Investment & Requirements
INVEST IN CREATIVITY.
The Print Refinery™ operates as a licensed business model and is proud to be part of a member-owned, co-op organization. We decide how we want the business to run together. Best of all, you get to keep 100 percent of everything you earn. With this business model, we’re able to hand the reigns over to licensees. It’s your business, so you should call the shots.
With access to IPI’s network of supplying partners, members use their collective buying power to reduce costs spent on the equipment and products needed to run their business. At the end of the year, PR licensees get back a percentage of what’s spent with our suppliers – (think of it like a rebate).
What is the difference in pricing, commitment and requirements between a licensed model and a franchise?
A comparison of The Print Refinery™ license vs. a typical franchise:
$7,500 vs. $45,000 (or $15,000 up front + $30,000 over first 3 years)
$600 vs. $3,000 (based on 8% of estimated average sales)
2 years vs. 20 year
Estimated total initial investment
$50,000 – $150,000 vs. $150,000 – $300,000
What is the difference between a licensed model and a franchise?
With a licensed model, IPI has a very limited role in your business.
Other than your obligation to properly use The Print Refinery™ trademarks and maintain a minimum level of quality in providing business services associated with the trademarks, IPI does not restrict or dictate the manner in which you conduct your operations. A licensed model is not subject to sales reporting regulations. A Hallmark store would be an example of a licensed model. A McDonald’s would be an example of a franchise.
AND FINANCIAL DATA:
Margins up to 80% (based on average commercial project)
Multiple target markets for maximum sales results: 50% in-store/online retail and 50% outside commercial
Low startup cost
Low monthly licensing fee
No sales percentage
Unlike most franchise models, The PR licensed business model doesn’t take a percentage of your sales.
Minimum commitment is only two years.
Low initial investment
Estimated initial investment is only $50,000-$150,000.
“The PR business model easily aligned with our brick and moral camera store. The print products and services became a great addition to our offerings and the PR training programs helped our sales team fully understand the massive profit potential. Today, our teams have complete confidence in saying “Yes, we can do that!” to just about any creative project.”MacKenzie Hughes