Lebanon, MO T-Shirt Printing
Lebanon, 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 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 Lebanon, MO t-shirt printing shop with expert print and design team members. You know that with STL Shirt Co., you are receiving great care from the top professionals.
STL Shirt Co. is the leading screen printing shop serving the Lebanon, MO area. For more than 45 years, we have been the community leader for all your screen printing and embroidery needs. For Lebanon, MO t-shirt printing you will love, come to 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 – Make your order.
You’ve determined you want some t-shirt printing done for some upcoming occassion, work group, athletic team, or some other use. You contact your shop to place the order and the Lebanon, MO t-shirt printing process is set into motion. When you place your shirt order, you will have to choose and specify 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. can give you advice and help during 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 make the screen
After you have created your design, we go about making the screen that allows us to get your design printed on your shirts. The design is first printed 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. To the screen, we apply 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 produces the stencil.
If you want a design using multiple colors, we repeat the process above, making a screen for each color in the design.
STEP THREE – We print.
Now we are ready for the ink. T-shirt printing and other screen printing typically 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? What you are feeling is the plastisol ink. 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 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 line everything up exactly so that your design is oriented correctly on your t-shirt. We apply ink onto the screen and pull 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 we print, and if your design has multiple colors, we repeat it for each color on every shirt. It takes skill to get the ink precisely to where 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.
You can now see the design on your shirts! We aren’t quite done, though. After the ink is applied, the ink has to cure. In other words, the ink must be transformed 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. Ink curing is a science, and it’s easy to damage the shirt or the print with temperatures that are too high. 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! Next, we fold the shirts 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 handful of days. If you need it, ask us about shipping your order to you. If you find your self in a tight spot 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 love what we do and won’t apologize for it. Now that you know all about the t-shirt printing process and what we can do, 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.
We do Lebanon, MO t-shirt printing for…
- Sports teams
- Sports fans
- School clubs
- Bachelor & bachelorette parties
- Corporate events
- Class reunions
- Family vacations
- Company picnics
- Swag for businesses and organizations
- Work uniforms
- 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 name it, we have probably printed for it. Whatever the reason you need Lebanon, MO t-shirt printing services, you can trust STL Shirt Co..
Choosing a Lebanon, MO T-Shirt Printing Partner
Screen printing custom t-shirts are fun, effective, and personalized. But not all t-shirt printing is equal. With printed garments 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 cheer on aspiring printers and certainly have nothing against out-of-the-basement operations (countless great screen printing shops have started out this way!). Still, you will experience a definite difference in the quality, customer service, and capabilities you have access to when you work with an established and well-regarded Lebanon, MO t-shirt printing company like STL Shirt Co.
To top it all off, we are a union screen printing shop. Having your Lebanon, MO t-shirt printing done by a union shop gives you access to workers who have trained thoroughly and have proven their skill in what they do. Not only that, but going to a union shop for anything, including t-shirt printing, is a way for you to support excellent labor conditions and support the local and US economy. For your next Lebanon, MO t-shirt printing order, consider choosing a union print shop.
STL Shirt Co. : Lebanon, 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 objective truth is that screen printing on t-shirts, hoodies, and other garments is an excellent and efficient method for creating quality custom apparel for your next event. 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, 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 over 45 years. With a staff of union-member screen printing experts, a fast turnaround time, and professional design services, our t-shirt printing services are the best around. Any time you need Lebanon, MO t-shirt printing, count on STL Shirt Co. Speak to 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.