Custom T-shirt Brand printing company

custom t-shirt brand printing company

Kirkwood Trading company screen prints your brand t-shirts

Custom T-shirt Brand Printing Company

So you want to launch a t-shirt brand but have no idea where to start. You understand the earning potential and how fun the business is but you have been putting it off because it seems too complicated or you have no idea on where to begin.

Well look no further. We’ll lay it out to you in simple terms and how you can take your next t-shirt idea into a money maker. It’s much easier than you think and we are your one stop shop for everything you will need.

Creating the shirt:
So you have a design or designs you want to have printed on t-shirts. Kirkwood Trading Company can provide you with full line of apparel to choose and as a custom t-shirt brand printing company for over 20 years, we can also work with you on specific shirt brands and styles that are good sellers. We can discuss best practices and provide you with mock ups. This way you get an idea of what the shirts will look like once printed to your specs.

Selling the shirt:
We print for custom brands that have their own store be it online for a physical brick and mortar location as well as brands that we provide with a free online store. That’s right, we’ll build your store custom with your products, logos, and only your brand. There is absolutely no cost to you and it’s a professional store that takes a day or two to get setup.

In addition we handle all the order processing and shipping. We create custom labels for your brand, package them, and ship them. We give you more than you would expect from a custom t-shirt brand printing company. You collect the revenue.

We keep it simple. We keep your costs down and all the work in production so you can concentrate on your market and promotion. A custom t-shirt brand printing company should have your best interest in mind. It’s a relation that benefits both parties and from our perspective we are giving our clients the highest quality product at a great price with a fast turn around while offering convenience.

Here is a sample store we currently have running for a client.
https://stores.inksoft.com/americanforcestshirts/shop-admin/shop/home

It’s simple straight forward and everything you’d expect from a custom t-shirt brand printing company.

Contact us for the nuts and bolts of the details and you’ll truly see how working with Kirkwood Trading Company is easier than you ever expected.

local St. Louis custom t-shirt printing

local St. Louis custom t-shirt printing

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Local St. Louis custom t-shirt printing

We get a lot of customers who have ordered their shirts through an online company and while there have been many successful orders, the bad ones have been truly a bad experience. The shirts weren’t ready on time, the shirts didn’t fit, the printing was sub standard, the list goes on and on and when people try to contact someone they end up talking to someone 5 states away who offers little help.

In any given month we receive at least two phone calls from people who ordered their custom t-shirts online only to find out a day or two before they need their shirts that they won’t be ready. So with little options they call us for a quick turn around.

What’s nice about using a local St. Louis custom t-shirt printing company is you avoid both shipping costs and shipping times. Don’t be fooled by companies that offer free shipping because you can’t ship something for free and the shirt company certainly isn’t paying for the shipping, it’s simply built into the cost of the t-shirts. So you are waiting longer for your t-shirts and paying much more than you would be ordering them from a local St. Louis custom t-shirt printing company.

Ordering through a local St. Louis custom t-shirt printing company also allows you the benefit of seeing and feeling the shirts if you want so you know what you are buying. Quality isn’t an issue as you know exactly what the shirt looks, feels, and wears like. Plus you stimulate the local economy. Often times you pay less aside from saving on shipping simply because the pricing locally is less than it is in bigger states.

While Kirkwood Trading Company does most of our work via online and email, which allows both us and the customer to track orders as far as sizing, direction, and specific specs for a job, we are always a phone call away and many times customers like to come in and meet with us when placing an order. Though it’s not neccessary so there is the convenience of working online for customers who like to work that way. We always send digital proofs to our customers to they can see exactly how their shirts will look when they receieve them.

There is so much more of an advantage when working with a local St. Louis custom t-shirt printing company. You can talk to live local people, visit the shop to see samples, discuss in person your particular needs be it t-shirts, jerseys, spirit wear or corporate wear. And you save on time and shipping costs associated with ordering online from out of state companies. You get a better price and dealing with a smaller volume than a t-shirt giant we can manipulate our print schedules to meet every customers deadline without charging more and guaranteeing you’ll be happy with your custom t-shirt order.

If you are in the market for custom t-shirts Kirkwood Trading Company will be happy to discuss your needs and provide you with a free price quote and discuss time frame, cost, and all the neccessary steps to ensure a good custom t-shirt buying experience.

Custom Work Safety T-shirts

custom work safety t-shirts

Kirkwood Trading Company custom t-shirts in St. Louis

Custom Work Safety T-shirts

Custom work safety t-shirts have become a must have in recent years with the rules and regulations by OSHA. So in order to be in compliance on job sites companies must outfit their workers in safety green or safety orange t-shirts. The logical choice is to customize these with your company logo on them. Some companies will see this as a new expense and having to spend more money now than they had to in years past. However smart companies will embrace this regulation and see it as a very cost effective marketing opportunity.

