T-Shirt Printing Parkdale, MO
T-Shirt Printing Parkdale, 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 Parkdale, 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 experienced printers and designers who serve the Parkdale, MO area. You can be confident that STL Shirt Co. has all that and more.
STL Shirt Co. is the leading screen printing shop serving the Parkdale, MO area. We have been meeting your screen printing and embroidery needs for nearly half a century. You will always experience the best Parkdale, MO t-shirt printing experience at STL Shirt Co. To place your order or to speak to us about our capabilities, give us a call at 636-926-2777 or send a text at 636-299-0162 now.
The T-Shirt Printing Process
STEP ONE – Make your order.
You’ve decided you want some t-shirt printing done for your upcoming event, club, athletic team, or some other use. You contact your shop to place the order and that is where the Parkdale, MO t-shirt printing journey begins. When you place your shirt order, you will have to determine the:
- Brand, cut, style, material, and color of the shirts
- Ink colors or special effects
- The design you want printed
If this already feels overwhelming, don’t fret! STL Shirt Co. will offer guidance and assurance through every step of the t-shirt printing process. Our professional screen printers and designers are available to help you. If you need help coming up with a killer logo or shirt 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 create the screen
After you decide on a design, we go about preparing the screen that allows us to get your design printed on your shirts. First, we print the design 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. 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 the screen is exposed to light. Light is blocked from reaching the screen wherever the design is on the film but 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.
This is where the ink comes in. 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. It is great due to its ability to withstand p washes, move with the flexibility of the fabric, and display vibrantly on any color t-shirt.
The screens we made are attached to a printing press, stretching each shirt on a plate below. We work deliberately to line everything up precisely so we know that your design will end up in the right place on your t-shirt. We add ink onto the screen and pass a squeegee across the entire screen to apply and press the ink onto the shirt. This process is repeated for every single t-shirt we print. For designs with several 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.
Now your awesome design is 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. In other words, we have to turn the liquid ink into a solid that will stay in place on your t-shirts. In order to do this we introduce the ink to heat. Ink curing is a science, and it’s possible to damage the shirt or the print when you don’t use the correct temperature or amount of time. We know what we’re doing, though, so you know your prints will turn out great.
STEP FIVE – You get your shirts!
After the ink is cured, it means that your t-shirts are officially printed! Next, we fold them up neatly and pass them off to you. We will package them up and have your shirts or other printed items ready in just a handful of days. If you need it, ask us about shipping your order to you. For those last-minute situations when you need your t-shirts ready in a week or less, use our rush printing services.
T-Shirt Printing Orders
In our humble opinion, Parkdale, MO t-shirt printing is a magical force limited only by your own imagination. 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 like the idea of t-shirt printing but don’t have a specific need for it, keep in mind the following reasons and occasions for which t-shirt printing is ideal.
We do Parkdale, MO t-shirt printing for…
- Athletic teams
- Sports fans
- School groups and organizations
- Event and organization volunteers
- Bachelor & bachelorette parties
- Corporate events
- Class reunions
- Family vacations
- Company picnics
- Non profit and small business merchandise
- Work 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 Parkdale, MO t-shirt printing services you need, we are here for you.
Choosing a Partner for Parkdale, MO T-Shirt Printing
Screen printing custom t-shirts are a fun opportunity that can be effective for many different purposes. However, not all t-shirt printing is equal. With printed garments or any screen printed products, 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 garment decorators and certainly don’t have anything against printing out of the basement (countless great screen printing shops began there!). Still, you will see a distinct disparity in the quality, customer service, and capabilities available to you when you choose an accomplished and well-regarded t-shirt printing company for the Parkdale, MO area like STL Shirt Co.
The cherry on top of it all is that we are a union screen printing shop. Having your Parkdale, MO t-shirt printing done by a union shop gives you access to workers who have trained thoroughly and have demonstrated their ability in what they do. On top of that, going to a union shop for t-shirt printing or anything else allows you to support excellent working conditions and support the local and US economy. The next time you have a Parkdale, MO t-shirt printing order, consider choosing a union print shop.
STL Shirt Co.: A Top T-Shirt Printing Company for Parkdale, 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 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, you can count on STL Shirt Co.’s t-shirt printing services. 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.
STL Shirt Co. has been providing quality t-shirt printing and other screen printing services for people in the Parkdale, MO area and beyond for over 45 years. With a staff of union-member screen printing technicians, 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 Parkdale, 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.