It’s a particularly sunny day, the glare is noticeable, and your space is heating up. If your roof was glazed, you would have to accept and work around it. With Intelligent Printing, you get to control how much natural sunlight you allow into your space.
Intelligent Printing features at least three layers. The top and middle layers are printed or fritted with an offset pattern (usually squares). By altering the air pressure in the individual chambers within the cushion, layers are brought close together, providing maximum fritted coverage, or separated to maximize natural light transmission.
This system can be automated by installing light sensors on the roof of the building. This allows the end user to set light levels maintained by the smart air handling unit and automatically adjusted. As the sun’s position moves through the seasons, an Intelligent Printing ETFE system can react and respond – that’s why we call it intelligent.
Our products are easy to specify. Drop this clause into your architectural specification or download our full H80 Specification.
Product: ARCHITEN ETFE INTELLIGENT PRINTING SYSTEM
(To be specified in conjunction with the ARCHITEN ETFE CUSHION SYSTEM)
System Manufacturer: Architen Landrell Manufacturing Limited
Size: As per the architect’s drawings
Functionality: Adjustable light transmission via offset printing to the top and middle layers. The position of the middle layer is controlled by varying air pressure within the chambers.
Light transmission (open): max 37%
Light transmission (closed): max 19%
For more information on ETFE Foil, take a look at our Materials section. For bespoke projects or additional information, our experienced team will be happy to guide you through the specification of an Architen ETFE Intelligent Printing System.
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