Imageco has completed its first Descor installation for Leeds-based corrugated case manufacturer and supplier Greyhound Box, branding a portacabin meeting room situated in Greyhound’s factory to create a more aesthetically pleasing setting.

Normally such a construction would involve boarding the cabin interior and then applying a pasted wallcovering on top. However, after visiting the site, Imageco MD Nathan Swinson-Bullough realised that the Pongs Descor track system would be well-suited for the job. The client was willing to oblige, and Imageco’s internal graphic designer was briefed accordingly.

Available exclusively through Arkutex, the architectural surface textiles division of CMYUK, Descor is a track-based system which accommodates single-piece stretch tension textiles in order to cover walls, ceilings, and panels of any size and shape, with the substructure hidden behind the textile panels. By using a purpose-designed spatula, the textile is pushed into the track profile and stretched drum-like, so it looks like a solid surface.

Descor does away with the need to make good wall or other surfaces, and integrates essential lighting and HVAC services. Because it does not interfere with underlying architectural features, it can be used for the interior refurbishment of notable buildings. Images can be changed easily and without changing the track infrastructure, making it a suitable solution for brand-immersive events.

Imageco chose a Pongs Descor textile for the printable stretch textile surfaces, printed on its EFI Vutek GS3250 LX Pro UV LED printer with both patterned and textured effects. The company also installed new lighting.

Mr Swinson-Bullough said, ‘This is our first commercial job using Descor and it has already had enquiries off the back of it. I see this solution being used in a wide variety of spaces. We produce traditional wallcoverings for interiors but its good to have this as an option as well. The textiles that can be used with Descor also include acoustic and anti-bacterial solutions, so the potential of this product in sectors such as educational, heritage and hospitality is very interesting. It’s now a case of educating our clients to the potential that this type of application can bring.’