About

Welcome to Standfast & Barracks – a world class leader and creative force in fabric printing since 1923. Our 95 year-heritage is quintessentially British, combining traditional, highly skilled craftsmanship and expertise, with bold, cutting edge technology and a passion for innovation in textiles.

Who we are

Established during the booming British textile revolution, Standfast & Barracks’ state of the-art factory in Lancaster offers a uniquely artisan approach, providing traditional rotary and flatbed and screen-printing techniques, alongside ground-breaking digital ink jet technology.

We’re a market leader in digital fabric printing, renowned across both the interiors and fashion/apparel industries. The first in the UK to introduce Durst advanced digital inkjet printing technology, Standfast & Barracks is at the forefront of an exciting new era in digital fabric printing – delivering ever more flexible, efficient and reliable printing solutions for our diverse customer base.

Our accomplished in-house design team offers a bespoke, trend-led design service for both fashion and interior print companies, which together with our unique access to Standfast & Barrack’s century old archive of richly eclectic design collections – enables us to deliver an unrivalled creative resource.

As a SEDEX certified supplier Standfast & Barracks provides a transparent route to market, giving customers peace of mind concerning our ethical and environmental responsibilities and impact.

Standfast & Barracks is 100% committed to protecting the environment and is part of an ongoing investment programme to help improve energy efficiency, reduce emissions and control effluent.

We’re incredibly proud of our business, which continues to grow from strength to strength.  Our unique heritage and investments in the world’s most advanced printing equipment and facilities have been crucial in our success – but by far our most powerful attribute is our people.

Stephen Thomas
Managing Director
  • Stephen Thomas
    Managing Director
  • Emma Douglas
    Design & Sales Director
  • Richard Salisbury
    Financial Director

What we do

Standfast & Barracks is proud to offer a huge range of high-quality fabric printing techniques, including conventional rotary and flatbed screen printing using vat, reactive, pigment, disperse, discharge and acid dyes, alongside the latest Durst ink-jet digital technology.

Ours is a uniquely artisan approach – offering unrivalled expertise and support, where needed, from start to finish.

From concept to completion, our 360-degree capabilities allow us to mentor raw talent, nurturing up and coming designers who may need guidance on manufacturing regulations and processes.

 

Innovative and cutting-edge technology

We’re experts in product development, constantly evolving new print techniques and dyes designed to enhance quality and durability.

Be it the development of new base cloths, the latest fibres, fabrics, weaves, finishes and printing techniques – we lead trends, always learning, experimenting, innovating.

Quality is important to us – we manage and inspect every stage of the process, from inspecting raw cloth, to bleaching, printing, dyeing, finishing and inspection.