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.

Why choose the SolidskinTec printing process?

By applying our SolidskinTec printing process to the technical textile used for these wagons, not only unique eye-catchers on the track have been created, but the material (and the print!) can also withstand the heavy mechanical stresses typical for this application.

After all, the coated prints are flexible, colorfast for years, and dirt-repellent. Because of this, even graffiti can be easily removed…something that is, unfortunately, a common concern with rail transportation.

Located in Cap d’Agde (France), you will find the “Centre International de Tennis” (CIT). It is one of the finest tennis facilities in Europe and hosts the world’s largest annual amateur tournament, the National Tennis Cup. Our French partner ACS Production equipped the new hall with fabric facades, which we printed with our unique SolidskinTec printing process. In late 2021 a new 6000m2 hall was completed with 7 tennis courts and 4 padel courts.

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! The front facade was printed on Frontside View 381 mesh by Serge Ferrari. The long side facade was printed on Flexlight Perform 702 s2 Opaque membrane, also from Serge Ferrari.

The CIT in Cap d’Agde was founded by the famous French tennis player Pierre Barthès, who was in the world’s top 10 rankings in the 70s. The expansion of the hall will enable the town to host the various tennis and padel clubs that use the site throughout the year.

Project Description
Project Centre International de Tennis
Location FR-34300 Cap d’Agde
Substrate Serge Ferrari Frontside View 381
Substrate Flexlight Perform 702 s2 opaque
Quantity 820 m2
Year 2021
Contractor ACS Production

Facade architecture

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

Another SolidskinTec application. This time it’s running on the rail! The above picture is from a Bombardier locomotive with flex panels HSL Benelux.

Why choose the SolidskinTec printing process?

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.

Some other examples our work for the railway sector

Roofer makes tough 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. Moreover, Roofer offers freedom of choice in both form and implementation. When customers choose a custom print on Bisonyl, Printable Technical Textiles comes into play.

Printable Technical Textiles is proud to deliver the printed material with its renowed SolidskinTec printing process. Being vandal-proof and able to resist markers or paint, the tailor-made print will not be easily damaged. And they are hygienic and easy to clean because the surface of the coating is so dense that dirt or anything – can be easily wiped off with a wet towel. Besides the physical benefits, the aesthetic value is one of a kind. Roofer offers customization for each project, and due to the high-gloss finish, it looks fresh and appealing.

We love the Roofer team’s designs for their clients, and we’re delighted to add our expertise to help this creative company achieve these beautiful results.

Centre International de Tennis

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!

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Main Grandstand F1 Circuit Zandvoort

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.

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Clarijs reCYCLEbags printed with SolidskinTec

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Custom printed punching bags

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The softplay components of ELI Play

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Curtains for Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus, Restaurant Schillings

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Printed event tents

Festivals, food-fests, glampings and campings, we can't get enough of it. And they all share the same roof... tents. Printed event tents are hot! Be it a gigantic tent for a festival audience or a private textile roof for two. Printable delivers on-demand printed tent technical textiles.

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Strandstoel XXL (Beach chair XXL)

These giant beach chairs are a real eye-cacher and a load of fun! The beach chairs of (the original) Strandstoel XXL are used for promotion at festivals and events. The giant billboards offer great photo opportunities for brands and instant succes by promotion on social networks.

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These giant interactive billboards are customised to fit the brand. Printable printed these robust covers for BigAirBag. Both companies share their pride on the high definition digital print, the use of innovate materials and durability of appearance. With over a 1000 installations worldwide in the past 10 years, the unrivalled quality and durability on these product has been proved.

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Main image ©Tomorrowland

Printable Technical Textiles was selected to deliver the printed canvas for Tomorrowland’s giant main entrance area.

Best Music Event, Best Major Festival, World’s Best Festival, Best International Dance Music Festival: Tomorrowland is one of the world’s largest and most influential electronic dance music festivals. Not only renowned for its music and entertainment but also for the astounding stages and decors that create a magical atmosphere. These decors push the limits of what is possible.

Printable Technical Textiles was selected to deliver the printed textile 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 Technical Textiles offered their services and high personal involvement in the preparation phase.

Printed structures and tents for events must stand out. Not only the appearance must be impressive, but they should also be able to withstand harsh weather conditions and they must be able to be put on and taken off several times without damaging the looks. Thanks to its heavy-duty characteristics, technical textiles printed with SolidskinTec are the perfect choice for a multiple-use event tent or event structure.

Project Description

Project Tomorrowland Main Entrance
Location BE 2850 Boom
Substrate Serge Ferrari Flexlight Perform 702 S2
Quantity 5200 m2
Year 2019
Contractor ARTNzo

Event Structures and Tents
Event Structures and Tents
Event Structures and Tents

These custom-made Atila punching bags are becoming the fashion. Again the versatility of our unique production process of textile pre-treatment, high-quality printing, and a polyurethane fusion process. Prove their 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. As a significant benefit, they are hygienic and easy to clean. Whatever hits the bags will stay on the surface and cannot enter into the fabric. The surface of the technical textile protected by the SolidskinTec polyurethane fusion process is so dense that dirt – or sweat or anything – can be easily wiped off with a wet towel. Besides the physical benefits, the aesthetic value is also great. It offers a perfect marketing tool for the owners and looks excellent and fresh due to its high-gloss finish.

Thanks to: Form Upgrade and Warrior Academy in Lelystad, Photography Michel Claus.

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

Shade Sails
Shade sails - Printable

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