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. Print shops are unable to fulfill or order or trying to talk you down to something smaller because your design is too large. The solution is Eureka, MO large format printing, something only select Eureka, MO print shops are equipped to provide. Large format printing is meant to catch the eyes of viewers, express messages that can be understood from a distance, and present information with ease.
Put your Eureka, 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, Eureka, MO families and businesses have counted on us 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 when it comes to Eureka, MO large format printing.
Eureka, 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 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 Eureka, MO area.
Uses for Large Format Printing
Eureka, MO large format printing can be used for anything from a really big design printed on a t shirt, printing on large clothing items, and a whole slue of promotional and industrial marterials. 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, 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 captivates viewers, fosters brand recognition, and sends 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 bring in extra 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 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. Shirts for events like races, festivals, competitions, fundraisers commemorate the date and honor everyone who made the event possible. Accomplish both with Eureka, 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.
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How Large Format Printing is Possible
Large format printing is a beast all its own. In order to provide true Eureka, MO large format printing options with quality results, 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 is limited by the length of the squeegee, and the machine needs to be built to accommodate for that a larger squeegee. The smooth, even colors on a screen printed item are the work of the machine. For large format printing, we need – 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. How does one get that image or pattern stenciled onto the screen, you ask? First, the original design is printed on a sheet of film, and a photosensitive chemical called emulsion is applied to the screen. The image on the film blocks light in certain areas and allows light to shine through in others; this allows the emulsion to harden in the shape of the design. The hardened parts are where the ink will not pass through. The positive space where the mesh is still exposed shows your image and is where the ink will pass through the screen and then adhere to the shirt or other printing surface.
Make sense?! 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, the print is limited by the size of the film. The film in generally available in standard 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, 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 particular mesh that allows for clean lines and detail that looks great specifically in prints of a large size.
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 Eureka, MO large format printing, along with any type of screen printing, requires skill and craftsmanship. Don’t turn to just any print shop when you need Eureka, MO large format printing. Some print shops carry the film, screens, and presses capable of large format printing, but don’t have the personnel with the skill and experience to for quality large format printing. To produce good large format printing work, we also invest in 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.
Eureka, MO Large Format Printing | STL Shirt. Co
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 Eureka, MO large format printing needs. Whether you need a big banner for an event or just like 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 Eureka, MO large format printing now, and discover what can happen when there are truly no limits! To learn more about STL Shirt Co.’s Eureka, 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.