T-Shirt Printing Farmington, MO
T-Shirt Printing Farmington, 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 your goal is to fundraise for a nonprofit, appear professional with uniform apparel, or celebrate someone’s special day, you can count on Farmington, 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 t-shirt printing shop with experienced printers and designers who serve the Farmington, MO area. You get that and more with STL Shirt Co.
STL Shirt Co. is the leading screen printing shop serving the Farmington, MO area. We have been meeting your screen printing and embroidery needs for nearly half a century. You will always experience the best Farmington, MO t-shirt printing experience at STL Shirt Co. To start your order or ask us questions 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 – Make your order.
You know you need to have some t-shirt printing done for some upcoming event, work group, sports team, or something else. You place the order and the Farmington, 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. will offer guidance and support during every step of the t-shirt printing process. Our expert screen printing artists and designers are at your disposal. If you need help coming up with a killer logo or shirt design, rely on 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 go about preparing the screen that allows us to get your design printed on your shirts. First, we print the design on a transparent sheet of film. Based on your desired end results, our t-shirt printing staff will select the best mesh screen to use in printing your shirts. To the screen, we apply a substance called emulsion, which is sensitive to light. We place the film with your design on it on the screen and we expose the screen 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 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.
Now we are ready for the ink. Screen printing such as t-shirt printing usually 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. Plastisol works well for screen printing due to its ability to withstand p washes, move with the flexibility of the fabric, and display vibrantly on a shirt of any color.
The screens we made are attached to a printing press, with each shirt pulled taut and placed on a plate below. We work deliberately to make sure everything is registered and lined up precisely so we know that your design will end up in the right place on your t-shirt. We apply ink onto the screen and pass a squeegee from end to end of the screen to smooth and press the ink onto the shirt. This process is repeated for every single t-shirt in your order. For designs with multiple colors, we repeat it for each color on every shirt. It takes skill to get the ink precisely to where it stays vibrant and retains the sharp lines from your 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 there is still one more step. After the ink is applied, the ink has to cure. This means the ink must be transformed into a solid so it stays on your t-shirts. In order to make this happen we have to apply heat to the ink. Ink curing is a science, and it’s possible 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, your t-shirts are officially printed! We fold the shirts up nicely and pass the finished product off to you. We can have your shirts or other items printed and packaged within just a handful of days. If you need it, ask us about shipping your order to you. If you find your self in a tight spot and need your t-shirts printed even faster, check out our rush printing services.
T-Shirt Printing Orders
If you ask us, there is no debating the magic and possibility of the art of Farmington, MO t-shirt printing promises. We love what we do and won’t apologize for 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 don’t have an immediate need for t-shirt printing, think about the following opportunities and occasions for which t-shirt printing is perfect.
Try Farmington, MO t-shirt printing for…
- Athletic teams
- Sports fans
- School groups and organizations
- Bachelor & bachelorette parties
- Corporate events
- Class reunions
- Family vacations
- Company picnics
- Swag for businesses and organizations
- Work shirts
- 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 name it, we have probably printed for it. Whatever the reason you need Farmington, MO t-shirt printing services, you can count on us.
Choosing a Partner for Farmington, MO T-Shirt Printing
Custom screen printed t-shirts are fun, effective, and personalized. However, not all t-shirt printing is the same. With 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 began there!). Still, as the customer, you will experience a obvious disparity in the quality, customer service, and capabilities available to you when you choose an established and well-regarded t-shirt printing company for the Farmington, MO 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 Farmington, MO 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 going to a union shop for anything, including t-shirt printing, is a way for you to endorse fair working conditions and participate in the local and US economy. For your next Farmington, MO t-shirt printing order, consider choosing a union print shop.
STL Shirt Co.: A Top T-Shirt Printing Company for Farmington, MO
At STL Shirt Co., we love t-shirt printing. Of course, we are a bit biased, but the fact is that screen printing on t-shirts, hoodies, and other surfaces is an excellent and effective 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 a group or organization you are a part of needs new swag, STL Shirt Co.’s t-shirt printing services are ready to help. You deserve and expect top quality and great customer service when you order t-shirts. With STL Shirt Co., that is what you get.
We have been providing quality t-shirt printing and other screen printing services for people in the Farmington, MO area and beyond for over 45 years. With a staff of union-member screen printing experts, a fast turnaround time, and professional design services, our t-shirt printing services are the best around. Any time you need t-shirt printing in Farmington, MO, we are here for you. Speak to 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.