Say goodbye to ill-fitting textile skins - for good.
After a lot of research and vigorous testing, Brownings has introduced TexGrip, the latest addition to its textile profiles and made of rubber. Soft Signage is growing at a rapid rate as commercial businesses look to it as there ‘go to solution’ in retail environments but the textile skins need to be stitched perfectly to fit the frames.
Otherwise, the result is a skin that doesn’t stretch enough to cover the frame or a skin that’s oversized and sags. TexGrip offers a universal solution to this common problem as it replaces the need to stitch the keder onto the prints.
A rubber profile which slides into the recessed channel on the frame, TexGrip fits perfectly into the company’s TexSign profiles and many other textile systems, although testing or seeking advice before first application is recommended.
Once the TexGrip is in the frame, the skin is pushed in and over the profile which will then grip and hold the skin. The skin can be pushed in using a pizza slicer and any excess skin can be simply trimmed back.
On larger frames Brownings recommends stitching keder to the top and to the left or right-hand side. This will then help fitters get the skin on the frame straight. The skin can then be pulled tight and the TexGrip will ensure a perfectly tensioned skin.
“Carrying TexGrip in your fitter’s van is your get out of jail free card,” says Brownings. “If the skin doesn’t fit TexGrip might just save the day.”