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 talk you down to something smaller because your design is too large. What you need is Festus, MO large format printing, which is a service few Festus, MO print shops can provide. Large format printing is a print solution that can catch people’s attention, convey messages that can be understood from afar, and present information with ease.
For your Festus, MO large format printing needs, you need a your favorite shop screen print shop that applies craftsman, care, and attention to detail to every job: STL Shirt Co. We have established ourselves as one of the top screen printing shops in the Festus, MO area and have been trusted by countless famlies and businesses 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 when it comes to Festus, MO large format printing.
Festus, MO Large Format Print Shop
Large format printing is a specialty printing service that involves printing designs and printing on surfaces that are larger than standard screen printing is meant to handle (which is typically capped at around 14 inches). In order for a shop to bring large format printing options to their customers, they has to comply with certain space requirements and invest in special machinery and equipment, which must be custom ordered from manufacturers. STL Shirt. Co is proud to bring premium-level large format printing to the Festus, MO area.
Uses for Large Format Printing
Festus, 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 number 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
When it comes to large format printing on t-shirts and other garments, 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 large logo or other artwork covering a wearer’s front side instantly captivates viewers, boosts brand awareness, and makes a bold message. Large prints can be artfully used in branding and wearable marketing.
- Music Industry: Que drumroll. Presenting: the band tee. A large, bold, high-contrast print is the perfect way to visually send the band or DJ’s message. Your t-shirts can become an extention of your art, and these same shirts can help bring in additional 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 celebrate the occurance and honor everyone who made the event possible. Do both well with Festus, 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 calls for special care and craftsmanship. To be a true, quality provder of Festus, MO large format printing, 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, crisp designs on a screen printed garment 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. But how does the image, pattern, or design get stenciled on the screen? First, the original design is printed on a sheet of film, and a photosensitive chemical called emulsion is applied to the screen. 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 are where the ink will not pass through. Where you can still see the mesh is where your image lives and is where the ink will pass through the screen and then adhere to the shirt or other printing surface.
Simple, right?! Don’t worry if you didn’t quite catch all that (your shirts will still come out looking just as great)! Since film is required to make the stencil for your design, the print 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
The screen is the second ingredient to producing your design. If there was no screen, screen printing would just produce 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 how large the screen is as well as the film. Large film sheets do no good 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 creates 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 Festus, MO large format printing, along with all other types of screen printing, requires skill and craftsmanship. When you need Festus, MO large format printing, all print shops are not created equal. Some print shops might have the right equipment for large format printing, but they may not necessarily have experience specifically in large format printing. At STL Shirt Co., we make sure we have an exact, tested combination of materials and modify our technique to make sure that what we print looks good, lasts, and isn’t too heavy or thick.
Festus, MO Large Format Printing | STL Shirt. Co
Don’t let other screen print shops fool you or try to get you thinking small. Trust STL Shirt Co. for all your Festus, MO large format printing needs. Whether you’re looking for a large printed sign for an event or just like 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 Festus, MO large format printing now, and discover what can happen when there are truly no limits! To learn more about STL Shirt Co.’s Festus, 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.