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T-Shirt Printing Effingham, IL

T-Shirt Printing Effingham, IL. 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 Effingham, IL 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 t-shirt printing shop with talented printers and designers who serve the Effingham, IL area. You can be confident that STL Shirt Co. has all that and more.

STL Shirt Co. leads the pack for screen printers serving Effingham, IL. We have been providing screen printing and embroidery services to people like you for close to 50 years. Enjoy the Effingham, IL t-shirt printing experience with STL Shirt Co. To place your order or find out more about our services, call us at 636-926-2777 or message us at 636-299-0162 right away.

The T-Shirt Printing Process

STEP ONE – Place your order.

You know you need some t-shirt printing done for some upcoming event, school group, athletic team, or some other use. You contact your shop to place the order and the Effingham, IL t-shirt printing process is set into motion. When you place your shirt order, you will have to choose and specify the:

  • Brand, cut, style, material, and color of the shirts
  • 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 help through every step of the 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 work with 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 make the screen

After you determine your design, we go about making the screen that will be used to get your design printed on your shirts. The design is first printed on a transparent sheet of film. Depending on the specifics of your order, 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 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 creates 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.

Now we are ready for the ink. 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 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 to make sure the design is printed in the right position on your t-shirt. We add ink on top of the screen and pull a squeegee from end to end of the screen to apply and press the ink onto the shirt. We repeat this for every single t-shirt in your order, and if your design has 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 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.

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, we have to turn the liquid ink into a solid so it becomes permanent on your t-shirts. In order 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 when you don’t use the correct temperature or amount 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!

Once the ink is cured, it means that your t-shirts are officially printed! We fold them up nicely 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. And if you are in a jam and need your t-shirts printed even faster, we even offer rush printing services.

T-Shirt Printing Orders

In our humble opinion, Effingham, IL t-shirt printing is a magical force limited only by your own imagination. We are passionate about screen printing and aren’t ashamed to admit it. Now that you’ve heard all about the t-shirt printing journey, 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, think about some of the reasons and occasions for which t-shirt printing is ideal.

Try Effingham, IL t-shirt printing for…

  • Athletic teams
  • Team fans
  • School groups and organizations
  • 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 are perfect for t-shirt printing and other garment screen printing. You would be hard-pressed to come up with a reason that we haven’t printed shirts. Whatever the reason you need Effingham, IL t-shirt printing services, you can trust STL Shirt Co..

Choosing a Partner for Effingham, IL T-Shirt Printing

Custom screen printed t-shirts are fun, effective, and personalized. But not all t-shirt printing is equal. With printed garments 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 are rooting for aspiring garment decorators and certainly have nothing against out-of-the-basement operations (countless great screen printing shops have started out this way!). Still, as the customer, you will experience a obvious disparity in the quality, customer service, and abilities you have access to when you choose an accomplished and skilled t-shirt printing company for the Effingham, IL area 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 Effingham, IL t-shirt printing gives you access to workers who have trained thoroughly and have demonstrated their skill in what they do. Not only that, but shopping at a union shop for t-shirt printing or anything else is a way for you to endorse fair labor conditions and participate in the local and US economy. For your next Effingham, IL t-shirt printing order, make the choice to support 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 Effingham, IL

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

STL Shirt Co. has been performing quality t-shirt printing and other screen printing services for people in the Effingham, IL area and beyond for more than 45 years. With a staff of union-member screen printing specialists, a rapid turnaround time, and professional design services, our t-shirt printing services are the best around. Whenever you need t-shirt printing in Effingham, IL, we are here for you. Call 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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