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. What you need is Troy, MO large format printing, which is a service only select Troy, 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 present information with ease.
Put your Troy, MO large format printing needs only in the hands of the 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 Troy, MO area and have been trusted by countless famlies and businesses to deliver on all screen printing and embroidery requests large and small.
We are ready to begin your large format printing order today. 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 Troy, MO large format printing needs.
Troy, 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 a typically screen printing press is capable of printing (which is typically capped at around 14 inches). To offer large format printing options to their customers, a shop has to 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 Troy, MO area.
Uses for Large Format Printing
Troy, MO large format printing is fitting for a variety of uses, such as a t-shirt print that covers most of the 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 grabs attention, fosters brand awareness, and makes a bold message. Large prints are a useful tool in branding and wearable marketing.
- Music Industry: Enter the band tee. A large, bold, colorful 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 you generate 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 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. For runs, festivals, fundraising events, competitions, and more, you want to commemorate the date and honor everyone who made the event possible. Accomplish both with Troy, 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 Troy, MO large format printing options with quality results, a screen printing shop must have 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 can only be as large as the squeegee is wide, and the squeegee size is limited by the build of the machine. The smooth, 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 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 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.
Make sense?! If you don’t quite get it still, no sweat (your shirts will still come out looking just as great)! Because film is required to make the stencil for your design, your design 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 printing your design. Without a 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, 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. 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.
The paintbrush in the hands of a novice, though, does not produce the same results as it does in Van Gough’s hand. This also translates to large format printing; the right tools won’t produce good screen printing work without the right operator. Quality Troy, MO large format printing, along with all other types of screen printing, requires skill and craftsmanship. When you need Troy, 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 special inks and meshes and specialized training to make sure that what we print looks good, lasts, and isn’t too heavy or thick.
Troy, 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 Troy, 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. 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 Troy, MO large format printing now, and discover what can happen when there are truly no limits! To learn more about STL Shirt Co.’s Troy, 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.