Large Format Printing Brentwood, 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 convince you to shrink it down to something more reasonable. The solution is large format printing serving the Brentwood, MO area, which is a service only select Brentwood, MO print shops are equipped to provide. Large format printing is meant to catch people’s attention, convey messages that can be understood from a distance, and present information with ease.
Put your Brentwood, MO large format printing needs only in the hands of the your favorite shop screen print shop that you can trust to take the painstaking care and utter excellence they apply to every job: STL Shirt Co. We have established ourselves as one of the top screen printing shops in the Brentwood, 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 for all your Brentwood, MO large format printing needs.
Large Format Print Shop Brentwood, MO
Large format printing is a specialty printing service 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 must comply with certain space requirements and invest in special machinery and equipment, which must be custom ordered from manufacturers. STL Shirt. Co is proud to bring premium-level large format printing to the Brentwood, MO area.
Uses for Large Format Printing
Brentwood, MO large format printing is fitting for a variety of uses, such as a t-shirt print that covers most of the shirt, printing on large clothing items, and a number of promotional and industrial materials. Some common uses of large format printing are:
- 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
For large format printing specifically on t-shirts, there are lots of cool things we can do. 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, fosters brand recognition, and sends a bold message. Large prints are a useful tool in branding and wearable marketing.
- Music Industry: Que drumroll. Presenting: the band tee. A large, bold, high-contrast print works perfectly to visually express the message a band or DJ wants to send. Your t-shirts can become an extention of your art, and these same shirts can help you generate extra 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. There are always so many individuals and organizations that contribute to making any event happen. Shirts for events like races, festivals, competitions, fundraisers celebrate the occurance and honor everyone who made the event possible. Do both well with large format printing for your event t-shirts in Brentwood, MO. Large format allows you to cleanly display all sponsor logos without cramming them together in tiny columns.
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How Large Format Printing is Possible
Large format printing is a beast all its own. To be a true, quality provider of Brentwood, MO large format printing, a screen printing shop must have the right equipment. The first 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. For both manual and automatic presses, the print area 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 consistent, even designs on a screen printed garment 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 that is in a framethat holds the mesh taut. How does one get that image or pattern stenciled onto the screen, you ask? First, the original design is printed on film, and a photosensitive chemical called emulsion is applied to the screen. The image on the film blocks light in certain areas and allows light to shine through in others; this allows the emulsion to harden in the shape of the design. 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 the part of the screen that allows the ink to pass through and come to rest on the shirt or other item.
Simple, right?! Don’t worry if you didn’t quite catch all that (your shirts will still come out looking just as great)! Since we need film to put your design on the screen, your design can only be as large as the size of the film sheet. The film comes in standard sheet sizes, but for larger designs, we have film with a larger surface area.
3. The Screens
After the film, the screen is the second ingredient to producing your design. Without a screen, screen printing would just produce a messy, undefined blob. Maybe you’re going for an abstract look, 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 the screen as well as the film. Large film sheets do no good if the frames being used are too small to fit the entire image. Likewise, your frame could be big enough to cover a huge area, but without film in the correct size, the image would end or would simply print smaller than you would liked. We also have to consider the type of mesh we use. For larger print sizes, we opt for a particular mesh that creates clean lines and detail that looks great specifically in prints of a large size.
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 Brentwood, MO large format printing, along with any type of screen printing, requires skill and craftsmanship. Don’t turn to just any print shop when you need large format printing for your Brentwood, MO needs. Some print shops carry the film, screens, and presses capable of 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 an exact, tested combination of materials 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. Trust STL Shirt Co. for all your Brentwood, MO large format printing needs. Whether you need a large printed sign for an event or just like the look of a big, full print on a shirt, STL Shirt Co. brings you the best 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 Brentwood, MO large format printing now, and discover what can happen when there are truly no limits! To learn more about STL Shirt Co.’s large format printing serving the Brentwood, MO area or any of our other services, get in touch with us today. Call us at (636) 926-2777, send us a text at (636) 299-0162, or jump right in by requesting a quote.