Learn About Our Silk Screen Printing Origins

QUALITY, RELIABILITY & CRAFTSMANSHIP – these are our core values.   Based in Lancaster PA, but delivering worldwide, BigPlanetApparel has been owned and operated by Christian Newcomer since its inception in 2009. While we are proud to be local to Lancaster, PA and primarily serve businesses and organizations in Lancaster County with their custom t-shirts needs, we can also work with you if you're on the other side of the country or even the other side of the globe. Our motto is: if you have an address, we can ship it to you! Need something besides custom t-shirts? Our silk screen printing services can help you with just about anything; from polo shirts, to aprons, to hoodies, to tote bags and much more! Click here to contact us today to see how we can help you.  

The Story

It all started in high school, when Chris took some art and silk screen printing classes and began to gain some experience screen printing custom t-shirts. During the three years of screen printing experience he gained in 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 (it would be a few more years until the business officially opened). After high school, Chris studied Visual Communications at the Lancaster County Career and Technology Center in Brownstown PA. As he continued to study, clients started asking him to do some custom silk screen printing jobs for them. "Word got around that I do custom 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 silk screen printing work at the forefront of his mind, Chris realized that he wanted his screen printing business to be a local business with a world wide appeal. Once back in the U.S., Chris began setting up shop. By 2008, he bought the equipment he needed to get started, and using the knowledge and skills he gained over the years, he continued his custom silk screen printing work. Today, Chris continues to do high-quality screen printing jobs for organizations and businesses, mostly in the Lancaster PA area. His vision for the future remains rooted in the idea to stay local while maintaining a global awareness. Click here to connect with Chris to see how BigPlanetApparel can help you.