Our textiles

Tensile architecture offers serious benefits. Compared to other facade architectures, textiles offer a unique appearance for a surprisingly low investment. Lightweight supportive structures, dynamic forms, graphical designs and lightning effects are just a few of the advantages. Moreover, the textiles allow for tremendous energy savings to building and environment.

Printable works with a range of renowned, high-quality technical textiles that are printed on demand. Our unique coating and printing process deliver unrivalled protection against discolouring and degradation of quality through UV-radiation and the effects of mould. This is why we are able to give a 10-year warranty on appearance. Whether it’s for a single shade, a tensile facade or a complete tensile roof structure for a stadium, our membrane substrates will enable you to make a real impact at a low cost.

Facade architecture
Our facade canvas imposes eye-catching graphical elements onto buildings. Printed on-demand with any design, pattern or colour, our substrates achieve the best hard-wearing resistance combined with freedom of choice in design and ideas.
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Tensile shades and roofs
Printable works with a range of renowned, high-quality technical textiles that are printed on demand. Our unique coating and printing process deliver unrivalled protection against discolouring and degradation of quality through UV-radiation and the effects of mould.
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References

Roofing grandstand circuit Zandvoort

By using printed fabrics, Poly-Ned not only offered an aesthetically beautiful renovation solution, they also created eye-catching advertising space for the sponsors of Circuit Zandvoort. The underside of the roof is completely fitted with a printed and coated technical textile, produced by Printable. Since the circuit is situated close to the sea, the print will be exposed to salt, sand and sun. Our unique coating will protect the textile for years against a quick degrade of appearance and the adherence of salt crystals on the textile.

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The 'blending' car park

Both architects and municipalities see that our textile printed facades for car parks offer a perfect solution, balancing costs, maintenance and a great appearance. Depending on the design, the facade mesh fulfils various primary functions, ventilation, noise reduction, wind shields, etc.

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Beyond the sustainable facade

A PES/PVC fabric facade as a flexible second skin around a building is one of the most cost-effective types of facades, as it can retain up to 80% of the heat from the sun. It’s a low cost solution compared to other facade claddings, and it offers a higher degree of customization as the fabrics can be printed with any pattern or design. They are characterized by their light weight, high durability, flexibility and resistance to different weather conditions.

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How green can a textile facade be?

Printable is involved in the world’s first “Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) binding” textile facade put into operation at the Hamburg ECE campus. Besides Printable’s print and PU-coating, this facade has an additional coating with nanotitanium oxide. The coating binds the harmful nitrogen oxides that pollute the air through car emissions. The facade not only binds nitrogen oxides, but also helps to reduce the CO2 emission of the building.

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Zuiver Media

For the new office building of Zuiver Media, Poly-Ned installed a sun-resistant textile cladding, resulting in this clean corporate image. The printed facade membrane provides solar protection for the building, favouring energy savings and reducing operating costs. It also ensures the privacy of the occupants of the premises, while maintaining a good vision to the outside. Poly-Ned chose Printable to print the textile with our unique printing and PU coating technique. 

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Almere Centrum Railway Station

The central railway station of the city of Almere is one of the main hubs of the region. It will become even more important in the coming years, as Almere is growing and the regional public transport will be extended. ProRail contracted Buitink Technology to replace a great part of the hood by printed textile. Printable was asked by Buitink Technology to produce the printed textiles for this project.

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Schüco International KG

Schüco produces high end solutions for windows, doors and façades around te globe. For their head office in Germany, Printable printed the substrate for the textile façade mounted on their “FACID” façade system. The result is not only an eye catching facelift of their office building, but also a great reference of how the FACID extrusions can be applied. To promote this system, the highest quality was demanded. Printable delivers unrivalled usp’s on printed and coated substrates.

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Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus - Restaurant Schillings

What can printed textile bring to interior architecture? Get inspired by the out-of-the-box thinking of the designers at Inside Outside. This interior design agency, owned by Petra Blaisse, is famous for their creative use of materials in interior design. Their preferred material to work with is soft and pliable to create movement and ever-changing effects. For the brand new build Schauspielhaus in Düsseldorf, they created these beautiful custom curtains in the theatre's Restaurant Schillings.

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Printed tent fabrics on demand

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

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Communauté des communes

An artistic expression or sun and heat protection? Both! The Breton artist Sophie Chédeville chose a smart solution for the Communauté des communes van de regio Le Lion-d’Angers in France.

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Cartoon Festival Knokke-Heist

This beachside event tent in Knokke-Heist (Belgium) hosts the annual Cartoon Festival. The tent is printed by Printable. This tent not a typical example of our durability, since it will be used for only two months. Although... did you know that a lot of these materials are being recycled into other products that do benefit from our durable lifecycle for our printed textiles? A good example are the Clarijs ReCycle bags, but also outdoor furniture makes use of recycled prints. So who knows? ... you might find parts of this tent cycling around Knokke-Heist for years to come!

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VRT Reyerstoren

The Tour de France has started. The Grand Départ started in Brussels last weekend and was celebrated during that whole week. Printable printed the textile to create the eye-catching transformation of the 87 mtr. VRT Reyerstoren - celebrating Eddy Merckx. Of course we are happy to see that the beautiful yellow reflected on our Dutch cyclists 🙂 We wish the Tour de France a great edition!

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Textile facade for PIA Automation Headquarters

PIA Automation opened their new plant in Bad Neustadt. A key visual aspect of the new building complex is the branded facade. The frontage showing the corporate identity and slogan 'We Automate Your World' on an 1.000 square meter mesh material that will be visible from a huge distance.

