Hannibal, MO T-Shirt Printing
Hannibal, MO T-Shirt Printing. You don’t need an excuse to get great custom printed t-shirts made – you could have a company event coming up, a family vacation planned, or might just want some for fun. Hannibal, MO t-shirt printing is meant for everything from marketing a brand to enhancing team-building efforts to having some fun with a life event. When it comes to t-shirt printing, the options are virtually limitless. To get the best possible design and print, you need a reliable Hannibal, MO t-shirt printing shop with talented printers and designers. You get that and more with STL Shirt Co.
STL Shirt Co. leads the pack for Hannibal, MO screen printers. We have been meeting your screen printing and embroidery needs for nearly half a century. For Hannibal, MO t-shirt printing you will love, come to STL Shirt Co. To place your order or find out more about our services, call us at 636-926-2777 or send a text at 636-299-0162 now.
The T-Shirt Printing Process
STEP ONE – Make your order.
You know you want to have some t-shirt printing done for some upcoming event, club, athletic team, or something else. You contact your shop to place the order and that is where the Hannibal, MO t-shirt printing journey begins. When you order your shirts, you will have to decide on the:
- Brand, cut, style, material, and color of the shirts
- Ink type and color(s)
- What design will be printed
If this already feels overwhelming, don’t fret! STL Shirt Co. will offer guidance and assurance during the entire t-shirt printing process. Our professional screen printers and designers are available to help you. For assistance in creating the perfect logo or design rely on our professional design team. We can also help you select the right shirt and ink colors.
STEP TWO – We make the screen
After you decide on a design, we get to work on preparing the screen that allows us to get your design printed on your shirts. The design is first printed on a transparent sheet of film. Based on your desired end results, our t-shirt printing experts will select the best mesh screen to use in printing your shirts. We then coat that screen with a substance called emulsion, which is sensitive to light. That film we printed your design on is placed on the screen and we expose the screen to light. Light is blocked from reaching the screen wherever the design is on the film but the rest of the emulsion hardens in the light. This creates the stencil.
For designs with more than one color ink, we go through the same process for for each color in the design.
STEP THREE – We print.
Now we are ready for the ink. T-shirt printing and other screen printing usually uses a special ink called plastisol. You might have noticed that the prints on shirts are slightly textured, a little rubbery, but still smooth and flexible. That’s plastisol for you. Plastisol is ideal for screen printing because it withstands washes, moves with the fabric material of your shirt, and shows up vibrantly on any color t-shirt.
We then secure the screens to a printing press, stretching each shirt on a plate below. Our t-shirt printing artists take great care to make sure everything is registered and lined up exactly so we know that your design will end up in the right place on your t-shirt. We apply ink on top of the screen and pull a squeegee across the entire screen to apply and press the ink onto the shirt. We repeat this for every single t-shirt in your order, and if your design has more than one color, we repeat it for each color on every shirt. There is an art to applying the ink precisely to where it stays vibrant and retains the sharp lines from your original design. Lucky for you, our t-shirt printing team has mad skills.
STEP FOUR – The ink cures.
Now your awesome design is on your shirts! But there is still one more step. Once the ink is applied as a viscous liquid, it must be cured. In other words, we have to turn the ink from a liquid into a solid that will stay in place on your t-shirts. To do this we introduce the ink to heat. Ink curing is a science, and it’s possible to damage the shirt or the print if you use the wrong temperature or cure it for the wrong length of time. We know what we’re doing, though, so you know your prints will come out great.
STEP FIVE – You get your shirts!
Once the ink is cured, it means that your t-shirts are officially printed! Next, we fold them up neatly and hand them off to you. We will package them up and have your shirts or other printed items ready in only a few days. Ask us about having your order shipped to you. And if you are in a jam and need your t-shirts ready in a week or less, use our rush printing services.
T-Shirt Printing Orders
If you ask us, [t-shirt printing is a magical, beautiful thing. We are passionate about screen printing and aren’t ashamed to admit it. Now that we’ve gotten you thoroughly excited about the idea of screen printing t-shirt, we bet you can’t wait to place an order. If you like the idea of t-shirt printing but don’t have a specific need for it, think about some of the reasons and occasions for which t-shirt printing is perfect.
We do Hannibal, MO t-shirt printing for…
- Athletic teams
- Sports fans
- School clubs
- Bachelor & bachelorette parties
- Corporate events
- Class reunions
- Family vacations
- Company picnics
- Swag for businesses and organizations
- Employee shirts
- Union events and organizations
…And so much more! There are endless occasions that are perfect for t-shirt printing and other garment screen printing. You name it, we have probably printed for it. Whatever the reason you need Hannibal, MO t-shirt printing services, you can trust STL Shirt Co..
Choosing a Hannibal, MO T-Shirt Printing Partner
Custom screen printed t-shirts are fun, effective, and personalized. But not all t-shirt printing is the same. With printed apparel or any screen printed products, the difference between what an established and respected printing shop can do and what school children ironing on decals in their basement can do is immense. We applaud aspiring printers and certainly have nothing against out-of-the-basement operations (many great screen printing shops began there!). Still, as the customer, you will see a distinct difference in the quality, customer service, and abilities available to you when you choose an established and well-regarded Hannibal, MO t-shirt printing company like STL Shirt Co.
To top it all off, we are a union screen printing shop. Having your Hannibal, MO t-shirt printing done by a union shop gives you access to workers who have trained thoroughly and have demonstrated their talent in what they do. On top of that, shopping at a union shop for anything, including t-shirt printing, is a way for you to endorse fair labor conditions and support the local and US economy. For your next Hannibal, MO t-shirt printing order, choose a union print shop.
STL Shirt Co. : Hannibal, MO’s Top T-Shirt Printing Company
At STL Shirt Co., we love t-shirt printing. Of course, we are a bit biased, but the fact is that screen printing on t-shirts, hoodies, and other items is an excellent and effective way to give you quality custom apparel for your next event. Whether you have a school sports team in need of cotton jerseys for the upcoming season or a group or organization you are a part of needs new swag, you can count on STL Shirt Co.’s t-shirt printing services. You deserve and expect top quality and great customer service when you order t-shirts. With STL Shirt Co., that is what you get.
STL Shirt Co. has been providing quality t-shirt printing and other screen printing services for people in the Hannibal, MO area and beyond for almost fifty years. With a staff of union-member screen printing experts, a exceptional turnaround time, and professional design services, our t-shirt printing services are the best around. The next time you need Hannibal, MO t-shirt printing, we are here for you. Call us today at 636-926-2777, text us at 636-299-0162, or request a quote online to get started on your t-shirt printing order today.