Five Points Screen Printing opens under new ownership
Community oriented couple enjoy location
LEWISTOWN — Caleb and Michelle Fetter, the new owners of Five Points Screen Printing in downtown Lewistown, are part of the growing trend of entrepreneurs, under the age of 30, to open a business within the last year in the downtown.
“It’s very exciting to be that generation to make a change and rejuvenate the town,” Michelle said.
Officially taking over on Jan. 1, the couple who moved here from Lancaster two years ago and now reside in Reedsville, said they are impressed with the community atmosphere here.
“Everyone is so open to us being part of the community,” Caleb said. “We didn’t have that in Lancaster.”
Always wanting to open his own screen printing business, Caleb started working with the former owners, Mike and Polly Morrison, part-time and in August of last year, the Morrisons asked if he was interested in purchasing the business.
“They’ve been a blessing and really great to be with,” Michelle said.
So from his small printing press in the garage of the couple’s home, they have now moved to the permanent Valley Street location.
The store offers many professional services including, screen printing, embroidery, graphic designs, retail services and vinyl application. Vinyl includes car wraps, vehicle lettering, window graphics and signage. There is no size limit for vinyl and Five Points offers a wide variety of colors to choose from.
The retail store features clothing and accessories sporting local school logos, officially licensed Penn State wear and soon, the store will have clothing with creative designs.
“We would like to transition to more artistic designs,” Michelle said. “We have paired up with some local artists.”
The business’ new logo, which is reminiscent of Vincent van Gogh’s “Starry Night” painting, reveals the aesthetic route the couple wants to take the business.
“It’s a symbol of the artistic edge we’re going to take with it,” Michelle said.
Michelle said with all services, they are committed to doing quality and timely work, all with Caleb’s unique set of skills acquired through working in the industry.
A graduate of Thaddeus Stevens College in the graphics and printing program and of Lancaster County Career and Technology’s Brownstown campus’ graphic printing course, Caleb said the programs gave him an edge.
“I have a better understanding of how a product works and needs to look like and the technicalities of how it works,” Caleb said.
As with any product they produce, the Fetters welcome customers to bring in their own design or let Fetters help create a unique design with the customer in mind.
Located at 26 Valley St., Lewistown, the store is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, call (717) 242-1177 or visit Facebook or Instagram.