Stead McAlpin


Located in Cummersdale, England and with a textile heritage dating back to 1835, Stead McAlpin is the most versatile fabric printer in the UK, manufacturing rotary, flatbed, and digital prints for many of the finest design-led home furnishing, upholstery, and apparel brands on the market. We also offer a unique combination of traditional skills, cutting-edge digital technology, and innovative thinking. We work closely with our customers both nationwide and throughout the world at every stage of the manufacturing process to ensure a first-class product. A market leader in the textile sector, Stead McAlpin prints, dyes, and finishes fabrics for clients globally, including many top brand names in interior design. Since our inception in 1835, it has been our aim to combine innovation and new technology with the knowledge born of experience in the industry, resulting in a quality product and unrivalled service to our customers. Our newest acquisition is large format plotter developed for digital textile printing. Due to its new “Wide Head” technology, it can reach speeds up to 56 m2/h in double four colour mode, or 40 m2/h with 8 colours. The benefits of digital printing include lower minimum orders, zero screen charges, and unlimited colour. A unique feature of our company is our purpose built archive department which contains over 25,000 designs, the earliest dating back to 1798. We will lease design documents to customers for their exclusive use: the customer is free to reproduce the original design, or to adapt it to suit the modern market. Our modern factory near Carlisle offers flat and rotary screen printing, digital printing, dyeing and specialist finishing, with all the ancillary services (e.g. bleaching, sampling and quality control) as you would expect. This, combined with the expertise of our skilled and experienced staff, ensures that our finished products are of the highest quality. The design studio is made of a team of talented artists who all have a wealth of experience in the industry. This highly professional and customer-focused team can produce hand and CAD separations to a superior standard and prides itself on quality and accuracy. The studio has many areas of expertise, from separation to a full colouration service utilising the latest digital technology, which is capable of printing onto a variety of base fabrics in continuous lengths. Each member of the team has origination design skills, which enables them to put together a complete collection from beginning to end, giving themselves and their clients a valuable competitive edge

: Cummersdale Printworks, Carlisle, CA2 6BT, UK
: +44 (0) 1228550864
: www.steadmcalpin.co.uk
: josh.soper@steadmcalpin.co.uk