T-Shirt Printing Rolla, MO
T-Shirt Printing Rolla, MO. 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. Rolla, 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. The sky is the limit for t-shirt printing abilities and uses. Make sure to choose your t-shirt printing shop carefully – one with talented print and design team members who serve the Rolla, MO area. You can be confident that STL Shirt Co. has all that and more.
STL Shirt Co. is the best Rolla, MO area screen printing shop. We have been meeting your screen printing and embroidery needs for nearly half a century. Enjoy the Rolla, MO t-shirt printing experience with STL Shirt Co. To place your order or find out more about our services, 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 some t-shirt printing done for some upcoming event, club, sports team, or something else. You 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 decide on the:
- Brand, cut, style, material, and color of the shirts
- Ink type and color(s)
- What design will 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. can give you counsel and support during the entire t-shirt printing process. Our expert screen printing artists and designers are at your disposal. For assistance in creating the perfect logo or design work with our professional design team. We can also help you select the right shirt and ink colors.
STEP TWO – We prepare the screen
After you decide on a design, we go about preparing the screen that allows us to get your design printed on your shirts. First, we print the design on a transparent sheet of film. Depending on the specifics of your order, our t-shirt printing experts will select the best mesh screen for your order. 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 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 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.
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? What you are feeling is the plastisol ink. Plastisol works well for screen printing because it withstands washes, moves with the fabric material of your shirt, and shows up vibrantly on any color t-shirt.
The screens we made are attached to a printing press, with each shirt pulled taut and placed on a plate below. Our t-shirt printing artists take great care 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 from end to end of the screen to smooth and press the ink onto the shirt. We repeat this for every single t-shirt in your order. For designs with more than one color, we repeat it for each color on every shirt. There is an art to applying the ink precisely to where it looks bright and retains the sharp lines in the 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. After the ink is applied, the ink has to cure. This means we have to turn the ink from a liquid 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 with temperatures that are too high. You can rest assured that we have the curing process figured out, so you know your prints will come out great.
STEP FIVE – You get your shirts!
Once the ink is cured, your t-shirts are officially printed! Next, we fold them up nicely and hand the finished product off to you. We can have your shirts or other items printed and packaged within only a few 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, [t-shirt printing is a magical, beautiful thing. We are passionate about screen printing and aren’t ashamed to admit it. Now that you’ve heard all about the t-shirt printing journey, 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 popular.
We do Rolla, MO t-shirt printing for…
- Athletic teams
- Team fans
- School groups and organizations
- Bachelor & bachelorette parties
- Corporate events
- Class reunions
- Family vacations
- Company picnics
- Non profit and small business merchandise
- Work 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. No matter what Rolla, MO t-shirt printing services you need, you can count on us.
Choosing a Partner for Rolla, MO T-Shirt Printing
Custom screen printed t-shirts are fun, effective, and personalized. However, not all t-shirt printing is equal. When you are looking for printed garments or any screen printed items, 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 don’t have anything against printing out of the basement (countless great screen printing shops have started out this way!). Still, you will experience a distinct disparity in the quality, customer service, and abilities you have access to when you choose an accomplished and skilled t-shirt printing company for the Rolla, MO area 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 demonstrated their talent in what they do. On top of that, going to a union shop for t-shirt printing or anything else allows you to endorse excellent working conditions and support the local and US economy. For your next Rolla, MO t-shirt printing order, choose a union print shop.
STL Shirt Co.: A Top T-Shirt Printing Company for Rolla, 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 clothing is an excellent and effective method for creating quality custom apparel for your next event. Whether you have been put in charge of organizing a large volunteer event or you have a last-minute bachelorette party to plan, 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 performing quality t-shirt printing and other screen printing services for people in the Rolla, MO area and beyond for more than 45 years. With a staff of union-member screen printing technicians, a quick turnaround time, and professional design services, we have the best t-shirt printing services around. Any time you need t-shirt printing in Rolla, MO, we are here for you. Speak to us today at 636-926-2777, text us at 636-299-0162, or request a quote online to get started on your t-shirt printing order today.