Former Retail Manager Brings Nation’s Leading Printing and Graphics Franchise to North Palm Beach

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SpeedPro Imaging’s Newest Franchise Owner, Mike Slaton, Says Affluent Business Community Makes North Palm Beach a Perfect Fit for the B2B Company

(North Palm Beach, FL – March 22nd, 2017) SpeedPro Imaging, the nation’s leading printing and graphics franchise, is set to open its newest location serving North Palm Beach, Florida in late May. The new studio will be equipped to handle any large format imaging project for local businesses, such as wall murals, event graphics, tradeshow displays, vehicle wraps, window graphics, and more.

The SpeedPro Imaging North Palm Beach will be owned and operated by local franchise owner Mike Slaton. The native Floridian brings more than two decades worth of retail managerial experience to SpeedPro Imaging.   Working for one of the world’s most recognizable retail chains, Mike enjoyed a lot of success, earned several promotions and even met his wife.   However, their professional obligations all-too-often resulted in decreased family time and Mike was seeking a better work-life balance.

Under the guidance of franchise consultant Scott Diener, Mike discovered the SpeedPro franchise opportunity. After reviewing the business opportunity in depth, Mike jumped at the chance to join the nation’s leading printing and graphics franchise because it was a high upside investment that allowed him to spend considerably more time with his kids.

“It was extremely tough missing out on seeing my kids achieve big milestones and accomplishments,” says Mike. “Now I have a chance to watch them grow up as I grow professionally. SpeedPro Imaging affords me the opportunity to work on my passion of art. It’s clear SpeedPro Imaging is a powerful national brand, provides long-term financial stability and awards locations exclusively to franchise owners who are a great fit for the system.”

Mike adds that the nation’s leading printing and graphics franchise will allow him to take full advantage of countless business opportunities North Palm Beach has to offer.

“It’s a win-win from my perspective,” says Mike. “Outdoor living plays a significant role here in the North Palm Beach area. There’s a strong demand from the affluent businesses to capitalize on the area’s beautiful scenery. With SpeedPro Imaging’s large format printing solutions, I will be able to meet that demand.   Plus, the SpeedPro Imaging business model provides my wife, Alexandra, and I the perfect opportunity to work together as her financial acumen parallels my skills very well.   I am excited to work with her while also spending more quality time with our family.”

Despite just getting started, Mike expects to ramp up his SpeedPro studio sales in the first year due to SpeedPro’s Ramp-Up Program. With the Ramp-Up program, Mike has already begun building his list of paying clients and bottom line profit, even before opening his physical studio location.  SpeedPro Imaging’s Cheif Operating Officer, Steven Brown, believes Mike’s goals for rapid growth are realistic considering his skill set and the success similar owners have experienced.

“We are thrilled to open our next Florida-based SpeedPro Imaging studio and we’re confident Mike will be able to scale his business quickly,” says Steven.   “He possesses a perfect blend of skills that are an excellent fit for our business model.   He’s personable, experienced, and willing to get his hands dirty with his employees.   He understands the level of quality and professionalism our clients expect of our state-of-the-art graphics.   We’re excited to see Mike grow our North Palm Beach presence and believe he can meet or exceed his first-year growth expectations.”

SpeedPro Imaging has a nationwide network of 126 studios in 31 states, nearly a third of which have opened in the last three years alone. SpeedPro Imaging delivers superior display graphic products to deliver key messages and extend brand awareness on behalf of their clients.   The company’s mission is to be considered the premier choice for large format graphics and exceed our client’s expectations through unmatched timeliness, professionalism, and product quality.

As the nation’s leading printing and graphics franchise, SpeedPro Imaging can handle any printing project on behalf of their clients, including:

  • Banners, Decals, Digital Signage, Directional Signage, Elevator Wraps
  • Event Graphics, Event Tents, Flags, Fleet Wraps, Floor Graphics
  • Indoor Signage, Outdoor Signage, Point of Purchase Displays
  • Retractors, Signs & Graphics, Table Coverings & Table-toppers
  • Trade Show Displays, Vehicle Wraps, Wall Murals, Window Graphics

For more information about Mike Slaton and his North Palm Beach-based SpeedPro Imaging location, please visit http://www.speedpro.com/locations/north-palm-beach/ or call the studio directly at (561) 408-4214. The Studio will be located at 7763 Ellipse Way, Stuart, FL 34997.

