Technology and the screen printing and embroidery business

August 29, 2019

When it comes to setting one St. Louis screen printing company apart from another, a lot of times it’s the little things that make all the difference in the world. Let’s just give them all the benefit of the doubt that if they have been in business over the last 20 years or more than they are all going to be able to do at least the simplest one or two color designs efficiently. We on the other hand, I’m not intimidated to take on many of the most complicated images and cater to the challenges that other St. Louis screen printing companies shy away from. The same thing goes for custom embroidery jobs that many of the other folks in our industry tend to shy away from.

Typically, if the image is composed of a lot of colors and the quantity of shirts is under 24 pieces in the best approach for this type of application would be digital T-shirt printing. This type of technology has revolutionized the St. Louis T-shirt printing industry. It was a game changer to say the least. It works on the same principle as an inkjet copy machine, but instead of using paper it runs tee shirts. It does away with all the color separations that a normal conventional process would demand. This saves many hours, which translates into saving big money in order that we can minimize the out-of-pocket expense for our customers.

It sure is great to be able to take advantage of the countless benefits that modern technology has made available to us. I’ve been in this industry for a very long time and I can remember a day when custom embroidery required a long painstaking process in order to create the software that tells the computer how to embroider a particular logo. Nowadays it’s just a matter of having to scan it in and then an experienced technician can just use different types of stitches in order to create the three dimensional illusion of depth. This creates an effect where the image appears to be coming out at you and not just flat. What used to take days has now been reduced to mere hours. Much of the time it’s not even necessary for you to come into a physical location as the whole process can be done via email and on the phone. In many cases it’s actually easier for you to sit down at your kitchen table and email everything over, and then it is to get in your car and have to drive across town. We can have your tee shirts drop shipped to our location and then send them to you free of charge when they are completed.

Please give us a call the next time you’re in need of some logo’d apparel and we will do everything we can to put a scenario together where you are as comfortable using us as we are providing our services for you.