Jefferson County, MO T-Shirt Printing
Jefferson County, MO T-Shirt Printing. Custom printed t-shirts are festive, versatile, and effective and can be used for nearly any occasion. Jefferson County, 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 Jefferson County, MO t-shirt printing shop with talented printers and designers. You know that with STL Shirt Co., you are receiving great care from the top professionals.
STL Shirt Co. leads the pack for Jefferson County, MO screen printers. We have been providing screen printing and embroidery services to people like you for close to 50 years. Enjoy the Jefferson County, MO t-shirt printing experience with STL Shirt Co. To start your order or find out more about our services, give us a call at 636-926-2777 or send a text at 636-299-0162 right away.
The T-Shirt Printing Process
STEP ONE – Make your order.
You know you want some t-shirt printing done for some upcoming occassion, work group, sports team, or something else. You contact your shop to place the order and the Jefferson County, MO t-shirt printing process is set into motion. When you place your shirt order, you will have to determine the:
- Shirt brand, style, material, and color
- Ink type and color(s)
- What design will be printed
Don’t sweat it if you are intimidated by the thought of creating a design and making all these choices! STL Shirt Co. will offer counsel and help during the entire t-shirt printing process. Use our professional printers and designers. If you need help coming up with a killer logo or shirt 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
Once you decide on a design, we go about making the screen that will be used to get your design printed on your shirts. The design is first printed on a transparent sheet of film. Based on your unique parameters, our t-shirt printing team 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. We place the film with your design on it 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 is how we create the stencil.
For designs with more than one color ink, we repeat the process above, making a screen for each color in the design.
STEP THREE – We print.
Then, it is time to add 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. It is great due to its ability to withstand p washes, move with the flexibility of the fabric, and display vibrantly on a shirt of any color.
We then secure the screens to a printing press, and each shirt is placed on a plate below. We are very careful to make sure everything is registered and lined up precisely so that your design is oriented correctly on your t-shirt. We add ink onto the screen and pull a squeegee from end to end of the screen to smooth and press the ink onto the shirt. We repeat this for every single t-shirt in your order. For designs with multiple colors, we repeat it for each color on every shirt. It takes skill to get the ink just right to where it shows up nicely and retains the sharp lines in the 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! We aren’t quite done, though. After the ink is applied, the ink has to cure. This means we have to turn the ink from a liquid into a solid that will stay in place on your t-shirts. In order to make this happen we introduce the ink to heat. Ink curing is a science, and it’s easy to damage the shirt or the print when you don’t use the correct temperature or amount 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, your t-shirts are officially printed! We fold the shirts up nicely and hand them off to you. We will package them up and have your shirts or other printed items ready in just a handful of days. Ask us about having your order shipped to you. For those last-minute situations when you need your t-shirts printed even faster, we even offer rush printing services.
T-Shirt Printing Orders
In our humble opinion, Jefferson County, MO t-shirt printing is a magical force limited only by your own imagination. What can we say — we’re passionate about what we do. Now that you’ve heard all about the t-shirt printing journey, you are likely ready to place an order. If you like the idea of t-shirt printing but don’t have a specific need for it, keep in mind some of the opportunities and occasions for which t-shirt printing is popular.
We do Jefferson County, MO t-shirt printing for…
- Athletic teams
- Sports fans
- School groups and organizations
- Bachelor & bachelorette parties
- Corporate events
- Class reunions
- Family vacations
- Company picnics
- Swag for businesses and organizations
- Employee uniforms
- Union events and organizations
…And so much more! There are endless occasions that t-shirt printing and other screen printing can make even better. You would be hard-pressed to come up with a reason that we haven’t printed shirts. No matter what Jefferson County, MO t-shirt printing services you need, we are here for you.
Choosing a Jefferson County, MO T-Shirt Printing Partner
Custom screen printed t-shirts are fun, effective, and personalized. However, not all t-shirt printing is equal. With printed garments or any screen printed products, there is a huge difference between the work of a top printing shop and a school group applying iron-on’s in the basement. We are rooting for aspiring printers and certainly don’t have anything against out-of-the-basement operations (countless great screen printing shops began there!). Still, as the customer, you will notice a definite disparity in the quality, customer service, and capabilities available to you when you choose an established and well-regarded Jefferson County, MO t-shirt printing company like STL Shirt Co.
To top it all off, we are a union screen printing shop. Going to a union shop for your Jefferson County, MO t-shirt printing means that the people printing your t-shirts have had extensive training and have proven their skill in what they do. Not only that, but going to a union shop for anything, including t-shirt printing, allows you to support excellent working conditions and support the local and US economy. For your next Jefferson County, MO t-shirt printing order, choose a union print shop.
STL Shirt Co. : Jefferson County, MO’s Top T-Shirt Printing Company
At STL Shirt Co., we love t-shirt printing. You may think us a bit biased, but the objective truth is that screen printing on t-shirts, hoodies, and other items is a reliable and versatile way to give you quality custom apparel for your next event. Whatever the reason, whether you have been put in charge of organizing a large volunteer event or you have a last-minute bachelorette party to plan, STL Shirt Co.’s t-shirt printing services are ready to help. When you need t-shirts printed for a special occasion, you expect great quality and helpful service. 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 Jefferson County, MO area and beyond for close to 50 years. With highly skilled union-member screen printing technicians, a rapid turnaround time, and professional design services, we have the best t-shirt printing services around. Whenever you need Jefferson County, MO t-shirt printing, STL Shirt Co. will deliver. Reach us today at 636-926-2777, text us at 636-299-0162, or request a quote online to begin your t-shirt printing order today.