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T-Shirt Printing Pike County, MO

T-Shirt Printing Pike County, MO. Custom printed t-shirts are festive, versatile, and effective and can be used for nearly any occasion. 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 t-shirt printing shop carefully – one with talented printers and designers who serve the Pike County, MO area. You get that and more with STL Shirt Co.

STL Shirt Co. is the best Pike County, MO area screen printing shop. We have been meeting your screen printing and embroidery needs for nearly half a century. Enjoy the Pike County, MO t-shirt printing experience with STL Shirt Co. To place your order or ask us questions about our services, give us a call at 636-926-2777 or send us a text at 636-299-0162 today.

The T-Shirt Printing Process

STEP ONE – Place your order.

You know you need to have some t-shirt printing done for some upcoming occassion, club, athletic team, or something else. You contact your shop to place the order and that is where the Pike County, MO t-shirt printing journey begins. When you place your shirt order, you will have to determine the:

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

“But I’m not a graphic designer,” you exclaim. Not to worry! STL Shirt Co. can give you counsel and help during the entire t-shirt printing process. Our expert screen printing artists and designers are at your disposal. If you need help coming up with a killer logo or shirt design, rely on our professional design team. We can also help you select the right shirt and ink colors.

STEP TWO – We prepare the screen

After you determine your design, we go about preparing the screen that will be used to get your design printed on your shirts. The design is first printed on a transparent sheet of film. Based on your desired end results, our t-shirt printing team will select the best mesh screen for your order. We then coat that screen with a photo-sensitive substance called emulsion. 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 is how we create 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.

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. What you are feeling is the plastisol ink. Plastisol is ideal for screen printing because it withstands washes, moves with the fabric material of your shirt, and shows up vibrantly on any color t-shirt.

We then secure the screens to a printing press, and each shirt is placed 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 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. For designs with multiple colors, we repeat it for each color on every shirt. It takes skill to get the ink precisely so it shows up nicely and retains 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! We aren’t quite done, though. Once the ink is applied as a viscous liquid, it must be cured. In other words, we have to turn the ink from a liquid into a solid that will stay in place 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 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 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 them up neatly and pass the finished product 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. 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, there is no debating the magic and possibility of the art of Pike County, MO t-shirt printing promises. 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 likely ready to place an order. If you don’t have an immediate need for t-shirt printing, keep in mind some of the reasons and occasions for which t-shirt printing is popular.

Try Pike County, MO t-shirt printing for…

  • Athletic teams
  • Team 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

…And so much more! There are a million different 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 Pike County, MO t-shirt printing services you need, we are here for you.

Choosing a Partner for Pike County, MO T-Shirt Printing

Custom screen printed t-shirts are fun, effective, and personalized. However, not all t-shirt printing is the same. 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 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, you will notice a distinct difference in the quality, customer service, and capabilities available to you when you choose an accomplished and skilled t-shirt printing company for the Pike County, 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 Pike County, MO t-shirt printing means that the people printing your t-shirts have had extensive training and have demonstrated their skill in what they do. Not only that, but going to a union shop for anything, including t-shirt printing, is a way for you to support fair working conditions and support the local and US economy. For your next Pike County, MO t-shirt printing order, make the choice to support a union print shop.

Screen Printing
24 Shirts$12.00 per item
120 Shirts$6.50 per item
1,200 Shirts$4.75 per item
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Embroidery
12 Caps$18.00 per item
120 Caps$10.00 per item
1,200 Caps$7.00 per item
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Basic Polo
12 Polos$20.00 per item
120 Polos$14.00 per item
1,200 Polos$12.00 per item
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STL Shirt Co.: A Top T-Shirt Printing Company for Pike County, MO

At STL Shirt Co., we are all about t-shirt printing. Of course, we are a bit biased, but the fact is that screen printing on t-shirts, hoodies, and other surfaces is an amazing and efficient 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. You deserve and expect top quality and great customer service when you order t-shirts. With STL Shirt Co., that is what you get.

We have been providing quality t-shirt printing and other screen printing services for people in the Pike County, MO area and beyond for close to 50 years. With a staff of union-member screen printing experts, a quick turnaround time, and professional design services, our t-shirt printing services are the best around. The next time you need t-shirt printing in Pike County, MO, we are here for you. Reach 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.


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