Who We Are
Allegra Centers provide graphic design, printing, mailing, promotional products and marketing services needed by virtually every local business and institution. As an owner, you’ll benefit from the unsurpassed network support provided by Alliance Franchise Brands – a world leader in marketing and visual communications.
Who We’re Looking For
While not just anyone can own a print franchise, if you’ve got business or leadership experience and you’ve been looking for franchise opportunities, you might be the perfect candidate for franchise ownership with Allegra. We also welcome existing print shop owners to join our franchise family and convert to our brand.
Entrepreneurs can hit the ground running by purchasing an independent printing business with our guidance and rebranding it as an Allegra Center through our MatchMaker® Program. They may also be able to acquire an existing Allegra franchise that’s now on the market.
If you already own a print shop, with our 35 years of experience, we’ll help you transition your printing business through our Advantage® Program. You’ll gain the opportunity for greater sales through our multiple revenue streams while sustaining the legacy of your business.
Print Industry Overview
Print and marketing services are a $178 billion industry, and at least 72.2% of print companies have been in business for over two decades according to Linchpinseo.com. That demonstrates the long-term viability of this industry and of companies who choose to evolve with technology.
Modern print shops like Allegra have remained up-to-date to provide the latest printing technologies to meet customers’ needs. From environmentally friendly processes to advanced customization, the 21st Century print business can use the latest technologies to maximize revenue opportunities.
For instance, digital printing has significantly expanded over the past five years and now comprises an estimated 14.2% of the industry’s revenue. Digital printing offers faster turnaround times, more flexibility and increased customization options at reasonable costs, which is what businesses are looking for.
In addition, the print industry was deemed essential during the height of the pandemic, allowing those in the industry to continue operating and proving the industry’s viability even in the toughest economic conditions.
Advantages of Owning an Allegra
Unsurpassed Industry Experience
Allegra Marketing-Print-Mail is a leader in the North American print and marketing services industry. We offer entrepreneurs a franchise model that has proven to be successful for more than four decades.
Our Leaders are Invested
Our leadership team is invested in the success of our Franchise Members. Backed by substantial financial reserves, Alliance Franchise Brands and Allegra consistently reinvest to enhance the value of each of our Centers.
Commitment to Innovation
Allegra was founded in 1976, but our modern-day franchise is strictly 21st Century. We keep up with evolving technology to ensure our franchisees maintain a competitive edge.
The Allegra Investment*
$400,000 minimum net worth
$200,000 minimum liquidity
$125,811-$378,185 estimated initial investment through the MatchMaker program
$27,861-$249,382 estimated initial investment through the Advantage program
*These numbers are based on our most recent Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD).
Qualified candidates can receive a free copy of our latest FDD by filling out a request for more information.”
Hear from Franchise Members
Who better to validate the Allegra ownership experience than Franchise Members themselves?
“The visual communications field seemed like a really good industry. And your customers — fellow businesspeople — don’t want to see you on weekends or holidays!”
- Curtis Hoessly, Norfolk, VA
“We’re not dependent on any one product or service. We offer it all — from graphic design, wide format, signage and web services to marketing, printing and mail. Branded apparel and promotional products are also two product lines that have been growing for us.”
- Eric Van Kerckhove, Cedar Rapids, IA
“Our willingness and ability to fulfill rush orders without sacrificing quality helps differentiate us from others in the marketplace. The projects earn good margins. They also help us gain future orders.”
- Jim Barton, Franklin, MA
We have three main avenues for buying, selling or growing a marketing and printing business with Allegra.
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