With over 3700 branches in 31 countries, Deichmann is Europe’s largest shoe retailer. The company is family-owned and founded in 1913 in Essen, Germany. The HQ is in Essen, but you can also find their Flagship Store in the city center. In 2020 the store was upgraded with a beautiful new fabric facade by our valued partner Koch Membranen. This new facade needed to blend in with the corporate identity of Deichmann.

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.

Project Description
Project Deichmann Flagship Store
Location DE-45127 Essen
Substrate Serge Ferrari Frontside View 381
Quantity 1600m2 double sided print
Year 2020
Contractor Koch Membranen

Our SolidskinTec printing process allows us to print any solid color (single and double-sided) without a minimum volume. That, plus the fact that it enables us to give a 10-year warranty on color retention was the beginning of an intensive collaboration between Koch Membranen, Serge Ferrari, and Printable Technical Textiles.

Serge Ferrari supplied a specially prepared version of the Frontside View 381 mesh on which we can print double-sided perfectly. We performed several color tests, and after the architect approved the colors, we produced the five different shades of green in precisely the desired square meters per color. Koch Membranes fabricated and installed the fabric.

The result is impressive. The store is an unmistakable eye-catcher for the Deichmann group. It is entirely in line with the corporate identity and was produced against minimum costs because we could print the desired colors in the required quantities.

Textile facades
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We were approached by our partner ShadeFLA because of the challenges involved in this project. First of all, the color retention of the printed sunshade roofing was an important issue. Given the sunny climate in South Florida, the risk of quick fading of colors is very high. Because of the enhanced resistance to UV radiation through our SolidskinTec printing process, we were able to offer an unlimited 10-year warranty.

Another challenge was the chosen design. During the complete renovation of the hotel, a uniform color scheme was chosen that is repeated in all elements. Therefore, the sunshade roofing design had to 100% blend in with the colors of the walls, furniture, etc. This was no problem for us, and the first print samples were instantly approved.

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Project Description
Project Novotel Miami Rooftop Bar
Location USA-33129 Miami
Substrate Serge Ferrari Flexlight Perform 502S2
Quantity 75 m2
Year 2021
Contractor ShadeFLA

Sunshade roofing
Sunshade roof
Sunshade roofing

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.

What’s phenomenal about this textile facade – and at the same time a public art project – is that three silhouette-shaped LED screens in the facade display digital art by local artists. Puma North Americas HQ is the proud occupant of the property.

This contract was awarded to Printable Technical Textiles by Design Communications Ltd following a successful collaboration for the Project ‘Partners Healthcare Parking Garage‘ in Assembly Row. Everyone is delighted with how the printed substrate for the facade has retained its color and appearance under extreme weather conditions. The endless creative possibilities of a printed sustainable facade cladding are expressed symbiotically in ‘The Conversation.’

Architects’ choice. Printed with SolidskinTec

Architects are applying printed textile facades architecture because it is an innovative solution and offers exciting possibilities. Architects can emphasize their signature and unique design, easily connect with the surroundings or create surprising effects to make an impact and generate stopping power. Textile facades offer low costs and quick implementation. SolidskinTec proves to be the only solution for printed technical textiles that must remain durable in public areas. Your technical textile printed with SolidskinTec is guaranteed to stay beautiful during its extended lifetime.

Project Description
Year 2021
Project Assembly Row – HQ Puma North America
Location USA-02145 Somerville MA
Substrate Serge Ferrari Frontside View 381
Quantity 2000 m2
Contractor Design Communications Ltd

Why are facade textiles printed with SolidskinTec unique?

  • 10 years guarantee on color retention
  • 10 years guarantee on dirt repellence
  • 10 years guarantee on adhesion of ink and varnish
  • 10 years guarantee on crack initiation of inks

Technical textiles are a perfect solution when renovating or facelifting stadium and grandstand canopies. By adding print, the textile can be produced in any desired look and feel or even used as promotional space to further reduce renovation costs. A textbook example is the renovation of the main grandstand of Circuit Zandvoort in the Netherlands, to which Printable Technical Textiles contributed by printing the textile with SolidskinTec.

Renovation main grandstand in 2020

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.

Project Description
Project Circuit Zandvoort renovation
Location NL-2041KP Zandvoort
Substrate Sattler 648 Polyplan
Quantity 1930 m2
Contractor Poly-Ned

The upgrade was needed urgently. The once so prestigious circuit did no longer meet the current standards to host F1 races and be able to shelter the 315,000 visitors that come with it. In the case of the main grandstand, the canopy was outdated and, due to the weather and wind along the Dutch coast, no longer waterproof and rusty. All in all, certainly not a showpiece for the circuit. The roof needed a cost-effective facelift, for which Poly-Ned was contracted.

The solution was found in tensioning lightweight fabric panels against the old beams. By printing these panels, 1900 m2 of promotional space was created at the most visible spot of the track.

Fabric roofs

Poly-Ned approached Printable Technical Textiles for our SolidskinTec printing process that enhances textiles with protective and dirt-repellent properties. Our expertise was of great value in providing a print with exact matching of the desired color of the sponsor statement. And because we enhance the prints with our unique polyurethane varnish, we were able to offer a 10-year unlimited warranty on the preservation of appearance and weather resistance, which was no luxury considering the location on the coast.

