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 turning you away or trying to convince you to shrink it down to something more reasonable. The solution is Sunset Hills, MO large format printing, which is a service only select Sunset Hills, MO print shops are equipped to provide. Large format printing is a print solution that can catch the eyes of viewers, convey messages that can be understood from a distance, and easily provide information.
Put your Sunset Hills, 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. We have established ourselves as one of the top screen printing shops in the Sunset Hills, 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 Sunset Hills, MO large format printing.
Sunset Hills, 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 take certain measures 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 Sunset Hills, MO area.
Uses for Large Format Printing
Sunset Hills, 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. 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
When it comes to large format printing on t-shirts and other garments, 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 print that covers one side of a garment, such as a logo or other interesting artwork, instantly captivates viewers, fosters brand awareness, and sends a bold statement. 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 works perfectly to visually express the message a band or DJ wants to send. Extend your art to the t-shirts that help bring in 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. 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 thank those who made the event possible. Do both well with Sunset Hills, MO large format printing for your event t-shirts. Large format allows you to fit 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. To be a true, quality provder of Sunset Hills, MO large format printing, a screen printing shop must have 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 machine needs to be built to accommodate for that a larger squeegee. The consistent, even designs on a screen printed item 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 frame, holding 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 the screen is coated with a photosensitive chemical called emulsion. 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 the part of the screen that allows the ink to pass through and come to rest on the shirt or other item.
Simple, right?! If you don’t quite get it still, no sweat (your shirts will still come out looking just as great)! Because we need film to put your design on the screen, the print is limited by the size of the film. 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 result in a messy, undefined blob. Maybe you’re going for an abstract look, but usually it’s not what you want.
The size of your stencil (which determines the size of your print) is limited by the screen 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. We also have to consider the type of mesh we use. For larger print sizes, we opt for 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 Sunset Hills, 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 Sunset Hills, 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. 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.
Sunset Hills, 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 Sunset Hills, 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 Sunset Hills, MO large format printing now, and see what can happen when there are truly no limits! To learn more about STL Shirt Co.’s Sunset Hills, MO large format printing or any of our other services, get in touch with us today. Call us at (636) 926-2777, text us at (636) 299-0162, or jump right in by requesting a quote.