True to its name, this T-shirt printing company began as an alternate plan. In 2004, Chad Yamashiro, a local teacher, printed T-shirts for fun and gave them away as gifts. Before long, friends were asking to purchase his shirts, so Yamashiro connected with a Jonny Gima, a graphic designer to run production, and Plan B Printing was born. The company grew from a one-man operation, printing out of Gima’s backyard to a one-unit warehouse in Hawaii Self Storage to a 5,000sqft warehouse and iThursty (their house brand) store, with 13 employees, with an art division, sales division, and production team. The company is an active participant in the community, working with schools, charities, and local organizations to print high-quality products in a quick turnaround time. Utilizing Yamashiro’s background in education, the company hosted Pearl City High School seniors, so students could learn about profits and margins in a real life business setting. Recently, Plan B Printing was also recognized by the mayor for their participation in the Proud to Be a Jerk campaign, contributing over 500 shirts to raise awareness against underage drinking.