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T-Shirt Printing Philadelphia, PA

T-Shirt Printing Philadelphia, PA. Are you preparing for a special event? Regardless, you should order some custom t-shirts! Philadelphia, PA t-shirt printing is used to accomplish a variety of goals. 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 Philadelphia, PA 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 best t-shirt printing companies serving individuals, families, and organizations in the Philadelphia, PA area. For almost 50 years, members of the Philadelphia, PA community and beyond have counted on us for all of their screen printing and embroidery needs. We have the Philadelphia, PA t-shirt printing abilities and customer service that will make every screen printing order you place a wonderful experience. You may be wondering about what we can do for you, our methods, or how to place your order. Ask us questions or begin your order by giving us a call at 636-926-2777 or sending us a message at 636-299-0162 today.

How it Works

Placing a custom t-shirt printing order may seem a bit mysterous. You give your 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. One might go so far as to call it magic, but we aren’t one to toot our own horn. 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 event, work group, athletic team, or something else. You contact your shop to place the order and that is where the Philadelphia, PA t-shirt printing journey begins. When you order your shirts, you will have to decide on the:

  • What color, brand, style, and material the shirts will be
  • Ink colors or special effects
  • Design to be printed

Don’t sweat it if you are intimidated by the thought of creating a design and making all these choices! STL Shirt Co. is here to offer advice and support through the entire t-shirt printing process. Use our professional printers and designers. 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 prepare the screen

After you decide on a design, we get to work on making the screen that allows us 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 staff 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 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 creates the stencil.

For designs with more than one color ink, we repeat the process above, making a screen 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. You might have noticed that the prints on shirts are slightly textured, a little rubbery, but still smooth and flexible. That’s plastisol for you. 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 any color t-shirt.

Next, we mount the prepared screens to a printing press, and each shirt is placed on a plate below. We work deliberately to line everything 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. We repeat this for every single t-shirt we print. For designs with more than one color, 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 from your original design. Lucky for you, our t-shirt printing team has mad skills.

STEP FOUR – The ink cures.

You can now see the design on your shirts! But there is still one more step. The ink goes on as a thick liquid, but in order to stay on the shirt, it has to be cured. This means the ink must be transformed into a solid so it stays on your t-shirts. In order to make this happen we introduce the ink to heat. It takes research and trial and error to perfect the curing process. It is possible 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 turn 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 can have your shirts or other items printed and packaged within only 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 ready in a week or less, check out our rush printing services.

T-Shirt Printing Orders

If you ask us, Philadelphia, PA 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 likely ready 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 perfect.

We do Philadelphia, PA t-shirt printing for…

  • Athletic teams
  • Team fans
  • School clubs
  • 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 shirts
  • Union events and organizations

…And so much more! There are a million different activities, groups, and events 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, we are here for you.

STL Shirt Co.: Top T-Shirt Printing Company for Philadelphia, PA

Is there an occasion that can’t be improved with custom printed t-shirts? We don’t think so. Use our Philadelphia, PA t-shirt printing any time. Every occasion is special in some way, and you deserve the best possible Philadelphia, PA 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 Philadelphia, PA area people and organizations who trust STL Shirt. Co. for their complete Philadelphia, PA t-shirt printing needs.

We have been the trusted source for t-shirt printing and other screen printing in the Philadelphia, PA area for close to 50 years. With a staff of exceptionally skilled union screen printers, a quick turnaround time, and t-shirt design professionals, our Philadelphia, PA t-shirt printing services are the best around. The next time you require Philadelphia, PA 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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