fbpx

T-Shirt Printing Springfield, IL

T-Shirt Printing Springfield, IL. Are you preparing for a special event? Either way, having a custom t-shirt printed is a great idea! Springfield, IL t-shirt printing is used to accomplish a variety of goals. 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 Springfield, IL 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 best t-shirt printing companies serving individuals, groups, and businesses in the Springfield, IL area. People in Springfield, IL and all across the country trust us for their complete screen printing and embroidery needs, as they have for more than 45 years. We are commited to making the Springfield, IL t-shirt printing process an enjoyable one for each and every customer we serve. We are sure you be wondering about our capabilities and services, our methods, or how to place your order. Have your questions answered or begin your order by reaching us at 636-926-2777 or sending us a message at 636-299-0162 today.



Our St. Louis-based facilities offer rush shipping to anywhere in the U.S. in just a few days! Contact us now for details.

How it Works

Custom t-shirt printing orders can seem a bit mysterous. You give your order to your favorite t-shirt printing screen print shop and receive a package filled with custom-designed, nicely folded t-shirts a few days later. We wouldn’t blame you if you described it as magic. 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 your upcoming occassion, school group, sports team, or something else. You place the order and that is where the Springfield, IL t-shirt printing journey begins. When you order your shirts, you will have to decide on the:

  • What color, brand, style, and material the shirts will be
  • Ink colors or special effects
  • Design to be printed

If this already feels overwhelming, don’t fret! STL Shirt Co. will offer guidance and help during every step of the t-shirt printing process. Our professional screen printers and designers are available to help you. 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 make the screen

Once you have created your design, we get to work on preparing 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 desired end results, our t-shirt printing experts 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. 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 produces 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 typically 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 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, stretching each shirt on a plate below. We are very careful to make sure everything is registered and lined 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. We repeat this for every single t-shirt we print, and if your design has multiple colors, we repeat it for each color on every shirt. There is an art to applying the ink just right so it stays vibrant 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! But they aren’t ready to go yet. After the ink is applied, the ink has to cure. This means we have to turn the liquid ink 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 when you don’t use the correct temperature or amount of time. You can rest assured that we have the curing process figured out, so you know your prints will turn 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 hand the finished product off to you. We will package them up and have your shirts or other printed items ready in only 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 ready in a week or less, we even offer rush printing services.

T-Shirt Printing Orders

In our humble opinion, Springfield, IL t-shirt printing is a magical force limited only by your own imagination. What can we say — we’re passionate about what we do. Now that we’ve gotten you thoroughly excited about the idea of screen printing t-shirt, we bet you can’t wait 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 some of the reasons and occasions for which t-shirt printing is popular.

We do Springfield, IL t-shirt printing for…

  • Sports teams
  • Team fans
  • School groups and organizations
  • Fundraising
  • Volunteers
  • Bachelor & bachelorette parties
  • Corporate events
  • Class reunions
  • Family vacations
  • Company picnics
  • Birthdays
  • Clubs
  • Swag for businesses and organizations
  • Work uniforms
  • Union events and organizations

That is just the beginning! There are a million different 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 t-shirt printing services you need, you can trust STL Shirt Co..

STL Shirt Co.: Top T-Shirt Printing Company for Springfield, IL

Is there an occasion that can’t be improved with custom printed t-shirts? We don’t think so. Use our Springfield, IL t-shirt printing any time. Every occasion is special in some way, and you deserve the best possible Springfield, IL t-shirt printing process. Enjoy a friendly and helpful experience in creating your design and placing your order, the right materials for your needs, and a long-lasting and high-quality print. Be among all the other Springfield, IL area people and organizations who have relied upon STL Shirt. Co. for all of their Springfield, IL t-shirt printing needs.

STL Shirt Co. has been performing quality t-shirt printing and other screen printing services for people in the Springfield, IL area and beyond for more than 45 years. Armed with a staff of exceptionally skilled union screen printers, a quick turnaround time, and professional design services, our Springfield, IL t-shirt printing services are the best around. Any time you require Springfield, IL t-shirt printing, count on STL Shirt Co. 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.


Other areas we serve

Get a Quote

Step 1 of 2

  • Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: jpg, png, gif, bmp, pdf, ai, eps, jpeg, svg, tiff, Max. file size: 50 MB.
    • Hidden
    • Hidden
    • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.