About Stead McAlpin

Stead McAlpin has been manufacturing high-quality furnishing fabrics continuously since 1835. As specialist printers and dyers, we operate mainly from designs commissioned by our customers, producing both apparel and furnishing fabrics to the highest standards.

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.

Over the years, we have built a reputation as one of the leading high-end print works in the world, catering to large and small customers.

Using the latest in technology supported by decades of expertise, Stead McAlpin is able to offer an unparalleled fabric printing service from origination to greige cloth preparation, to final finishing of the cloth. As everything is done in-house at our factory in Carlisle we have full control of the process from start to finish ensuring a premium product with outstanding customer service and aftercare.

Always striving to move ahead, we keep abreast of the latest technology and continually search for ways to improve our operational techniques. We offer screen printing for runs as short as 100 metres, with widths up to 3.2 metres and up to 25 colours. While our digital printing facility promises immense versatility, we also continue to provide a full range of facilities from design interpretation, colour separation and screen engraving through to fabric preparation, printing and a range of specialist finishes. Finished goods are warehoused and ultimately despatched in line with our customers’ requirements.

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