Pike County, MO T-Shirt Printing
Pike County, MO T-Shirt Printing. You don’t need an excuse to get great custom printed t-shirts made – you could have a company event coming up, a family vacation planned, or might just want some for fun. Pike County, MO t-shirt printing is meant for everything from marketing a brand to enhancing team-building efforts to having some fun with a life event. When it comes to t-shirt printing, the options are virtually limitless. Make sure to choose your Pike County, MO t-shirt printing shop carefully – one with experienced print and design team members. You get that and more with STL Shirt Co.
STL Shirt Co. is the best Pike County, MO area screen printing shop. For more than 45 years, we have been the community leader for all your screen printing and embroidery needs. For Pike County, MO t-shirt printing you will love, come to STL Shirt Co. To start your order or to speak to us about our capabilities, 636-926-2777 or send us a text at 636-299-0162 today.
The T-Shirt Printing Process
STEP ONE – Place your order.
You’ve determined you want to have some t-shirt printing done for some upcoming occassion, school group, athletic team, or some other use. You contact your shop to place the order and the Pike County, MO t-shirt printing process is set into motion. 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)
- Design to be printed
“But I’m not a graphic designer,” you exclaim. Not to worry! STL Shirt Co. will offer advice and support during every step of the 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. Our experienced staff can advise you on the best shirt or combination of colors to use for your order.
STEP TWO – We make the screen
After you have created your design, we go about making the screen that will be used 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 staff will select the best mesh screen for your order. 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, and the rest of the emulsion hardens in the light. This produces the stencil.
If your design involves multiple ink colors, we repeat the process above, making a screen for each color in the design.
STEP THREE – We print.
Now we are ready for the ink. 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? What you are feeling is the plastisol ink. It is great 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, stretching each shirt 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 onto the screen and use a squeegee across the entire screen to apply 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 precisely 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 there is still one more step. Once the ink is applied as a viscous liquid, it must be cured. This means we have to turn the liquid ink into a solid so it stays on your t-shirts. 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 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 the shirts up neatly and hand the finished product off to you. We will package them up and have your shirts or other printed items ready in just a few 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
If you ask us, Pike County, MO 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 you know all about the t-shirt printing process and what we can do, 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 opportunities and occasions for which t-shirt printing is ideal.
Try Pike County, MO t-shirt printing for…
- Sports teams
- Team fans
- School groups and organizations
- Event and organization volunteers
- Bachelor & bachelorette parties
- Corporate events
- Class reunions
- Family vacations
- Company picnics
- Swag for businesses and organizations
- Employee shirts
- Union events and organizations
…And so much more! There are endless 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 Pike County, MO t-shirt printing services, you can trust STL Shirt Co..
Choosing a Pike County, MO T-Shirt Printing Partner
Screen printing custom t-shirts are fun, effective, and personalized. But not all t-shirt printing is the same. With printed apparel 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 applaud aspiring garment decorators and certainly don’t have anything against out-of-the-basement operations (many great screen printing shops have started out this way!). Still, as the customer, you will see a obvious disparity in the quality, customer service, and capabilities available to you when you choose an established and well-regarded Pike County, MO t-shirt printing company like STL Shirt Co.
The cherry on top of it all is that we are a union screen printing shop. Going to a union shop for your Pike County, MO t-shirt printing gives you access to workers who have trained thoroughly and have demonstrated their talent in what they do. Not only that, but shopping at a union shop for anything, including t-shirt printing, allows you to endorse fair working conditions and support the local and US economy. For your next Pike County, MO t-shirt printing order, choose a union print shop.
STL Shirt Co. : Pike County, MO’s Top T-Shirt Printing Company
At STL Shirt Co., we are all about t-shirt printing. You may think us a bit biased, but the fact is that screen printing on t-shirts, hoodies, and other garments is an excellent and effective way to give you quality custom apparel for your next event. Whatever the reason, whether you have been put in charge of organizing a large volunteer event or you have a last-minute bachelorette party to plan, STL Shirt Co.’s t-shirt printing services are ready to help. You deserve and expect top quality and great customer service when you order t-shirts. With STL Shirt Co., that is what you get.
STL Shirt Co. has been performing quality t-shirt printing and other screen printing services for people in the Pike County, MO area and beyond for over 45 years. With highly skilled union-member screen printing experts, a quick turnaround time, and professional design services, we have the best t-shirt printing services around. Any time you need Pike County, MO t-shirt printing, we are your partner. Speak to us today at 636-926-2777, text us at 636-299-0162, or request a quote online to place your t-shirt printing order today.