Signwave Franchise


SIGNWAVE is part of the successful FASTSIGNS sign and graphics franchise system, with over 525 stores in 6 countries.

SIGNWAVE centers provide a diverse range of signage solutions for customers including full digital output, banners, trade show displays, vehicle graphics and full wraps, dynamic digital signage and more.

Successful franchisees enjoy involvement in their communities, managing a low number of employees and building business-to-business relationships.

Business Established
Units / Locations
FCA Member
Multi-Unit Ownership Allowed
Agreement Terms
10 years
Royalty Fee
Average Set up Time
3-6 months
Ratio of Support Staff per Franchisee
1:5. 1 support staff for every 5 Franchisees
Comparative Growth
Participation Rate

Initial Investment



5 weeks + ongoing in store training

Marketing Support

2% National web marketing infrastructure (Website, PPC, SEO, e-marketing tools), direct mail programs, internet directory listings.


Top 50 in Franchisee Satisfaction & Best in Category for Franchisee Satisfaction USA BRW - 4 years running

Business Model

SIGNWAVE® has a proven sales and marketing model operating in a ready-made and expanding market. Franchisees benefit from many years of research and development, allowing them to grow their business with comparative ease.

Our co-operative marketing fund provides a cohesive and cost effective strategy, which translates to success with minimal time and expenditure to our franchisee.

SIGNWAVE® is a high margin business and that's simply because we sell customised products. Traditionally, we have a very low cost of goods - from a profit and loss point of view, that gives us an incredibly good base to build profit.

Main Cost

Franchise fee, First year marketing, Equipment package

Main Products or Services

Large format digital print, Self adhesive vinyl, Fabrication

Future Plans

SIGNWAVE® are aiming for consistent growth with four to five new franchisees per year, over a sustained period. We are not about putting numbers in for numbers sake. We have a focus on franchisee selection, that requires diligence in both the criteria and people who wish to become involved with the SIGNWAVE® brand. Apart from the obvious requirement to keep our brand strong and a duty of care to protect our existing franchisee's investment, we need to ensure that new franchisees have the best chance of success.


The sign and graphics industry is so fast moving and deadline orientated, there is little time to focus on marketing, systems and training. SIGNWAVE®'s marketing methods and systems are completely state of the art. The POS program tracks sales, plans production dates, times, deadlines, proofing and estimating. The support and training is second to none. Upon putting the SIGNWAVE® branding to the face of our building, suppliers were coming to us offering reduced costs for media etc due to the brand recognition. It's is great to have the support of a large group for supplies, machinery, training and advice.

Gordon - Logan City