FASTSIGNS franchise

Min investment


FASTSIGNS franchise

Specialised in selling, marketing, producing, or installing visual communications including signs, graphics, banners, flags, vehicle graphics, vehicle wraps, and others

Minimum investment

Funding support

Total investment

Franchise fees

Business type

Expected revenue after 2 years

Minimum investment

  • Operating fee:
  • Advertising fee:
  • Royalty fee:
  • Average floor space:


Join a leading worldwide print & sign franchise!

With over 675 FASTSIGNS® centres, operational worldwide, including 20 centres in the UK, our business-to-business management opportunity is at the forefront of printing technology

The Opportunity

Our signage and graphics solutions provide businesses with high-quality, high-impact visual resources, including digital signage, banners, building signs, vehicle graphics, windows, walls, doors or floors graphics and so much more. By investing in your own FASTSIGNS franchise, you can be assured confidence in a business with proven success, based on 33 years in the industry. FASTSIGNS offers more than just a sign-creation service; you will be involved in providing practical solutions for customers who are looking to raise their brand visual.

FASTSIGNS first opened in Dallas, Texas, in 1985, offering businesses sign, graphic and visual solutions. Just one year in and founders Gary Salomon and Bob Schanbaum realised there was a demand for both their signs, and their business model. So in 1986, FASTSIGNS officially expanded into franchising. In 1992, FASTSIGNS reached the UK, where we continue to grow and develop, based on a model which has proven to work. Combine this with the technological advancement for cost effective signage solutions, and businesses are more easily able to show-off their brand with our signs and graphics. This is a business model perfectly suited to someone with a flair for success.

The Investment

Investment in your FASTSIGNS franchise varies according to the size of your centre and its location. However, we recommend you have a minimum net worth of £150,000, and available cash of at least £40,000.

Typical investment:

  • Franchise fee £21,000
  • Premises £43,028
  • Equipment £37,907
  • Training, advertising & professional fees £17,250

Total £119,114

Working capital £25,000

Financing is available through the major banks and third-party lenders, who may lend up to 70%, conditional to individual status.

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"FASTSIGNS is the complete package - excellent training and start up support, professional ongoing marketing and technical support, respected by suppliers and customers"

Andy Simpson | FASTSIGNS Leeds

Training and support provided

We provide a brand name which delivers a competitive advantage, and a commitment to research and development, to ensure your business remains at the cutting edge.

Upon joining well continue to support you with:

  • Protected territories, and assistance selecting a site
  • Industry-leading training
  • Pre-opening marketing campaigns
  • Grand opening support and guidance
  • Dedicated Business Consultants
  • Franchisee Mentoring Programme
  • 24-hour web-based learning management
  • Outside sales support
  • Reduced rates on royalty payments for the first 12 month
  • And much more!

The ideal FASTSIGNS franchisee

Who are we looking for?

You dont need experience in the sign-making industry, as FASTSIGNS has you covered. Based on our extensive knowledge, you will receive all the training and ongoing support you need, as you build a business designed with your success in mind.

Our franchisees have experience in managing people and understand what makes a successful team. They come from varied backgrounds such as IT, digital creatives or high-level management roles. Motivated, and with the right work ethics, you will have be enthusiastic about developing a strong profitable business, with the help and guidance of our support team.

Next Steps your exciting future awaits you!

If you would like more information on what are the next steps toward your exciting future, click 'request information' to find out more.

FASTSIGNS's history

Fast Signs was founded in 1985 by print broker and catalogue developer Gary Solomon and Robert Schanbaum. During a visit to a computer shop in Austin, Solomon was impressed with how quickly the shop was able to produce vinyl signs. This prompted him to open a sign making shop of his own. Their first store opened in Dallas later that year. First franchise opened in 1986. By 2000, there were over 400 Fast Sign stores.