Screenprinting Alton, IL
Screenprinting is a decoration method that works great for printing on garments and a variety of other substrates or printing surfaces. When you need special custom clothing and merchandise for a sports team, nonprofit, business, or another group, screenprinting is the go-to solution in Alton. Specify the 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 Alton, IL screenprinting partner, STL Shirt Co.
STL Shirt Co is a top screenprinting company in the St. Louis area, servicing Alton, IL screenprinting customers. We specialize in producing orders quickly – 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 for Alton, IL customers, 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. This controls where the ink makes contact with the shirt. Many designs require more than one screen to print one finished item, especially when the design is visually intricate or realistic, or any designs that use more than one color. 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 ink from a putty-like state into a permanent, solid form that will stay on your shirt for many washes. The process is repeated for every item in the order. Once your entire order has been printed and cured, it is packaged up and ready for you!
Ordering Screenprinting Services
To make a Alton, IL screenprinting order, you must start with the 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 will make sure the design is in the right format and will look nice when printed. We ensure quality images by using the best inks in the colors that match the look you desire. If you are going for a special effect, you can even use 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 Alton, IL 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 is a strong choice for printing numerous copies of an image, making it a great method for large orders like work uniforms, team or club uniforms and spiritware, and company swag or merchandise.
If you are a business owner, use screenprinting 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 Alton business and make a little extra money. You can sell customers shirts, sweatshirts, water bottles, keychains, or other branded merchandise screenprinted with your logo or design.
Screenprinting is also great for Alton schools and nonprofit organizations. School clubs can order shirts for their members to wear to promote club pride and identity, and spiritwear presents opportunities for students and staff to show off their school spirit and support their sports teams. Nonprofits can create screenprinted items to sell as a way of fundraising and to raise awareness for your cause.
Screenprinting in Greater St. Louis | STL Shirt Co
Screenprinting is perfect if you need attractive, durable, prints of custom designs on clothing and promotional items.whether you run a business or are part of a team or other organization, screenprinting is an excellent resource that can meet the needs of your group while requiring little effort or time investment on your part. Come to STL Shirt Co for expert screenprinting help from design to distribution. To get more information or to begin your order, contact us or call us at (636) 926-2777 today!