Spanish Lake, MO T-Shirt Printing
Spanish Lake, MO T-Shirt Printing. Custom printed t-shirts are festive, versatile, and effective and can be used for nearly any occasion. Whether your goal is to fundraise for a nonprofit, appear professional with uniform apparel, or celebrate someone’s special day, you can count on Spanish Lake, MO t-shirt printing orders. The sky is the limit for t-shirt printing abilities and uses. To get the best possible design and print, you need a reliable Spanish Lake, MO t-shirt printing shop with talented print and design team members. You get that and more with STL Shirt Co.
STL Shirt Co. is the leading screen printing shop serving the Spanish Lake, MO area. For more than 45 years, we have been the community leader for all your screen printing and embroidery needs. Enjoy the Spanish Lake, MO t-shirt printing experience with STL Shirt Co. To begin your order or ask us questions about our services, 636-926-2777 or message us at 636-299-0162 now.
The T-Shirt Printing Process
STEP ONE – Make your order.
You know you need to have some t-shirt printing done for your upcoming event, school group, athletic team, or something else. You place the order and that is where the Spanish Lake, MO t-shirt printing journey begins. When you order your shirts, you will have to choose and specify the:
- Shirt brand, style, material, and color
- Ink colors or special effects
- What design will be printed
“But I’m not a graphic designer,” you exclaim. Not to worry! STL Shirt Co. will offer advice and help through 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 work with 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 create the screen
Once you decide on a design, we get to work on preparing the screen that allows us to print the design on your shirts. The design is first printed on a transparent sheet of film. Based on your desired end results, 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 but the rest of the emulsion hardens in the light. This creates 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. 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 a shirt of any color.
Next, we mount the prepared screens to a printing press, and each shirt is placed on a plate below. We are very careful to make sure everything is registered and lined up exactly so we know that your design will end up in the right place on your t-shirt. We add ink on top of the screen and pull a squeegee across the entire screen to smooth and press the ink onto the shirt. We repeat this for every single t-shirt in your order, and if your design has more than one color, we repeat it for each color on every shirt. It takes skill to get the ink just right to where it stays vibrant 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.
You can now see the design on your shirts! But there is still one more step. 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 becomes permanent on your t-shirts. To make this happen we have to apply heat to the ink. Ink curing is a science, and it’s 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 turn out great.
STEP FIVE – You get your shirts!
After the ink is cured, your t-shirts are officially printed! Next, we fold them up neatly and pass them 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. For those last-minute situations when you need your t-shirts printed even faster, use our rush printing services.
T-Shirt Printing Orders
In our humble opinion, there is no debating the magic and possibility of the art of Spanish Lake, MO t-shirt printing promises. We love what we do and won’t apologize for it. Now that you’ve heard all about the t-shirt printing journey, you are probably eager to place an order. If you don’t have an immediate need for t-shirt printing, keep in mind some of the opportunities and occasions for which t-shirt printing is popular.
Try Spanish Lake, MO t-shirt printing for…
- Sports teams
- Sports fans
- School clubs
- Bachelor & bachelorette parties
- Corporate events
- Class reunions
- Family vacations
- Company picnics
- Swag for businesses and organizations
- Employee uniforms
- Union events and organizations
…And so much more! There are a million different 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 Spanish Lake, MO t-shirt printing services you need, you can trust STL Shirt Co..
Choosing a Spanish Lake, MO T-Shirt Printing Partner
Screen printing custom t-shirts are a fun opportunity that can be effective for many different purposes. But not all t-shirt printing is the same. With printed apparel 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 out-of-the-basement operations (many great screen printing shops began there!). Still, as the customer, you will see a obvious disparity in the quality, customer service, and abilities available to you when you choose an established and well-regarded Spanish Lake, 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. Having your Spanish Lake, MO t-shirt printing done by a union shop means that the people printing your t-shirts have had extensive training and have proven their talent in what they do. Not only that, but going to a union shop for t-shirt printing or anything else allows you to endorse fair labor conditions and support the local and US economy. The next time you have a Spanish Lake, MO t-shirt printing order, choose a union print shop.
STL Shirt Co. : Spanish Lake, MO’s Top T-Shirt Printing Company
At STL Shirt Co., we think t-shirt printing is awesome. Of course, we are a bit biased, but the reality is that screen printing on t-shirts, hoodies, and other clothing is an excellent and useful 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, STL Shirt Co.’s t-shirt printing services are ready to help. When you need t-shirts printed for a special occasion, you expect great quality and helpful service. 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 Spanish Lake, MO area and beyond for more than 45 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. Any time you need Spanish Lake, MO t-shirt printing, we are your partner. Call 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.