Rolla, MO T-Shirt Printing
Rolla, 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. Whether your goal is to fundraise for a nonprofit, appear professional with uniform apparel, or celebrate someone’s special day, you can count on Rolla, MO t-shirt printing orders. When it comes to t-shirt printing, the options are virtually limitless. Make sure to choose your Rolla, MO t-shirt printing shop carefully – one with talented printers and designers. You know that with STL Shirt Co., you are receiving great care from the top professionals.
STL Shirt Co. is the best Rolla, MO area screen printing shop. For more than 45 years, we have been the community leader for all your screen printing and embroidery needs. You will always experience the best Rolla, MO t-shirt printing experience at STL Shirt Co. To begin your order or to speak to us about our capabilities, call us at 636-926-2777 or send a message at 636-299-0162 today.
The T-Shirt Printing Process
STEP ONE – Place your order.
You know you want to have some t-shirt printing done for your upcoming event, school group, athletic team, or some other use. You contact your shop to place the order and that is where the Rolla, MO t-shirt printing journey begins. When you place your shirt order, you will have to choose and specify the:
- What color, brand, style, and material the shirts will be
- Ink type and color(s)
- What design will be printed
! STL Shirt Co. can give you counsel and help during every step of the 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 work with our professional design team. We can also help you select the right shirt and ink colors.
STEP TWO – We create the screen
After you have created your design, we get to work on making 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 unique parameters, our t-shirt printing staff will select the best mesh screen to use in printing your shirts. We then coat that screen with 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. 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 is how we create the stencil.
For designs with more than one color ink, we go through the same process for for each color in the design.
STEP THREE – We print.
Now we are ready for 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? That’s plastisol for you. Plastisol is ideal 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. 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 on top of the screen and pass a squeegee across the entire screen to apply and press the ink onto the shirt. We repeat this for every single t-shirt in your order. For designs with several colors, we repeat it for each color on every shirt. It takes skill to get the ink just right so 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! 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. In other words, we have to turn the ink from a liquid into a solid so it stays on your t-shirts. In order to make this happen we have to apply heat to the ink. It takes research and trial and error to perfect the curing process. It is 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, your t-shirts are officially printed! We fold them up nicely 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 handful of days. If you need it, ask us about shipping your order to you. If you find your self in a tight spot and need your t-shirts printed even faster, we even offer rush printing services.
T-Shirt Printing Orders
In our humble opinion, Rolla, MO t-shirt printing is a magical force limited only by your own imagination. We love what we do and won’t apologize for it. 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, keep in mind the following opportunities and occasions for which t-shirt printing is popular.
Try Rolla, MO t-shirt printing for…
- Sports teams
- Sports fans
- School clubs
- Event and organization volunteers
- Bachelor & bachelorette parties
- Corporate events
- Class reunions
- Family vacations
- Company picnics
- Swag for businesses and organizations
- Work uniforms
- Union events and organizations
The list goes on! 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 Rolla, MO t-shirt printing services, you can trust STL Shirt Co..
Choosing a Rolla, MO T-Shirt Printing Partner
Screen printing custom t-shirts are fun, effective, and personalized. But not all t-shirt printing is equal. When you are looking for 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 cheer on aspiring garment decorators and certainly don’t have anything 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 established and well-regarded Rolla, 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 Rolla, MO t-shirt printing gives you access to workers who have trained thoroughly and have proven their ability in what they do. Not only that, but shopping at a union shop for t-shirt printing or anything else allows you to endorse fair labor conditions and participate in the local and US economy. For your next Rolla, MO t-shirt printing order, choose a union print shop.
STL Shirt Co. : Rolla, MO’s Top T-Shirt Printing Company
At STL Shirt Co., we think t-shirt printing is awesome. You may think us a bit biased, but the objective truth is that screen printing on t-shirts, hoodies, and other garments is a reliable and useful way to give you quality custom apparel for your next event. Whether you have been put in charge of organizing a large volunteer event 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.
STL Shirt Co. has been performing quality t-shirt printing and other screen printing services for people in the Rolla, MO area and beyond for almost fifty years. With a staff of union-member screen printing experts, a fast turnaround time, and professional design services, we have the best t-shirt printing services around. Whenever you need Rolla, MO t-shirt printing, STL Shirt Co. will deliver. 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.