Large Format Printing Florissant, 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. What you need is large format printing serving the Florissant, MO area, something few Florissant, 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 Florissant, 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 Florissant, MO area and have been trusted by countless famlies and businesses to deliver on all screen printing and embroidery requests large and small.
Begin your large format printing order and leave the rest up to us. 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 Florissant, MO large format printing needs.
Large Format Print Shop Florissant, MO
Large format printing describes the special type of screen printing 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 has to comply with certain space requirements 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 Florissant, MO area.
Uses for Large Format Printing
Florissant, 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. 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
For large format printing specifically on t-shirts, there are lots of cool things we can do. We see a lot of excellent large format printing jobs for t-shirts and other clothing items for uses like:
- 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 recognition, and makes a bold statement. Large prints are a useful tool in branding and wearable marketing.
- Music Industry: Que drumroll. Presenting: the band tee. A large, bold, colorful print is the perfect way to visually send the band or DJ’s message. Extend your art to the t-shirts that help bring in 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 screen printed shirts of any kind. There are always so many individuals and organizations that contribute to making any event happen. For runs, festivals, fundraising events, competitions, and more, you want to commemorate the date and honor everyone who made the event possible. Do both well with large format printing for your event t-shirts in Florissant, 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 is a beast all its own. In order to provide true Florissant, MO large format printing options with quality results, 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
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 squeegee size is limited by the build of the machine. The smooth, even colors on a screen printed item 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
If you’re not familiar with how screen printing works, here’s a micro-lesson of the set-up process; 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 the screen is coated with a photosensitive chemical called emulsion. 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 block the ink from moving through and attaching to the shirt. 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.
Make sense?! Don’t worry if you didn’t quite catch all that (your shirts will still come out looking just as great)! Because we need film to put your design on the screen, 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 second piece to producing your design. Without a screen, screen printing would just result in 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 and, in turn, your design, is limited by the screen 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. When printing in larger sizes than usual, we often use a different type of mesh that creates 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 Florissant, MO large format printing, as 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 Florissant, MO needs. Some print shops might have the right equipment for large format printing, but don’t have the personnel with the skill and experience to for quality 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. Trust STL Shirt Co. for all your Florissant, MO large format printing needs. Whether you need a large printed sign for an event or love 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 Florissant, 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 Florissant, 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.