Design your own t-shirts online
Design t-shirts online with our Online t-shirt design studio only at Kirkwood Trading Company. Technology is fantastic and one of the great innovations for the custom screen printing business is the ability for people to design their very own t-shirts and then order them. For those to love to have creative control on your custom tshirt designs, this online design studio is great.
When you design t-shirts online you have two options now which is really cool. The first option enables you to upload your very own design or logo into the studio and place it anywhere you want on the shirt. Depending on the format of your file you may or may not be able to change colors of your design and play with it. So upload your logo or design in the color you want it to be printed for convenience. The second option is our online design studio is chalk full of clip art and fonts that you can choose and create your custom t-shirts from scratch.
To design t-shirts online is to have creative control and hands on input in on something really cool! Our online design studio gives you access to all of our products including sweat pants, shorts, t-shirts, polos, and a variety of performance apparel, youth apparel, and ladies apparel.
Since we print in-house we save our customers a ton of money compared to other online t-shirt design companies. Those companies take your order and send it somewhere else in the United States to get printed. The fact that the company taking the order doesn’t do the printing means you are paying more than you need to because they take a big chunk, and printer gets a chunk and then there are higher than normal shipping costs. Since we print in-house and we order shirts in to be printed and then ship out direct when finished, there is no middle many and shipping costs are very minimal. Depending on shirt quantity and design we typically save customers $1.00 – $3.00 per t-shirt compared to the big online based companies. Over the course of a 100 shirt order, that’s $100-$300 savings we provide our customers when they choose to design t-shirts online with Kirkwood Trading Company. The best benefit is that when you have questions we answer the phone too.
If you want to check out the online design studio and start to design t-shirts online with us and see how fun it can be, you can click here and start having fun. Design T-shirts Online and if you like us give us a like on Facebook. Like us on facebook
spirit performance shorts
Custom printed spirit shorts in St. Louis by Kirkwood Trading Company. We are a local screen printing business that specializes in logo apparel. Custom printed spirit shorts are always a popular option for teams, spirit wear, and the school store. While shorts will always be a great option for teams and fundraising, like everything else they do follow trends. Currently the velocity short is popular which is generally a 2-tone short for women that are short with a tapered crease from the front panel to the back panel along the side. The color tones generally match up with school or team colors.
Custom printed spirit shorts such as basketball style shorts that come in a variety of inseam lengths will always been in style in both the micro mesh and performance poly options. The nice thing about most of the popular brands of custom printed sports shorts is that they are budget friendly, especially if you are purchasing bulk higher than quantities of 24 pieces. These shorts are easy to print on and are team and school color friendly. Shorts compliment any spirit outfit and are here to stay as a custom logo apparel option.
custom printed spirit shorts in St. Louis – print options
From a screen printers point of view one print tend on custom printed spirit shorts that has kind of gone by the wayside was the bottom or seat print. There is nothing more frustrating from a printers stand point than trying to print on the seat of a 3 inch inseam short or a mesh short with a high seam. This print was very popular for a long time and hopefully it won’t find it’s heyday anytime soon. The current trend on custom printed spirit shorts is the simple thigh print. It’s classy, it’s simple, and it goes a long way from a price point because it’s a simple print and that cost gets passed onto the customer.
To see the latest fashions on custom printed spirit shorts you can check out our online catalog at Online Catalog
Custom Cinch Bags
Custom Printed Cinch Bags
Custom printed cinch bags have become very popular over the past few years. The are very versatile and handy and serve a variety of purposes from being a brand item on their own or as giveaways which can be stuffed with all kinds of other promotional items. They make great door prizes typically where a sponsor logo goes on the bag and other smaller sponsored items go inside. We have printed custom printed cinch bags for schools, team sports, corporate sponsors, scouts, school classes, nursing schools, golf tournaments, and many more. Again, because of the versatility they lend themselves to being a great promotional item for so many occasions.
When it comes to custom printed cinch bags you have options in regards to fabrics such as nylon or polyester. Personally I’d recommend polyester for your custom printed cinch bags because it’s an easier printing process where nylon needs to have a catalyst added to the ink in order to bond to the material. Anytime things are getting added to inks the price goes up because of the cost of material and labor involved in preparing the material.
As the popularity of custom print cinch bags grows so to do the color options. What used to be 5 or 6 color options have grown to 15 colors depending on style, size, material and brand. Years ago light blue cinch bags for instance, were hard to come by where today they are readily available. The only tough thing now is finding them in stock as they are probably the most popular color for custom printed cinch bags.
