Large Format Printing St. Peters, MO
You have a great idea for a printed t-shirt design or sign for a business or event. The problem, though, is size. Print shops are turning you away or trying to convince you to shrink it down to something more reasonable. The solution is large format printing serving the St. Peters, MO area, which is a service few St. Peters, MO print shops can provide. Large format printing is a print solution that can catch the eyes of viewers, convey messages from a distance, and present information with ease.
For your St. Peters, MO large format printing needs, you need a your favorite shop screen print shop that applies craftsman, care, and attention to detail to every job: STL Shirt Co. We have established ourselves as one of the top screen printing shops in the St. Peters, MO area and have been trusted by countless famlies and businesses to deliver on all screen printing and embroidery requests large and small.
Are you ready to start your large format printing order? Contact us online, call us at (636) 926-2777, or send us a text at (636) 299-0162. STL Shirt Co. has your back for all your St. Peters, MO large format printing needs.
Large Format Print Shop St. Peters, MO
Large format printing describes the specialty printing service that involves printing designs and printing on surfaces that are larger than standard screen printing is capable of printing (which is typically capped at around 14 inches). In order for a shop to bring large format printing options to their customers, they must comply with certain space requirements and invest in special machinery and equipment, which must be custom ordered from manufacturers. STL Shirt. Co is proud to bring premium-level large format printing to the St. Peters, MO area.
Uses for Large Format Printing
St. Peters, MO large format printing can be used for anything, such as a t-shirt print that covers most of the shirt, printing on large clothing items, and a whole slue of promotional and industrial materials. Large format printing is commonly used in printing:
- Whole-shirt designs
- Window and wall displays and posters
- Store displays
- Trade show displays
- Indoor/outdoor signage for business promotion
- Vehicle wraps
- Signs and calendars
When it comes to large format printing on t-shirts and other garments, possibilities are endless and amazing. Some types of jobs we think are perfect for large format printing use are:
- Clothing Brands and Brand Merch: A print that covers one side of a garment, such as a logo or other interesting artwork, instantly captivates viewers, boosts brand recognition, and makes a bold statement. Large prints can be artfully used in branding and wearable marketing.
- Music Industry: Que drumroll. Presenting: the band tee. A large, bold, high-contrast print is the perfect way to visually send the band or DJ’s message. Your t-shirts can become an extention of your art, and these same shirts can help you generate revenue and allow your fans a way to support you by designing exciting, daring large format printed shirts and other merchandise.
- Special Events: Special events are the perfect occasion for any kind of screen printed t-shirts. For any kind of event, large or small, there are many groups and individuals involved in the organization and participation. For runs, festivals, fundraising events, competitions, and more, you want to commemorate the date and honor everyone who made the event possible. Accomplish both with large format printing for your event t-shirts in St. Peters, MO. Large format makes it possible for you to cleanly display all sponsor logos without cramming them together in tiny columns.
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How Large Format Printing is Possible
Large format printing calls for special care and craftsmanship. In order to provide true St. Peters, MO large format printing options with quality results, a screen printing shop first and foremost, needs the right equipment. The first three things a screen printer needs to produce large format printing work are:
1. The Press
To screen print anything at all, you need a proper printing press. For both manual and automatic presses, the print area can only be as large as the squeegee is wide, and the squeegee size is limited by the build of the machine. The smooth, crisp colors on a screen printed garment are the work of the machine, and large format printing means – you guessed it – a machine with larger-than-average parts to allow for a larger print area.
2. The Film
If you’re not familiar with how screen printing works, here’s a micro-lesson of the set-up process; your design is “stenciled” onto a fine mesh screen within a frame, holding the mesh taut. But how does the image, pattern, or design get stenciled on the screen? First, the original design is printed on film, and a photosensitive chemical called emulsion is applied to the screen. The image on the film blocks light in certain areas and allows light to shine through in others; this allows the emulsion to harden in the shape of the design. The hardened parts block the ink from moving through and attaching to the shirt. Where you can still see the mesh is where your image lives and is the part of the screen that allows the ink to pass through and come to rest on the shirt or other item.
Make sense?! If you don’t quite get it still, no sweat (your shirts will still come out looking just as great)! Since we need film to put your design on the screen, the print is limited by the size of the film. The film comes in standard sheet sizes, but for larger designs, we have film with a larger surface area.
3. The Screens
After the film, the screen is the second ingredient to printing your design. If there was no screen, screen printing would just produce a messy, undefined blob. This could be wonderful if you’re an abstract artist, but usually it’s not what you want.
The size of your stencil (which determines the size of your print) is limited by how large the screen is as well as the film. The biggest sheet of film in the world won’t matter if they don’t fit withn the screen’s frame. Likewise, a huge frame can still only print your design as large as the print on the film. When printing in larger sizes than usual, we often use a different type of mesh that allows for clean lines and detail that looks great for the particular size of the print.
The paintbrush in the hands of a novice, though, does not produce the same results as it does in Van Gough’s hand. What we mean by that is that these large format printing tools and equipment won’t do any good on their own. Quality St. Peters, MO large format printing, as with any type of screen printing, requires the touch of a skilled craftsman. When you need large format printing in the St. Peters, MO area, all print shops are not created equal. Some print shops might have the right equipment for large format printing, but don’t have the personnel with the skill and experience to for quality large format printing. At STL Shirt Co., we make sure we have special inks and meshes and specialized training to make sure that what we print looks good, lasts, and isn’t too heavy or thick.
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Don’t let other screen print shops fool you or try to get you thinking small. You can count on STL Shirt Co. for all your St. Peters, MO large format printing needs. Whether you’re looking for a large printed sign for an event or just like the look of a big, full print on a shirt, STL Shirt Co. brings you the best through every step of the process, from the initial design to the final product. We guarantee quality, long-lasting results from all our work.
Reach out to us to begin your St. Peters, MO large format printing now, and see what can happen when there are truly no limits! To learn more about STL Shirt Co.’s large format printing serving the St. Peters, MO area or any of our other services, get in touch with us today. Call us at (636) 926-2777, text us at (636) 299-0162, or jump right in by requesting a quote.