Pike County, MO T-Shirt Printing
Pike County, 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 your goal is to fundraise for a nonprofit, appear professional with uniform apparel, or celebrate someone’s special day, you can count on Pike County, MO t-shirt printing orders. The sky is the limit for t-shirt printing abilities and uses. Make sure to choose your Pike County, MO t-shirt printing shop carefully – one with talented printers and designers. You can be confident that STL Shirt Co. has all that and more.
STL Shirt Co. is the leading screen printing shop serving the Pike County, MO area. We have been meeting your screen printing and embroidery needs for nearly half a century. For Pike County, MO t-shirt printing you will love, come to STL Shirt Co. To submit your order or ask us questions about our services, call us at 636-926-2777 or send us a text at 636-299-0162 right away.
The T-Shirt Printing Process
STEP ONE – Place your order.
You know you want to have some t-shirt printing done for your upcoming event, club, sports team, or something else. You place the order and the Pike County, MO t-shirt printing process is set into motion. When you place your shirt order, you will have to determine the:
- Shirt brand, style, material, and color
- Ink colors or special effects
- The design you want printed
If this already feels overwhelming, don’t fret! STL Shirt Co. is here to offer guidance and assurance during every step of the t-shirt printing process. Our expert screen printing artists and designers are at your disposal. Need help designing a logo that perfectly captures your vision? You can work with 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 prepare the screen
After you decide on a design, we go about 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 team will select the best mesh screen for your order. To the screen, we apply 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. The design on the film blocks the light from reaching the coated screen in the shape of your design, but 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.
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 because it withstands washes, moves with the fabric material of your shirt, and shows up vibrantly on any color t-shirt.
Next, we mount the prepared screens to a printing press, stretching each shirt 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 apply and press the ink onto the shirt. This process is repeated for every single t-shirt in your order, and if your design has several colors, we repeat it for each color on every shirt. There is an art to applying the ink precisely so it stays vibrant and keeps the sharp lines in the 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! But there is still one more step. Once the ink is applied as a viscous liquid, it must be cured. In other words, the ink must be transformed into a solid so it stays 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 come out great.
STEP FIVE – You get your shirts!
Once the ink is cured, your t-shirts are officially printed! We fold them up nicely and pass the finished product off to you. We can have your shirts or other items printed and packaged within only a handful of days. Ask us about having your order shipped to you. And if you are in a jam and need your t-shirts printed even faster, we even offer rush printing services.
T-Shirt Printing Orders
In our humble opinion, Pike County, 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 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 popular.
We do Pike County, MO t-shirt printing for…
- Athletic teams
- Sports fans
- School clubs
- Bachelor & bachelorette parties
- Corporate events
- Class reunions
- Family vacations
- Company picnics
- Non profit and small business merchandise
- Employee shirts
- Union events and organizations
…And so much more! There are endless occasions 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 Pike County, MO t-shirt printing services, you can trust STL Shirt Co..
Choosing a Pike County, MO T-Shirt Printing Partner
Screen printing custom 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, 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 garment decorators and certainly don’t have anything against out-of-the-basement operations (many great screen printing shops have started out this way!). Still, you will see a obvious disparity in the quality, customer service, and capabilities available to you when you choose an accomplished and well-regarded Pike County, 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 Pike County, 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 anything, including t-shirt printing, allows you to endorse fair labor conditions and support the local and US economy. For your next Pike County, MO t-shirt printing order, consider choosing a union print shop.
STL Shirt Co. : Pike County, MO’s Top T-Shirt Printing Company
At STL Shirt Co., we are all about t-shirt printing. Of course, we are a bit biased, but the fact is that screen printing on t-shirts, hoodies, and other clothing is an excellent and versatile 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, STL Shirt Co.’s t-shirt printing services are ready to help. 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.
STL Shirt Co. has been performing quality t-shirt printing and other screen printing services for people in the Pike County, MO area and beyond for close to 50 years. With highly skilled union-member screen printing technicians, a exceptional turnaround time, and professional design services, our t-shirt printing services are the best around. Whenever you need Pike County, 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 begin your t-shirt printing order today.