T-Shirt Printing Ballwin, MO
T-Shirt Printing Ballwin, MO. You don’t need an excuse to get great custom printed t-shirts made – you could have a company event coming up, a family vacation planned, or might just want some for fun. Whether you are looking for creative marketing solutions, are looking to build team camaraderie, or just want to commemorate a sentimental occasion, Ballwin, MO t-shirt printing is the way to go. When it comes to t-shirt printing, the options are virtually limitless. Make sure to choose your t-shirt printing shop carefully – one with talented printers and designers who serve the Ballwin, MO area. You can be confident that STL Shirt Co. has all that and more.
STL Shirt Co. leads the pack for screen printers serving Ballwin, MO. We have been providing screen printing and embroidery services to people like you for close to 50 years. Enjoy the Ballwin, MO t-shirt printing experience with STL Shirt Co. To start your order or find out more about our services, call 636-926-2777 or send a message at 636-299-0162 now.
The T-Shirt Printing Process
STEP ONE – Place your order.
You’ve decided you want to have some t-shirt printing done for some upcoming event, school group, athletic team, or some other use. You contact your shop to place the order and the Ballwin, MO t-shirt printing process is set into motion. When you order your shirts, you will have to choose and specify the:
- What color, brand, style, and material the shirts will be
- Ink type and color(s)
- Design to be printed
If this already feels overwhelming, don’t fret! STL Shirt Co. can give you advice and help during every step of the t-shirt printing process. Use our professional printers and designers. Need help designing a logo that perfectly captures your vision? You can rely on our professional design team. We can also help you select the right shirt and ink colors.
STEP TWO – We create the screen
Once you decide on a design, we go about preparing the screen that allows us to get your design printed on your shirts. The design is first printed on a transparent sheet of film. Based on your unique parameters, our t-shirt printing staff will select the best mesh screen to use in printing your shirts. We then coat that screen with 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. Light is blocked from reaching the screen wherever the design is on the film but the rest of the emulsion hardens in the light. This creates the stencil.
If you want a design using multiple colors, we go through the same process for for each color in the design.
STEP THREE – We print.
Then, it is time to add the ink. Screen printing such as t-shirt 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? That’s plastisol for you. It is great 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 make sure everything is registered and lined up exactly so to make sure the design is printed in the right position on your t-shirt. We apply ink onto the screen and pass a squeegee across the entire screen to apply and press the ink onto the shirt. This process is repeated for every single t-shirt we print, and if your design has multiple colors, we repeat it for each color on every shirt. There is an art to applying the ink just right so it looks bright 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.
The ink is now on your shirts! But they aren’t ready to go yet. After the ink is applied, the ink has to cure. This means we have to turn the liquid ink into a solid so it stays on your t-shirts. In order to make this happen we have to apply heat to the ink. 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 turn out great.
STEP FIVE – You get your shirts!
Once the ink is cured, it means that your t-shirts are officially printed! Next, we fold the shirts up nicely and hand them off to you. We can have your shirts or other items printed and packaged within only a few days. Ask us about having your order shipped to you. If you find your self in a tight spot and need your t-shirts ready in a week or less, use our rush printing services.
T-Shirt Printing Orders
If you ask us, there is no debating the magic and possibility of the art of Ballwin, MO t-shirt printing promises. We are passionate about screen printing and aren’t ashamed to admit it. Now that you know all about the t-shirt printing process and what we can do, you are probably eager to place an order. If you don’t have an immediate need for t-shirt printing, think about the following reasons and occasions for which t-shirt printing is popular.
Try Ballwin, MO t-shirt printing for…
- Sports teams
- Team fans
- School groups and organizations
- Event and organization volunteers
- Bachelor & bachelorette parties
- Corporate events
- Class reunions
- Family vacations
- Company picnics
- Non profit and small business merchandise
- Employee uniforms
- Union events and organizations
The list goes on! There are endless occasions that t-shirt printing and other screen printing can make even better. You name it, we have probably printed for it. No matter what Ballwin, MO t-shirt printing services you need, you can count on us.
Choosing a Partner for Ballwin, MO T-Shirt Printing
Screen printing custom t-shirts are fun, effective, and personalized. However, not all t-shirt printing is equal. With printed garments or any screen printed products, 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 garment decorators and certainly don’t have anything against printing out of the basement (many great screen printing shops began there!). Still, you will experience a obvious difference in the quality, customer service, and capabilities you have access to when you work with an established and well-regarded t-shirt printing company for the Ballwin, MO area like STL Shirt Co.
The cherry on top of it all is that we are a union screen printing shop. Having your Ballwin, MO t-shirt printing done by a union shop gives you access to workers who have trained thoroughly and have proven their skill in what they do. On top of that, going to a union shop for t-shirt printing or anything else is a way for you to support excellent working conditions and support the local and US economy. The next time you have a Ballwin, MO t-shirt printing order, make the choice to support a union print shop.
STL Shirt Co.: A Top T-Shirt Printing Company for Ballwin, MO
At STL Shirt Co., we are all about t-shirt printing. You may think us a bit biased, but the reality is that screen printing on t-shirts, hoodies, and other garments is an amazing and versatile way to give you quality custom apparel for your next event. Whatever the reason, whether you have been put in charge of organizing a large volunteer event or you have a last-minute bachelorette party to plan, 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.
STL Shirt Co. has been performing quality t-shirt printing and other screen printing services for people in the Ballwin, MO area and beyond for almost fifty years. With highly skilled union-member screen printing specialists, a fast turnaround time, and professional design services, we have the best t-shirt printing services around. The next time you need t-shirt printing in Ballwin, MO, count on STL Shirt Co. Speak to us today at 636-926-2777, text us at 636-299-0162, or request a quote online to place your t-shirt printing order today.