From the evolution of hand-painted signs to innovative digital printing, SpeedPro has remained a leader in the wide-format graphics industry. Our story began when Blair Gran opened the first SpeedPro Signs shop in Alberta, Canada. Blair was the product of a sign-making family and combined his family’s reputation for excellence with new technology. His innovative techniques increased productivity and provided customers with more options than ever before.

In 1991, Blair’s model proved so successful that he began franchising SpeedPro Signs in 1996 in Canada. SpeedPro Signs became synonymous with creative imaging solutions and service that was tailored to businesses. More than just a vendor for its customers – SpeedPro Signs became a partner.

In 2001, Blair once again revolutionized his franchise empire by integrating the desktop computer with wide-format, full-color processing. SpeedPro Signs became one of the first major franchises to shift into wide-format image production and away from sign-making. In 2001 “Imaging” was added to the SpeedPro name. This change allowed businesses who had never had access to wide-format printing or imaging to find affordable solutions, creating an entirely new market in which the brand continues to excel to this day.

In 2003, SpeedPro Imaging began franchising in the USA with three locations in the Dallas, Texas market. In 2014, the company was acquired by a new ownership group and in 2019 SpeedPro Imaging reimaged its brand appearance and became SpeedPro.

Paul Brewster became President and CEO in 2022, and that same year SpeedPro awarded its first multi-unit Studio Franchise Agreement and reached nearly $100 million in system wide sales. In 2023, the SpeedPro system surpassed $104 million in gross sales!

The franchise continues to grow and achieve market penetration across the U.S. and Canada, making GREAT. BIG. GRAPHICS. accessible for every business.

We're passionate about our culture

At SpeedPro, our leadership team and franchise owners are passionate about cultivating a strong culture of integrity, innovation, and camaraderie. Our owners pride themselves in being able to “make it right” if an issue arises with a client’s solution. SpeedPro is always striving to exceed client expectations. It’s no wonder our customer satisfaction Net Promoter score is higher than leading companies such as Starbucks and Amazon.