Large Format Printing Arnold, MO
You have a great idea for a printed t-shirt design or sign for a business or event. The problem, though, is size. Many print shops are turning you away or trying to talk you down to something smaller because your design is too large. The solution is large format printing serving the Arnold, MO area, which is a service few Arnold, MO print shops can provide. Large format printing is meant to catch people’s attention, convey messages from a distance, and present information with ease.
Put your Arnold, MO large format printing needs only in the hands of the your favorite shop screen print shop that applies craftsman, care, and attention to detail to every job: STL Shirt Co. We have established ourselves as one of the top screen printing shops in the Arnold, MO area and have been trusted by countless famlies and businesses to deliver on all screen printing and embroidery requests large and small.
Are you ready to start your large format printing order? Contact us online, call us at (636) 926-2777, or send us a text at (636) 299-0162. STL Shirt Co. has your back when it comes to Arnold, MO large format printing.
Large Format Print Shop Arnold, MO
Large format printing describes the special type of screen printing that involves printing designs and printing on surfaces that are larger than standard screen printing is capable of printing (which is typically capped at around 14 inches). To offer large format printing options to their customers, a shop has to take certain measures and make an investment in special machinery and equipment, typically only available by custom order from manufacturers. STL Shirt. Co is proud to bring premium-level large format printing to the Arnold, MO area.
Uses for Large Format Printing
Arnold, MO large format printing can be used for anything from a really big design printed on a t shirt, printing on large clothing items, and a number of promotional and industrial materials. Large format printing is commonly used in printing:
- Whole-shirt designs
- Window and wall displays and posters
- Store displays
- Trade show displays
- Indoor/outdoor signage for business promotion
- Vehicle wraps
- Signs and calendars
When it comes to large format printing on t-shirts and other garments, possibilities are endless and amazing. Some types of jobs we think are perfect for large format printing use are:
- Clothing Brands and Brand Merch: A print that covers one side of a garment, such as a logo or other interesting artwork, instantly grabs attention, boosts brand awareness, and sends a bold message. Large prints can be artfully used in branding and wearable marketing.
- Music Industry: Enter the band tee. A large, bold, colorful print is the perfect way to visually send the band or DJ’s message. Your t-shirts can become an extention of your art, and these same shirts can help you generate additional revenue and give your fans a way to support you by designing exciting, daring large format printed shirts and other merchandise.
- Special Events: Special events are always an excellent opportunity for the use of any kind of screen printed t-shirts. For any kind of event, large or small, there are many groups and individuals involved in the organization and participation. Shirts for events like races, festivals, competitions, fundraisers commemorate the date and honor everyone who made the event possible. Accomplish both with large format printing for your event t-shirts in Arnold, MO. Large format makes it possible for you to fit all sponsor logos without cramming them together in tiny columns.
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How Large Format Printing is Possible
Large format printing calls for special care and craftsmanship. To be a true, quality provider of Arnold, MO large format printing, a screen printing shop must have the right equipment. The major three things a screen printer needs to produce large format printing work are:
1. The Press
Screen printing wouldn’t be possible without the printing press. Regardless of whether a printer uses a manual or automatic press, the resulting print can only be as large as the squeegee is wide, and the machine needs to be built to accommodate for that a larger squeegee. The smooth, crisp designs on a screen printed item are the work of the machine. For large format printing, we need – you guessed it – a machine with larger-than-average parts to allow for a larger print area.
2. The Film
Here’s a speed lesson of the screen printing process for those of you who aren’t familiar with how it works; your design is “stenciled” onto a fine mesh screen within a framethat holds the mesh taut. But how does the image, pattern, or design get stenciled on the screen? The image is printed on a sheet of film, and a photosensitive chemical called emulsion is applied to the screen. The light hardens the emulsion to the screen in the areas of the image where the film is transparent and allows light through. The hardened parts are where the ink will not pass through. The positive space where the mesh is still exposed shows your image and is where the ink will pass through the screen and then adhere to the shirt or other printing surface.
Simple, right?! If you don’t quite get it still, no sweat (your shirts will still come out looking just as great)! Because film is required to make the stencil for your design, the print can only be as large as the size of the film sheet. The film in generally available in standard sizes, but for larger designs, we have film with a larger surface area.
3. The Screens
The screen is the next ingredient to producing your design. Without a screen, screen printing would just result in a messy, undefined blob. This could be wonderful if you’re an abstract artist, but in most cases, this is not what you want.
The size of your stencil (which determines the size of your print) is limited by how large the screen is as well as the film. The biggest sheet of film in the world won’t matter if they don’t fit withn the screen’s frame. Likewise, a huge frame can still only print your design as large as the print on the film. We also have to consider the type of mesh we use. For larger print sizes, we opt for a different type of mesh that allows for clean lines and detail that looks great for the particular size of the print.
However, the most beautifully crafted violin will not produce the most beautiful sound ever heard if it’s in the hands of a toddler. What we mean by that is that these large format printing tools and equipment won’t do any good on their own. Quality Arnold, MO large format printing, as with all other types of screen printing, requires skill and craftsmanship. When you need large format printing in the Arnold, MO area, all print shops are not created equal. Some print shops might have the right equipment for large format printing, but they may not necessarily have experience specifically in large format printing. To produce good large format printing work, we also invest in special inks and meshes and modify our technique to make sure that what we print looks good, lasts, and isn’t too heavy or thick.
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Don’t let other screen print shops fool you or try to get you thinking small. You can count on STL Shirt Co. for all your Arnold, MO large format printing needs. Whether you’re looking for a large printed sign for an event or love the look of a big, full print on a shirt, STL Shirt Co. can walk you through every step of the process, from the initial design to the final product. We guarantee quality, long-lasting results from all our work.
Get in touch with us to begin your Arnold, MO large format printing now, and see what can happen when there are truly no limits! To learn more about STL Shirt Co.’s large format printing serving the Arnold, MO area or any of our other services, get in touch with us today. Call us at (636) 926-2777, text us at (636) 299-0162, or jump right in by requesting a quote.