T-Shirt Printing Labadie, MO
T-Shirt Printing Labadie, 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 Labadie, MO t-shirt printing orders. When it comes to t-shirt printing, the options are virtually limitless. Make sure to choose your t-shirt printing shop carefully – one with expert printers and designers who serve the Labadie, MO area. You get that and more with STL Shirt Co.
STL Shirt Co. is the leading screen printing shop serving the Labadie, MO area. We have been providing screen printing and embroidery services to people like you for close to 50 years. Enjoy the Labadie, MO t-shirt printing experience with STL Shirt Co. To submit your order or learn more about what we can do for you, call 636-926-2777 or message us at 636-299-0162 today.
The T-Shirt Printing Process
STEP ONE – Place your order.
You’ve decided you want to have some t-shirt printing done for some upcoming occassion, school group, athletic team, or some other use. You place the order and that is where the Labadie, MO t-shirt printing journey begins. When you place your shirt order, you will have to determine the:
- What color, brand, style, and material the shirts will be
- Ink type and color(s)
- 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. can give you advice and assurance during the entire t-shirt printing process. Our expert screen printing artists and designers are at your disposal. 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 prepare the screen
Once you determine your design, we get to work on preparing the screen that will be used to get your design printed on your shirts. The design is first printed on a transparent sheet of film. Based on your desired end results, our t-shirt printing experts will select the best mesh screen to use in printing your shirts. We then coat that screen with 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. 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 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.
Then, it is time to add 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. It is great due to its ability to withstand p washes, move with the flexibility of the fabric, and display vibrantly on a shirt of any color.
Next, we mount the prepared screens 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 exactly so that your design is oriented correctly on your t-shirt. We apply ink on top of the screen and pull a squeegee from end to end of the screen to apply and press the ink onto the shirt. This process is repeated for every single t-shirt in your order. For designs with more than one color, we repeat it for each color on every shirt. It takes skill to get the ink just right to where 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! But they aren’t ready to go yet. Once the ink is applied as a viscous liquid, it must be cured. In other words, we have to turn the ink from a liquid into a solid so it stays on your t-shirts. In order to make this happen we introduce the ink to heat. Ink curing is a science, and it’s easy to damage the shirt or the print if you use the wrong temperature or cure it for the wrong length of time. We know what we’re doing, though, 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 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 handful of days. Ask us about having your order shipped 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
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, 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, keep in mind some of the reasons and occasions for which t-shirt printing is ideal.
Try Labadie, MO t-shirt printing for…
- Athletic teams
- Team 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
The list goes on! There are endless activities, groups, and events that t-shirt printing and other screen printing can make even better. You would be hard-pressed to come up with a reason that we haven’t printed shirts. Whatever the reason you need Labadie, MO t-shirt printing services, you can count on us.
Choosing a Partner for Labadie, MO T-Shirt Printing
Screen printing custom t-shirts are fun, effective, and personalized. But not all t-shirt printing is equal. When you are looking for printed apparel or any screen printed items, 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 cheer on aspiring printers and certainly have nothing against out-of-the-basement operations (countless great screen printing shops began there!). Still, you will experience a obvious difference in the quality, customer service, and abilities available to you when you choose an established and skilled t-shirt printing company for the Labadie, 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 Labadie, MO t-shirt printing means that the people printing your t-shirts have had extensive training and have demonstrated their ability in what they do. On top of that, going to a union shop for anything, including t-shirt printing, allows you to endorse excellent working conditions and support the local and US economy. For your next Labadie, MO t-shirt printing order, choose a union print shop.
STL Shirt Co.: A Top T-Shirt Printing Company for Labadie, MO
At STL Shirt Co., we love t-shirt printing. You may think us a bit biased, but the fact is that screen printing on t-shirts, hoodies, and other garments is a reliable and effective method for creating quality custom apparel for your next event. Whatever the reason, whether you have been put in charge of organizing a large volunteer event or a group or organization you are a part of needs new swag, you can count on STL Shirt Co.’s t-shirt printing services. 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 performing quality t-shirt printing and other screen printing services for people in the Labadie, MO area and beyond for almost fifty years. With a staff of union-member screen printing specialists, a quick turnaround time, and professional design services, our t-shirt printing services are the best around. The next time you need t-shirt printing in Labadie, MO, 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.