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T-Shirt Printing Surprise, AZ

T-Shirt Printing Surprise, AZ. Are you anticipating a special occassion? Regardless, you should order some custom t-shirts! Surprise, AZ t-shirt printing is 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 Surprise, AZ 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 serving individuals, groups, and organizations in the Surprise, AZ area. We have been serving the screen printing and embroidery needs of the people of Surprise, AZ and throughout the country for over 45 years. We stand out as the t-shirt printing company of choice in the Surprise, AZ area due to our commitment to quality and service to our customers. We are sure you have more questions about what we can do for you, how we do it, or how to place your order. Ask us questions or start your order by giving us a call 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

Placing a custom t-shirt printing order may seem a bit mysterous. You give your order to your favorite printing shop and, a few days later, you have fresh-pressed, neatly boxed t-shirts on your doorstep or waiting for you at the shop. If you want to describe it as magic, we won’t object. For those who have never experienced the process, 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 – Place your order.

You know you need to have some t-shirt printing done for your upcoming occassion, school group, athletic team, or something else. You place the order and that is where the Surprise, AZ t-shirt printing journey begins. When you order your shirts, you will have to determine the:

  • Brand, cut, style, material, and color of the shirts
  • Ink type and color(s)
  • Design to be printed

“But I’m not a graphic designer,” you exclaim. Not to worry! STL Shirt Co. is here to offer advice and support through 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. Our experienced staff can advise you on the best shirt or combination of colors to use for your order.

STEP TWO – We prepare the screen

Once you have created your design, we go about preparing the screen that allows us 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 team will select the best mesh screen for your order. To the screen, we apply a photo-sensitive substance called emulsion. We place the film with your design on it on the screen and we expose the screen to light. The design on the film blocks the light from reaching the coated screen in the shape of your design, but the rest of the emulsion hardens in the light. This produces the stencil.

For designs with more than one color ink, 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. You might have noticed that the prints on shirts are slightly textured, a little rubbery, but still smooth and flexible. That’s plastisol for you. It is great due to its ability to withstand p washes, move with the flexibility of the fabric, and display vibrantly on any color t-shirt.

The screens we made are attached to a printing press, and each shirt is placed on a plate below. We work deliberately to make sure everything is registered and lined up exactly so to make sure the design is printed in the right position on your t-shirt. We add ink onto the screen and pass 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 multiple colors, 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.

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 do this we introduce the ink to heat. 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. We know what we’re doing, though, so you know your prints will come out great.

STEP FIVE – You get your shirts!

Once the ink is cured, it means that your t-shirts are officially printed! Next, we fold the shirts up nicely and hand them off to you. We can have your shirts or other items printed and packaged within 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, check out our rush printing services.

T-Shirt Printing Orders

In our humble opinion, [t-shirt printing is a magical, beautiful thing. We are passionate about screen printing and aren’t ashamed to admit 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 don’t have an immediate need for t-shirt printing, think about some of the reasons and occasions for which t-shirt printing is perfect.

Try Surprise, AZ t-shirt printing for…

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

That is just the beginning! There are a million different activities, groups, and events 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 count on us.

STL Shirt Co.: Top T-Shirt Printing Company for Surprise, AZ

Custom t-shirts are great for pretty much any occasion or any purpose. Use our Surprise, AZ t-shirt printing any time. You deserve and expect the best when it comes to Surprise, AZ 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 all the other Surprise, AZ area people and organizations who trust STL Shirt. Co. for their complete Surprise, AZ t-shirt printing needs.

We have been the trusted source for t-shirt printing and other screen printing in the Surprise, AZ area for close to 50 years. With highly skilled union-member screen printing specialists, rapid turnaround times, and t-shirt design professionals, our Surprise, AZ t-shirt printing services are the best around. The next time you need Surprise, AZ t-shirt printing, STL Shirt Co. is ready for you. 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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