Standfast & Barracks Encourages Own Customers to Join Wave of Innovation Provided Through Durst
Brixen, Italy – 06/09/2018 – Digital production now accounts for more than half the business revenues at Standfast & Barracks with customers being encouraged be part of the new wave of innovation provided through Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital production technologies.
Less than three years since a devastating flood closed the factory for more than four months, Standfast & Barracks continues to cement its partnership with Durst. It expects 60% of turnover to be from digital production by the start of next year. The cutting-edge technology is also helping to drive export growth that by the end of 2018 will represent 20% of sales, of which half are to the USA.
Standfast & Barracks produces more than 150,000 yards of printed fabric per month. And until five years ago, this was all done by conventional printing. Turnover at £15.4 million is now back at the same levels prior to the flooding, with sales success largely down to digital print production advances. The UK fabric printing company has two Durst Alpha 190 systems, which are part of of a new generation of super high-performance multi-pass printers with the One-Step Greentex P ink.
Standfast & Barracks has now trademarked its innovative direct-to-fabric Greentex pigment printed collection, Ecofast™, which is sustainable and has highest lightfastness in its class. Using the system that allows printing on almost any type of surface, Standfast & Barracks plans to formally launch the new Ecofast™ line at Heimtextil in January 2019. Durst’s technology will enable the company to open up market opportunities in areas such as contract and apparel, including outdoor and roller-blinds.