As part of its efforts to introduce sustainable practices across all areas of its business, Precision Proco will now be printing wide-format work on UFabrik Eco materials from CMYUK.

Since the formation of the Precision Proco Group last year, the company says it has been redefining how it thinks about its impact on the world, putting into place plans that will allow it operate more ethically and sustainably. Part of this has been the adoption of the UFabrik Eco range, which is made from yarn that has been manufactured from the waste of single-use PET plastics and is 100% recyclable. 

Carl Jackson, large-format manager at Precision ProCo, explained the thinking behind the switch, ‘For starters, the quality of the print is really good, and matches the material that we were using. It’s a no-brainer to switch to it, and the costs are the same. It gives us an advantage with clients because when we tell them UFabrik is made from recycled bottles, they are really impressed. As price isn’t an issue they swop instantly.’

Mr Jackson, who has been working with CMYUK for three years, initially reached out for help with a volume textile solution. ‘That’s where the relationship started, and it’s just opened up from there,’ he said. ‘CMYUK was always first in front of us with a new product. It offers products that are out of the ordinary and a bit different to everybody else, that’s why I’ve always kept them in mind. If I need material for a specific use for our stock credentials, I know CMYUK will find it for me.’

The next step in the relationship will see Mr Jackson evaluate PVC-free Kavalan from CMYUK, which he expects to add to Precision Proco’s arsenal for banner work. ‘The new group that we have created is all about the future possibilities of print,’ he finished. ‘Underpinning that is our commitment to the environment and alternative products like UFabrik and Kavalan. They not only perform better to what they replace but do it in a way that benefits the environment, which is good for business and good for us all.’