You have a great idea for a printed t-shirt design or sign for a business or event. The problem, though, is size. Print shops are unable to fulfill or order or trying to convince you to shrink it down to something more reasonable. The solution is Brentwood, MO large format printing, something only select Brentwood, MO print shops are equipped to provide. Large format printing is a print solution that can catch the eyes of viewers, express 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. For more than 40 years, Brentwood, 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 Brentwood, MO large format printing needs.
Brentwood, MO Large Format Print Shop
Large format printing describes the special type of screen printing 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, typically only available by custom order 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 from a really big design printed on a t shirt, printing on large clothing items, and a whole slue of promotional and industrial marterials. 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, possibilities are endless and amazing. 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 large logo or other artwork covering a wearer’s front side instantly grabs attention, fosters brand awareness, 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, colorful 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 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 celebrate the occurance and honor everyone who made the event possible. Accomplish both with Brentwood, MO large format printing for your event t-shirts. Large format allows you to cleanly display all sponsor logos without cramming them together in tiny columns.
Did you know we do a lot more than just large format printing? Check out some of our other services:
- T-Shirt Printing
- Wide Format Printing
- Custom T Shirts
- Union Printing
- Rush T-Shirt Printing
How Large Format Printing is Possible
Large format printing is a beast all its own. In order to provide true Brentwood, MO large format printing options with quality results, a screen printing shop first and foremost, needs 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 squeegee size is limited by the build of the machine. The consistent, even colors 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 framethat holds the mesh taut. But how does the image, pattern, or design get stenciled on the screen? The image is printed on a sheet of 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.
Simple, right?! Don’t worry if you didn’t quite catch all that (your shirts will still come out looking just as great)! Because film is required to make the stencil for your design, 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 next piece 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 (which determines the size of your print) is limited by how large the screen is 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, 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 particular mesh that allows for clean lines and detail that looks great for the particular size of the print.
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 all other types of screen printing, requires skill and craftsmanship. Don’t turn to just any print shop when you need Brentwood, MO large format printing. 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 special inks and meshes and modify our technique to make sure that what we print looks good, lasts, and isn’t too heavy or thick.
Brentwood, MO Large Format Printing | STL Shirt. Co
Don’t let other screen print shops limit you by trying to keep your ideas small. You can count on STL Shirt Co. for all your Brentwood, MO large format printing needs. Whether you’re looking for a big banner 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.
Reach out to us to begin your Brentwood, MO large format printing now, and see what can happen when there are truly no limits! To learn more about STL Shirt Co.’s Brentwood, MO large format printing 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.