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II Transatlantic

Visual Communications Franchise System

Regulation Crowdfunding
San Diego, CA
Business to Business
Accepting International Investment
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For Any of Your Visual Branding Needs

Invest in II Transatlantic, Inc. Whose Subsidiary is Instant Imprints

Instant Imprints provides everything you need to promote your brand and enhance your visibility, “how you are seen." We offer Custom T-shirts, Embroidery, Signs, Banners, wide format printing, promotional products, and digital document services.


Instant Imprints recognizes that leaving a mark through branding is pivotal in 2018.   That’s why everything is personalized and custom. When customers come to Instant Imprints, not only are they receiving a high-quality product, they are getting a smooth, comfortable experience that leaves them worry-free.

We are professionals that understand how to deliver best-in-class solutions in each category that are entirely cost-effective. And because of our first-class customer service, many of our clients are ones who have worked with us before.


Currently we operate in Canada and the United States, and are fully franchise licensed to operate in the United Kingdom. We have global ambitions and want to scale up. Your investment will help us ensure North American growth results are achieved and then we will begin to scale growth to a global level.

The potential for our service offerings are expandable and we are part of an enormous marketplace that repeats every year.  Our market is fragmented with no dominant competitor. Customers repeat at a very high rate! We have not yet found a ceiling to what our centers can achieve. This is your opportunity to become a part of our brand as we grow. We look forward to having you with us on the ride!


Ralph Askar

CEO Instant Imprints

The Offering

$1.00/share of Series A Preferred Shares│When you invest you are betting the company’s future value will exceed $8M.

  • Investors will purchase  Series A Preferred shares of IITI priced at $ 1.00 per preferred share -  Minimum investment $500.00.

  • Each share purchased will carry a 6 % dividend right, dividends to be paid or accrued quarterly for the benefit of the investor.   Dividends to be paid upon IITI's consolidated financial statement reaching profitability. The Board of Directors shall determine if dividends may be legally paid and in the Board's sole discretion whether the Corporation financial condition is such that the payment may be made without jeopardizing the Corporation's operations.

  • Each share will have a “CALL” option to sell these shares to IITI at the end of 3 or 5 years after investment. This “CALL” option represents an additional 18% - 30% capital gain on the initial investment, therefore, increasing the effective rate of return (ROI) to a minimum of 12%.

  • 12% effective annual return on the investment over the 3 - 5 year investment period upon the acceptance by the investor of the “CALL” option to sell the Series A Preferred shares to IITI for $590.00 per unit at the end of 3 years, or $650.00 per unit at the end of 5 years.

  • NOTE:  In lieu of accepting cash for their Preferred Shares, the Investor will have the option to convert some or all of their Preferred Shares to Common Shares at a value of $ 1.18 and $ 1.30 per share at the end of 3 and 5 years respectively.

  • Exit plans for the Preferred shares could include the following:

  • Resell the Series A Preferred shares to IITI and receive $590.00 to $650.00 per unit, which equals to 12 % ROI with an additional 6 % interest earned on investment

  • Convert the Series A Preferred Shares to Common Shares 

  • Participate in other alternative exit strategy

  • Receive ongoing potential distribution of profits (dividends) from future operations based on pro rata share of ownership

For details on the bonus, please see the Offering Summary below.

Our Story

Instant Imprints started as a mom-and-pop shop in San Diego in 1992 that helped small local businesses with integrated screen-printing, embroidery, promotional products, cut vinyl signs and banners, as well as heat transfer team wear and personalized clothing. 

In 2011 the management team through reorganization acquired  all brand rights.  Since then, the Company began recruiting high-level, franchise experienced management. The new management team has moved the business model to have more digital technology equipment, a smaller store footprint along with an all new showroom design inclusive of e-commerce capabilities. To this end, the Company has also re-engineered its operations manuals and developed an entirely new training curriculum that is designed to deliver faster ramp up to profitability, increased margins and increased average order size. Today, armed with momentum, experience and a strong team, the Company is well positioned to become a global brand in the decorated apparel, print, sign and promotions fields.

Our Achievements

When you invest in II Transatlantic, Inc., you are not only investing in an already established business—you are investing in an award-winning entity.  In January of 2017, Entrepreneur Media Inc. named us #1 in the franchise Embroidery and Screen Printing category. 

Our success begins at the top. 