Then there is size as custom printed cinch bags come in a variety of sizes and from very big like a backpack size to a smaller more personal carry bag. The number of orders we have had for custom printed cinch bags has increased ten fold over the past few years. I think they might possibly be a trend that doesn’t go away.
For a free price quote on custom printed cinch bags, contact Kirkwood Trading Company. We are located in Kirkwood, Missouri, a suburb of Saint Louis. We have been in business since 1993 and serve a diverse clientele across the country.
Custom t-shirt screen printing
Order custom printed performance poly tech shirts and you’ll be among the in crowd. 100% polyester moisture wicking performance t-shirts hold the distinction of a shirt that people either love or hate. There are also the converts who swore them off and perhaps received one free from a marketing give away, and the rest was history, they revamped their wardrobe with all poly tech shirts.
Here is the scoop. custom printed performance poly tech shirts are generally very light in weight. There are two main options which are a jersey knit which has a texture similar to a regular t-shirt and then there is the poly interlock which is the slick and smooth texture than typically has a bit of a sheen to it. Both shirts perform the same in regards to wicking moisture away from the body and both will be anti microbial and light weight. Most people don’t have a preference but some do. they are either a jersey knit texture kind of person or a poly interlock kind of person.
While the custom printed performance poly tech shirts will come in your basic colors, they will also come in your brighter colors such as your safety green and orange, vibrant greens, yellows, blues and reds. The are easy care shirts and men who do their own laundry should really be on board with them because the interlock poly are basically wrinkle free.
The custom printed performance poly tech shirts come in a variety of styles for men and women including v-necks, short sleeve, long sleeve, and shirts with contrast piping or accents. My personal preference on the jersey knit is the Gildan 42000 performance tee and on the poly interlock is the A4 cooling performance tee. Both of these brands are very durable and their colors options are plentiful. Badger brand also makes a great lineup of custom printed performance poly tech shirts but they tend to be just a bit pricier than the Gildan and A4 models.
Kirkwood Trading Company is a Saint Louis based screen printing and custom t-shirt shop. From the printing perspective there is only one major change we need to make in order to provide customers with vibrant prints on their custom printed performance poly tech shirts. That change is that we have to use inks geared towards polyester. This provides a better attraction to the poly material than a standard ink or cotton ink would. We carry a full line of performance apparel and we’ll be happy to discuss any questions or concerns you may have when looking at placing an order. We can be reached at Contact Us
Custom Comfort Colors T-shirts
Custom printed comfort colors tees are very popular among the high school and college crowds and especially the greek life arena. If you are looking for a quality t-shirt, comfort colors are certainly the way to go. While they are nice they do command a higher budget because these shirts are garment dyed, meaning that their colors comes from a dye process once the shirt is made, not the strands of cotton themselves before the shirt is put together.
What’s unique about custom printed comfort colors tees is that this brand offers colors that nobody else does. Due to their garment dye process they can create unique colors that are completely different from any other shirt brand out there. Seafoam is among the most popular color. Custom printed comfort colors tees come in a variety of options from your basic tee, women’s cut tees, long sleeve tees, pocket tees, tank tops, sweatshirts, and ringer tees. So they have expanded their offering to gain more market share and offer shirt styles that appeal to everyone in some shape or form.
While custom printed comfort colors tees are higher priced than your basic tees, once you wear them you’ll see what all the rage is about. While they are garment dyed they have figured out a way to keep shirt very soft and they are softer than your basic cotton tees. These shirts wear extremely well and are very durable. Made of ring spun cotton these shirts are not only soft but are standard size fitting.
Here is a link to our online catalog where you can see all the styles and colors available for the Chouinard Comfort Colors.
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If you see something you like. You can contact Kirkwood Trading Company and we’ll be happy to provide you with a price on custom printed comfort colors tees. Our turn around time is 4-6 business days from date order is placed until order is printed and ready for shipping or pick up.
Get your logo printed on Baseball Tees
Custom baseball tees have grown in popularity in recent years. What were once a new style of tee and fashion trend a few decades ago has now resurfaced with a vengeance. Now more companies are manufacturing custom baseball tees which means more styles and colors and fabrics. 10 years ago only two major manufacturers produced baseball tees and today over 6 companies produce them. You can now get a larger variety of colors and styles to include short sleeve, long sleeve, raglan sleeves, and now the popular burnout tee. In addition these shirts come with white and grey base colors with different colored sleeves and now there are more colors and even more base colors on the shirts.
