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De Soto, MO T-Shirt Printing

De Soto, 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. Whether your goal is to fundraise for a nonprofit, appear professional with uniform apparel, or celebrate someone’s special day, you can count on De Soto, MO t-shirt printing orders. The sky is the limit for t-shirt printing abilities and uses. To get the best possible design and print, you need a reliable De Soto, MO t-shirt printing shop with talented printers and designers. You know that with STL Shirt Co., you are receiving great care from the top professionals.

STL Shirt Co. leads the pack for De Soto, MO screen printers. We have been providing screen printing and embroidery services to people like you for close to 50 years. For De Soto, MO t-shirt printing you will love, come to STL Shirt Co. To place your order or find out more about our services, give us a call at 636-926-2777 or send a message at 636-299-0162 right away.

The T-Shirt Printing Process

STEP ONE – Place your order.

You know you want to have some t-shirt printing done for your upcoming occassion, school group, athletic team, or some other use. You contact your shop to place the order and that is where the De Soto, MO t-shirt printing journey begins. When you place your shirt order, you will have to determine the:

  • Brand, cut, style, material, and color of the shirts
  • Ink colors or special effects
  • Design to be printed

Don’t sweat it if you are intimidated by the thought of creating a design and making all these choices! STL Shirt Co. is here to offer counsel and help 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 prepare the screen

After you determine your design, we get to work on preparing the screen that allows us 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 staff will select the best mesh screen for your order. 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 the screen is exposed 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 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. Screen printing such as t-shirt 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. Plastisol is ideal for screen printing due to its ability to withstand p washes, move with the flexibility of the fabric, and display 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 work deliberately to line everything 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 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 more than one color, we repeat it for each color on every shirt. There is an art to applying the ink just right to where it shows up nicely 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.

You can now see the design on your shirts! We aren’t quite done, though. After the ink is applied, the ink has to cure. In other words, the ink must be transformed into a solid so it stays on your t-shirts. To do this we have to apply heat to the ink. Ink curing is a science, and it’s easy to damage the shirt or the print if you use the wrong temperature or cure it for the wrong length of time. You can rest assured that we have the curing process figured out, 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! We fold the shirts up neatly and pass them off to you. We will package them up and have your shirts or other printed items ready in only 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, [t-shirt printing is a magical, beautiful thing. 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 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 popular.

We do De Soto, MO t-shirt printing for…

  • Athletic teams
  • Team fans
  • School groups and organizations
  • Fundraising
  • Volunteers
  • Bachelor & bachelorette parties
  • Corporate events
  • Class reunions
  • Family vacations
  • Company picnics
  • Birthdays
  • Clubs
  • Non profit and small business merchandise
  • 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 name it, we have probably printed for it. Whatever the reason you need De Soto, MO t-shirt printing services, we are here for you.

Choosing a De Soto, MO T-Shirt Printing Partner

Screen printing custom t-shirts are a fun opportunity that can be effective for many different purposes. However, not all t-shirt printing is the same. When you are looking for printed garments or any screen printed items, 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 garment decorators 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 see a obvious disparity in the quality, customer service, and abilities you have access to when you work with an accomplished and skilled De Soto, 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. Having your De Soto, 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 talent in what they do. Not only that, but shopping at a union shop for anything, including t-shirt printing, allows you to support fair labor conditions and participate in the local and US economy. For your next De Soto, MO t-shirt printing order, consider choosing a union print shop.

STL Shirt Co. : De Soto, MO’s Top T-Shirt Printing Company

At STL Shirt Co., we are all about t-shirt printing. Of course, we are a bit biased, but the fact is that screen printing on t-shirts, hoodies, and other garments is a reliable and useful 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 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.

We have been performing quality t-shirt printing and other screen printing services for people in the De Soto, MO area and beyond for almost fifty years. With a staff of union-member screen printing specialists, a fast turnaround time, and professional design services, we have the best t-shirt printing services around. Whenever you need De Soto, MO t-shirt printing, we are your partner. 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.


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