Shiloh, IL T-Shirt Printing
Shiloh, IL 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, Shiloh, IL 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 Shiloh, IL t-shirt printing shop with experienced print and design team members. You know that with STL Shirt Co., you are receiving great care from the top professionals.
STL Shirt Co. leads the pack for Shiloh, IL screen printers. We have been meeting your screen printing and embroidery needs for nearly half a century. You will always experience the best Shiloh, IL t-shirt printing experience at STL Shirt Co. To begin your order or find out more about our services, give us a call at 636-926-2777 or send us a text at 636-299-0162 now.
The T-Shirt Printing Process
STEP ONE – Make your order.
You’ve decided you need to have some t-shirt printing done for some upcoming event, school group, sports team, or something else. You contact your shop to place the order and the Shiloh, IL t-shirt printing process is set into motion. When you order your shirts, you will have to choose and specify the:
- Shirt brand, style, material, and color
- Ink colors or special effects
- The design you want printed
Don’t sweat it if you are intimidated by the thought of creating a design and making all these choices! STL Shirt Co. will offer counsel and help during the entire 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 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 prepare the screen
After you decide on a design, we get to work on making the screen that will be used to print the design on your shirts. First, we print the design on a transparent sheet of film. Based on your unique parameters, our t-shirt printing experts will select the best mesh screen for your order. The screen is coated with a substance called emulsion, which is sensitive to light. We place the film with your design on it on the screen and the screen is exposed 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 creates the stencil.
If your design involves multiple ink colors, we repeat the process above, making a screen for each color in the design.
STEP THREE – We print.
Now we are ready for the ink. Screen printing such as t-shirt printing usually uses a special ink called plastisol. You might have noticed that the prints on shirts are slightly textured, a little rubbery, but still smooth and flexible. What you are feeling is the plastisol ink. It is great 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, with each shirt pulled taut and placed on a plate below. Our t-shirt printing artists take great care to make sure everything is registered and lined up precisely so that your design is oriented correctly 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. There is an art to applying the ink precisely to where it stays vibrant and keeps 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! But there is still one more step. After the ink is applied, the ink has to cure. This means we have to turn the liquid ink into a solid that will stay in place on your t-shirts. In order to make this happen we have to apply heat to the ink. Ink curing is a science, and it’s possible to damage the shirt or the print with temperatures that are too high. You can rest assured that we have the curing process figured out, so you know your prints will come out great.
STEP FIVE – You get your shirts!
After the ink is cured, your t-shirts are officially printed! Next, we fold them up nicely and hand them 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. For those last-minute situations when you need your t-shirts ready in a week or less, use our rush printing services.
T-Shirt Printing Orders
In our humble opinion, Shiloh, IL t-shirt printing is a magical force limited only by your own imagination. What can we say — we’re passionate about what we do. Now that you’ve heard all about the t-shirt printing journey, you are likely ready to place an order. If you like the idea of t-shirt printing but don’t have a specific need for it, keep in mind the following reasons and occasions for which t-shirt printing is ideal.
Try Shiloh, IL t-shirt printing for…
- Sports teams
- Sports fans
- School groups and organizations
- Event and organization volunteers
- Bachelor & bachelorette parties
- Corporate events
- Class reunions
- Family vacations
- Company picnics
- Swag for businesses and organizations
- Employee shirts
- Union events and organizations
The list goes on! There are a million different 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 Shiloh, IL t-shirt printing services, you can trust STL Shirt Co..
Choosing a Shiloh, IL 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. When you are looking for printed apparel or any screen printed items, 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 are rooting for aspiring printers and certainly have nothing against out-of-the-basement operations (many great screen printing shops have started out this way!). Still, you will see a definite difference in the quality, customer service, and capabilities available to you when you choose an accomplished and skilled Shiloh, IL 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 Shiloh, IL t-shirt printing means that the people printing your t-shirts have had extensive training and have demonstrated their ability in what they do. Not only that, but going to a union shop for t-shirt printing or anything else is a way for you to support fair labor conditions and support the local and US economy. For your next Shiloh, IL t-shirt printing order, choose a union print shop.
STL Shirt Co. : Shiloh, IL’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 reality is that screen printing on t-shirts, hoodies, and other garments is a reliable and useful method for creating quality custom apparel for your next event. Whatever the reason, 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. 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.
We have been providing quality t-shirt printing and other screen printing services for people in the Shiloh, IL area and beyond for nearly half a centry years. With a staff of union-member screen printing technicians, a exceptional turnaround time, and professional design services, we have the best t-shirt printing services around. The next time you need Shiloh, IL t-shirt printing, we are your partner. Speak to 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.