Custom baseball tees are great for all kinds of different occasions. We have printed them for bachelor and bachelorette parties, ball teams, and even companies doing a special promotion and walk teams for foundation fundraising walks such as Autism Speaks and Komen race for a cure. Custom baseball tees make a great product for marketing because they are unique and they stand out. I know when we do our own promotions or print a run of our own logo t-shirts to give out to customers, a couple runs are the baseball tees because we know they are popular so people will wear them. They also stick out so our message gets seen.
Custom baseball tees make a great option for school’s and team sports the available colors are also the colors that are popular for school colors. So you print a design with school colors and you really have a unique cool trendy t-shirt.
If you are interested in having some custom baseball tees printed up for an event, team, or marketing, you can contact us at Contact Us
Kirkwood Trading Company has been printing custom tees for 20 years
Cheapest custom t-shirts in Saint Louis is probably the greatest buzz line to attract traffic. Like anyone who produces a quality product, there is a tug of war between the real value of the term cheap. Cheap really has the connotation of poorly made and business owners hate to even hear the word cheap. However the consumer population relates the word cheap with inexpensive. Producing a quality product at a fair price would be considered cost effective but in the minds of the buyers they’d use the word cheap. Either way, Kirkwood Trading Company produces the most cost effective cheapest custom t-shirts in Saint Louis. That sounds like a great explanation.
First things first, if you are looking to have custom t-shirts made by any web based company, the big ones who advertise and take up the first three advertising places on google, you are paying way too much for your custom t-shirts. The reason being is this larger companies for the most part of just brokers, they aren’t actual printers. So you are paying a company who is basically just an order taker who then ships your order off to a centralized printer who then prints the shirts and then ships to you. The company you ordered from gets a piece of the pie as does the printer. While they claim there are no shipping costs there really are, they are just built into the price of the t-shirts. I cannot ship an order of printed t-shirts down the street for free, neither can the online companies. There are a lot of hands involved which raises the price of the shirts and in the end, the company with which you ordered your t-shirts, never actually see your t-shirts. So the quality can be suspect because they utilize several printers around the globe. lastly, unless you want to pay even more through the nose, don’t expect to receive your custom printed t-shirts anytime soon.
Cheapest Custom T-shirts in Saint Louis – Kirkwood Trading Company
You don’t have to purchase you custom t-shirts locally, however when you do the percentage of you getting the best price possible is very high. A shop you can visit and see they print t-shirts in-house and are not local brokers, means that you will be getting a fair price on your t-shirts and not paying more than you need to. The Cheapest custom t-shirts in Saint Louis are typically going to come from a company who has been in business for several years who has worked out all the kinks over time, hires professional printers who take pride in their work, and a company that builds relationships that builds repeat business. A local company will also get your custom t-shirt order printed quickly and effectively.
Kirkwood Trading Company has been screen printing custom t-shirts in Saint Louis for over 20 years. When we say we are the cheapest custom t-shirts in Saint Louis. We may not actually be the cheapest but we would be lower than most and more importantly, you’ll get quality tees with a super fast turn around time. We like to get orders in and out and save our customers time in the long run. If you calculate your time and how little time we require from you on your t-shirt order, then perhaps we are the cheapest custom t-shirts in Saint Louis, who knows. The bottom line is if you are looking for a fair price from a reputable company, Kirkwood Trading Company has you covered.
custom fraternity sorority printed t-shirts. Kirkwood Trading Company.
Custom printed greek t-shirts are a popular marketing material. People love branding their fraternity or sorority for their various yearly events such as Rush week and Greek Week. The nice thing about custom printed greek t-shirts is they are usually budget friendly because the quantities are typically high enough to result in quantity discounts.
The nice thing is these days the college students are all about technology so you don’t have to order from your local print shop. At Kirkwood Trading Company we print for Greek organizations all over the country and I believe our niche is that the price is right on the shirts, the shipping is low because the turn around time is so fast that we can ship economy and they still get their custom printed greek t-shirts on time.
When we work with greek organizations, we work closely to make sure their custom printed greek t-shirts are printed to perfection. We offer brands and styles they make like with the trends of today’s t-shirt markets. Greek life are all about the trends and currently the popular trends are Comfort Colors by Chouinard. These are garment dyed t-shirts and yes, they come with or without pockets. Pockets among high school and college kids is a big trend currently.
Currently we work with several greek organizations around the country and work closely with them on each order. Many of them place orders five and six times a year gaining additional discounts on each order. Because we are located in the Midwest, shipping to either costs if less expensive than if we were located on a coast and shipping to another coast. The quality of our shirts and screen printing spreads through the greek life of a particular campus and it’s a win win for these fraternities and sororities because they know what to expect with our service and quality and they know they’ll receive it very quickly while saving a little extra money.