Gilbert, AZ T-Shirt Printing
Gilbert, AZ T-Shirt Printing. Do you have a special event coming up? Regardless, you should order some custom t-shirts! Gilbert, AZ t-shirt printing is a powerful and versatile tool. Are you tasked with bringing a work or sports team together? Are you hoping to mark a special life event with a lasting memento? Do you want to raise money or awareness for a cause or market a business? ALl these very different goals can be accomplished with the right t-shirt printing services. When you do need Gilbert, AZ t-shirt printing services, it’s important to find a screen printing company that is skilled at printing, can help you with your design, and can have your order ready when you need it. When you order shirts from STL Shirt. Co, you get all those things and more.
STL Shirt Co. is one of the top t-shirt printing companies for individuals, families, and organizations in the Gilbert, AZ area. We have been serving the screen printing and embroidery needs of the people of Gilbert, AZ and throughout the country for over 45 years. We stand out as the Gilbert, AZ t-shirt printing company of choice due to our commitment to quality and service to our customers. We are sure you be wondering about our capabilities and services, our methods, or how to place your order. Ask us questions or begin your order by giving us a call at 636-926-2777 or sending us a message at 636-299-0162 today.
How it Works
Custom t-shirt printing orders can seem a bit mysterous. You put in your t-shirt printing order to your favorite screen printer and, a few days later, you have fresh-pressed, neatly boxed t-shirts on your doorstep or waiting for you at the shop. If you want to describe it as magic, we won’t object. To the unfamiliar, t-shirt printing is a mysterious endeavor. Many of our t-shirt printing customers come to us for special occasions and events, so we understand the excitement that surrounds these shirts. Have you ever wondered about the journey that plain cotton tee has gone through to become the beauty you see hanging in your closet or reflected in the mirror today?
The T-Shirt Printing Process
STEP ONE – Make your order.
You’ve decided you want some t-shirt printing done for your upcoming event, work group, athletic team, or some other use. You contact your shop to place the order and that is where the Gilbert, AZ t-shirt printing journey begins. When you place your shirt order, you will have to decide on the:
- What color, brand, style, and material the shirts will be
- Ink colors or special effects
- What design will be printed
! STL Shirt Co. can give you guidance and assurance during the entire t-shirt printing process. Our professional screen printers and designers are available to help you. If you need help coming up with a killer logo or shirt design, 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 create the screen
After you have created your design, we go about preparing the screen that will be used to print the design 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 for your order. 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. Light is blocked from reaching the screen wherever the design is on the film and the rest of the emulsion hardens in the light. This creates the stencil.
If your design involves multiple ink 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 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. 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, stretching each shirt on a plate below. We work deliberately to line everything up precisely so that your design is oriented correctly 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, and if your design has several colors, we repeat it for each color on every shirt. There is an art to applying the ink precisely so 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.
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 becomes permanent on your t-shirts. In order to make this happen we have to apply heat to the ink. It takes research and trial and error to perfect the curing process. It is 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!
Once the ink is cured, it means that your t-shirts are officially printed! We fold them 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. 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, [t-shirt printing is a magical, beautiful thing. We are passionate about screen printing and aren’t ashamed to admit it. Now that you know all about the t-shirt printing process and what we can do, you are likely ready 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 ideal.
Try Gilbert, AZ t-shirt printing for…
- Athletic teams
- Sports fans
- School groups and organizations
- Event and organization volunteers
- Bachelor & bachelorette parties
- Corporate events
- Class reunions
- Family vacations
- Company picnics
- Swag for businesses and organizations
- Employee shirts
- Union events and organizations
That is just the beginning! 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 t-shirt printing services, we are here for you.
STL Shirt Co. : Gilbert, AZ’s Top T-Shirt Printing Company
Is there an occasion that can’t be improved with custom printed t-shirts? We don’t think so. Chances are, Gilbert, AZ t-shirt printing will be perfect for your needs, whatever they may be. Every occasion is special in some way, and you deserve the best possible Gilbert, AZ t-shirt printing process. With us, you can expect an easy and pleasant ordering process, access to the best materials and expert staff help, and an end product that looks great and lasts a long time. Join all the other Gilbert, AZ area people and organizations who have relied upon STL Shirt. Co. for all of their Gilbert, AZ t-shirt printing needs.
For over 45 years, STL Shirt Co. has been bringing top t-shirt printing and other screen printing services to the people of the Gilbert, AZ area. With a staff of exceptionally skilled union screen printers, a quick turnaround time, and professional design services, our Gilbert, AZ t-shirt printing services are the best around. The next time you need Gilbert, AZ t-shirt printing, count on STL Shirt Co. Call 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.