Hillsboro, MO T-Shirt Printing
Hillsboro, MO T-Shirt Printing. 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 Hillsboro, 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 Hillsboro, MO t-shirt printing shop with experienced printers and designers. You get that and more with STL Shirt Co.
STL Shirt Co. is the best Hillsboro, MO area screen printing shop. 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 Hillsboro, MO t-shirt printing experience at STL Shirt Co. To begin your order or find out more about our services, 636-926-2777 or message us at 636-299-0162 today.
The T-Shirt Printing Process
STEP ONE – Make your order.
You’ve decided you need some t-shirt printing done for your upcoming occassion, work group, sports team, or some other use. You place the order and the Hillsboro, MO t-shirt printing process is set into motion. When you place your shirt order, you will have to decide on the:
- Shirt brand, style, material, and color
- Ink colors or special effects
- What design will be printed
“But I’m not a graphic designer,” you exclaim. Not to worry! STL Shirt Co. is here to offer counsel and assurance during every step of the t-shirt printing process. Our expert screen printing artists and designers are at your disposal. For assistance in creating the perfect logo or design rely on 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 have created your design, we go about making the screen that will be used 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. To the screen, we apply a substance called emulsion, which is sensitive to light. That film we printed your design on is placed on the screen and the screen is exposed to light. The design on the film blocks the light from reaching the coated screen in the shape of your design, and 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. Screen printing such as t-shirt 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. It is great because it withstands washes, moves with the fabric material of your shirt, and shows up vibrantly on any color t-shirt.
The screens we made are attached to a printing press, stretching each shirt on a plate below. Our t-shirt printing artists take great care to make sure everything is registered and lined up precisely so that your design is oriented correctly on your t-shirt. We add 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, 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 precisely 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! But there is still one more step. After the ink is applied, the ink has to cure. This means we have to turn the liquid ink into a solid that will stay in place on your t-shirts. To do this we have to apply heat to the ink. It takes research and trial and error to perfect the curing process. It is 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!
Once the ink is cured, your t-shirts are officially printed! Next, we fold them up neatly and pass the finished product off to you. We will package them up and have your shirts or other printed items ready in only 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, check out our rush printing services.
T-Shirt Printing Orders
In our humble opinion, Hillsboro, MO 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 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 reasons and occasions for which t-shirt printing is popular.
We do Hillsboro, MO t-shirt printing for…
- Sports 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 uniforms
- Union events and organizations
…And so much more! There are a million different 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. No matter what Hillsboro, MO t-shirt printing services you need, you can count on us.
Choosing a Hillsboro, MO T-Shirt Printing Partner
Custom screen printed t-shirts are fun, effective, and personalized. However, not all t-shirt printing is the same. When you are looking for printed apparel 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 are rooting for aspiring printers and certainly have nothing against out-of-the-basement operations (many great screen printing shops began there!). Still, as the customer, you will see a distinct difference in the quality, customer service, and abilities you have access to when you work with an accomplished and skilled Hillsboro, MO t-shirt printing company like STL Shirt Co.
To top it all off, we are a union screen printing shop. Having your Hillsboro, 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. On top of that, going to a union shop for t-shirt printing or anything else allows you to support fair labor conditions and participate in the local and US economy. For your next Hillsboro, MO t-shirt printing order, choose a union print shop.
STL Shirt Co. : Hillsboro, MO’s Top T-Shirt Printing Company
At STL Shirt Co., we think t-shirt printing is awesome. You may think us a bit biased, but the fact is that screen printing on t-shirts, hoodies, and other clothing is an amazing and powerful method for creating quality custom apparel for your next event. Whether you have a school sports team in need of cotton jerseys for the upcoming season or you have a last-minute bachelorette party to plan, 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.
STL Shirt Co. has been providing quality t-shirt printing and other screen printing services for people in the Hillsboro, MO area and beyond for more than 45 years. With a staff of union-member screen printing specialists, a exceptional turnaround time, and professional design services, we have the best t-shirt printing services around. The next time you need Hillsboro, MO t-shirt printing, we are your partner. 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.