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T-Shirt Printing Cape Girardeau, MO

T-Shirt Printing Cape Girardeau, 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, Cape Girardeau, 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 t-shirt printing shop carefully – one with talented print and design team members who serve the Cape Girardeau, MO area. You know that with STL Shirt Co., you are receiving great care from the top professionals.

STL Shirt Co. is the leading screen printing shop serving the Cape Girardeau, MO area. We have been providing screen printing and embroidery services to people like you for close to 50 years. Enjoy the Cape Girardeau, MO t-shirt printing experience with STL Shirt Co. To begin your order or ask us questions about our services, give us a call at 636-926-2777 or message us at 636-299-0162 now.

The T-Shirt Printing Process

STEP ONE – Make your order.

You’ve decided you need some t-shirt printing done for your upcoming occassion, club, sports team, or something else. You contact your shop to place the order and the Cape Girardeau, MO t-shirt printing process is set into motion. When you place your shirt order, 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 guidance and support through every step of the t-shirt printing process. Use our professional printers and designers. If you need help coming up with a killer logo or shirt 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 determine your design, we get to work on making the screen that will be used to print the design on your shirts. The design is first printed on a transparent sheet of film. Based on your desired end results, our t-shirt printing team will select the best mesh screen for your order. To the screen, we apply 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, but the rest of the emulsion hardens in the light. This is how we create 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.

This is where the ink comes in. T-shirt printing and other screen printing typically 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. It is great because it withstands washes, moves with the fabric material of your shirt, and shows up vibrantly on any color t-shirt.

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 that your design is oriented correctly on your t-shirt. We apply ink on top of the screen and use a squeegee from end to end of the screen to smooth and press the ink onto the shirt. We repeat this for every single t-shirt we print. For designs with several colors, we repeat it for each color on every shirt. There is an art to applying the ink precisely to where it stays vibrant 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. In other words, we have to turn the ink from a liquid into a solid that will stay in place on your t-shirts. To do this we have to apply heat to the ink. It takes research and trial and error to perfect the curing process. It is easy 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 come out great.

STEP FIVE – You get your shirts!

After the ink is cured, it means that your t-shirts are officially printed! Next, we fold them up nicely and pass the finished product off to you. We can have your shirts or other items printed and packaged within only a few 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, check out our rush printing services.

T-Shirt Printing Orders

In our humble opinion, Cape Girardeau, MO t-shirt printing is a magical force limited only by your own imagination. 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 don’t have an immediate need for t-shirt printing, think about some of the opportunities and occasions for which t-shirt printing is perfect.

Try Cape Girardeau, MO t-shirt printing for…

  • Athletic teams
  • Sports fans
  • School clubs
  • Fundraising
  • Event and organization volunteers
  • Bachelor & bachelorette parties
  • Corporate events
  • Class reunions
  • Family vacations
  • Company picnics
  • Birthdays
  • Clubs
  • Swag for businesses and organizations
  • Work 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 name it, we have probably printed for it. Whatever the reason you need Cape Girardeau, MO t-shirt printing services, you can trust STL Shirt Co..

Choosing a Partner for Cape Girardeau, MO T-Shirt Printing

Screen printing custom t-shirts are fun, effective, and personalized. But not all t-shirt printing is equal. When you are looking for printed apparel 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 are rooting for aspiring printers and certainly don’t have anything against out-of-the-basement operations (many great screen printing shops have started out this way!). Still, you will notice 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 Cape Girardeau, MO area like STL Shirt Co.

To top it all off, we are a union screen printing shop. Going to a union shop for your Cape Girardeau, MO t-shirt printing gives you access to workers who have trained thoroughly and have proven 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 support fair labor conditions and support the local and US economy. The next time you have a Cape Girardeau, MO t-shirt printing order, consider choosing a union print shop.

Screen Printing
24 Shirts$12.00 per item
120 Shirts$6.50 per item
1,200 Shirts$4.75 per item
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Embroidery
12 Caps$18.00 per item
120 Caps$10.00 per item
1,200 Caps$7.00 per item
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Basic Polo
12 Polos$20.00 per item
120 Polos$14.00 per item
1,200 Polos$12.00 per item
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STL Shirt Co.: A Top T-Shirt Printing Company for Cape Girardeau, MO

At STL Shirt Co., we think t-shirt printing is awesome. You may think us a bit biased, but the objective truth is that screen printing on t-shirts, hoodies, and other garments is an amazing and effective method for creating 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. You deserve and expect top quality and great customer service when you order t-shirts. 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 Cape Girardeau, MO area and beyond for more than 45 years. With highly skilled union-member screen printing technicians, a rapid turnaround time, and professional design services, we have the best t-shirt printing services around. The next time you need t-shirt printing in Cape Girardeau, 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 begin your t-shirt printing order today.


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