About us

Ara Nv is a family business with years of experience, specialized in high-quality transfer printing for a wide range of applications on sports, work and promotional clothing, and sublimation prints (bulk).


With more than 45 years of experience in screen printing for textile printing, Ara guarantees a personal service and advice, flexibility, fast deliveries and excellent quality.


Silkscreen is a craft that we are proud of. We work with the best products and state-of-the-art technology, with an emphasis on people and the environment.

Our history

Family business

Ara Nv is a family business that was founded in 1971.


Originally screen-printing Van Houtven was a classic, artisan screen printing company.


At the end of the seventies, the printing of textile transfers was already a main activity, then still in plastisol.

Explosive growth from 1982

In the eighties we became Ara Nv, and the focus was placed on sublimation printing. We started to grow strongly, to one of the larger players worldwide in this market.


Despite the increase in digital sublimation printing among customers, sublimation screen printing is still an important revenue pillar, especially for larger print runs. Customers are sportswear companies worldwide.

In 2007 the heat transfers return

In 2007, Ara returned to his roots: textile transfers, this time on water basis.


This department also experienced explosive growth in the following years. The product range was expanded and the machine park was also adapted to this new activity.