Our CEO and Founder is proven in helping grow franchises. Prior to Instant Imprints, Ralph Askar grew his Mail Boxes Etc. franchise portfolio in the states of Colorado, Wyoming and Montana from 2 stores to 98. As Country Franchisor in the UK and Ireland, Mr. Askar grew Mail Boxes Etc. stores from 6 stores to 80 in 3 years.  In addition, as CEO for MBE Canada Mr. Askar drove store growth from 220 to 350 store in 5 years. The trajectory that Instant Imprints is on is no fluke or accident; our leadership has a track record of proven success.

Other awards: 

  • Top Business service Franchise 2018 and 2019
  • CFA Franchisees choice 5 years in a row
  • Entrepreneur Startup Top Brand

Clothing Brands Available through an Instant Imprints Store:

The Investment Opportunity

The Company

The Company is a privately held corporation, incorporated in Delaware in February 2015. The corporate head office is located at 6615 Flanders Drive, Suite B, San Diego, CA 92121. The Company has three wholly-owned subsidiaries: No Frill Franchising Inc. incorporated in the state of Delaware USA; II CA Inc. incorporated in the province of Ontario, Canada, and Instant Imprints UK Ltd. incorporated in the UK (II UK).

The Brand

II Transatlantic, Inc. owns the trademarks, brand and intellectual property for the Instant Imprints brand and franchise system Worldwide. II Transatlantic, Inc. owns the licensing rights to grant Country wide and/or Regional Master Licenses to allow those granted licensees to franchise store and area franchise licenses in the granted territories.

We award 3 levels of franchise licenses:  Master Licenses for regions or countries.

Area Licenses to investment partners who will assist us in local regional growth for 20 -25 stores regions (North America and UK).

Store Licenses who do face to face service with customers in regions of 1500 business and 25,000 population territory descriptions.

As per our Franchise Disclosure Documents each store license awarded earns initial fees per license of $ 42,500 plus $ 5,000 for training and $ 7,500 for Administrative Fees.   Our business forecast growth plans shows us awarding 12 store licenses in 2019;  24 store licenses in 2020 and 38 store licenses in 2021 (In North America)   With each award such fees of licensing award will be earned.

As per our Franchise Disclosure Documents each Area license awarded earns initial fees per license of $ 190,000 to $ 200,000.  Our business forecast growth plan shows us awarding 5 area licenses in 2019;  and 8 area licenses in  2020 and 7 area licenses in 2021 (In North America).  With each award such fees of licensing will be earned.

As per our Franchise Disclosure Documents each International license granted earns initial fees per license of $ 300,000.   Our business forecast growth plan shows us awarding 1 international license in each of years 2020 and 2021.   With each award such fees of licensing will be earned.

Once a license has been granted future store revenues earned by our franchisee earn on going royalty and advertising fees which net 4 % of such revenues annually (paid monthly) to the Company through its' operating wholly owned subsidiaries.  Such royalties grow as an annuity might grow and are paid monthly.    For Each 100 stores @ $ 270,000 average revenue / store, earned royalties of $ 1,080,000 in annual revenues for the Company will be generated.

Please refer to the companies pro forma cash financial forecast which provides details on existing 2017 and 2018 royalty and fee income earned and those forecasted for each of 2019, 2020 and 2021.

Products and Services

We have the expertise to help create and select promotional solutions for businesses, schools, teams, clubs, organizations and non-profits. Our Image Experts provide some of the best options available to make a customer’s brand or image stand out in the most effective way possible. 

The personal touch that we provide gives the process of building a brand or promotion a level of consistency and reliability that we believe online-only services simply cannot contend with. We take pride in being able to fulfill your branding needs:

Branded Apparel

Making logos stand out. We provide quality embroidery services on practically anything you can imagine. Our centers have state-of-the-art embroidery machines to provide anything from individual personalization to thousands of pieces. You can count on us to make your brand more visible.

Signs & Banners

Big or small, fancy and fast. With wide format and digital printing equipment, our centers can produce nearly any sign, banner or display a business or organization may require, including retractable banner stands, A-frames, trade-show booths, exterior and interior signage and much more. 

Custom T-Shirts

Personalized shirts with custom logos or designs. We create t-shirts with custom designs using the latest technologies in direct-to-garment, heat transfers, lettering and screen printing. This allows for maximum flexibility with order size and a fast turnaround to customize each order.

Promotional Products

Items that stand out and are remembered. There is no shortage of ways to promote your business. From branded pens to drinkware to flashlights, there are endless options at your disposal. Talk to us about finding the right solution for you and your customers.