For companies that embrace these regulations then they understand they’ll have several walking billboards in the form of custom work safety T-shirts out and about town. We have worked with several companies who use their custom work safety t-shirts as their only form of advertising. The most popular companies to benefit from this are lawncare companies, independent contractors, and tree care companies. However we have several companies who embrace the custom work safety t-shirts because you never know what opportunities can arise when your company name is spread around town.

The nice thing about custom work safety t-shirts is that most of the time companies choose to put a simple black screen print on the shirts because black shows up great on safety green and safety orange apparel. Keeping it a one color print means the shirts are as cost effective as possible.

And work safety gear has come a long way and is not limited to t-shirts. You can now get tall tees, hoodies, zip hoodies, long sleeve shirts, jackets, hats, beanies, and even all of these types of styles with reflective striping on them as well. So there are a lot of options as the need for custom work safety t-shirts and apparel grows.

If you are in the market for custom work safety t-shirts or apparel, give Kirkwood Trading Company a call. They’ll be happy to meet with you and discuss options and pricing based on your specific need. Screen printing in St. Louis for over 20 years we have streamlined our screen printing process saving our clients time and money while adding the convenience.

Custom t-shirts for wedding party

custom t-shirts for wedding party

Kirkwood Trading Company

Custom T-shirts for wedding party

The custom t-shirts for wedding party is a huge trend that doesn’t seem to be going anywhere. Whether it’s team bride, team groom, last fling before the ring shirts or tanks, it’s a popular trend that hasn’t even hit it’s twilight. In fact this trend may last decades because it’s actually pretty fun. Why noy show off the matrimonial posse with matching tees or tank tops? It gets everyone involved and it’s an immediate ice breaker and fun for all who wear!

One thing for certain, our orders for custom wedding party tshirts and tanks was up 100% this year. People are enjoying the experience and what better way to show solidarity when you have a destination bachelor or bachelorette party to say Memphis or Nashville, two big hotspots for midwest wedding parties. We’ve printed the subtle to the outrageous and everything in between. That just depends on the taste of what is typically the best man or the maid of honor. However, we don’t judge. We get a kick out of all it. Since it’s a great way for a party to come together we enjoy working with the wedding party on what arguably is the best night of the whole getting married experience.

Kirkwood Trading Company carries a full line of t-shirts from standard cotton to super soft blends as well as tons of tanks for both women and men. Another popular choice is custom hats but keep in mind the turn around on custom embroidered hats is a little longer than screen printed tees and tanks. And one thing we know for sure is typically these wedding party t-shirts are a last minute idea. Albeit a great last minute idea but last minute nonetheless.

But for many it’s a one time occasion and I’m not talking about the bride or groom. I’m talking about the bridesmaids and groomsmen. Who knows how many times any particular person will get to experience being part of the wedding. Wedding party t-shirts make a great commemorative piece.

Contact Kirkwood Trading Company for your next wedding party t-shirts and we’ll be happy to make sure they are shirts to remember.

fraternity sorority custom rush shirts

Fraternity sorority custom rush shirts

Kirkwood Trading Company

Fraternity sorority custom rush shirts

As a new school year is upon us and so to is the need for custom rush shirts. Greek life are fantastic at coming up with catchy themes for their rush t-shirts and as a local St. Louis screen printer, we get a big kick out of the various themes. There are definately similar themes among colleges in various geographically areas. Greek life on the coasts promote the sun and beach while midwest fraternities and sororities tend to have liquor themed custom rush shirts. There is no doubt that college kids are creative when it comes to designing custom rush shirts and creating a design that is very appealing. At one time or another we have printed custom rush shirts for fraternities and sororities in every chapter.

The nice thing from a screen printers perspective is once we do a job at one college or university for a chapter, our name gets spread around to the other chapters around campus.

More often than not the designs we receive from greek chapters is just an idea, a rough image of what they want their shirts to look like. Kirkwood Trading Company works with these students to convert their idea into a refined finished product, a custom rush shirt.

One common theme among fraternities and sororities no matter their geographic location is their choice of shirt, comfort colors. Comfort Colors for greek life and various fraternities and sororities are a staple. Kirkwood Trading Company carries a full line of Comfort Colors tees, tanks, hoodies, and more.

We ship custom rush shirts all over the country in about 1 week with competitive pricing and the highest quality screen printing. We’ve built a nice following among the greek life do to our quality, customer service, and fast turn around.

Give us a call and we’ll be happy to take a look at what you need and how we can help.

