We print and protect technical textiles. We believe prints should be able to appear beautiful for years, even in extreme conditions. We put 15 years of innovation into our Solidskin Technology printing process (SolidskinTec).
Our technology consists of a special textile pre-treatment, high-quality printing, and a unique polyurethane varnish application. By fusing the inks and varnish into the material, we improve its endurance and guarantee the unique properties of SolidskinTec for up to 10 years.
Technical textiles printed with SolidskinTec are more durable, dirt repellent, and have high UV-resistance. This means that colors stay intense longer, and inks won’t fade, peel or crack.
Customer Success Stories
Our customer success stories worldwide prove that technical textiles printed and enhanced with SolidskinTec stay beautiful for longer. Our technology is used in a variety of applications such as truck side curtains, tents and textile facades. Textiles printed with SolidskinTec can withstand extreme weather conditions, air pollution, high UV radiation, and heavy mechanical stress.
With rail transportation rapidly gaining popularity as a sustainable alternative to road transportation, the demand for (technically) durable rail vehicles is also growing. So too, are these so-called "Shimmns" for steel coil transport.
In 2018, Koch Membranen was challenged by the Deichmann Group to create a new fabric facade consisting of as many as five shades of green from the shoe chain’s corporate identity. It was a logical wish from the architect but a difficult task for the installer. After all, the specified technical textile from Serge Ferrari (Frontside View 381 mesh) was not standardly available in these shades of green. The required quantity of each color did not come close to the required minimum for custom production.
Printable Technical Textiles was asked by its French partner ACS Production to apply a durable print to the fabric for the front and side walls of the hall, which gives it a unique look with a print that is guaranteed to last at least 10 years!
In the heart of Brickell, one of Downtown Miami’s most popular neighborhoods, you will find the Novotel Miami Brickell. In early 2021 this hotel was completely renovated, and the rooftop deck with swimming pool, lounge, and pool bar got a stunning new look. Printable Technical Textiles was asked to print the fabric for the sunshade roofing of the rooftop bar with its renowned SolidskinTec printing process.
Brasserie Goudale (Arques, France) distributes its beer brands with TSA Transports in Calais. Over the past years, both brewer and transporter agreed that they would change their side-curtains to the high-quality standard that our SolidskinTec printing process provides, improving their marketing appearance and durability on the road.
The unique 2,000 m2 facade artwork ‘The Conversation’ has ascended in the trendy neighborhood of Assembly Row in Somerville, near Boston, USA. Commissioned by Design Communications Ltd, Printable Technical Textiles printed the facade textile with their SolidskinTec printing process on Serge Ferrari’s Frontside View 381 mesh fabric.
Dutch Circuit Zandvoort underwent a large-scale upgrade in preparation for the return of Formula 1 to the Netherlands. The entire circuit was redesigned to be ready for the future. An important eye-catcher was the renovation of the main grandstand, including a brand new fabric roof.
With a fleet of over 1000 electric vehicles, the successful online supermarket Picnic won the hearts and minds of the Dutch consumer. The eye-catching electric vans with printed sidecurtains with SolidskinTec, address a fundamental flaw in online grocery shopping and delivery; its impact on carbon emissions. We’re happy and proud they chose our printed side curtains with SolidskinTec.
Maastricht University commissioned the renowned and award winning photographer Robin de Puy to create an artwork for these screens. The images used for the sunscreens show humanity in different settings. Each printed zipscreen has its own photo and obviously, these beautiful photos deserved a print quality to the highest standards. The artwork is called “Screening Diversity”.
Since the introduction of the new corporate identities of Zandbergen and Ambrosius in 2015, about two hundred trucks have been equipped with Solidskin side curtains. A conscious choice: besides SolidskinTec printed curtainsiders, other types of printed truck side curtains have been on the road to test their quality and sustainability. According to Erik Zandbergen, director and fleetmanager, Solidskin offers an unrivaled quality.
Printable Technical Textiles was involved in the world’s first Nitrogen Oxide absorbing facade (NOx), installed in Hamburg, Germany. This innovation truly fits our passion for printed technical textiles for long-term use.
Not only trucks use our SolidskinTec printing process to preserve appearance during transportation. Also, Clarijs uses our printed and coated canvas for their (cycle)bags and bakfiets covers. Like trucks, these bags are subject to excessive use and weather conditions and need to withstand the test of time. Printable delivers custom printed and printed series productions with outstanding quality. Clarijs also creates bags from our leftover materials to create a more sustainable bag with a surprisingly funny result.
The exposure of materials on trains requires extreme robustness. Besides the challenging conditions the textiles are exposed to, such as rain, wind, and UV-radiation, they must also withstand the copper deposit created by the grinding of the current train collector against the overhead contact line. Very aggressive cleaning methods are needed to remove this deposit from the materials. Our printing technology is dirt resistant and does not break in this challenging cleaning regime.
Visitors of the Brunssum Open Air Theater, in the south of the Netherlands, enjoy the brand new Tensile roof of the theater, which was installed by APR Projects on behalf of Poly-Ned. Local architect Ivo Rosbeek designed the structure, where integration with the environment was essential.
Roofer makes tough furniture: furniture that can stand rough handling and is suitable for intensive use. Because their furniture is sturdy and easy to keep clean, it is often applied in public areas.
Printable Technical Textiles was selected to deliver the printed canvas for Tomorrowland's giant main entrance area. Printed on both the outside and the inside, these massive, impressive tents create the first promise in this magical world. Besides the well-known high print quality, Printable offers services and high personal involvement in the preparation phase.
These custom made Atila punching bags are becoming the fashion. Again the versatility of our uniquely coated textiles is proving its value. Sustaining thousands of hits, these bags don't break a sweat and stay in perfect condition. The custom made print will not be damaged.
In 2010 Smurfit Kappa started driving with side curtains printed and protected with SolidskinTec. Seven years later more than 200 of these curtains are (still) driving and look great with their high-gloss finish and deep black appearance. Smurfit Kappa embraces the sturdy quality and cost-reducing low maintenance of a Solidskin truck curtain.
For Base Structures UK we have produced these unique sunshades for a private residence in the Middle East. In this production the print design is on the inside of the textile to create a unique experience and carry the interior design from the villa out onto the terraces on the outside. The outside of the textile is left white to reflect the sun and keep the terrace cool.
ELI Play is an in-house supplier and manufacturer of surprising and versatile indoor playgrounds. Printable Technical Textiles contributes to this quality by supplying printed and protected technical textiles for their softplay components. The printed designs are of great importance to the experience of the playground. An easily overlooked benefit is the unique coating that protects the print and textile. This makes ELI Play playgrounds fun and makes them safer and more hygienic.