T-Shirt Printing Warren County, MO
T-Shirt Printing Warren County, MO. When you have a group trip, work event, or fundraising endeavor to organize, custom screen printed t-shirts are a fun and effective tool. Warren County, MO t-shirt printing is meant for everything from marketing a brand to enhancing team-building efforts to having some fun with a life event. When it comes to t-shirt printing, the options are virtually limitless. Make sure to choose your t-shirt printing shop carefully – one with experienced print and design team members who serve the Warren County, MO area. You get that and more with STL Shirt Co.
STL Shirt Co. is the best Warren County, MO area screen printing shop. We have been providing screen printing and embroidery services to people like you for close to 50 years. Enjoy the Warren County, MO t-shirt printing experience with STL Shirt Co. To submit your order or ask us questions about our services, call 636-926-2777 or message us at 636-299-0162 today.
The T-Shirt Printing Process
STEP ONE – Place your order.
You’ve decided you want to have some t-shirt printing done for your upcoming occassion, school group, sports team, or some other use. You contact your shop to place the order and that is where the Warren County, MO t-shirt printing journey begins. When you order your shirts, you will have to decide on the:
- Brand, cut, style, material, and color of the shirts
- Ink colors or special effects
- Design to be printed
! STL Shirt Co. can give you guidance 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. 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
After you have created your design, we go about preparing the screen that will be used to print the design on your shirts. The design is first printed on a transparent sheet of film. Based on your unique parameters, our t-shirt printing experts will select the best mesh screen for your order. The screen is coated with a substance called emulsion, which is sensitive to light. 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 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. 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 any color t-shirt.
We then secure the screens to a printing press, with each shirt pulled taut and placed on a plate below. We work deliberately 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 onto the screen and pull 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 we print, 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 precisely so it stays vibrant and keeps the sharp lines from your 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 they aren’t ready to go yet. Once the ink is applied as a viscous liquid, it must be cured. In other words, we have to turn the liquid ink into a solid so it becomes permanent on your t-shirts. To do this we introduce the ink to heat. 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. 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, it means that your t-shirts are officially printed! Next, we fold them up nicely 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. Ask us about having your order shipped to you. For those last-minute situations when you need your t-shirts printed even faster, we even offer rush printing services.
T-Shirt Printing Orders
In our humble opinion, there is no debating the magic and possibility of the art of Warren County, MO t-shirt printing promises. What can we say — we’re passionate about what we do. Now that you’ve heard all about the t-shirt printing journey, 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 popular.
Try Warren County, MO t-shirt printing for…
- Athletic teams
- Team fans
- School groups and organizations
- Event and organization volunteers
- Bachelor & bachelorette parties
- Corporate events
- Class reunions
- Family vacations
- Company picnics
- Swag for businesses and organizations
- Employee shirts
- Union events and organizations
…And so much more! There are a million different activities, groups, and events 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 Warren County, MO t-shirt printing services you need, you can count on us.
Choosing a Partner for Warren County, MO T-Shirt Printing
Custom screen printed t-shirts are fun, effective, and personalized. But not all t-shirt printing is equal. With printed garments 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 cheer on aspiring printers and certainly don’t have anything against printing out of the basement (many great screen printing shops began there!). Still, you will notice a obvious difference in the quality, customer service, and abilities you have access to when you work with an accomplished and well-regarded t-shirt printing company for the Warren County, MO area like STL Shirt Co.
The cherry on top of it all is that we are a union screen printing shop. Having your Warren County, MO t-shirt printing done by a union shop means that the people printing your t-shirts have had extensive training and have demonstrated their skill in what they do. Not only that, but shopping at a union shop for anything, including t-shirt printing, allows you to endorse fair labor conditions and support the local and US economy. The next time you have a Warren County, MO t-shirt printing order, consider choosing a union print shop.
STL Shirt Co.: A Top T-Shirt Printing Company for Warren County, MO
At STL Shirt Co., we are all about t-shirt printing. Of course, we are a bit biased, but the objective truth is that screen printing on t-shirts, hoodies, and other clothing is a reliable and efficient way to give you quality custom apparel for your next event. Whatever the reason, whether you have been put in charge of organizing a large volunteer event or a group or organization you are a part of needs new swag, you can count on STL Shirt Co.’s t-shirt printing services. 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.
We have been providing quality t-shirt printing and other screen printing services for people in the Warren County, MO area and beyond for more than 45 years. With a staff of union-member screen printing experts, a fast turnaround time, and professional design services, we have the best t-shirt printing services around. Any time you need t-shirt printing in Warren County, MO, we are your partner. 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.