Brentwood, MO T-Shirt Printing
Brentwood, MO T-Shirt Printing. Custom printed t-shirts are festive, versatile, and effective and can be used for nearly any occasion. Whether your goal is to fundraise for a nonprofit, appear professional with uniform apparel, or celebrate someone’s special day, you can count on Brentwood, MO t-shirt printing orders. When it comes to t-shirt printing, the options are virtually limitless. To get the best possible design and print, you need a reliable Brentwood, 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 Brentwood, MO screen printers. For more than 45 years, we have been the community leader for all your screen printing and embroidery needs. Enjoy the Brentwood, MO t-shirt printing experience with STL Shirt Co. To submit your order or learn more about what we can do for you, give us a call at 636-926-2777 or send us a text at 636-299-0162 today.
The T-Shirt Printing Process
STEP ONE – Make your order.
You know you need some t-shirt printing done for some upcoming occassion, work group, sports team, or some other use. You contact your shop to place the order and the Brentwood, MO t-shirt printing process is set into motion. When you order your shirts, you will have to determine the:
- Brand, cut, style, material, and color of the shirts
- Ink type and color(s)
- What design will be printed
! STL Shirt Co. can give you advice and support through every step of the 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 make the screen
After you decide on a design, we get to work on making 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 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 produces the stencil.
For designs with more than one color ink, 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. T-shirt printing and other screen printing typically 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, with each shirt pulled taut and placed on a plate below. We are very careful to make sure everything is registered and lined up precisely so that your design is oriented correctly on your t-shirt. We add ink onto the screen and pass 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 several colors, we repeat it for each color on every shirt. There is an art to applying the ink precisely to where it looks bright and retains the sharp lines in the 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 they aren’t ready to go yet. The ink goes on as a thick liquid, but in order to stay on the shirt, it has to be cured. This means we have to turn the liquid ink into a solid that will stay in place on your t-shirts. In order to do this we introduce the ink to heat. It takes research and trial and error to perfect the curing process. It is possible 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 turn out great.
STEP FIVE – You get your shirts!
Once the ink is cured, it means that your t-shirts are officially printed! We fold them up neatly and pass them off to you. We will package them up and have your shirts or other printed items ready in just a few days. Ask us about having your order shipped to you. For those last-minute situations when you need your t-shirts printed even faster, check out our rush printing services.
T-Shirt Printing Orders
If you ask us, [t-shirt printing is a magical, beautiful thing. We are passionate about screen printing and aren’t ashamed to admit it. Now that we’ve gotten you thoroughly excited about the idea of screen printing t-shirt, you are probably eager to place an order. If you like the idea of t-shirt printing but don’t have a specific need for it, think about the following opportunities and occasions for which t-shirt printing is ideal.
We do Brentwood, MO t-shirt printing for…
- Athletic teams
- Team fans
- School groups and organizations
- Bachelor & bachelorette parties
- Corporate events
- Class reunions
- Family vacations
- Company picnics
- Swag for businesses and organizations
- Employee uniforms
- Union events and organizations
The list goes on! There are endless activities, groups, and events 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 Brentwood, MO t-shirt printing services, you can count on us.
Choosing a Brentwood, MO T-Shirt Printing Partner
Custom screen printed t-shirts are a fun opportunity that can be effective for many different purposes. But not all t-shirt printing is equal. With printed apparel 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 cheer on aspiring printers and certainly don’t have anything against printing out of the basement (countless great screen printing shops began there!). Still, as the customer, you will notice a obvious difference in the quality, customer service, and abilities available to you when you work with an accomplished and skilled Brentwood, MO 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 Brentwood, MO t-shirt printing gives you access to workers who have trained thoroughly and have demonstrated their ability in what they do. On top of that, going to 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 Brentwood, MO t-shirt printing order, choose a union print shop.
STL Shirt Co. : Brentwood, MO’s Top T-Shirt Printing Company
At STL Shirt Co., we are all about t-shirt printing. You may think us a bit biased, but the objective truth is that screen printing on t-shirts, hoodies, and other surfaces is a reliable and useful method for creating quality custom apparel for your next event. Whatever the reason, whether you have a school sports team in need of cotton jerseys for the upcoming season or you have a last-minute bachelorette party to plan, STL Shirt Co.’s t-shirt printing services are ready to help. 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 Brentwood, MO area and beyond for almost fifty 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. Whenever you need Brentwood, MO t-shirt printing, STL Shirt Co. will deliver. Reach 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.