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Member Spotlight: R.A. Smart digital textile printing in Macclesfield


R.A. Smart operates one of the largest digital textile printing facilities in the UK. Established 1972 and located in the Silk town of Macclesfield. R.A. Smart offers services which include digital print, screen print, jacquard weave as well as manufacturing items such as scarves, ties, pocket squares and many household items.

The company has been at the forefront of Digital Textile Printing technology since the early pioneering days of the late 1990s and can rightly claim to be experts in the supply and support of dedicated textile print solutions. R.A Smart can digitally print onto the majority of fabrics including, Silk, Cotton, Wool, Velvet, Linen and Polyester. The inks used are certificated as Azo dye free, OEKO-TEX certified and are to the European REACH Standards.

From one-offs to volume production, R.A. Smart can cater for almost every requirement in-house. With over 20+ years of digital printing experience and an unrivalled understanding of the textile market, the manufacturing facility is geared to your needs to ensure your fabric is printed and delivered on time and to the highest quality. Whatever your requirements, R.A. Smart said it is here to help you make a truly British product.

R.A. Smart is one of the very few remaining bespoke textile manufacturing companies left in the UK that can offer a range of both modern and traditional textile services in house. R.A. Smart is actively committed to keeping the ancient art of Jacquard Weaving alive and we continue to support traditional Screen Printing Processes. The company has a large commission screen making capacity and can manufacture and engrave flat screens to any size utilising the latest wax jet engraving.

R.A. Smart has a fully equipped ‘make-up’ service in-house, including sewing, stitching and hemming. With all print and make-up services undertaken here in the UK, customers can be assured of the quality and integrity of all products. Hand finishing is carried out with meticulous attention to the quality and detail. All textile products are of the highest standard and part of the firm’s quality UK textile manufacturer service.

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R.A. Smart is a UKFT member. Interested in UKFT membership? Find out more here.