Screenprinting Greater St. Louis
Screenprinting is a decoration method that works great for printing on garments and a variety of other substrates or printing surfaces. Screenprinting in the St. Louis area is a popular way to get personalized and customized apparel and merchandise for your team, company, or other needs. You can order any logo, team mascot, or other words and images you’d like on the t-shirt, jersey, hat, or promotional items you need from your local screenprinting partner, STL Shirt Co.
STL Shirt Co is a top screenprinting company in the St. Louis area. We pride ourselves on quick turnaround times – usually a week at the most! This means that once you put in your screenprinting order, you will have your printed items in a few short days. We offer a variety of services in addition to standard screenprinting in greater St. Louis, including embroidery services, special partnerships with schools and union organizations, and providing online stores and fundraising support for organizations to share their shirts and merchandise. To begin your custom screenprinting order or to learn more, contact us or call us at (636) 926-2777 today!
The Screenprinting Process
Screenprinting involves a thick ink called plastisol, a mesh screen, and a squeegee. A light-sensitive substance called emulsion is used to coat the screen. It hardens in the shape of your design to either block or allow ink to go through the screen in different areas. Many designs require multiple screens to print one finished item, especially when the design requires multiple colors or contains a detailed or photorealistic design. The stenciled screen is put on a press directly on top of your shirt. Ink is applied on top of the screen, and then a squeegee passes over the screen, either by man or machine, to push the ink through the screen to make contact with the shirt below.
After the ink is deposited on the shirt or other item, the ink has to cure. Heat is applied to transform the once-viscous ink into a solid that will stay on your shirt for many washes. The process is repeated for every item. Once your entire order has been printed and cured, it is packaged up and ready for you!
Ordering Screenprinting Services
The first step in making a screenprinting order is to come up with a design. STL Shirt Co can work with a design you already have, but for those without existing design assets or design experience, we will help you create a design you love. We covert the design to an image that can be successfully printed on the item or items you request. We ensure quality images by using the best inks in the colors that match the look you desire. We even carry specialty screenprinting inks such as metallic and glow-in-the-dark inks.
Once you have settled on a design and have chosen the item or items you want printed, your screenprinting team goes to work. Your screenprinting order is printed and cured and then, you receive the finished product. Your printed t-shirts or other garments will last many washes, and you can easily order more of the same design in the future.
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Screenprinting presses are capable of printing numerous copies of an image, making it a great method of large orders like work uniforms, team or club uniforms and spiritware, and company swag or merchandise.
If you are a business owner, screenprinting is a great solution for your uniform needs. You can make large orders, and come back periodically to order more as you hire new employees over the years. Screenprinting is also a great way to market your business and make a little extra money by ordering t-shirts, hoodies, or things like water bottles and keychains with your company name and/or logo to sell to customers
Screenprinting is also great for schools and nonprofit organizations. School clubs can order shirts for their members to wear to promote club pride and identity, and spirit wear presents opportunities for students and staff to show off their school spirit and support their sports teams. Nonprofits can benefit from screeenprinting by selling garments and souvenirs to raise money and raise awareness for your cause.
Screenprinting in Greater St. Louis | STL Shirt Co
Screenprinting is a great way to get quality, long-lasting prints of your very own design on clothing and promotional items. When you run a business or are part of a team or other organization, screenprinting is an excellent resource that can help accomplish multiple goals for your group while requiring little effort or time investment on your part. STL Shirt Co’s screenprinting experts will help you from the initial design stage to the distribution process. To get more information or to begin your order, contact us or call us at (636) 926-2777 today!