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Kansas City, KA T-Shirt Printing

Kansas City, KA T-Shirt Printing. Are you preparing for a special event? Well, getting custom printed t-shirts is a great idea either way! Kansas City, KA t-shirt printing can be used to accomplish a variety of goals. 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 Kansas City, KA 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 best t-shirt printing companies used by individuals, families, and businesses in the Kansas City, KA area. We have been serving the screen printing and embroidery needs of the people of Kansas City, KA and throughout the country for over 45 years. We have the Kansas City, KA t-shirt printing abilities and customer service that will make every screen printing order you place a wonderful experience. We are sure you be wondering about our capabilities and services, how we do it, or how to place your order. Have your questions answered or start your order by calling us at 636-926-2777 or sending us a message at 636-299-0162 today.

How it Works

Custom t-shirt printing orders may have an enigmatic feel. You give your 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 – Place your order.

You know you need some t-shirt printing done for your upcoming event, school group, athletic team, or some other use. You place the order and the Kansas City, KA 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

Don’t sweat it if you are intimidated by the thought of creating a design and making all these choices! STL Shirt Co. is here to offer counsel and help through the entire t-shirt printing process. Use our professional printers and designers. For assistance in creating the perfect logo or design work with our professional design team. If you want to know which shirt or colors will work best for your needs, we can help with that too.

STEP TWO – We create the screen

Once you have created your design, we go about preparing the screen that will be used to get your design printed on your shirts. First, we print the design on a transparent sheet of film. Based on your unique parameters, our t-shirt printing team will select the best mesh screen for your order. We then coat that screen with a photo-sensitive substance called emulsion. 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 is how we create the stencil.

For designs with more than one color ink, 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? That’s plastisol for you. 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 are very careful to make sure everything is registered and lined up exactly so that your design is oriented correctly on your t-shirt. We add ink on top of the screen and use a squeegee across the entire screen to apply and press the ink onto the shirt. This process is repeated for every single t-shirt we print. For designs with more than one color, we repeat it for each color on every shirt. It takes skill to get the ink precisely so it shows up nicely 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! But they aren’t ready to go yet. Once the ink is applied as a viscous liquid, it must be cured. This means we have to turn the liquid ink into a solid that will stay in place 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 easy to damage the shirt or the print when you don’t use the correct temperature or amount of time. We know what we’re doing, though, 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 the shirts up nicely and hand 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 ready in a week or less, 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 Kansas City, KA t-shirt printing promises. We love what we do and won’t apologize for it. Now that you’ve heard all about the t-shirt printing journey, you are probably eager to place an order. If you don’t have an immediate need for t-shirt printing, keep in mind the following reasons and occasions for which t-shirt printing is ideal.

Try Kansas City, KA t-shirt printing for…

  • Athletic teams
  • Team fans
  • School clubs
  • Fundraising
  • Volunteers
  • Bachelor & bachelorette parties
  • Corporate events
  • Class reunions
  • Family vacations
  • Company picnics
  • Birthdays
  • Clubs
  • Swag for businesses and organizations
  • Employee uniforms
  • Union events and organizations

The list goes on! There are endless 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 t-shirt printing services, you can count on us.

STL Shirt Co. : Kansas City, KA’s Top T-Shirt Printing Company

Custom t-shirts are great for pretty much any occasion or any purpose. Chances are, Kansas City, KA t-shirt printing will be perfect for your needs, whatever they may be. You deserve and expect the best when it comes to Kansas City, KA t-shirt printing process. Enjoy a friendly and helpful experience in creating your design and placing your order, the right materials for your needs, and a long-lasting and high-quality print. Be among all the other Kansas City, KA area people and organizations who have relied upon STL Shirt. Co. for all of their Kansas City, KA t-shirt printing needs.

We have been the trusted source for t-shirt printing and other screen printing in the Kansas City, KA area for close to 50 years. Armed with a staff of exceptionally skilled union screen printers, a quick turnaround time, and t-shirt design professionals, our Kansas City, KA t-shirt printing services are the best around. The next time you need Kansas City, KA t-shirt printing, STL Shirt Co. is ready for you. 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.


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