Print Services

Effectively communicate with ink and paper. Let us help you create the printed materials that will promote both your brand and your message. Customized brochures, flyers, business cards, postcards, manuals, mailers and more designed to make you more visible to your customers.

Value Proposition

Based on our research, almost every company, school, organization, sports team and individual consumer needs (and uses) the vast array of services and products that Instant Imprints offers.

For customers there are several qualities that help us stand out. We are a turn-key center for business marketing services, meaning everything is taken care of for our customers.  Customer service is unparalleled, and a focus of emphasis for our brand. We take pride in giving personalized attention to all of our clients. With the support of a bigger company above each franchise, each Instant Imprints franchisee also provides fast, easy & convenient service.


Owning an Instant Imprints franchise presents an opportunity. We provide our franchise owners with world-class business training & support through the critical start-up phase and then ongoing support thereafter. We help with everything from site selection and lease negotiation, demographics, construction and center design, as well as conferences, coaching calls, and in-person and online support structures. Instant Imprints is a turnkey business for franchise owners to get off the ground  providing them positive business returns quickly.

Market Opportunity

We are addressing a $33B+** annual market:   ** (2016 IBIS Research)


-    $21 Billion in promotional products

-    $732 million in branded apparel

-    $2 billion in custom t-shirt

-    $44 million in signs and banners

-    $4 billion in print services

Consumers also like promotional campaigns. 83% of American consumers in a recent survey report like receiving promotional products. 48% of American consumers in the same survey would like to receive promotional products more often. This bodes well for the Instant Imprint business model.

Visual Communications Franchise System

At our core, Instant Imprints is a Visual Communications Franchise System.  It’s a dynamic business structure that enables its franchise partners to go beyond owning a niche company. Owning an
Instant Imprints franchise is like owning five promotion businesses in one.


Market Approach

From a competitive standpoint, we believe the markets we serve are fragmented, with a few larger players dominating market share on a regional and nationwide basis and with many smaller firms competing locally. Our branded or national competitors include Arrow Advertising, Big Frog Custom T-Shirts, EmbroidMe, Fast Signs International, PIP Printing & Marketing Services, Proforma, Sign-A-Rama and Sir Speedy Printing & Marketing. 

To the best of our knowledge, none of these other franchises offer all of the business segments that Instant Imprints offers. In addition to offering more products & services, we differentiate our business in the level of aptitude and professionalism our stores provide to their customers.


We believe our business caters to customers that have higher expectations in terms of the products and services and where price is not the key differentiator. 

Where We Fit in the Market

**High Expectation Customers:  Just in time service - short turn around; high quality and exacting standards all required to be met

Invest In II Transatlantic, Inc. 

We believe small business owners want a one-stop shop for their marketing and promotional requirements that provides the ability to interact directly with professionals that understand the ins and outs of successful branding. In contrast with emerging Internet-based, on-demand mass customization solutions offered by firms such as VistaPrint and Café Press (which are price-primary in their approach to market), our brandInstant Imprints is positioned to cater to customers that have higher expectations for the service.

Now is the time for us to take Instant Imprint to the next level, and we want you to be a part of the ride. Your investment will help us expand our reach with the goal of becoming not only a national branding solution but an international branding solution as well.

In the Press

II Transatlantic Establishes New Area Franchisee in South Carolina Amidst Q1/Q2 2017 Growth

SAN DIEGO, June 06, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- II Transatlantic, the worldwide parent franchisor of independently owned and operated Instant Imprints Franchise centers, today announced an existing franchisee is expanding its investment in Instant Imprints through the purchase of a regional area licens

Instant Imprints Recognized as #1 in Key Category by Entrepreneur Magazine

II Translatlantic, Inc., franchisor of the Instant Imprints franchise system, today announced that Instant Imprints has been ranked #179 in Entrepreneur magazine’s 38th Annual Franchise 500, and named the #1 Franchise in the Embroidery & Screen Printing category. Jason Feifer, Edi

Former Oil Exec and Franchise Expert Signs Area Development Agreement with Instant Imprints for Colorado

GREELEY, COLORADO - Instant Imprints®, a franchisor of branded apparel, signage, custom t-shirts, promotional items and print services, has announced the purchase of the state of Colorado by Richard Ballard, a resident of Greeley, CO. In the role of Area Developer, Ballard will expand Instant Imprin

Making an impression with Instant Imprints

After I joined Instant Imprints as a franchisee in 2008, I went on to operate multiple locations in and near Vancouver. I became the area developer for all of British Columbia and, on the other side of the border, the state of Washington. The key to my success has been teaching other franchisees how

Instant Imprints to Open Three New Locations

Instant Imprints, a company that creates visibility and awareness for its customers, announces three new locations opening in November and December, along with excellent growth over the past year. Instant Imprints makes branded apparel, signs and banners, custom t-shirts, promotional items and prin

Offering Summary

Maximum 1,070,000 shares of Series A Preferred Shares $1,070,000

*Maximum subject to adjustment for bonus shares. See 10% Bonus below

Minimum 10,000 shares of Series A Preferred Shares $10,000

II Transatlantic, Inc.

