The Opportunity

Turn your passion into profit.

licensing model
The Print Refinery® is an independent licensed business model created by artists, designers and photo enthusiasts. We are not a stuffy franchise; we think owning a business should be as fun as our trade. So, we give creative people the opportunity to turn their skilled talents into profit – without all the restrictions of a typical printing franchise. With stand-alone and co-branded licensing opportunities, your location can be up and running in as little as 90 days.
The Print Refinery® model is highly compatible with existing businesses and established professionals including: print shops, camera stores, custom framers, stationery boutiques, gift shops, portrait studios, sports/event photographers, personal organizers and genealogists.
The Print Refinery® model is also a great fit for passionate entrepreneurs without any prior experience in the printing/photo businesses. With a team of industry veterans and established professionals at your disposal, you will receive training and support from our team, partnering vendors, recommended professionals and a network of similar business owners.


Trillions of mobile images are being captured each year. The mobile imaging revolution we live in creates countless opportunities to capture revenue. The Print Refinery® enables mobile pho-togs to print their selfies, turn their Instagram shots into wall décor and safely store hours of video footage. This gold mine of opportunity isn’t going anywhere!

A booming creative movement. We’re a society that craves creative experiences and custom products – things you can’t find at a big box store or online retailer. Brands like Etsy, Pinterest and HGTV have discovered considerable success in this area, and so has The Print Refinery®. We deliver profitable, on-trend creative solutions and learning.

Increasing demand for large format printing in commercial applications. The demand is so great that commercial printing has become an exploding industry. Think about the opportunities – every single business out there needs printed materials and marketing tools. The Print Refinery® captures market share in this rapidly growing revenue channel. Produce stunning wall murals, compelling display graphics and visually impressive signage for clients like universities, museums, event promoters and realtors.

The rise of personalization. Custom, one-of-a-kind creations are quickly gaining popularity. Consumers love putting their mark on everything from home décor to unique gifts. When you give a personalized gift, you’re giving more than the item itself. You’re sharing a feeling and creating the perception that a lot of care and thought went into that gift.

Hands-on learning is gaining traction – and it’s vital to our bottom line. Why? Because it creates lasting local connections and clients for life. Once you teach someone a skill or inspire them to create, they are forever loyal to the brand. Your location becomes a design studio where guests create one-of-a-kind art pieces, learn to take better pictures and discover techniques for preserving their family heritage. From Instawalk meetups to hands-on make-and-take events, our boutique DIY courses drive revenue.