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T-Shirt Printing Washington, MO

T-Shirt Printing Washington, 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. Washington, 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. The sky is the limit for t-shirt printing abilities and uses. Make sure to choose your t-shirt printing shop carefully – one with talented print and design team members who serve the Washington, MO area. You get that and more with STL Shirt Co.

STL Shirt Co. is the leading screen printing shop serving the Washington, MO area. For more than 45 years, we have been the community leader for all your screen printing and embroidery needs. Enjoy the Washington, MO t-shirt printing experience with STL Shirt Co. To submit your order or learn more about what we can do for you, call 636-926-2777 or send a message at 636-299-0162 now.

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

The T-Shirt Printing Process

STEP ONE – Place your order.

You know you want to have some t-shirt printing done for your upcoming occassion, work group, sports team, or something else. You contact your shop to place the order and that is where the Washington, MO 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. can give you guidance and help during the entire t-shirt printing process. Use our professional printers and designers. 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 decide on a design, we get to work on preparing the screen that will be used to get your design printed on your shirts. First, we print the design on a transparent sheet of film. Based on your desired end results, our t-shirt printing team 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 but the rest of the emulsion hardens in the light. This creates 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.

Now we are ready for 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. 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 any color t-shirt.

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 line everything up exactly so we know that your design will end up in the right place on your t-shirt. We apply ink onto the screen and pass a squeegee from end to end of the screen to smooth and press the ink onto the shirt. We repeat this for every single t-shirt we print, and if your design has several colors, we repeat it for each color on every shirt. There is an art to applying the ink precisely to where 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.

You can now see the design on your shirts! But they aren’t ready to go yet. Once the ink is applied as a viscous liquid, it must be cured. This means we have to turn the ink from a liquid into a solid so it stays on your t-shirts. To do this we introduce the ink to heat. It takes research and trial and error to perfect the curing process. It is easy 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 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 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. And if you are in a jam and need your t-shirts ready in a week or less, use 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 you know all about the t-shirt printing process and what we can do, we bet you can’t wait 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.

We do Washington, MO t-shirt printing for…

  • Athletic teams
  • Sports fans
  • School clubs
  • Fundraising
  • Volunteers
  • Bachelor & bachelorette parties
  • Corporate events
  • Class reunions
  • Family vacations
  • Company picnics
  • Birthdays
  • Clubs
  • Non profit and small business merchandise
  • Employee shirts
  • Union events and organizations

The list goes on! There are endless occasions that t-shirt printing and other screen printing can make even better. You name it, we have probably printed for it. No matter what Washington, MO t-shirt printing services you need, you can trust STL Shirt Co..

Choosing a Partner for Washington, MO T-Shirt Printing

Custom screen printed t-shirts are fun, effective, and personalized. 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 cheer on aspiring printers and certainly don’t have anything against out-of-the-basement operations (countless great screen printing shops began there!). Still, you will see a definite difference in the quality, customer service, and capabilities available to you when you work with an established and skilled t-shirt printing company for the Washington, MO area like STL Shirt Co.

The cherry on top of it all is that we are a union screen printing shop. Having your Washington, MO t-shirt printing done by a union shop gives you access to workers who have trained thoroughly and have proven their ability in what they do. Not only that, but shopping at a union shop for t-shirt printing or anything else is a way for you to endorse fair labor conditions and participate in the local and US economy. The next time you have a Washington, MO t-shirt printing order, consider choosing a union print shop.

Screen Printing Services
24 Shirts$12.00 per item
120 Shirts$6.50 per item
1,200 Shirts$4.75 per item
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Embroidery
12 Caps$18.00 per item
120 Caps$10.00 per item
1,200 Caps$7.00 per item
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Basic Polo
12 Polos$20.00 per item
120 Polos$14.00 per item
1,200 Polos$12.00 per item
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STL Shirt Co.: A Top T-Shirt Printing Company for Washington, MO

At STL Shirt Co., we love t-shirt printing. Of course, we are a bit biased, but the reality is that screen printing on t-shirts, hoodies, and other garments is an excellent and powerful method for creating quality custom apparel for your next event. 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 performing quality t-shirt printing and other screen printing services for people in the Washington, MO area and beyond for nearly half a centry years. With highly skilled union-member screen printing technicians, a exceptional turnaround time, and professional design services, we have the best t-shirt printing services around. Any time you need t-shirt printing in Washington, MO, we are here 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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