Perryville, MO T-Shirt Printing
Perryville, 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, Perryville, 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 Perryville, MO t-shirt printing shop with expert printers and designers. You know that with STL Shirt Co., you are receiving great care from the top professionals.
STL Shirt Co. is the leading screen printing shop serving the Perryville, MO area. We have been providing screen printing and embroidery services to people like you for close to 50 years. For Perryville, MO t-shirt printing you will love, come to STL Shirt Co. To start your order or find out more about our services, give us a call at 636-926-2777 or send a text at 636-299-0162 right away.
The T-Shirt Printing Process
STEP ONE – Place your order.
You’ve determined you need some t-shirt printing done for some upcoming occassion, club, athletic team, or something else. You contact your shop to place the order and the Perryville, MO t-shirt printing process is set into motion. When you place your shirt order, you will have to decide on the:
- Shirt brand, style, material, and color
- Ink type and color(s)
- What design will be printed
“But I’m not a graphic designer,” you exclaim. Not to worry! STL Shirt Co. will offer advice and assurance through the entire t-shirt printing process. Our professional screen printers and designers are available to help you. If you need help coming up with a killer logo or shirt 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 make the screen
After you determine your design, we go about preparing the screen that allows us 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 team will select the best mesh screen for your order. 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 but the rest of the emulsion hardens in the light. This produces 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. T-shirt printing and other screen 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? That’s plastisol for you. Plastisol is ideal for screen printing because it withstands washes, moves with the fabric material of your shirt, and shows up vibrantly on any color t-shirt.
The screens we made are attached to a printing press, with each shirt pulled taut and placed on a plate below. We work deliberately to line everything up exactly so to make sure the design is printed in the right position on your t-shirt. We add ink onto the screen and pull a squeegee across the entire screen to smooth and press the ink onto the shirt. This process is repeated for every single t-shirt in your order. For designs with more than one color, we repeat it for each color on every shirt. It takes skill to get the ink precisely to where 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.
You can now see the design on your shirts! We aren’t quite done, though. Once the ink is applied as a viscous liquid, it must be cured. In other words, we have to turn the ink from a liquid into a solid so it becomes permanent on your t-shirts. In order to do this we have to apply heat to the ink. Ink curing is a science, and it’s possible to damage the shirt or the print when you don’t use the correct temperature or amount of time. We know what we’re doing, though, so you know your prints will come out great.
STEP FIVE – You get your shirts!
After the ink is cured, it means that your t-shirts are officially printed! Next, we fold them up neatly and pass 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. If you find your self in a tight spot and need your t-shirts ready in a week or less, use our rush printing services.
T-Shirt Printing Orders
If you ask us, Perryville, MO t-shirt printing is a magical force limited only by your own imagination. We are passionate about screen printing and aren’t ashamed to admit it. Now that you’ve heard all about the t-shirt printing journey, you are probably eager 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.
Try Perryville, MO t-shirt printing for…
- Sports teams
- Sports fans
- School groups and organizations
- Bachelor & bachelorette parties
- Corporate events
- Class reunions
- Family vacations
- Company picnics
- Non profit and small business merchandise
- Employee uniforms
- Union events and organizations
…And so much more! There are a million different activities, groups, and events that t-shirt printing and other screen printing can make even better. You name it, we have probably printed for it. Whatever the reason you need Perryville, MO t-shirt printing services, you can count on us.
Choosing a Perryville, MO T-Shirt Printing Partner
Screen printing custom t-shirts are fun, effective, and personalized. However, not all t-shirt printing is the same. With printed garments or any screen printed items, there is a huge difference between the work of a top printing shop and a school group applying iron-on’s in the basement. We applaud aspiring printers and certainly don’t have anything against out-of-the-basement operations (many great screen printing shops began there!). Still, you will notice a obvious difference in the quality, customer service, and abilities available to you when you choose an accomplished and skilled Perryville, MO t-shirt printing company like STL Shirt Co.
The cherry on top of it all is that we are a union screen printing shop. Going to a union shop for your Perryville, MO t-shirt printing means that the people printing your t-shirts have had extensive training and have demonstrated their skill in what they do. Not only that, but going to a union shop for anything, including t-shirt printing, is a way for you to endorse fair labor conditions and support the local and US economy. For your next Perryville, MO t-shirt printing order, consider choosing a union print shop.
STL Shirt Co. : Perryville, 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 reality is that screen printing on t-shirts, hoodies, and other surfaces is a reliable and useful method for creating quality custom apparel for your next event. Whatever the reason, 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, STL Shirt Co.’s t-shirt printing services are ready to help. 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 Perryville, MO area and beyond for close to 50 years. With highly skilled union-member screen printing technicians, a fast turnaround time, and professional design services, we have the best t-shirt printing services around. Whenever you need Perryville, MO t-shirt printing, count on STL Shirt Co. Reach us today at 636-926-2777, text us at 636-299-0162, or request a quote online to begin your t-shirt printing order today.