Black Jack, MO T-Shirt Printing
Black Jack, MO T-Shirt Printing. 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. Black Jack, MO t-shirt printing is meant for everything from marketing a brand to enhancing team-building efforts to having some fun with a life event. The sky is the limit for t-shirt printing abilities and uses. To get the best possible design and print, you need a reliable Black Jack, MO t-shirt printing shop 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 Black Jack, MO screen printers. We have been meeting your screen printing and embroidery needs for nearly half a century. For Black Jack, MO t-shirt printing you will love, come to STL Shirt Co. To start your order or to speak to us about our capabilities, call 636-926-2777 or send a message at 636-299-0162 now.
The T-Shirt Printing Process
STEP ONE – Make your order.
You’ve decided you want some t-shirt printing done for your upcoming occassion, club, sports team, or something else. You place the order and that is where the Black Jack, MO t-shirt printing journey begins. When you order your shirts, you will have to determine the:
- Brand, cut, style, material, and color of the shirts
- Ink colors or special effects
- Design to be printed
If this already feels overwhelming, don’t fret! STL Shirt Co. can give you counsel and help during the entire t-shirt printing process. Our expert screen printing artists and designers are at your disposal. For assistance in creating the perfect logo or design work with our professional design team. We can also help you select the right shirt and ink colors.
STEP TWO – We make the screen
After you decide on a design, we get to work on preparing the screen that will be used to print the design on your shirts. First, we print the design on a transparent sheet of film. Depending on the specifics of your order, our t-shirt printing experts will select the best mesh screen for your order. To the screen, we apply a photo-sensitive substance called emulsion. 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, and the rest of the emulsion hardens in the light. This creates the stencil.
If your design involves multiple ink colors, we go through the same process for for each color in the design.
STEP THREE – We print.
This is where the ink comes in. T-shirt printing and other screen 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. That’s plastisol for you. 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.
We then secure the screens to a printing press, and each shirt is placed on a plate below. We are very careful to make sure everything is registered and lined up exactly so we know that your design will end up in the right place on your t-shirt. We apply ink on top of the screen and pull a squeegee across the entire screen to smooth and press the ink onto the shirt. This process is repeated for every single t-shirt we print, and if your design has more than one color, we repeat it for each color on every shirt. It takes skill to get 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.
Now your awesome design is 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 so it stays on your t-shirts. To make this happen we introduce the ink to heat. Ink curing is a science, and it’s possible to damage the shirt or the print if you use the wrong temperature or cure it for the wrong length 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 neatly and hand the finished product off to you. We can have your shirts or other items printed and packaged within just a few days. Ask us about having your order shipped to you. For those last-minute situations when you 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 Black Jack, MO t-shirt printing promises. 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 probably eager to place an order. If you don’t have an immediate need for t-shirt printing, keep in mind the following reasons and occasions for which t-shirt printing is popular.
Try Black Jack, MO t-shirt printing for…
- Athletic teams
- Sports fans
- School clubs
- Bachelor & bachelorette parties
- Corporate events
- Class reunions
- Family vacations
- Company picnics
- Swag for businesses and organizations
- Employee shirts
- 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 name it, we have probably printed for it. No matter what Black Jack, MO t-shirt printing services you need, you can count on us.
Choosing a Black Jack, MO T-Shirt Printing Partner
Screen printing custom t-shirts are a fun opportunity that can be effective for many different purposes. But not all t-shirt printing is the same. When you are looking for printed garments or any screen printed items, 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 printers and certainly don’t have anything against printing out of the basement (countless great screen printing shops have started out this way!). Still, as the customer, you will see a obvious difference in the quality, customer service, and abilities you have access to when you work with an accomplished and well-regarded Black Jack, MO t-shirt printing company like STL Shirt Co.
To top it all off, we are a union screen printing shop. Going to a union shop for your Black Jack, MO t-shirt printing means that the people printing your t-shirts have had extensive training and have proven their talent in what they do. Not only that, but shopping at a union shop for anything, including t-shirt printing, is a way for you to support fair working conditions and participate in the local and US economy. For your next Black Jack, MO t-shirt printing order, choose a union print shop.
STL Shirt Co. : Black Jack, 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 fact is that screen printing on t-shirts, hoodies, and other items is an amazing and effective 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 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.
STL Shirt Co. has been providing quality t-shirt printing and other screen printing services for people in the Black Jack, MO area and beyond for over 45 years. With highly skilled union-member screen printing technicians, a fast turnaround time, and professional design services, we have the best t-shirt printing services around. The next time you need Black Jack, MO t-shirt printing, STL Shirt Co. will deliver. Call us today at 636-926-2777, text us at 636-299-0162, or request a quote online to get started on your t-shirt printing order today.