Parkdale, MO T-Shirt Printing
Parkdale, MO T-Shirt Printing. Custom printed t-shirts are festive, versatile, and effective and can be used for nearly any occasion. Whether you are looking for creative marketing solutions, are looking to build team camaraderie, or just want to commemorate a sentimental occasion, Parkdale, 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 Parkdale, MO t-shirt printing shop with experienced print and design team members. You get that and more with STL Shirt Co.
STL Shirt Co. leads the pack for Parkdale, MO screen printers. For more than 45 years, we have been the community leader for all your screen printing and embroidery needs. For Parkdale, MO t-shirt printing you will love, come to STL Shirt Co. To place your order or find out more about our services, call 636-926-2777 or message us at 636-299-0162 now.
The T-Shirt Printing Process
STEP ONE – Place your order.
You know you need to have some t-shirt printing done for some upcoming event, club, athletic team, or something else. You place the order and that is where the Parkdale, MO t-shirt printing journey begins. When you place your shirt order, you will have to determine the:
- What color, brand, style, and material the shirts will be
- Ink colors or special effects
- What design will be printed
“But I’m not a graphic designer,” you exclaim. Not to worry! STL Shirt Co. will offer counsel and support through every step of the t-shirt printing process. Our expert screen printing artists and designers are at your disposal. If you need help coming up with a killer logo or shirt design, rely on our professional design team. Our experienced staff can advise you on the best shirt or combination of colors to use for your order.
STEP TWO – We make the screen
After you have created your design, we get to work on making the screen that allows us to get your design printed on your shirts. The design is first printed on a transparent sheet of film. Depending on the specifics of your order, our t-shirt printing staff will select the best mesh screen for your order. To the screen, we apply a substance called emulsion, which is sensitive to light. We place the film with your design on it on the screen and we expose the screen to light. The design on the film blocks the light from reaching the coated screen in the shape of your design, and the rest of the emulsion hardens in the light. This produces the stencil.
For designs with more than one color ink, we go through the same process for for each color in the design.
STEP THREE – We print.
Then, it is time to add the ink. T-shirt printing and other screen printing usually 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. Plastisol is ideal for screen printing 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, and each shirt is placed on a plate below. We are very careful to line everything up precisely so we know that your design will end up in the right place on your t-shirt. We add ink on top of the screen and pass a squeegee from end to end of the screen to smooth and press the ink onto the shirt. This process is repeated for every single t-shirt in your order, and if your design has multiple colors, we repeat it for each color on every shirt. It takes skill to get the ink just right so it stays vibrant and retains 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. Once the ink is applied as a viscous liquid, it must be cured. This means the ink must be transformed into a solid that will stay in place on your t-shirts. In order to make this happen we introduce the ink to heat. Ink curing is a science, and it’s 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!
Once 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 will package them up and have your shirts or other printed items ready in only a handful of days. Ask us about having your order shipped to you. For those last-minute situations when you need your t-shirts printed even faster, check out our rush printing services.
T-Shirt Printing Orders
If you ask us, [t-shirt printing is a magical, beautiful thing. We love what we do and won’t apologize for it. Now that you know all about the t-shirt printing process and what we can do, you are likely ready to place an order. If you don’t have an immediate need for t-shirt printing, keep in mind some of the reasons and occasions for which t-shirt printing is ideal.
We do Parkdale, MO t-shirt printing for…
- Athletic teams
- Team fans
- School groups and organizations
- Bachelor & bachelorette parties
- Corporate events
- Class reunions
- Family vacations
- Company picnics
- Swag for businesses and organizations
- Employee shirts
- Union events and organizations
…And so much more! There are endless activities, groups, and events that are perfect for t-shirt printing and other garment screen printing. You name it, we have probably printed for it. Whatever the reason you need Parkdale, MO t-shirt printing services, we are here for you.
Choosing a Parkdale, MO T-Shirt Printing Partner
Screen printing custom t-shirts are a fun opportunity that can be effective for many different purposes. But not all t-shirt printing is the same. 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 applaud aspiring garment decorators and certainly have nothing against out-of-the-basement operations (many great screen printing shops have started out this way!). Still, you will experience a distinct difference in the quality, customer service, and abilities available to you when you choose an established and skilled Parkdale, MO t-shirt printing company like STL Shirt Co.
To top it all off, we are a union screen printing shop. Having your Parkdale, MO t-shirt printing done by a union shop gives you access to workers who have trained thoroughly and have proven their ability in what they do. On top of that, shopping at a union shop for t-shirt printing or anything else allows you to support fair labor conditions and participate in the local and US economy. For your next Parkdale, MO t-shirt printing order, consider choosing a union print shop.
STL Shirt Co. : Parkdale, MO’s Top T-Shirt Printing Company
At STL Shirt Co., we think t-shirt printing is awesome. You may think us a bit biased, but the objective truth is that screen printing on t-shirts, hoodies, and other surfaces is a reliable and versatile way to give you quality custom apparel for your next event. Whether you have been put in charge of organizing a large volunteer event 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. You deserve and expect top quality and great customer service when you order t-shirts. With STL Shirt Co., that is what you get.
STL Shirt Co. has been performing quality t-shirt printing and other screen printing services for people in the Parkdale, MO area and beyond for nearly half a centry years. With highly skilled union-member screen printing specialists, a quick turnaround time, and professional design services, our t-shirt printing services are the best around. The next time you need Parkdale, MO t-shirt printing, STL Shirt Co. will deliver. 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.