For more information about the SpeedPro Imaging franchise opportunity, please visit www.speedprofranchising.com.  

 

High Quality Wall Murals – Transform Blasé Walls into Works of Art

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The saying goes, “these walls have ears.”   No doubt – your customers are always listening.   They’re also looking – actively searching for new ideas and solutions.   And high-quality wall murals, one of the leading printing and graphics solutions we provide at SpeedPro Imaging, turn your walls into works of art capable of delivering powerful marketing messages.

Regardless of the business, you’re running, be it an auto dealership, a restaurant, a marketing agency or a medical practice, you’re missing out on a massive marketing opportunity if your walls aren’t speaking to your customers.

Part of the appeal of high-quality wall murals is the versatility. An easy application process allows them to be used in both indoor and outdoor settings. No stone should ever be left unturned when it comes to making sure your customers know what you’re saying…and wall murals provide you with a big, bold and vibrant vehicle that consistently delivers those messages.

Compared to “run of the mill” paint jobs, investing in high-quality wall murals are actually more cost-effective in the long run.   While standard paint jobs can be cheaper up front, consider the following:

Wall mural lifespans triple that of paint – 7-10-year lifespan for high-quality wall murals v. 2-3-year lifespan for paint.

  • Wall murals are versatile and act as a defense shield – high-quality wall murals are more durable and much easier to maintain than paint. They also assist in protecting the wall surface in ways paint simply isn’t capable.
  • Wall mural maintenance and repairs are simpler/cheaper – high-quality wall murals can be cleaned, protected and/or replaced in a more affordable and efficient manner than paint (which often requires you to re-paint your entire facility to match a new color choice)
  • And quite simply, wall murals are more effective – high-quality wall murals grab customer attention with vivid, vibrant graphics and targeted messaging.

Wall murals are certainly catching the eye of industry experts. It’s one of 6 of the top design trends of 2017 according to Houston designer Marie Flanigan, who adds, “it’s such a cool way of doing art.”

Steve Moran-Cassese is a SpeedPro Imaging owner garnering national attention for his graphic solutions. Steve recently helped Dabba, a popular San Francisco restaurant, covert bland walls into a stunning, eye-popping visual masterpiece.   His excellent work was recently featured in a QSRWeb article entitled “Restaurant Graphics: More Important than you Think.” a key excerpt from the story:

After vetting three graphics firms, (Dabba owner) Andy Mercy said he chose Speedpro Imaging because it provided the best combination of services, including its overall input on the process, color sampling, scheduling, and price. It designed a big, warm, brand-mirroring graphic that was perfect for that long thin wall that Mercy wanted to cover.

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Andy Mercy is just one of many business owners who has partnered with SpeedPro Imaging to turn bland business walls into powerfully effective works of art.   Many of our clients love those high-quality wall murals are an environmentally safe yet effective marketing tool that integrates with their specific industry/business model.   Here are some industry-specific examples:

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  • Restaurants – When diners feel more at home, they’re more likely to make a return visit to your establishment. Let SpeedPro Imaging improve the ambiance in your restaurant to get them to stay longer, drink more and order additional menu items.

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  • Health Care – Wall-coverings establish a home aesthetic that makes patients feel more at home and less like they’re inside an industrial facility. That, in turn, supports wellness and helps promote the therapeutic qualities necessary for patient recovery.
  • HP Mission Wall Corporate Offices – Wall murals from SpeedPro Imaging add character and warmth to space. They transform a cold, drab cubicle filled office space into a positive, upbeat atmosphere filled with warmth that bolsters creativity.

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  • Retail – Wall murals showcase a business’ logo and brand. They are a cost-effective way to highlight the brand’s key messages/value propositions or specific limited-time offer products.

