Stuart Morris was first established in 1980. Since then we have used our expertise in textile design and printing to supply textile products to retail outlets throughout the UK and overseas. We have earned the reputation of being one of the UK's leading craft textile printers and suppliers.
Our skilled team have many years of experience in both digital and screen printing techniques. Below we explain each method of printing, and which type of designs they best suit.
Screen printing is a technique where colour is forced through a mesh in order to transfer an image onto textiles. Each colour in the design requires its own screen which acts as a stencil by blocking areas which will not allow colour to pass through. The screens are printed in sequence in perfect register in order to create the design. Our craft screen printers have been perfecting this technique for over 38 years!
Craft screen printing is suitable for strong, vibrant designs with fewer colours or for high volume multi coloured prints which justify set up costs. We mix our inks by hand so we can match to any pantone colour or swatch. We also use environmentally friendly water based inks.
Digital textile printing enables us to print your design directly onto the textile from the computer. Over the past few years Stuart Morris has invested heavily into state of the art high tech digital textile printing equipment. We are now able to reproduce the most detailed and elaborate full colour designs with no screen making or set up costs. We can achieve brilliant colour intensity and full wash fastness.
Digital textile printing is ideal for short runs of full colour. The softest and most delicate of tonal printed designs can be reproduced on textiles with no lengthy setting up process.