T-Shirt Printing Wright City, MO
T-Shirt Printing Wright City, MO. 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 Wright City, MO t-shirt printing orders. The sky is the limit for t-shirt printing abilities and uses. Make sure to choose your t-shirt printing shop carefully – one with expert printers and designers who serve the Wright City, MO area. You get that and more with STL Shirt Co.
STL Shirt Co. is the leading screen printing shop serving the Wright City, MO area. We have been meeting your screen printing and embroidery needs for nearly half a century. You will always experience the best Wright City, MO t-shirt printing experience at STL Shirt Co. To submit your order or ask us questions about our services, 636-926-2777 or send a text at 636-299-0162 today.
The T-Shirt Printing Process
STEP ONE – Make your order.
You’ve decided you need some t-shirt printing done for your upcoming occassion, work group, sports team, or some other use. You contact your shop to place the order and the Wright City, MO t-shirt printing process is set into motion. 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)
- The design you want printed
! STL Shirt Co. is here to offer counsel and support through the entire t-shirt printing process. Our expert screen printing artists and designers are at your disposal. Need help designing a logo that perfectly captures your vision? You can work with our professional design team. If you want to know which shirt or colors will work best for your needs, we can help with that too.
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 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 staff will select the best mesh screen to use in printing your shirts. 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, 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.
Now we are ready for the ink. T-shirt printing and other screen 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? That’s plastisol for you. Plastisol works well for screen printing 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. 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. For designs with multiple colors, we repeat it for each color on every shirt. There is an art to applying the ink precisely so it looks bright 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.
You can now see the design 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 becomes permanent on your t-shirts. To make this happen 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 with temperatures that are too high. We know what we’re doing, though, so you know your prints will turn out great.
STEP FIVE – You get your shirts!
After the ink is cured, your t-shirts are officially printed! Next, we fold them up neatly and hand the finished product 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. 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
If you ask us, Wright City, MO t-shirt printing is a magical force limited only by your own imagination. 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, you are likely ready to place an order. If you like the idea of t-shirt printing but don’t have a specific need for it, think about the following reasons and occasions for which t-shirt printing is popular.
We do Wright City, MO t-shirt printing for…
- Sports teams
- Sports fans
- School groups and organizations
- Bachelor & bachelorette parties
- Corporate events
- Class reunions
- Family vacations
- Company picnics
- Swag for businesses and organizations
- Employee uniforms
- Union events and organizations
The list goes on! There are a million different activities, groups, and events that t-shirt printing and other screen printing can make even better. You name it, we have probably printed for it. No matter what Wright City, MO t-shirt printing services you need, you can trust STL Shirt Co..
Choosing a Partner for Wright City, 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, 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 don’t have anything against out-of-the-basement operations (countless great screen printing shops began there!). Still, as the customer, you will notice a obvious difference in the quality, customer service, and capabilities you have access to when you work with an established and well-regarded t-shirt printing company for the Wright City, MO area like STL Shirt Co.
The cherry on top of it all is that we are a union screen printing shop. Having your Wright City, 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. On top of that, going to a union shop for anything, including t-shirt printing, is a way for you to support excellent working conditions and participate in the local and US economy. For your next Wright City, MO t-shirt printing order, choose a union print shop.
STL Shirt Co.: A Top T-Shirt Printing Company for Wright City, MO
At STL Shirt Co., we love t-shirt printing. You may think us a bit biased, but the objective truth is that screen printing on t-shirts, hoodies, and other surfaces is an excellent and powerful method for creating quality custom apparel for your next event. Whether you have a school sports team in need of cotton jerseys for the upcoming season or a group or organization you are a part of needs new swag, STL Shirt Co.’s t-shirt printing services are ready to help. 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.
STL Shirt Co. has been performing quality t-shirt printing and other screen printing services for people in the Wright City, MO area and beyond for almost fifty years. With highly skilled union-member screen printing experts, 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 Wright City, MO, we are your partner. Speak to us today at 636-926-2777, text us at 636-299-0162, or request a quote online to place your t-shirt printing order today.