Regardless of the high-impact statement, your company is trying to make, all SpeedPro Imaging business owners are ready and willing to tailor a customized, high-quality wall mural that will generate the results you’re seeking.  We’re proud to be leading the wall mural charge at SpeedPro Imaging and would love to help you customize a product that specifically fits your needs and budget.

We all know your walls have ears.   Now’s the time to give them a voice, too!  Feel free to check out the high-quality wall murals on our website and reach out to your local SpeedPro studio to get started.

Nation’s Leading Printing and Graphics Franchise Names Drew Tefft Director of Operations

Industry Veteran Joins Corporate Team from SpeedPro Imaging’s Omaha-based Franchise Location

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(Centennial, CO – March 7th, 2017) SpeedPro Imaging, the nation’s leading printing and graphics franchise, recently named Drew Tefft as the company’s new Director of Operations.  In that role, Tefft will oversee the business, production, sales and marketing support for SpeedPro Imaging’s rapidly expanding nationwide franchise network.

Prior to joining the corporate office for the nation’s leading printing and graphics franchise, Tefft spent the past 4 ½ years with the Omaha, NE based SpeedPro Imaging franchise location.  In his role as Vice President, Tefft managed the franchise’s day-to-day operations and business development, helping it become one of the top performing studios in the SpeedPro system.  Tefft held several sales and management positions over 18 years in the wireless and business equipment industry before joining SpeedPro Imaging.  He has also owned a wireless company and a 3D printing and prototyping business.

“Joining the SpeedPro Imaging management team is a great opportunity for me,” said Tefft.  “I think my experience with the SpeedPro Imaging franchise in Omaha, along with my deep knowledge of the industry, makes me an important asset for all the franchise owners in the SpeedPro Imaging system as they work to grow and develop their business.  My family is excited about the move to the greater Denver area and I am thrilled to work for the nation’s leading printing and graphics franchise.”

SpeedPro Imaging’s CEO, Boris Katsnelson, says Tefft’s field experience, engaging personality, and work ethic make him a perfect fit for the position.

“We are devoted subscribers to the Traction philosophy at SpeedPro and Drew is definitely the right person for the Director of Operations seat,” said Katsnelson.   “Drew possesses extensive field experience that played an integral role in our Omaha location’s success in recent years.  We are confident he will be able to use that proven track record to fuel the success of other franchise locations.  We feel very fortunate to add him to our corporate staff as he has already embraced the core values and company culture that have helped us develop into the nation’s leading printing and graphics franchise.”

SpeedPro Imaging has a nationwide network of 123 studios in 31 states, nearly a third of which have opened in the last three years alone.   SpeedPro Imaging delivers superior display graphic products to deliver key messages and extend brand awareness on behalf of their clients.   The company’s mission is to be considered the premier choice for large format graphics and exceed our client’s expectations through unmatched timeliness, professionalism, and product quality.

As the nation’s leading printing and graphics franchise, SpeedPro Imaging can handle any printing project on behalf of their clients, including:

  • Banners, Decals, Digital Signage, Directional Signage, Elevator Wraps
  • Event Graphics, Event Tents, Flags, Fleet Wraps, Floor Graphics
  • Indoor Signage, Outdoor Signage, Point of Purchase Displays
  • Retractors, Signs & Graphics, Table Coverings & Table-toppers
  • Trade Show Displays, Vehicle Wraps, Wall Murals, Window Graphics

 About SpeedPro Imaging

With more than 20 years of experience, SpeedPro Imaging is the nation’s leading printing and graphics franchise – creating professional large format imaging for a wide variety of companies in any industry. The company specializes in high-quality products including wall murals, event graphics, tradeshow displays, vehicle wraps and window graphics. Through extreme resolution levels and unparalleled quality standards, SpeedPro Imaging takes visual communications to the next level. Today, there are 122 studios open and operating in 30 states, with 10 more in various stages of development.

Cost-Effective Vehicle Wraps – the #1 Marketing Tool for Service-Based Businesses

Return-on-Investment – (ROI) – the acronym that sends many marketers into a tailspin when clients ask for it.   That’s not the case at SpeedPro, particularly when it comes to cost-effective vehicle wraps – the fastest growing marketing tool available in today’s world for service-based business owners.