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Soproréal (L'Oréal)

For Soproréal, a production facility of L'Oréal, some of the outdoor machinery needed to be protected against dust and more hidden from the eye. With a subtle pattern printed on this hard-wearing textile, you would hardly notice this is a textile solution.

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NEC Birmingham

For the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham (NEC), Base Structures delivered a 3-Dimensional fabric facade and printed over-cladding that are part of the revitalisation and redevelopment of the centre. The new design has 37 pyramid translucent structures with specially sandwiched panels between the pyramids as a series of vibrant colour panels. These colours were carefully designed and also used in the corporate identity. Being part of the permanent installation, obviously, the perseverance of colour is very important to NEC. The unlimited 10 years warrantee ensures it will stay in perfect condition for years to come.

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City-parkhaus Delmenhorst

Parking garages are enormous buildings that are being build in an efficient way and with low cost structures in mind. Often placed in central areas in town, architects are struggling to balance cost against the appearance of the construction from the street. More and more we see that printed tensile structures deliver a solution for this dilemma.

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AD Delhaize, Merelbeke

AD Delhaize in Merelbeke (Belgium) is a nice reference  regarding the use of architectural substrates that are needed in custom solid colors (with additional graphics if needed). Our on demand printing technique enables us to match any desired color, e.g. RAL colors, quickly produced and for any quantity without restrictions.

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Fabrics printed in solid (RAL) colors

Printable offers an answer for architectural substrates that are needed in custom solid colors. Our on demand printing technique enables us to match any desired color, e.g. RAL colors, quickly produced and for any quantity without restrictions.

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Partners Healthcare Parking Garage

Partners HealthCare is a Boston-based non-profit hospital and physicians network that includes Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, two of the nation's most prestigious teaching institutions. After many years of being scattered across more than a dozen offices in and around Boston, Partners HealthCare’s administrative employees are coming together under one roof and that needed a huge parking garage. Printable was asked to deliver the printed substrate for the facade based on the proof of durability on image and resistance to extreme weather conditions.

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Chateau de la Barbinière

Château de la Barbinière in Saint-Laurent-sur-Sèvre is where design and refinement meet in an unspoilt countryside. The park of 13 hectares deploys its architecture in a natural and calm environment. Attached to the main building, ACS Production made this expansion with a textile facade. The design is in line with its surrounding. It is a clever solution to hide the technical/work area to visitors and keep the area looking pristine.

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Private Villa Jeddah

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.

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Cheops Technology

Printable delivered the printed substrate of the textile facade for Cheops Technology located in the periphery of Bordeaux

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Charleroi Danse Theatre

The Charleroi Danse Theatre was installed in 2014 and these shots were made in 2018. The facade architecture textile is characterised by its printed surface. Printed on-demand, our substrates achieve the best hard-wearing resistance combined with freedom of choice in design and ideas this is the reason The Ateliers Jean Nouvel and MDW architecture chose for our membrame.

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Sense City

A good example of our façade fabric. The Sense City climate chamber @ Université Paris-Est. Sense-City is a climate chamber that can cover two 400m² areas. On each of these areas, a portion of territory is built on, called a Mini-City, equipped with many sensors to study the performance of facilities and urban materials, monitor the city of tomorrow by sending appropriate information, study air, water and soil pollution

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KU13 Sneakerbox

The KU13-Store in Kulmbach opened in September 2018. Printed on our open weave substrates. This interior lights create a playful mix with the graphic designs on the textile facade.

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Ecole Cour de Lorraine

We love this design of the facade of this school (Ecole Cour Lorraine) in Mulhouse France. The building has been fitted with our mesh fabric with a custom design printed on it. The textile facade blocks the sunlight and controls the climate inside without obstructing the view outwards. For more examples and information about our 10 year warranty on appearance.

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Fricke - Saphir

The Fricke - Saphir Building in Bockel, Germany was renewed in 2013 and holds a retail shop for their products. The vulnerability and the exposure to nature were key in this project. Long time relationships between printer, confectioner and producer of the technical textile, lead to the right solution.

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Casino Pleinair

A surprising application of our robust textile substrates: the Casino Pleinair in La Ciotat near Marseille. This outdoor casino has amusing roofs that look like casino tokens. The roofs are printed on a closed substrate and coated. Our unique coating is able to resist the Southern France UV radiance without discolouring for more than 10 years.

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Cité internationale de la tapisserie

We can hardly think of a better reference than being selected for our textiles for facade architecture of the Cité internationale de la tapisserie (Museum of Aubusson tapestry). Located halfway between Clermont-Ferrand and Limoges, this major centre for artistic craft and a skill dating back to the Middle Ages, the Aubusson tapestry was listed as part of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.

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Poligenius Private Schule

Poligenius Private Schule. Printable delivered the substrate for the sports hall of the Poligenius Private Schule. A prefabricated timber construction hall with all the advantages of the material: constructive, sustainable, economical, precise and lightweight. The light facade construction has a subtle pattern in the bright energetic green and text printed on the substrate. Overall the facade gives a powerful and pleasant appearance.

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Swimming pool Binnenzee

For swimming pool 'Binnenzee' in Noordwijk (Netherlands) our technical printed textures offer an aesthetical and practical solution. Besides the aesthetical purpose, the textile also reduces the noise for visitors that make use of the interior pools.

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