What makes the difference?
Most of our selected membranes are low wick, anti-bacteria treated and flame retardant. Through their production and our coating process these fabrics are highly resistant to the effects of weather (wind, hail, UV). Our products used in architecture are guaranteed for 10 years and our products in transportation are guaranteed for 5 years. For both markets these are unrivalled warranties for their markets that are proven in real live.
To understand our product it is important to understand that in our production process, we change the textile into an entirely new product.
This is due to the chemical processes involved between textile, our inks and coating. This process will change the characteristics of the textile and enables us to give our unrivalled warranty. All our fabrics are carefully selected and extensively tested on our fusion process and visual appearance. Our partners are renowned for their quality and know our demands.
Our open mesh substrates
To resolve the challenge of embedding open-structure fabrics, We have worked together with our partners to select PES-PVC textiles that are strong (FT381 (565gr) and T2302FE (700gr)) and prepared to our demands. This ensures an even and constant embedding over the entire material and enables us to safeguard adhesion of inks and varnishes.
Our closed substrates
At Printable we use our extensive experience in the market to constantly improve the outcome of our printed and varnished canvas. For each application we have different high grade PES-PVC textiles (type 1,2,3,4,5) that qualify to meet our standards and are tested with our unique production process.
When exposed to UV rays, water-based coatings turn yellow as the lacquer dries out. This makes the surface brittle, allowing it to detach, exposing the ink and canvas to dirt, moist and mold. Our PU-coating does not turn yellow and, since our coating fuses with ink and textile, we create a strongly adhesive effect, which does not detach and which continues to retain its flexibility.
Resistance against chemicals.
During maintenance, coatings can become damaged by cleaning chemicals that break the structure of the protective layer. Our PU-coating does not react to any substances. Because of the structure of our coating, the resulting lotus effect repels dirt and chemicals off the surface, making it easy to wash dirt with just water and rain. This dirt-repellent surface also reduces cleaning frequency and the need for harsh chemicals.
Solidskin canvas for side-curtains
At Printable we use our extensive experience in the market to constantly improve the outcome of our printed and varnished canvas. This is why we use a high-grade Panama canvas for truck side curtains, with a white top and a grey reverse. The advantages are clearly visible: Brighter colours, a less see-through canvas, a cleaner appearance on the inside and on the outside the vertical ribs of the truck blend in with the canvas.
If a lifespan warranty has never been proven in life it is worth nothing.
Our substrates are extensively and independently tested by TÜV-TNO and the COT institute. More important our substrates are proven in life under harsh-conditions. Due to our preparation and coating techniques our substrates are the only printed products in the market offering a long-term warranty on the key aspect of appearance.
We give a unlimited warranty (architecture 10 years / transportation 5 years) on:
- The dirt-repellent properties
- The retention of colour intensity
- The adhesion of inks and coating (no degradation)
- The flexibility of fabric
Sample requests and colour proofing
As part of our range of services, Printable is happy to provide colour samples for your production or sample room. Our printing production systems can match any colour system by creating an exact formula for your desired project on a fully coated and finished canvas sample. Would you like advice on material selection or a sample textile membranes?