It all started in high school, when Chris took some art and screen printing classes and begin to gain some experience screen printing t-shirts. During the three years of screen printing at high school, Chris always had in the back of his mind, “I can do this on my own.” And so the idea for BigPlanetApparel was born, although it wouldn’t be for several more years until Chris would officially open up for business.

After high school, Chris studied Visual Communications at the Lancaster County Career and Technology Center in Brownstown. As he continued to study, clients started asking him to do some screen printing jobs for them. “Word got around that I do screen printing, and I started getting a few jobs here and there,” says Chris.

After college, Chris found himself on an adventure in Costa Rica, walking in the Poas Volcano. Naturally, he began to reflect on his life and to consider his goals for the future. At that moment, with his screen printing work at the forefront of his mind, Chris realized that he wanted his screen printing business to have a worldwide appeal. And so the idea for “BigPlanetApparel” was born.

“Before I officially got started, I knew that I wanted my business to have worldwide appeal.”

— Christian Newcomer

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