T-Shirt Printing Lebanon, MO
T-Shirt Printing Lebanon, MO. When you have a group trip, work event, or fundraising endeavor to organize, custom screen printed t-shirts are a fun and effective tool. Whether your goal is to fundraise for a nonprofit, appear professional with uniform apparel, or celebrate someone’s special day, you can count on Lebanon, MO t-shirt printing orders. When it comes to t-shirt printing, the options are virtually limitless. To get the best possible design and print, you need a reliable t-shirt printing shop with expert printers and designers who serve the Lebanon, MO area. You get that and more with STL Shirt Co.
STL Shirt Co. is the best Lebanon, MO area screen printing shop. We have been meeting your screen printing and embroidery needs for nearly half a century. You will always experience the best Lebanon, MO t-shirt printing experience at STL Shirt Co. To submit your order or ask us questions about our services, call us at 636-926-2777 or message us at 636-299-0162 now.
The T-Shirt Printing Process
STEP ONE – Place your order.
You’ve decided you need some t-shirt printing done for some upcoming event, work group, sports team, or something else. You place the order and that is where the Lebanon, MO t-shirt printing journey begins. When you order your shirts, you will have to choose and specify the:
- Brand, cut, style, material, and color of the shirts
- Ink type and color(s)
- What design will be printed
“But I’m not a graphic designer,” you exclaim. Not to worry! STL Shirt Co. is here to offer guidance and support during the entire t-shirt printing process. Our expert screen printing artists and designers are at your disposal. If you need help coming up with a killer logo or shirt design, rely on our professional design team. We can also help you select the right shirt and ink colors.
STEP TWO – We prepare the screen
After you decide on a design, we go about making the screen that allows us 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. The screen is coated with a substance called emulsion, which is sensitive to light. We place the film with your design on it 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 produces 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. Screen printing such as t-shirt printing typically 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 works well 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, and each shirt is placed on a plate below. Our t-shirt printing artists take great care to line everything up exactly so we know that your design will end up in the right place on your t-shirt. We apply ink onto the screen and use 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, and if your design has several colors, we repeat it for each color on every shirt. It takes skill to get the ink just right so it shows up nicely and retains the sharp lines in the original design. Lucky for you, our t-shirt printing team has mad skills.
STEP FOUR – The ink cures.
Now your awesome design is on your shirts! But they aren’t ready to go yet. After the ink is applied, the ink has to cure. In other words, we have to turn the liquid ink into a solid so it becomes permanent on your t-shirts. To do this we introduce the ink to heat. It takes research and trial and error to perfect the curing process. It is possible 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 turn out great.
STEP FIVE – You get your shirts!
Once the ink is cured, it means that your t-shirts are officially printed! Next, we fold the shirts up nicely and pass the finished product off to you. We will package them up and have your shirts or other printed items ready in just a few 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
In our humble opinion, there is no debating the magic and possibility of the art of Lebanon, MO t-shirt printing promises. 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 like the idea of t-shirt printing but don’t have a specific need for it, keep in mind the following opportunities and occasions for which t-shirt printing is popular.
We do Lebanon, MO t-shirt printing for…
- Sports teams
- Team fans
- School clubs
- Bachelor & bachelorette parties
- Corporate events
- Class reunions
- Family vacations
- Company picnics
- Swag for businesses and organizations
- Employee shirts
- 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 would be hard-pressed to come up with a reason that we haven’t printed shirts. No matter what Lebanon, MO t-shirt printing services you need, you can trust STL Shirt Co..
Choosing a Partner for Lebanon, MO T-Shirt Printing
Custom screen printed t-shirts are a fun opportunity that can be effective for many different purposes. However, not all t-shirt printing is equal. When you are looking for printed apparel or any screen printed products, 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 cheer on aspiring garment decorators and certainly have nothing against printing out of the basement (countless great screen printing shops began there!). Still, as the customer, you will see a distinct difference in the quality, customer service, and abilities available to you when you work with an accomplished and skilled t-shirt printing company for the Lebanon, 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 Lebanon, 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. Not only that, but going to a union shop for anything, including t-shirt printing, allows you to endorse excellent labor conditions and support the local and US economy. The next time you have a Lebanon, MO t-shirt printing order, consider choosing a union print shop.
STL Shirt Co.: A Top T-Shirt Printing Company for Lebanon, MO
At STL Shirt Co., we are all about t-shirt printing. You may think us a bit biased, but the reality is that screen printing on t-shirts, hoodies, and other items 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.
We have been performing quality t-shirt printing and other screen printing services for people in the Lebanon, MO area and beyond for more than 45 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. Whenever you need t-shirt printing in Lebanon, MO, STL Shirt Co. will deliver. Reach 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.