap Academy online programs, new technology and products training costs reduced




Name of franchise: Signarama

Year established: Globally 1986, in Australia and New Zealand 1998.

Number of franchises: Australia — 87 (NSW — 30, VIC — 20, TAS — 1, SA — 6, QLD — 19, WA — 11). New Zealand — 22 (the franchise is called Speedy Signs).

Multi-unit franchisees: Three (two each)

Cost of turnkey operation: Greenfields location — $220,000 plus working capital

Royalty fees: Six percent of gross monthly sales, capped at $60,000 gross turnover per month (sales in excess royalty-free)

Training costs: Included in turnkey costs




Name of franchise: Signwave

Year established: 1997

Number of franchises: 20 (NSW, VIC, QLD and WA)

Multi-unit franchisees: One

Cost of turnkey operation: $250,000

Royalty fees: Seven percent plus two percent marketing

Training costs: None


Worldwide Online Printing


Name of franchise: Worldwide Online Printing

Year established: 1995

Number of franchises: 74 (WA, SA, VIC, NSW and QLD)

Multi-unit franchisees: 19 (average two each)

Cost of turnkey operation: $200,000 to $230,000 plus working capital

Royalty fees: 10 percent

Training costs: Initial training is $13,000 and ongoing training is provided based on the training courses required


Kwik Kopy


Name of franchise: Kwik Kopy Australia

Year established: 1982, in Australia

Number of franchises: 108 locations across Australia known as "Kwik Kopy Corporate Design & Print Centres"

Multi-unit franchisees: Eight (average three each)

Cost of turnkey operation: Greenfield in new territory – there are low cost entry-level business models from $100,000 up to larger commercial businesses that cost up to $250,000

Royalty fees: Based on a set percentage of sales turnover

Training costs: New owner training costs are included in the franchisee fee on commencement