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Peoria, IL T-Shirt Printing

Peoria, IL T-Shirt Printing. Do you have a special event coming up? Regardless, you should order some custom t-shirts! Peoria, IL t-shirt printing is effectively used for many purposes. 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 Peoria, IL 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 serving individuals, families, and businesses in the Peoria, IL area. For almost 50 years, members of the Peoria, IL community and beyond have counted on us for all of their screen printing and embroidery needs. We stand out as the Peoria, IL t-shirt printing company of choice due to our commitment to quality and service to our customers. You may have more questions about our capabilities and services, how we do it, or how to place your order. Have your questions answered or place your order by giving us a call at 636-926-2777 or sending us a message at 636-299-0162 today.

How it Works

Custom t-shirt printing orders can have an enigmatic feel. You put in your t-shirt printing order to your favorite t-shirt printing screen print shop and receive a package filled with custom-designed, nicely folded t-shirts a few days later. We wouldn’t blame you if you described it as magic. 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 – Place your order.

You know you want some t-shirt printing done for some upcoming occassion, club, athletic team, or some other use. You contact your shop to place the order and that is where the Peoria, IL t-shirt printing journey begins. When you order your shirts, you will have to choose and specify the:

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

If this already feels overwhelming, don’t fret! STL Shirt Co. will offer counsel and help through the entire t-shirt printing process. Our expert screen printing artists and designers are at your disposal. Need help designing a logo that perfectly captures your vision? You can 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 create the screen

Once you determine your design, we go about preparing the screen that will be used to print the design on your shirts. First, we print the design on a transparent sheet of film. Based on your desired end results, our t-shirt printing team will select the best mesh screen to use in printing your shirts. To the screen, we apply 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. 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 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.

Now we are ready for the ink. Screen printing such as t-shirt 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 works well 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, with each shirt pulled taut and placed on a plate below. We are very careful to line everything up precisely so we know that your design will end up in the right place on your t-shirt. We apply ink on top of the screen and use a squeegee across the entire screen to smooth 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. There is an art to applying 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.

The ink is now on your shirts! We aren’t quite done, though. 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 ink from a liquid into a solid that will stay in place on your t-shirts. In order to do this 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! We fold the shirts up neatly and hand the finished product off to you. We can have your shirts or other items printed and packaged within only a handful of days. Ask us about having your order shipped 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, [t-shirt printing is a magical, beautiful thing. We are passionate about screen printing and aren’t ashamed to admit it. 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 the following opportunities and occasions for which t-shirt printing is ideal.

Try Peoria, IL t-shirt printing for…

  • Athletic teams
  • Sports fans
  • School groups and organizations
  • Fundraising
  • Event and organization volunteers
  • Bachelor & bachelorette parties
  • Corporate events
  • Class reunions
  • Family vacations
  • Company picnics
  • Birthdays
  • Clubs
  • Non profit and small business merchandise
  • Work uniforms
  • Union events and organizations

The list goes on! 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. No matter what t-shirt printing services you need, you can count on us.

STL Shirt Co. : Peoria, IL’s Top T-Shirt Printing Company

Custom t-shirts are great for pretty much any occasion or any purpose. Whatever you are planning, we are confident that Peoria, IL t-shirt printing will do the trick. Every occasion is special in some way, and you deserve the best possible Peoria, IL t-shirt printing process. With us, you can expect an easy and pleasant ordering process, access to the best materials and expert staff help, and an end product that looks great and lasts a long time. Join all the other Peoria, IL area people and organizations who trust STL Shirt. Co. for their complete Peoria, IL t-shirt printing needs.

For over 45 years, STL Shirt Co. has been bringing top t-shirt printing and other screen printing services to the people of the Peoria, IL area. Armed with a staff of exceptionally skilled union screen printers, a quick turnaround time, and professional design services, our Peoria, IL t-shirt printing services are the best around. Any time you are looking for Peoria, IL t-shirt printing, know that STL Shirt Co. has your back. 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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