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San Antonio, TX T-Shirt Printing

San Antonio, TX T-Shirt Printing. Do you have a special event coming up? Well, getting custom printed t-shirts is a great idea either way! San Antonio, TX t-shirt printing can be a powerful and versatile tool. 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 San Antonio, TX 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 top t-shirt printing companies used by individuals, families, and organizations in the San Antonio, TX area. For almost 50 years, members of the San Antonio, TX community and beyond have counted on us for all of their screen printing and embroidery needs. We have the San Antonio, TX t-shirt printing abilities and customer service that will make every screen printing order you place a wonderful experience. You may have more questions about what we can do for you, our methods, or how to place your order. Have your questions answered or place your order by calling us at 636-926-2777 or sending us a message at 636-299-0162 today.

How it Works

Custom t-shirt printing orders can come with an air of mystery. You put in your t-shirt printing order to your favorite screen printer 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. To the unfamiliar, 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 – Make your order.

You know you need some t-shirt printing done for some upcoming occassion, work group, sports team, or some other use. You contact your shop to place the order and the San Antonio, TX t-shirt printing process is set into motion. When you order your shirts, you will have to choose and specify the:

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

“But I’m not a graphic designer,” you exclaim. Not to worry! STL Shirt Co. can give you counsel and support through the entire t-shirt printing process. Our professional screen printers and designers are available to help you. If you need help coming up with a killer logo or shirt design, rely on our professional design team. If you want to know which shirt or colors will work best for your needs, we can help with that too.

STEP TWO – We create the screen

Once you decide on a design, we get to work on making 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 to use in printing your shirts. We then coat that screen with a photo-sensitive substance called emulsion. 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 creates 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.

Then, it is time to add the ink. Screen printing such as t-shirt 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 due to its ability to withstand p washes, move with the flexibility of the fabric, and display vibrantly on any color t-shirt.

We then secure the screens to a printing press, and each shirt is placed on a plate below. Our t-shirt printing artists take great care to make sure everything is registered and lined up precisely so that your design is oriented correctly on your t-shirt. We apply ink onto the screen and pass a squeegee from end to end of the 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 retains the sharp lines in the original design. Lucky for you, our t-shirt printing team has mad skills.

STEP FOUR – The ink cures.

The ink is now 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, 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. Ink curing is a science, and it’s easy to damage the shirt or the print if you use the wrong temperature or cure it for the wrong length of time. 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! 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. Ask us about having your order shipped to you. If you find your self in a tight spot and need your t-shirts printed even faster, use our rush printing services.

T-Shirt Printing Orders

If you ask us, [t-shirt printing is a magical, beautiful thing. We love what we do and won’t apologize for 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 like the idea of t-shirt printing but don’t have a specific need for it, keep in mind the following reasons and occasions for which t-shirt printing is popular.

We do San Antonio, TX t-shirt printing for…

  • Athletic teams
  • Team fans
  • School clubs
  • Fundraising
  • Volunteers
  • Bachelor & bachelorette parties
  • Corporate events
  • Class reunions
  • Family vacations
  • Company picnics
  • Birthdays
  • Clubs
  • Non profit and small business merchandise
  • Employee shirts
  • Union events and organizations

…And so much more! There are endless activities, groups, and events that t-shirt printing and other screen printing can make even better. You name it, we have probably printed for it. No matter what t-shirt printing services you need, you can count on us.

STL Shirt Co. : San Antonio, TX’s Top T-Shirt Printing Company

There are few occasions and moments that we have not been able to improve with the presence of some custom printed t-shirts. Use our San Antonio, TX t-shirt printing any time. Every occasion is special in some way, and you deserve the best possible San Antonio, TX 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 the many others in the San Antonio, TX area who trust STL Shirt. Co. for their complete San Antonio, TX t-shirt printing needs.

STL Shirt Co. has been performing quality t-shirt printing and other screen printing services for people in the San Antonio, TX area and beyond for more than 45 years. With highly skilled union-member screen printing specialists, a quick turnaround time, and t-shirt design professionals, our San Antonio, TX t-shirt printing services are the best around. The next time you need San Antonio, TX t-shirt printing, know that STL Shirt Co. has your back. 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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