Town and Country, MO T-Shirt Printing
Town and Country, 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 Town and Country, 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 Town and Country, MO t-shirt printing shop with expert print and design team members. You get that and more with STL Shirt Co.
STL Shirt Co. leads the pack for Town and Country, MO screen printers. We have been providing screen printing and embroidery services to people like you for close to 50 years. Enjoy the Town and Country, MO t-shirt printing experience with STL Shirt Co. To start your order or find out more about our services, call us at 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 some upcoming occassion, school group, athletic team, or some other use. You place the order and that is where the Town and Country, MO t-shirt printing journey begins. When you order your shirts, you will have to determine 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. will offer guidance and help 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 make the screen
Once you decide on a design, we get to work on preparing the screen that will be used to get your design printed 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. The screen is coated with a photo-sensitive substance called emulsion. That film we printed your design on is placed 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 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.
This is where the ink comes in. T-shirt printing and other screen printing usually 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 because it withstands washes, moves with the fabric material of your shirt, and shows up vibrantly on a shirt of any color.
We then secure the screens to a printing press, stretching each shirt on a plate below. Our t-shirt printing artists take great care to make sure everything is registered and lined up precisely so to make sure the design is printed in the right position on your t-shirt. We add ink on top of 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 multiple colors, we repeat it for each color on every shirt. There is an art to applying the ink just right so it looks bright and keeps 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! But there is still one more step. After the ink is applied, the ink has to cure. In other words, the ink must be transformed into a solid that will stay in place on your t-shirts. To do this we have to apply heat to the ink. It takes research and trial and error to perfect the curing process. It is 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 turn 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 them up neatly and hand them off to you. We can have your shirts or other items printed and packaged within just a handful of days. Ask us about having your order shipped to you. For those last-minute situations when you need your t-shirts ready in a week or less, we even offer rush printing services.
T-Shirt Printing Orders
In our humble opinion, Town and Country, MO t-shirt printing is a magical force limited only by your own imagination. 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 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 perfect.
Try Town and Country, MO t-shirt printing for…
- Sports teams
- Team fans
- School clubs
- Event and organization volunteers
- Bachelor & bachelorette parties
- Corporate events
- Class reunions
- Family vacations
- Company picnics
- Non profit and small business merchandise
- Employee uniforms
- Union events and organizations
The list goes on! There are a million different occasions that are perfect for t-shirt printing and other garment screen printing. You would be hard-pressed to come up with a reason that we haven’t printed shirts. No matter what Town and Country, MO t-shirt printing services you need, you can count on us.
Choosing a Town and Country, MO T-Shirt Printing Partner
Custom screen printed t-shirts are fun, effective, and personalized. However, not all t-shirt printing is the same. With printed apparel or any screen printed products, the difference between what an established and respected printing shop can do and what school children ironing on decals in their basement can do is immense. We cheer on aspiring printers and certainly have nothing against out-of-the-basement operations (countless great screen printing shops began there!). Still, as the customer, you will see a distinct disparity in the quality, customer service, and capabilities available to you when you choose an accomplished and well-regarded Town and Country, MO t-shirt printing company like STL Shirt Co.
To top it all off, we are a union screen printing shop. Going to a union shop for your Town and Country, MO t-shirt printing means that the people printing your t-shirts have had extensive training and have proven their skill in what they do. Not only that, but going to a union shop for anything, including t-shirt printing, is a way for you to endorse excellent working conditions and participate in the local and US economy. For your next Town and Country, MO t-shirt printing order, choose a union print shop.
STL Shirt Co. : Town and Country, MO’s Top T-Shirt Printing Company
At STL Shirt Co., we love t-shirt printing. Of course, we are a bit biased, but the fact is that screen printing on t-shirts, hoodies, and other garments is a reliable and efficient method for creating quality custom apparel for your next event. Whatever the reason, 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 providing quality t-shirt printing and other screen printing services for people in the Town and Country, MO area and beyond for more than 45 years. With highly skilled union-member screen printing technicians, a quick turnaround time, and professional design services, we have the best t-shirt printing services around. The next time you need Town and Country, MO t-shirt printing, STL Shirt Co. will deliver. Call 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.