T-Shirt Printing Perryville, MO
T-Shirt Printing Perryville, 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 Perryville, 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 t-shirt printing shop with talented print and design team members who serve the Perryville, 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 Perryville, MO area. We have been providing screen printing and embroidery services to people like you for close to 50 years. For Perryville, MO t-shirt printing you will love, come to STL Shirt Co. To begin your order or learn more about what we can do for you, call 636-926-2777 or send a text at 636-299-0162 right away.
The T-Shirt Printing Process
STEP ONE – Place your order.
You know you want some t-shirt printing done for some upcoming occassion, work group, athletic team, or something else. You contact your shop to place the order and the Perryville, MO t-shirt printing process is set into motion. When you order your shirts, you will have to choose and specify the:
- Brand, cut, style, material, and color of the shirts
- Ink type and color(s)
- Design to be printed
“But I’m not a graphic designer,” you exclaim. Not to worry! STL Shirt Co. is here to offer counsel and help through every step of the t-shirt printing process. Our professional screen printers and designers are available to help you. For assistance in creating the perfect logo or design rely on 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
Once you determine your design, we go about preparing the screen that allows us to print the design 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 to use in printing your shirts. To the screen, we apply a substance called emulsion, which is sensitive to light. That film we printed your design on is placed 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, 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.
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? 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.
We then secure the screens to a printing press, with each shirt pulled taut and placed on a plate below. Our t-shirt printing artists take great care to make sure everything is registered and lined up exactly so that your design is oriented correctly 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. This process is repeated for every single t-shirt we print, and if your design has more than one color, we repeat it for each color on every shirt. There is an art to applying the ink just right so it stays vibrant 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.
Now your awesome design is on your shirts! But they aren’t ready to go yet. After the ink is applied, the ink has to cure. This means the ink must be transformed into a solid that will stay in place on your t-shirts. To do this we have to apply heat to the ink. 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. 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, it means that your t-shirts are officially printed! We fold the shirts up nicely 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. And if you are in a jam and need your t-shirts printed even faster, we even offer rush printing services.
T-Shirt Printing Orders
If you ask us, Perryville, MO 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 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, think about the following opportunities and occasions for which t-shirt printing is perfect.
We do Perryville, MO t-shirt printing for…
- Sports teams
- Team fans
- School clubs
- Bachelor & bachelorette parties
- Corporate events
- Class reunions
- Family vacations
- Company picnics
- Swag for businesses and organizations
- Employee uniforms
- Union events and organizations
…And so much more! 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 Perryville, MO t-shirt printing services you need, we are here for you.
Choosing a Partner for Perryville, 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 apparel or any screen printed products, 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 applaud aspiring garment decorators and certainly have nothing against printing out of the basement (countless great screen printing shops began there!). Still, as the customer, you will experience a obvious disparity in the quality, customer service, and capabilities available to you when you work with an accomplished and well-regarded t-shirt printing company for the Perryville, MO area like STL Shirt Co.
To top it all off, we are a union screen printing shop. Going to a union shop for your Perryville, MO t-shirt printing gives you access to workers who have trained thoroughly and have proven their ability 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 support fair labor conditions and participate in the local and US economy. The next time you have a Perryville, MO t-shirt printing order, make the choice to support a union print shop.
STL Shirt Co.: A Top T-Shirt Printing Company for Perryville, MO
At STL Shirt Co., we are all about t-shirt printing. You may think us a bit biased, but the objective truth is that screen printing on t-shirts, hoodies, and other clothing is a reliable and versatile method for creating quality custom apparel for your next event. Whatever the reason, whether you have a school sports team in need of cotton jerseys for the upcoming season or you have a last-minute bachelorette party to plan, 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 Perryville, MO area and beyond for over 45 years. With highly skilled union-member screen printing experts, a exceptional turnaround time, and professional design services, we have the best t-shirt printing services around. Whenever you need t-shirt printing in Perryville, MO, we are your partner. Reach 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.