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T-Shirt Printing Nashville, TN

T-Shirt Printing Nashville, TN. Are you anticipating a special occassion? Regardless, you should order some custom t-shirts! Nashville, TN t-shirt printing is a powerful and versatile tool. 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 Nashville, TN 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 top t-shirt printing companies for individuals, families, and businesses in the Nashville, TN area. We have been serving the screen printing and embroidery needs of the people of Nashville, TN and throughout the country for over 45 years. We are commited to making the Nashville, TN t-shirt printing process an enjoyable one for each and every customer we serve. We are sure you be wondering about what we can do for you, how we do it, or how to place your order. Have your questions answered or start your order by reaching us at 636-926-2777 or sending us a message at 636-299-0162 today.



Our St. Louis-based facilities offer rush shipping to anywhere in the U.S. in just a few days! Contact us now for details.

How it Works

Placing a custom t-shirt printing order can have an enigmatic feel. You give your order to your favorite printing shop and receive a package filled with custom-designed, nicely folded t-shirts a few days later. If you want to describe it as magic, we won’t object. For those who have never experienced the process, 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 – Make your order.

You know you want 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 that is where the Nashville, TN t-shirt printing journey begins. When you order your shirts, you will have to determine the:

  • What color, brand, style, and material the shirts will be
  • Ink type and color(s)
  • The design you want printed

! STL Shirt Co. is here to offer guidance and support through 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 rely on 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

After you determine your design, we go about preparing 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 staff will select the best mesh screen for your order. The screen is coated 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. 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 creates 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 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 apply ink on top of the screen and use 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 in your order, and if your design has multiple colors, we repeat it for each color on every shirt. There is an art to applying the ink just right to where it stays vibrant 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.

The ink is now on your shirts! We aren’t quite done, though. After the ink is applied, the ink has to cure. 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 introduce the ink to heat. Ink curing is a science, and it’s possible to damage the shirt or the print if you use the wrong temperature or cure it for the wrong length of time. You can rest assured that we have the curing process figured out, 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 them up neatly and hand them off to you. We can have your shirts or other items printed and packaged within 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, we even offer rush printing services.

T-Shirt Printing Orders

If you ask us, Nashville, TN t-shirt printing is a magical force limited only by your own imagination. What can we say — we’re passionate about what we do. Now that you’ve heard all about the t-shirt printing journey, you are probably eager to place an order. If you like the idea of t-shirt printing but don’t have a specific need for it, think about some of the reasons and occasions for which t-shirt printing is perfect.

Try Nashville, TN t-shirt printing for…

  • Sports teams
  • Sports fans
  • School clubs
  • Fundraising
  • Event and organization volunteers
  • Bachelor & bachelorette parties
  • Corporate events
  • Class reunions
  • Family vacations
  • Company picnics
  • Birthdays
  • Clubs
  • Swag for businesses and organizations
  • Work shirts
  • Union events and organizations

That is just the beginning! There are a million different occasions that are perfect for t-shirt printing and other garment screen printing. You name it, we have probably printed for it. Whatever the reason you need t-shirt printing services, you can count on us.

STL Shirt Co.: Top T-Shirt Printing Company for Nashville, TN

Custom t-shirts are great for pretty much any occasion or any purpose. Use our Nashville, TN t-shirt printing any time. Every occasion is special in some way, and you deserve the best possible Nashville, TN t-shirt printing process. From placing the order, choosing the design and materials, and making sure the print lasts even after many wears and washes, we have your back. Join the many others in the Nashville, TN area who have relied upon STL Shirt. Co. for all of their Nashville, TN t-shirt printing needs.

STL Shirt Co. has been performing quality t-shirt printing and other screen printing services for people in the Nashville, TN area and beyond for more than 45 years. Armed with a staff of exceptionally skilled union screen printers, rapid turnaround times, and t-shirt design professionals, our Nashville, TN t-shirt printing services are the best around. The next time you require Nashville, TN t-shirt printing, 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.


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