The following renderings represent a perspective section showing the different fabric construction types used by Transformit.


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Fabric is pulled over a frame so that the seams and zippered openings follow the outer perimeter of the structure.  The zipper on a pillowcased structure usually runs along the underside of the lowest pole to hide it.

Pillowcase with Binding

pillowcase with binding 255A pllowcase with binding is usually used when the fabric does not have enough stretch to fit over a frame without wrinkles.  The stretchy binding pulls out those wrinkles.

Single Skin

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The structure is fed into tunnels around the perimeter of the structure allowing for a single skin between. Often, a zipper is not necessary, as the poles can be fed through a hidden hole in a corner.  A single skin is usually used when translucency is desired.

Light Block or Acoustic Liner

Pillowcase with liner 255 A liner is used for blocking light or supressing sound.  When a piece is printed on both sides of a pillowcase, lighting often highlights the backside of a piece, and a lightblock liner will prevent the opposing graphic from bleeding through.  A thick liner called Polysoft can be used to dampen sound.  

FasTen on TubeFasten on tube_255.jpgWhen the clean look of a pillowcased skin is needed with a single skin fabrication, then a small channel can be rivited to a tube to use FasTen.