Franchise Services’ Brands, AlphaGraphics Join Web-to-print Service

DENVER, CO—November 19, 2009—Franchise Services (Mission Viejo, CA), parent company of Sir Speedy, PIP and Signal Graphics, announced that its brands are part of the Neighborhood Print Partner program. The program will provide Sir Speedy, PIP, and Signal Graphics centers the opportunity to gain new customers by receiving print orders online.

“This program is a great opportunity for many small- to mid-sized businesses, our primary customer base, to easily and affordably get high-end design and quality marketing materials locally printed and delivered right to their door,” said Kelly Kimberlin, vice president of strategic development for Franchise Services, Inc. “The marriage of online ordering with local production benefits the customer by bringing back the personal attention of a business to business relationship on the customers terms. It’s really a win-win for everyone.”

AlphaGraphics, Inc. (Salt Lake City, UT), also announced a partnership with Quark to provide professional marketing collateral for small and mid-sized businesses seeking to start and grow their companies. As a Neighborhood Print Provider, AlphaGraphics will produce customer orders placed online, for pick-up or direct delivery to the customer.

“This partnership provides the customer a customizable and streamlined experience, uniting’s intuitive ordering system and professional creative with our advanced printing services,” said Sharon Cook, director of marketing and public relations at AlphaGraphics. “We’re excited to pool our experience and resources to provide our customers with additional quality marketing materials, at an excellent value.”

According to Terry Welty, senior vice president of corporate marketing at Quark, “ makes professional marketing communications accessible and convenient to small businesses. By joining forces with AlphaGraphics, we help make it easy for the non-designer to create and print high-quality collateral.” ( is a retail print design and ordering Website created by Quark, Inc. enables small- to medium-sized businesses the ability to design and order customizable marketing materials online. Using Quark’s free design tool, customers can choose from hundreds of pre-designed, customizable marketing collateral templates such as brochures, postcards, and sales support materials with a consistent design theme. Once ready for print, they can choose to have their marketing materials professionally printed by a Sir Speedy, PIP or Signal Graphics for pickup or delivery.

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