Custom Disney Vacation T-shirts

custom disney vacation t-shirts

Family Vacation disney tshirts printed

Your dates set, your fast passes are scheduled, your ready to go experience Disney World with a great family vacation. What better way to celebrate than with custom disney vacation t-shirts? T-shirts unify the family and make great keepsakes. Not to mention keeping track of those family members who tend to stray from time to time. Disney vacation t-shirts have become a staple of any visit to a disney park. I was just there two weeks ago and there were more families with custom Disney vacation t-shirts than families without. It brings the whole experience together.

If you have never ordered custom t-shirts before don’t worry. We have you covered. We’ll discuss shirt color and design options and we try to keep it pretty simple. Feel free to bring us a design you like or we can work with you to come up with a completely custom design for you. Either way works for us and it’s a fun little gift you can present the family. In fact many families use the custom disney vacation t-shirts to surprise and break the news to the family. Nothing says we are going to Disney World like familiy disney shirts.

You can even go on our website and design your own disney shirts or as we mentioned above, give us your ideas and we’ll put the design together for you. Whether you need 3 shirts for a small family or 300 shirts for a cheerleader competition, we can do it all. The best part if we keep is easy, cost effective, and can meet any deadline. Kirkwood Trading Company ships custom t-shirts all over the United States so you can expect to get your shirts in just a few days without breadking the bank.

You set your date, you have your schedule, all that is left is contacting us for your custom disney vacation t-shirts. We’ll keep it simple, easy and cheap. Contact us today for a free price quote.

T Shirt printing for schools

t shirt printing for schools

Kirkwood Trading Company screen printing in St. Louis

T shirt printing for schools

Schools utilize custom tshirts and logo wear for many reasons be it spirit wear, faculty and staff shirts, team shirts, and even fundraising. Schools understand the power of marketing which is why you never see a school who does have logo wear. It’s cost effective promotion that is effective because students and faculty alike are proud to announce their affilitioin with a particular school.

Kirkwood Trading Company screen prints logo wear and spirit wear for schools of all sizes ranging from small montessori schools to large Universities and everything in between. We print for schools in a few different ways. T shirt printing for schools is the same for each school. The only difference is the purpose for each schools specific needs.

1. Direct point of order. You need shirts for a specific reason and we print what you need.

2. Spirit wear, we can supply your spirit store with all of the latest products and even help with designs too. We carry a full line of apparel from the basic cottons to the soft blends and tons of performance apparel.

3. Free online spirit or fundraising store. Yes you read that correctly. We can provide you with your own dedicated online spirit store free of charge. We’ll build the store with the products you want to offer to the students and faculty with the designs you choose.

While spirit wear is the largest part of what we do for schools we also do a fair amount of class shirts, senior t-shirts, championship t-shirts for sports teams as well as student council shirts, field day shirts and faculty apparel.

Kirkwood Trading Company has been t shirt printing for schools for over 20 years. We know the popular products and what’s in and what’s out. What going to be hot for a year and have all the kids buying and promoting your school.

If you’re looking for t shirt printing for schools contact us at Kirkwood Trading Company and we’ll show you what we can do, price everything out, and give you the appropriate lead times which is very fast.

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T-shirt printing for non-profit organizations

t-shirt printing for non-profit organizations

Kirkwood Trading Company Custom T-shirt screen printing

T-shirt printing for non-profit organizations

Kirkwood Trading Company has been screen printing custom t-shirts in St. Louis for over 20 years now. In that time we have met a lot of great people and printed t-shirts for a lot of great causes. Everybody has a story when they order their custom tees and some are funny, scary, sad, and uplifting. With our history of printing t-shirts we have always looked for ways to give back. A few years back we created a donation budget which is maxed out for the foreseeable future because we have worked with people who have custom t-shirts made for great causes. However we didn’t want to stop so we have created discounts when we do t-shirt printing for non-profit organizations and have even figured out a way to not only discount the shirts but always give back as well.

If you are the head of a local chapter for any non-profit organization who hosts events where your participants order custom t-shirts, you need to contact us because what we do for an organization wide donation will blow anything you’ve ever done out of the water. We can make a huge impact on run and walk events.

On a smaller scale when t-shirt printing for non-profit organizations we offer discounts for things like run and walk events. We understand your purpose is to raise awareness and funds for research. We try to help any way we can and offering discounts on shirts you want to purchase is the best way we know how.

A few things we do aside from discounting the shirts is volunteering any design work if needed. Typically there is a charge when we design a shirt for a customer but when it comes to t-shirt pringing for non-profit organizations we waive those fees with a few exceptions. Those exceptions generally revolve around the complexity of the design and the amount of time it takes to create such a design.

From the beginning Kirkwood Trading Company works with our customers so we are all on the same page quickly. We understand what you need and when you need it. Through the years we have become very good at providing our custom t-shirt screen printing service in a manner that doesn’t take a lot of our customers time. We send digital proofs out to all customers so there is never a mystery and all pricing is set before hand so there are never any surprises.

