Ballwin, MO T-Shirt Printing
Ballwin, MO 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, Ballwin, MO t-shirt printing is the way to go. The sky is the limit for t-shirt printing abilities and uses. Make sure to choose your Ballwin, MO t-shirt printing shop carefully – one with expert print and design team members. You can be confident that STL Shirt Co. has all that and more.
STL Shirt Co. leads the pack for Ballwin, MO screen printers. We have been providing screen printing and embroidery services to people like you for close to 50 years. You will always experience the best Ballwin, MO t-shirt printing experience at STL Shirt Co. To place your order or find out more about our services, call us at 636-926-2777 or send us a text at 636-299-0162 now.
The T-Shirt Printing Process
STEP ONE – Place your order.
You’ve decided you need to have some t-shirt printing done for some upcoming event, work group, athletic team, or some other use. You contact your shop to place the order and that is where the Ballwin, MO t-shirt printing journey begins. When you order your shirts, you will have to determine the:
- What color, brand, style, and material the shirts will be
- Ink colors or special effects
- The design you want printed
“But I’m not a graphic designer,” you exclaim. Not to worry! STL Shirt Co. is here to offer advice and support through the entire t-shirt printing process. Our professional screen printers and designers are available to help you. Need help designing a logo that perfectly captures your vision? You can rely on our professional design team. Our experienced staff can advise you on the best shirt or combination of colors to use for your order.
STEP TWO – We prepare the screen
Once you have created your design, we go about preparing the screen that will be used to get your design printed on your shirts. First, we print the design on a transparent sheet of film. Based on your desired end results, 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. We place the film with your design on it on the screen and we expose the screen 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 produces 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.
This is where the ink comes in. 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? What you are feeling is the plastisol ink. Plastisol works well for screen printing 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. We work deliberately to make sure everything is registered and lined up precisely so we know that your design will end up in the right place on your t-shirt. We add ink on top of the screen and pass a squeegee across the entire screen to apply and press the ink onto the shirt. We repeat this for every single t-shirt we print, and if your design has several colors, we repeat it for each color on every shirt. It takes skill to get the ink precisely to where 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! We aren’t quite done, though. The ink goes on as a thick liquid, but in order to stay on the shirt, it has to be cured. In other words, 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 introduce the ink to heat. Ink curing is a science, and it’s easy to damage the shirt or the print when you don’t use the correct temperature or amount of time. We know what we’re doing, though, 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 the shirts up nicely and pass them off to you. We can have your shirts or other items printed and packaged within just a handful of days. If you need it, ask us about shipping your order to you. And if you are in a jam and need your t-shirts ready in a week or less, we even offer rush printing services.
T-Shirt Printing Orders
In our humble opinion, there is no debating the magic and possibility of the art of Ballwin, MO t-shirt printing promises. What can we say — we’re passionate about what we do. Now that we’ve gotten you thoroughly excited about the idea of screen printing t-shirt, we bet you can’t wait 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 some of the reasons and occasions for which t-shirt printing is popular.
We do Ballwin, MO t-shirt printing for…
- Athletic teams
- Team fans
- School clubs
- Bachelor & bachelorette parties
- Corporate events
- Class reunions
- Family vacations
- Company picnics
- Swag for businesses and organizations
- Employee uniforms
- Union events and organizations
…And so much more! There are a million different occasions that t-shirt printing and other screen printing can make even better. You would be hard-pressed to come up with a reason that we haven’t printed shirts. Whatever the reason you need Ballwin, MO t-shirt printing services, you can count on us.
Choosing a Ballwin, MO T-Shirt Printing Partner
Screen printing custom t-shirts are fun, effective, and personalized. However, not all t-shirt printing is equal. When you are looking for printed apparel or any screen printed products, there is a huge difference between the work of a top printing shop and a school group applying iron-on’s in the basement. We applaud aspiring garment decorators and certainly don’t have anything against out-of-the-basement operations (many great screen printing shops began there!). Still, you will experience a definite disparity in the quality, customer service, and capabilities available to you when you choose an established and well-regarded Ballwin, MO t-shirt printing company like STL Shirt Co.
To top it all off, we are a union screen printing shop. Having your Ballwin, MO t-shirt printing done by a union shop means that the people printing your t-shirts have had extensive training and have demonstrated their skill in what they do. On top of that, shopping at a union shop for anything, including t-shirt printing, is a way for you to endorse fair working conditions and support the local and US economy. For your next Ballwin, MO t-shirt printing order, consider choosing a union print shop.
STL Shirt Co. : Ballwin, MO’s Top T-Shirt Printing Company
At STL Shirt Co., we love t-shirt printing. You may think us a bit biased, but the objective truth is that screen printing on t-shirts, hoodies, and other clothing is an amazing and effective way to give you quality custom apparel for your next event. Whether you have been put in charge of organizing a large volunteer event or you have a last-minute bachelorette party to plan, STL Shirt Co.’s t-shirt printing services are ready to help. You deserve and expect top quality and great customer service when you order t-shirts. 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 Ballwin, MO area and beyond for more than 45 years. With a staff of union-member screen printing experts, a exceptional turnaround time, and professional design services, we have the best t-shirt printing services around. Whenever you need Ballwin, MO t-shirt printing, we are here for you. 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.