Tradition meets innovation
Laser technology in the textile industry
Founded in the year 1918 Seidenweberei Güsken GmbH & Co. KG is today one of the world’s leading manufacturers of jacquard woven ties and waistcoats made of silk, polyester, wool and mixed fabric. Cornel Güsken took over sole management of the company in the year 1999 successfully bringing his many years of experience in the textile industry into the company. Now in its third generation the silk weaving specialist has responded to the changed market conditions by creating a completely new business unit with its digital textile printing shop.
Digital printing in the “artido” business unit
The rising demand for customised printed photo canvases with individual motifs was what led to the creation of the “artido!“ business unit in the year 2005. Clients are able to upload their own digital photos via the artido! homepage, select the size of the motif and within a very short time receive their own individual canvas. The image data are printed in a digital printing process with 720 dpi. The special canvases were developed expressly for this technology. The outstanding beauty of their textile character, a glare-free surface and brilliant colours make them extremely impressive. The high degree of light-fastness has even been certified by the Krefeld Textilforschungsinstitut (Textile Research Institute). Another feature that distinguishes them for the competition is the healthy production process that uses no solvent based inks. They have been awarded the Öko-Tex certificate and are therefore suitable for use in living and sleeping areas. In addition to photo canvases the “artido!” business unit also offers a large number of photo products ranging from cushions, bed linen, shower curtains, seat cubes, panel curtains, table sets and on right through to posters, cups and iPhone covers.
Rapid growth thanks to innovative ideas
Seidenweberei Güsken uses a number of state-of-the-art machines to produce its diverse range of textile products. This ensures high quality and the flexibility needed to respond quickly to customer demands. The machine park includes a laser system from eurolaser. Equipped with the conveyor system it is ideally suited for the accurate cutting of textiles. The printed textiles are produced with laser for both corporate as well as private clients. Güsken reaps the benefits here from the advantages of laser technology. Because freely selectable contour shapes and smooth non-fraying cut edges mean there is no longer any need for costly post processing. This has a great impact on the cost and time factor.
Production Manager Andreas Caboni:
“The extremely high level of precision plus contact-free and virtually distortion-free cutting were the impressive factors that influenced our purchase decision. The textile products from artido! such as canvas, banners, flags, shower curtains, cushions, bed linen etc. can be processed quickly with the eurolaser system directly from roll to roll. We see a particular advantage in the welded cut edges that are created automatically during the laser process. This feature reduces both extensive post processing and time costs.
What we also like about the eurolaser system is that is it so user-friendly and has low maintenance requirements.
With our laser system from eurolaser we can rely on the latest technology from Germany, one that enables us to implement individual customer requirements quickly and flexibly. Laser technology enhances the results of many applications and opens up a whole new range of possibilities.”
Innovative solutions, a high level of textile expertise paired with quality that is “made in Germany” plus a reliable delivery service enable Güsken to save existing jobs and create new ones.