If you are involved with a foundation organization contact us. We’ll be happy to discuss our t-shirt printing for non-profit organizations and how we serve a national clientele from coast to coast in a timely fashion for a lot less than other screen printing companies.

Best Custom T-shirts For Cheap

Best Custom T-shirts For Cheap

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Best Custom T-shirts For Cheap

The age old question, what are the best custom t-shirts for cheap? It’s actually a question with 2 answers since we are talking about a t-shirt that has a print on it. Before we get started let’s assume we are on the same and using the word cheap to mean inexpensive. Our customers are always looking for budget friendly options and they want to get the most bang for their buck possible. We like to give people options and let them decide what works best because generally people expect us to bring our expertise to the table. This typically comes in the form of helping them choose the right shirt or giving them design ideas or advice on how to best print their image.

The Best Custom T-shirts for Cheap
is going to be a 5.3oz preshrunk cotton t-shirt by Gildan, the worlds largest t-shirt manufacturer. The style number is Gildan 5000 or G500 depending on the distributor. They offer over 60 colors to choose and they are the leading source for new and trendy colors. If you are looking for a budget friendly t-shirt, the Gildan 5000 is your shirt.

So now you know the shirt to choose for the best custom t-shirts for cheap, now let’s talk about the other part, the printing.

When it comes to screen printing let your quantity be your guide to how many print colors you want on your design. The less ink colors used in the a custom t-shirt design, the less it costs. So a single color print is going to be more cost effective than a 6 color print. With that being said, if you are ordering custom t-shirts and your quantity is going to be between 12 and 24 shirts, you almost always want to keep that to a single color front and back print or a two color front print. When you get into 3 or more colors on that small of a quantity the shirts can become cost prohibitive. You want cost effective, you are looking for cheap. In addition, white t-shirts are the least expensive and colored shirts are the most expensive with a few shades of grey falling in the middle. You can order a few thousand shirts with a 6 color print and it will be just as economical as a 12 shirt order with a single print. The key is to match the quantity with the print color for the best custom t-shirts for cheap.

One thing Kirkwood Trading Company does is provide their customers with options when they give a price quote to a customer who is uncertain of what they want. Often times a customer is looking for a higher quality t-shirt and screen print but has a lower budget. By giving them options they can pick and choose what is more important to them and choose options to match their budget. Sometimes a customer has to have a higher quality softer shirt and they can sacrifice and eliminate some print colors to meet their shirt budget. Other times customers can’t or won’t sacrifice the number of colors in the design but can live with a t-shirt that isn’t as soft. We’ll be happy to give you options be it for custom t-shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, polos, etc.

Kirkwood Trading Company offers an online quote form, a design studio where customers can design their shirts online, and we are always a phone call or email away as well to answer any questions. You can reach us here at our contact page. Contact us

Custom Printed Gildan T-shirts

Custom printed Gildan T-shirts

Kirkwood Trading Company screen prints on Gildan T-shirts

Custom Printed Gildan T-shirts make up the majority of logo tees you see around town. Gildan is the biggest manufacturer of blank t-shirts and they are on the cutting edge in regards to trendy colors and popular styles and materials.

Gildan t-shirts will be the default t-shirt quoted and supplied by screen printers for several reasons.
1. Gildan has the best stock of any t-shirt manufacturer and every distributor full stocks Gildan at all of the locations.

2. Gildan t-shirts are the most t-shirts on the market

3. Gildan T-shirts offer the most colors of any shirt manufacturer

4. The have the best price point

5. Gildan offers several custom apparel styles from preshrunk cotton, Dryblend, performance, and softstyle tees. Not to mention their full line of hoodies, sweatpants, sweatshirts, and quarter zip pullovers.


If you are in the market for custom printed t-shirts in St. Louis, be sure to check out these styles. We will be happy to give you a free price quote on any style you choose.

* Gildan 5000 and Gildan 2000 – 100% preshrunk cotton unisex tees. Come in over 75 colors and both in youth, adult, and several ladies styles including V-neck

* Gildan Dryblend – a performance blend of cotton and polyester that is lightweight and softer than traditional preshrunk cotton

* Gildan Performance – They offer 2 performance tees and rival the big names. They have their basic poly performance which is a very light weight shirt and they now have a performance tech t-shirt which a personal favorit of mine.

* Gildan Softstyle – A softer ringspun cotton that rivals the softness of the trendy brands at a lower price. Great heathered color options and light weight with tapering for a true modern fit.

With their abundance of different color options and style you will be sure to find the perfect shirt color and ink color compliment to create a truly unique custom t-shirt order.

If you would be interested in a price quote you can contact Kirkwood Trading Company at your convenience and we’ll be happy to speak with you on your next screen printing order.