Bucks County screen-printing business has global reach

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/ Christopher Kline (left) of Doylestown and Eric Fausnacht of Kintnersville sell 2,000 to 3,000 pillows a month out of their facility in Perkasie.

What began as a small, two-person operation out of their homes is now a thriving Bucks County business that sells to customers around the world.

What began as a small, two-person operation out of their homes is now a thriving Bucks County business that sells to customers around the world.

Artists Eric Fausnacht and Christopher Kline started their company, Eric & Christopher, three years ago in Perkasie after Kline hosted an art show the prior year. Fausnacht participated in the show, and through the process the two discussed plans that formed the basis for their business.

“The art show is kind of what kicked off the business; it grew from that,” Kline said.

They wanted to create a business where they could screen-print and hand-sew high-end pillows, stretched canvas prints and tote bags.

Kline, who lives in Doylestown, already had his own screen-printing business for 20 years, so he was familiar with the printing craft, but he needed someone who could create images of prints and sew them onto canvas.

“I was trying to figure out what was going to sell,” Fausnacht said.

He began making pillows after he took photos of his roosters and had the black and white images screen-printed onto a canvas.

“It was just something people hadn’t seen before,” Fausnacht said.

The businessmen, who both create the images, acknowledged they weren’t sure the idea would take off.

It began with small batches that they sold to craft fairs.

Brian Pedersen
Reporter Brian Pedersen covers construction, development, warehousing and real estate and keeps you up to date on the changing landscape of our community. He can be reached at brianp@lvb.com or 610-807-9619, ext. 4108.

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