Corporate Address
6615 Flanders Drive, Suite B, San Diego, CA 92121

Description of Business
Successful brands understand that they need multiple forms of promotion to attract and retain clients, which is why our customers choose Instant Imprints when they want to be more visible to their customers.  We create that visibility 5 different ways: Signs and Banners, Custom T-shirts, Embroidery, Promotional Products and Print Services; all things vital to localized brand development.

Type of Security Offered
Series A Preferred Shares
Purchase Price of Security Offered

Minimum Investment Amount (per investor) 

The 10% Bonus for StartEngine Shareholders

II Transatlantic, Inc. will offer 10% additional bonus shares for all investments that are committed by StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. shareholders (with ≥ $1,000 invested in the StartEngine Reg A+ campaign) within 24 hours of this offering going live.

StartEngine shareholders who have invested $1,000+ in the StartEngine Reg A+ campaign will receive a 10% bonus on this offering within a 24-hour window of their campaign launch date.  This means you will receive a bonus for any shares you purchase.  For example, if you buy 500 shares of Series A Preferred Shares at $1.00 / share, you will receive 550 Series A Preferred Sharesbonus shares, meaning you'll own 550 shares for $500.   Fractional shares will not be distributed and share bonuses will be determined by rounding down to the nearest whole share.

The 10% Bonus is only valid for one year from the time StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. investors receive their countersigned StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. subscription agreement.

Irregular Use of Proceeds

The Company might incur Irregular Use of Proceeds that may include but are not limited to the following over $10,000: Vendor payments made to suppliers; Any expense labeled "Administration Expenses" that is not strictly for administrative purposes; Any expense labeled "Travel and Entertainment"; Any expense that is for the purposes of inter-company debt or back payments. For example, we currently have outstanding notes payables and interest payable which totals $ 36,000 per month. This will decline to $ 15,783 as of December 2019 While Management believes that this payment level can be met, in the unlikely event it can not be met, it would mean that $ 100,000 of the expected raise in Capital would have to be used to pay off one short term loan.

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Most recent fiscal year-end:
Prior fiscal year-end:
Total Assets
$972,639.00 USD
$1,207,130.00 USD
Cash And Cash Equivalents
$9,357.00 USD
$2,961.00 USD
Accounts Receivable
$209,500.00 USD
$246,824.00 USD
Short Term Debt
$2,664,452.00 USD
$2,208,140.00 USD
Long Term Debt
$310,799.00 USD
$239,467.00 USD
Revenues And Sales
$1,818,676.00 USD
$1,580,234.00 USD
Costs Of Goods Sold
$696,847.00 USD
$349,181.00 USD
Taxes Paid
$800.00 USD
$1,600.00 USD
Net Income
-$794,634.00 USD
-$295,847.00 USD


A crowdfunding investment involves risk. You should not invest any funds in this offering unless you can afford to lose your entire investment. In making an investment decision, investors must rely on their own examination of the issuer and the terms of the offering, including the merits and risks involved. These securities have not been recommended or approved by any federal or state securities commission or regulatory authority. Furthermore, these authorities have not passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of this document. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission does not pass upon the merits of any securities offered or the terms of the offering, nor does it pass upon the accuracy or completeness of any offering document or literature. These securities are offered under an exemption from registration; however, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has not made an independent determination that these securities are exempt from registration.


Notice of Material Change in Offering

over 2 years ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello! Recently, a change was made to the II Transatlantic offering. Here's an excerpt describing the specifics of the change:

II Transatlantic, Inc. has extended its campaign and added its 2018 financials.

When live offerings undergo changes like these on StartEngine, the SEC requires that certain investments be reconfirmed. If your investment requires reconfirmation, you will be contacted by StartEngine via email with further instructions.

Notice of Funds Disbursement

over 2 years ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].


As you might know, II Transatlantic has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in II Transatlantic be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.

This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.

Thanks for funding the future.


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