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T-Shirt Printing Mt. Vernon, IL

T-Shirt Printing Mt. Vernon, IL. You don’t need an excuse to get great custom printed t-shirts made – you could have a company event coming up, a family vacation planned, or might just want some for fun. Whether you are looking for creative marketing solutions, are looking to build team camaraderie, or just want to commemorate a sentimental occasion, Mt. Vernon, IL t-shirt printing is the way to go. The sky is the limit for t-shirt printing abilities and uses. To get the best possible design and print, you need a reliable t-shirt printing shop with expert print and design team members who serve the Mt. Vernon, IL area. You know that with STL Shirt Co., you are receiving great care from the top professionals.

STL Shirt Co. leads the pack for screen printers serving Mt. Vernon, IL. We have been providing screen printing and embroidery services to people like you for close to 50 years. You will always experience the best Mt. Vernon, IL t-shirt printing experience at STL Shirt Co. To begin your order or ask us questions about our services, call us at 636-926-2777 or send a text at 636-299-0162 today.

The T-Shirt Printing Process

STEP ONE – Make your order.

You know you need some t-shirt printing done for your upcoming occassion, club, sports team, or some other use. You contact your shop to place the order and the Mt. Vernon, IL t-shirt printing process is set into motion. When you place your shirt order, you will have to choose and specify the:

  • Shirt brand, style, material, and color
  • Ink colors or special effects
  • The design you want printed

! STL Shirt Co. can give you advice and help 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. 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

Once you have created your design, we get to work on making 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. Depending on the specifics of your order, our t-shirt printing experts will select the best mesh screen to use in printing your shirts. 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 the screen is exposed 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 your design involves multiple ink 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 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? That’s plastisol for you. Plastisol is ideal for screen printing because it withstands washes, moves with the fabric material of your shirt, and shows up vibrantly on a shirt of any color.

Next, we mount the prepared screens to a printing press, and each shirt is placed on a plate below. Our t-shirt printing artists take great care to make sure everything is registered and lined up exactly so we know that your design will end up in the right place on your t-shirt. We add ink on top of the screen and use a squeegee across the entire screen to smooth and press the ink onto the shirt. We repeat this for every single t-shirt in your order, and if your design has several colors, we repeat it for each color on every shirt. There is an art to applying the ink precisely to where it looks bright 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.

The ink is now on your shirts! But they aren’t ready to go yet. The ink goes on as a thick liquid, but in order to stay on the shirt, it has to be cured. This means we have to turn the liquid ink into a solid that will stay in place on your t-shirts. 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 with temperatures that are too high. 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, it means that your t-shirts are officially printed! Next, we fold the shirts up neatly and pass them off to you. We can have your shirts or other items printed and packaged within just a few 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 printed even faster, we even offer rush printing services.

T-Shirt Printing Orders

In our humble opinion, Mt. Vernon, IL 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, keep in mind the following reasons and occasions for which t-shirt printing is ideal.

We do Mt. Vernon, IL 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 a million different 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 Mt. Vernon, IL t-shirt printing services, we are here for you.

Choosing a Partner for Mt. Vernon, IL T-Shirt Printing

Custom screen printed t-shirts are fun, effective, and personalized. However, 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 are rooting for aspiring printers and certainly don’t have anything against printing out of the basement (countless great screen printing shops have started out this way!). Still, as the customer, you will experience a distinct disparity in the quality, customer service, and capabilities you have access to when you work with an established and skilled t-shirt printing company for the Mt. Vernon, IL area like STL Shirt Co.

To top it all off, we are a union screen printing shop. Going to a union shop for your Mt. Vernon, IL t-shirt printing gives you access to workers who have trained thoroughly and have proven their talent in what they do. On top of that, going to a union shop for t-shirt printing or anything else is a way for you to endorse excellent working conditions and support the local and US economy. For your next Mt. Vernon, IL t-shirt printing order, make the choice to support a union print shop.

Screen Printing
24 Shirts$12.00 per item
120 Shirts$6.50 per item
1,200 Shirts$4.75 per item
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Embroidery
12 Caps$18.00 per item
120 Caps$10.00 per item
1,200 Caps$7.00 per item
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Basic Polo
12 Polos$20.00 per item
120 Polos$14.00 per item
1,200 Polos$12.00 per item
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STL Shirt Co.: A Top T-Shirt Printing Company for Mt. Vernon, IL

At STL Shirt Co., we are all about t-shirt printing. Of course, we are a bit biased, but the reality is that screen printing on t-shirts, hoodies, and other surfaces is a reliable and useful way to give you quality custom apparel for your next event. Whether you have a school sports team in need of cotton jerseys for the upcoming season 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. When you need t-shirts printed for a special occasion, you expect great quality and helpful service. 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 Mt. Vernon, IL area and beyond for almost fifty years. With highly skilled union-member screen printing experts, a fast turnaround time, and professional design services, our t-shirt printing services are the best around. The next time you need t-shirt printing in Mt. Vernon, IL, count on STL Shirt Co. Reach 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.


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