For the installation of the fabric roofs, Poly-Ned used the services of APR-Projects. They took care of the entire on-site renovation, resulting in a great eye-catcher that is now seen by more than 100 million viewers to the Formula 1 race that, after 36 years of absence, is now back in the Netherlands.

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In 2020 the University of Maastricht opened the doors of their new location: the Tapijnkazerne. The building houses the school of Business and Economics, UMIO and the library of the university. This historic site, that was build in 1916, had previously being used as a military base barracks and retired in 2010.

The building was redesigned to make it a green environment, while keeping some of the buildings’ characteristics. The main entrance under the park of the historic buildings was transformed to become an underground building that connects the old barracks. The glass facade offers a great opportunity to make a unique appearance, but it also requires protection against the direct sunlight, both for practical and energy savings reasons. Therefore, a series of printed zipscreens was installed by Schellekens & Schellenkens, using a grey Helioscreen textile.

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”.

The challenge: inks ‘falling off’ the screen

Printable Technical Textiles was approached to create a technical solution for the printed zipscreens after previous printing tests had failed. The experience of Printable Technical Textiles was necessary to make the selected Helioscreen screening fabric receptive to our unique SolidskinTec printing process. To apply our formula on this screen, which is key to achieving high-quality standards, we needed to change the structure of the textile so that our PU-coating would do what it should do.

SolidskinTec is a unique printing process that fuses the inks and pu-varnish with the technical textile. This process adds new properties to the technical textile in terms of color intensity, color retention, flexibility, and dirt resistance. These added properties enable us to provide unique guarantees to technical textiles they did not have before our processing with our technology. The result: Beautiful printed outdoor blinds with an unlimited guarantee on appearance for 5 years.

 

Project Description
Project Tapijnkazerne
Location NL-6211ME Maastricht
Substrate Helioscreen Sergé 3% 117117
Quantity 125 m2
Year 2020
Contractor Schellekens & Schellekens

Reinventing the process

About the project:

In 2020 the University of Maastricht openend the doors of their new location: the Tapijnkazerne. The building houses the school of Business and Economics, UMIO and the library of the university. This historic site, that was build in 1916, had previously being used as a military base barracks and retired in 2010.

The building was redesigned to make it a green environment, while keeping some of the buildings’ characteristics. The main entrance under the park of the historic buildings was transformed to become an underground building that connects the old barracks. The glass facade offers a great opportunity to make a unique appearance, but it also requires protection against the direct sunlight, both for practical and energy savings reasons. Therefore, a series of zipscreens was installed by Schellekens & Schellenkens, using a grey Helioscreen textile.

Maastricht University commissioned the renowned and award winning photographer Robin de Puy to create an artwork for these printed outdoor blinds. The images used for the sunscreens show humanity in different settings. Each printed outdoor blinds has its own photo and obviously, these beautiful photos deserved a print quality to the highest standards. The artwork is called “Screening Diversity”.

We work with carefully selected fabrics from renowned technical textile manufacturers.

All textiles have been thoroughly tested, based on the actual real-life conditions and compared to equivalents. This is how we safeguard the long-term suitability of our products for each application and offer unique guarantees.

Printed outdoor blinds
Sunscreens
Printed sunscreens
Printed outdoor blinds

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The open-air theater is located in the middle of a park. Therefore, the architect decided to extend the natural surroundings under the tensile roofing using print. Poly-Ned approached Printable Technical Textiles to print the leaf pattern on the specially prepared technical textiles used for this project. We protected these with our unique SolidskinTec polyurethane fusion, so the prints are guaranteed to remain colorfast and dirt-resistant for 10 years. If you look closely, you will also discover various quotes from creative minds from the Dutch theater history among the printed leaves, an excellent addition to the Tensile roofing that completes the picture.

Printable Technical Textiles offers a second-to-none durable printing solution on technical textiles used for tensile roofing. Architects and builders are becoming increasingly creative with customized designs for stunning tensile structures and fabric roofs. Beautiful and unique, these impressive solutions are surprisingly easy to create. Our 10 year warranty on appearance, plus the complete creative freedom in design, opens doors for a new generation of tensile structures.

Project Description
Project Open Air Theater
Location NL-6444AT Brunssum
Substrate Sattler 641 Complan D
Quantity 600 m2
Year 2021
Contractor Poly-Ned

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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.

This terrace canopy was designed for a private villa in Jeddah, the unique feature of this triple cone tensile fabric structure is the printed graphic on the underside. The 2D Arabic graphic had to be distorted with specialist software and overlaid onto the 3D conical form of the membrane. Each PVC coated polyester panel was then printed with our SolidskinTec printing process and then assembled in Bristol by Base Structures. Careful detailing of the graphic at the overlapping seams ensured the overall pattern lined through from panel to panel.

The quality of the light diffusing through the printed graphic and colourful geometric border provides a dramatic contribution to this high quality development. Our unrivalled coating makes the shades durable for more than 10 years against the harsh Middle East sun.

Project Description

Project Private Villa Jeddah
Location SA-21577 Jeddah
Substrate Sioen T 3117 T (type III)
Quantity 276m2
Year 2016
Installer Base Structures UK

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Location NL-8017JG Zwolle
Substrate Serge Ferrari 902S2 (type II)
Quantity 1000m2
Year 2018
Installer Buitink Technology

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