What’s the Process of Creating a Custom T-Shirt?

So, you want to promote your exciting new brand? Or maybe you just want to outfit your cousins for photo ops at your family reunion? Whatever the reason, a custom t-shirt printed by STL Shirt Co. is the way to go.

You might be wondering what the process is for creating and printing a custom t-shirt. No problem – we’re here to help. Call us right away at 636-926-2777 or request a quote online. The following is a step-by-step guide for creating and printing a custom t-shirt from start to finish:

Step 1: Get a Design

You don’t want to print a great custom t-shirt without a great design. What’s the point? That family reunion will be lame because Aunt Josephine balks at the monotony of anything plain, and cousin Jimmy sweats too much for a plain white tee. Take your time creating a design that reflects your brand identity, or your family’s glorious intricacies. Don’t have a design yet? No worries, just chat with our team for inspiration regarding design ideas.

Pro tip: Remember that your design needs to work with whatever color you choose for your t-shirt – a design with dark colors won’t show up well on a dark blue or black t-shirt.

Step 2: Figure Out Your Quantity and Budget

Before you get too deep into the printing process, identify your estimated quantity and budget. As with any type of printing, ordering a larger quantity will reduce the cost per item. But, no matter if you need 10 or 10,000, STL Shirt Co. can get the job done. We also specialize in rush services, should you happen to procrastinate a bit too much. Just give us a call at 636-926-2777 or reach out for an online quote. In addition to overall quantity, identify which sizes you’ll need and how many of each.

Pro tip: STL Shirt Co. can help in the sizing realm with our T-Shirt Sizing: The Ultimate Guide For Group Orders.

Step 3: Choose Your Printer and Printing Method

When it comes to printing a custom t-shirt and deciding on the right method, differences in cost, appearance, and materials will all come into play. STL Shirt Co. has been printing t-shirts since 1975. You can expect nothing but the best union-made quality printed apparel from us. We screen print custom t-shirts because it is the gold standard for t-shirt printing. We make original screens of your t-shirt design, allowing you to print in bulk.

Pro tip: Screen printing at STL Shirt Co. is reliable, affordable, and high-quality. We are the top provider of union printing services of screen printed garments throughout the St. Louis area. Discuss your custom t-shirt printing plans with us by calling 636-926-2777 or starting your order online now.

Step 4: Choose a Fabric and T-Shirt Type

First and foremost, a t-shirt should be comfortable. Keep this in mind when exploring fabric options for your new design. You can view some of the pros and cons of the different styles of fabrics to see what might work best for you. The professionals at STL Shirt Co. are happy to help determine which fabrics will work with your quantity and budget. In addition to fabric, you’ll need to settle on a shirt type.

Pro tip: Whether it’s a V-neck, a crewneck, a singlet, a ringer, a scoop-neck, or even a muscle, think about your target audience and intended goals before deciding the right type of t-shirt. What’s the style and cut your group would like best? Aunt Josephine is not going to look good in that photo with a muscle t-shirt. Heck, nor will cousin Jimmy. When in doubt, go with a safe bet – the short-sleeve, crewneck custom t-shirt.

Step 5: Pickup Your T-Shirts!

We will let you know the second your shirts have been printed, and we’ll check everything over with you to make sure you’re completely satisfied with the end product. Now, it’s time for you and yours to rock your new custom t-shirts! Be sure to let us know how everybody looks. In addition to screen printing services, STL Shirt Co. specializes in:

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Our team of screen printing specialists will produce high quality, lasting designs on the custom t-shirt of your choice.

Give us a call today at 636-926-2777 or get a quote online.