T-Shirt Printing Fenton, MO
T-Shirt Printing Fenton, MO. 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 Fenton, 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 t-shirt printing shop with experienced printers and designers who serve the Fenton, 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 Fenton, MO area. For more than 45 years, we have been the community leader for all your screen printing and embroidery needs. You will always experience the best Fenton, MO t-shirt printing experience at STL Shirt Co. To submit your order or ask us questions about our services, call 636-926-2777 or send us a text at 636-299-0162 today.
The T-Shirt Printing Process
STEP ONE – Make your order.
You’ve determined you need to have some t-shirt printing done for some upcoming occassion, work group, athletic team, or something else. You place the order and the Fenton, MO t-shirt printing process is set into motion. When you order your shirts, you will have to determine the:
- What color, brand, style, and material the shirts will be
- Ink colors or special effects
- Design to be printed
! STL Shirt Co. will offer counsel and assurance during the entire t-shirt printing process. Our professional screen printers and designers are available to help you. For assistance in creating the perfect logo or design work with our professional design team. We can also help you select the right shirt and ink colors.
STEP TWO – We create 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. The design is first printed on a transparent sheet of film. Depending on the specifics of your order, our t-shirt printing team 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 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 is how we create the stencil.
If you want a design using multiple colors, we repeat the process above, making a screen for each color in the design.
STEP THREE – We print.
Now we are ready for the ink. T-shirt printing and other screen printing usually 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. What you are feeling is the plastisol ink. Plastisol works well for screen printing 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, stretching each shirt on a plate below. We work deliberately to line everything up exactly so that your design is oriented correctly on your t-shirt. We add ink on top of the screen and pass 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 in your order, and if your design has multiple colors, we repeat it for each color on every shirt. There is an art to applying the ink precisely so it looks bright 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.
You can now see the design on your shirts! We aren’t quite done, though. 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 ink from a liquid into a solid so it becomes permanent on your t-shirts. To do this we have to apply heat to the ink. Ink curing is a science, and it’s possible to damage the shirt or the print with temperatures that are too high. 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 hand them off to you. We will package them up and have your shirts or other printed items ready in just 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, use our rush printing services.
T-Shirt Printing Orders
In our humble opinion, there is no debating the magic and possibility of the art of Fenton, 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, 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 the following reasons and occasions for which t-shirt printing is ideal.
Try Fenton, MO t-shirt printing for…
- Sports 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
…And so much more! There are endless occasions that t-shirt printing and other screen printing can make even better. You name it, we have probably printed for it. No matter what Fenton, MO t-shirt printing services you need, you can count on us.
Choosing a Partner for Fenton, MO T-Shirt Printing
Screen printing custom t-shirts are fun, effective, and personalized. But not all t-shirt printing is the same. With printed garments 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 are rooting for aspiring garment decorators and certainly don’t have anything against out-of-the-basement operations (countless great screen printing shops have started out this way!). Still, you will see a obvious difference in the quality, customer service, and capabilities available to you when you work with an established and skilled t-shirt printing company for the Fenton, MO area like STL Shirt Co.
The cherry on top of it all is that we are a union screen printing shop. Having your Fenton, MO t-shirt printing done by a union shop means that the people printing your t-shirts have had extensive training and have proven their skill in what they do. Not only that, but going to a union shop for t-shirt printing or anything else allows you to endorse fair labor conditions and participate in the local and US economy. For your next Fenton, MO t-shirt printing order, choose a union print shop.
STL Shirt Co.: A Top T-Shirt Printing Company for Fenton, MO
At STL Shirt Co., we love 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 versatile way to give you 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, 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.
We have been performing quality t-shirt printing and other screen printing services for people in the Fenton, MO area and beyond for nearly half a centry 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. The next time you need t-shirt printing in Fenton, 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 get started on your t-shirt printing order today.