Polish textile supplier SE-DA has introduced a ‘micro factory’ production model with the help of a Kornit Presto S direct-to-facric printer.

SE-DA, a family businesses employing around 200 staff, supplies ‘high-quality’ textiles for hotels, restaurants, and healthcare facilities, in addition to home goods. It offers a wide range of decorative fabrics, including curtains, blinds, bedsheets, bathrobes, towels, slippers, and bathroom rugs.

The addition of the Presto printer allows SE-DA to produce high quality, short run prints in a sustainable manner. These are then made available via the company’s e-commerce platform and can be fulfilled with very little setup time.

‘As the demands of our customers grew, we found Kornit Presto S was the best all-around product we could find for high-quality printing to many different fabrics, which gives us great flexibility,’ said Damian Marchlewicz, CEO at SE-DA. ‘The fact that pre- and post-treatment is completely inline makes it possible to print very quickly, keeping costs low while ensuring the production process is environmentally-friendly as no water is used during the entire production process.’

While, though Kornit’s system represented a significant investment for the business, Mr Marchlewicz noted Kornit technicians have been very supportive and helpful throughout the process.

‘Having completed a few training sessions, we’ve found the Presto system very easy to operate, without dedicating a lot of time to learning how to use it,’ he adds. ‘Multiple prints go into a single feed, which helps minimize our costs, and the customers get a very high-quality graphic that meets any standard in place. We see a great future in the print-on-demand business.’

Chris Govier, Kornit’s European managing director, added, ‘Kornit’s single-step, eco-friendly production technology offers considerable value to any textile company that needs to deliver high-quality pieces, in any quantity, in short order.

‘SE-DA produces materials that must be safe and durable, standing up to a great deal of wear and tear, and with this system they can guarantee any number of pieces that will exceed the demands of hospitality and healthcare, using responsible, sustainable methods.’