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Large Format Printing Ferguson, MO

You are excited about this awesome screen print design idea you came up with, but the size of the design is so large that you’re having trouble finding a place to print it. Many print shops are unable to fulfill or order or trying to convince you to shrink it down to something more reasonable. The solution is large format printing serving the Ferguson, MO area, something few Ferguson, MO print shops can provide. Large format printing is a print solution that can catch the eyes of viewers, convey messages that can be understood from afar, and present information with ease.

For your Ferguson, MO large format printing needs, you need a your favorite shop screen print shop that applies craftsman, care, and attention to detail to every job: STL Shirt Co. For more than 40 years, Ferguson, MO families and businesses have counted on us 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 Ferguson, MO large format printing needs.

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Large Format Print Shop Ferguson, MO

Large format printing is a specialty printing service that involves printing designs and printing on surfaces that are larger than a typically screen printing press is meant to handle (which is typically capped at around 14 inches). To offer large format printing options to their customers, a shop must 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 Ferguson, MO area.

Uses for Large Format Printing

Ferguson, MO large format printing is fitting for a variety of uses from a really big design printed on a t shirt, printing on large clothing items, and a whole slue of promotional and industrial materials. Large format printing is commonly used in printing:

  • Whole-shirt designs
  • Window and wall displays and posters
  • Store displays
  • Banners
  • Trade show displays
  • Indoor/outdoor signage for business promotion
  • Vehicle wraps
  • Backdrops
  • Signs and calendars
  • Murals

For large format printing specifically on t-shirts, 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 large logo or other artwork covering a wearer’s front side instantly grabs attention, boosts brand recognition, and makes a bold statement. Large prints can be artfully used in branding and wearable marketing.
  • Music Industry: Enter 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 allow your fans a way to support you by designing exciting, daring large format printed shirts and other merchandise.
  • Special Events: Special events are the perfect occasion for 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. For runs, festivals, fundraising events, competitions, and more, you want to celebrate the occurance and honor everyone who made the event possible. Do both well with large format printing for your event t-shirts in Ferguson, 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 Ferguson, MO large format printing, a screen printing shop first and foremost, needs the right equipment. The major three things a screen printer needs to produce large format printing work are:

1. The Press

To screen print anything at all, you need a proper 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 smooth, crisp designs on a screen printed garment are the work of the machine, and large format printing means – 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 frame, holding 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 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. Where you can still see the mesh is where your image lives 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?! If you don’t quite get it still, no sweat (your shirts will still come out looking just as great)! Since film is required to make the stencil for your design, your design is limited by the size of the film. 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. This could be wonderful if you’re an abstract artist, but usually it’s not what you want.

The size of your stencil and, in turn, your design, is limited by how large the screen is 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. When printing in larger sizes than usual, we often use a different type of mesh that allows for clean lines and detail that looks great for the particular size of the print.

The paintbrush in the hands of a novice, though, does not produce the same results as it does in Van Gough’s hand. This also translates to large format printing; the right tools won’t produce good screen printing work without the right operator. Quality Ferguson, MO large format printing, along with all other types of screen printing, requires the touch of a skilled craftsman. Don’t turn to just any print shop when you need large format printing for your Ferguson, 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. At STL Shirt Co., we make sure we have an exact, tested combination of materials and specialized training 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 Ferguson, MO large format printing needs. Whether you need a big banner 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 Ferguson, 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 Ferguson, 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.

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