Lebanon, MO T-Shirt Printing
Lebanon, MO T-Shirt Printing. When you have a group trip, work event, or fundraising endeavor to organize, custom screen printed t-shirts are a fun and effective tool. Whether you are looking for creative marketing solutions, are looking to build team camaraderie, or just want to commemorate a sentimental occasion, Lebanon, MO t-shirt printing is the way to go. When it comes to t-shirt printing, the options are virtually limitless. To get the best possible design and print, you need a reliable Lebanon, MO t-shirt printing shop with expert print and design team members. You know that with STL Shirt Co., you are receiving great care from the top professionals.
STL Shirt Co. leads the pack for Lebanon, MO screen printers. We have been providing screen printing and embroidery services to people like you for close to 50 years. Enjoy the Lebanon, MO t-shirt printing experience with STL Shirt Co. To submit your order or find out more about our services, call us at 636-926-2777 or send a message at 636-299-0162 right away.
The T-Shirt Printing Process
STEP ONE – Place your order.
You’ve decided you want some t-shirt printing done for your upcoming occassion, school group, sports team, or some other use. You place the order and the Lebanon, MO t-shirt printing process is set into motion. When you order your shirts, you will have to determine the:
- What color, brand, style, and material the shirts will be
- Ink type and color(s)
- The design you want printed
“But I’m not a graphic designer,” you exclaim. Not to worry! STL Shirt Co. will offer guidance and support during the entire t-shirt printing process. Our expert screen printing artists and designers are at your disposal. For assistance in creating the perfect logo or design rely on our professional design team. If you want to know which shirt or colors will work best for your needs, we can help with that too.
STEP TWO – We create the screen
Once you determine your design, we get to work on making the screen that will be used to get your design printed on your shirts. First, we print the design on a transparent sheet of film. Depending on the specifics of your order, our t-shirt printing experts will select the best mesh screen to use in printing your shirts. We then coat that screen with a substance called emulsion, which is sensitive to light. That film we printed your design on is placed on the screen and we expose the screen to light. Light is blocked from reaching the screen wherever the design is on the film and the rest of the emulsion hardens in the light. This is how we create the stencil.
For designs with more than one color ink, we repeat the process above, making a screen for each color in the design.
STEP THREE – We print.
This is where the ink comes in. Screen printing such as t-shirt printing typically uses a special ink called plastisol. Have you ever noticed how, on a printed shirt, you can feel the texture of the design, but it is still soft and flexible? What you are feeling is the plastisol ink. It is great due to its ability to withstand p washes, move with the flexibility of the fabric, and display vibrantly on a shirt of any color.
The screens we made are attached to a printing press, with each shirt pulled taut and placed on a plate below. We are very careful to line everything up exactly so we know that your design will end up in the right place on your t-shirt. We apply ink on top of the screen and use a squeegee across the entire screen to smooth and press the ink onto the shirt. We repeat this for every single t-shirt we print. For designs with multiple colors, we repeat it for each color on every shirt. It takes skill to get the ink just right to where it looks bright and keeps the sharp lines from your original design. Lucky for you, our t-shirt printing team has mad skills.
STEP FOUR – The ink cures.
Now your awesome design is on your shirts! But there is still one more step. After the ink is applied, the ink has to cure. In other words, the ink must be transformed into a solid so it becomes permanent on your t-shirts. To do this we introduce the ink to heat. It takes research and trial and error to perfect the curing process. It is possible to damage the shirt or the print with temperatures that are too high. We know what we’re doing, though, so you know your prints will turn out great.
STEP FIVE – You get your shirts!
After the ink is cured, your t-shirts are officially printed! We fold the shirts up neatly and hand the finished product off to you. We can have your shirts or other items printed and packaged within only a few days. If you need it, ask us about shipping your order to you. And if you are in a jam and need your t-shirts ready in a week or less, we even offer rush printing services.
T-Shirt Printing Orders
If you ask us, [t-shirt printing is a magical, beautiful thing. We are passionate about screen printing and aren’t ashamed to admit it. Now that we’ve gotten you thoroughly excited about the idea of screen printing t-shirt, we bet you can’t wait to place an order. If you don’t have an immediate need for t-shirt printing, think about the following opportunities and occasions for which t-shirt printing is popular.
Try Lebanon, MO t-shirt printing for…
- Athletic teams
- Sports fans
- School clubs
- Event and organization volunteers
- Bachelor & bachelorette parties
- Corporate events
- Class reunions
- Family vacations
- Company picnics
- Swag for businesses and organizations
- Work shirts
- Union events and organizations
The list goes on! There are a million different occasions that t-shirt printing and other screen printing can make even better. You name it, we have probably printed for it. No matter what Lebanon, MO t-shirt printing services you need, you can trust STL Shirt Co..
Choosing a Lebanon, MO T-Shirt Printing Partner
Custom screen printed t-shirts are a fun opportunity that can be effective for many different purposes. However, not all t-shirt printing is equal. With printed garments or any screen printed products, the difference between what an established and respected printing shop can do and what school children ironing on decals in their basement can do is immense. We are rooting for aspiring printers and certainly have nothing against printing out of the basement (countless great screen printing shops have started out this way!). Still, you will notice a obvious difference in the quality, customer service, and capabilities you have access to when you work with an established and well-regarded Lebanon, MO t-shirt printing company like STL Shirt Co.
To top it all off, we are a union screen printing shop. Going to a union shop for your Lebanon, MO t-shirt printing means that the people printing your t-shirts have had extensive training and have proven their talent in what they do. Not only that, but going to a union shop for t-shirt printing or anything else is a way for you to endorse fair labor conditions and participate in the local and US economy. For your next Lebanon, MO t-shirt printing order, make the choice to support a union print shop.
STL Shirt Co. : Lebanon, MO’s Top T-Shirt Printing Company
At STL Shirt Co., we are all about t-shirt printing. You may think us a bit biased, but the objective truth is that screen printing on t-shirts, hoodies, and other garments is an excellent and useful way to give you quality custom apparel for your next event. Whether you have a school sports team in need of cotton jerseys for the upcoming season or a group or organization you are a part of needs new swag, you can count on STL Shirt Co.’s t-shirt printing services. When you need t-shirts printed for a special occasion, you expect great quality and helpful service. With STL Shirt Co., that is what you get.
We have been providing quality t-shirt printing and other screen printing services for people in the Lebanon, MO area and beyond for more than 45 years. With a staff of union-member screen printing technicians, a rapid turnaround time, and professional design services, our t-shirt printing services are the best around. Whenever you need Lebanon, MO t-shirt printing, count on STL Shirt Co. Call us today at 636-926-2777, text us at 636-299-0162, or request a quote online to get started on your t-shirt printing order today.