Speaking of ROI and metrics, the industry growth numbers speak for themselves when it comes to the impact cost-effective vehicle wraps are creating for local business owners.   Consider:

According to Traffic Audit Bureau for Media Measurement (TAB), vehicle wraps generate 30,000 to 70,000 views per day and revenues for the US Auto Wrap market are expected to explode in the next six years – rising from $480 million in 2016 to $1.3 billion in 2022.

Vehicle wraps generate up to 70,000 impressions per day.

  • 97% of drivers remember ads on commercial vehicles (Only 19% remember billboards)
  • 48% of drivers view vehicle wraps as the most unique form of advertising
  • 27% of drivers buy products and services based on a company’s commercial graphics

As you can tell, we see things differently at SpeedPro.   We’re all about numbers, sales, and ROI.   We’re constantly searching for ways to improve the graphic solutions we offer our clients and are eager to show clients the marketing tools best-suited to elevate their marketing efforts.

And recently, we’ve noticed that nothing is outperforming cost-effective vehicle wraps.   Here are a few of the key advantages of SpeedPro vehicle wraps that are giving our clients a game-changing edge over the competition:

Vehicle wraps are cost-effective advertising – Vehicle wraps generate more than 2,500 impressions per dollar spent and are seen by 9 million other vehicles per year.

  • Vehicle wraps function as a powerful, traveling billboard – The average American drives over 300 miles each week, meaning your vehicle wrap possesses an incredible potential to reach and influence countless drivers in and around your community.
  • Vehicle wraps elevate the appearance of service-based businesses – Regardless of whether you’re a one-man-band or a multi-unit franchise operation, vehicle wraps provide you and/or your fleet with a clean-cut, professional appearance that enhances your reputation with current and potential customers.
  • Vehicle wraps are durable and long-lasting – Not only do vehicle wraps look good, they also preserve and protect paint and vehicle exteriors. Furthermore, vehicle wraps are easy to repair, patch up, and/or replace so your traveling billboard won’t be off the road for long!
  • Vehicle wraps can be custom-built for ANY vehicle – Bring any vehicle to us at SpeedPro and we can turn it into a powerful marketing tool for your brand. We wrap taxis, vans, trucks, boats, RV’s, trailers, buses, and everything in between!
  • Vehicle wraps are a mobile extension of your brand – Vehicle wraps aren’t just for service-based business owners. We love working with brick-and-mortar business owners seeking an opportunity to take their brand/products on the road.
  • Vehicle wraps are excellent for grand openings and announcements – Vehicle wraps are also an excellent way to spread the word on a new restaurant or business and/or showcase big changes/new announcements that your customers need to know.
  • And most importantly, vehicle wrap ROI is trackable and measurable – At SpeedPro, we work with our customers to ensure they include a custom phone number, e-mail address or landing page on their cost-effective vehicle wrap so they can track the number of leads they generate!

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Oh, and here’s the best news – we can turn vehicle wraps around in just 72 hours at any SpeedPro location around the country, besting the industry standard of 5-7 days by 2 days or more.   So, not only do we make you look good, we do it fast!

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The SpeedPro Blog will cover a variety of visual communication related topics from industry and product-specific news and tips to examples of how we provide solutions for our client’s print related needs.

SpeedPro’s mission is to be the premier choice for large format graphics and exceed our client’s expectations through unmatched timeliness, professionalism, and product quality. Our SpeedPro locations throughout the country exhibit these qualities every day. When your business needs superior display graphic products such as wall murals, event graphics, trade show displays, window graphics, and vehicle wraps we know that any of our 130 plus SpeedPro locations can deliver products that are second to none.

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No matter the industry you work in from advertising agencies, event planners, interior design, restaurants & bars, to tradesmen: SpeedPro can enhance your brand’s image with our quality large format printing options. This blog will provide case studies on how we provide large format printing solutions for a variety of businesses and events such as concerts, conventions, corporate events, press conferences, sporting events and trade shows.

We will also provide information on how to care for products that we produce for our clients, as well as, showcasing the generous charitable work our SpeedPro franchise partners do throughout the communities they serve.