Inspirio - The Fith Element

Inspirio digital glazing

The Fifth Element

The element for new creativity

Earth, Water, Air, Fire. Clay is one of the oldest building materials in the world. And with Argeton, also one of the most modern. Using digital technology, Argeton infuses the four elements that shape clay with a fifth. It is the key to new creativity in façade design.

The new Inspirio designs open up completely new possibilities for the architect to turn creative ideas into reality. Argeton joins the natural properties of clay building materials with all of today‘s innovative and sustainable aesthetics. Durable, energy-saving, fully recyclable and perfectly equipped to withstand the times, Argeton solutions are now available in nearly every imaginable surface, colour and shape.

Give your façade a unique expression. As if it is a unique piece of a perfect world.

Digital engobing

Nowadays everyone is familiar with digital printing. Digital engobing has a lot in common with digital printing – and yet the two are different.

Engobes are high-quality surfaces that are applied to clay panels before the firing process. Likewise, with digital printing, the process starts with a digital image. The digital engobing unit then applies the design on top of an engobed clay panel. In the firing process, the applied image fuses with the engobe and the panel to form an inseparable unit.

The “ink” consists of purely mineral inorganic pigments. By mixing the pigments correctly, the desired effect can be achieved precisely – just like a high-performance printer. Colours come out brilliantly and picture-perfect.

There is a special advantage of applying mineral pigments and firing all components together: Unlike organic coatings the surfaces cannot wash out or fade over time. This gives digitally engobed Argeton facades a particularly high quality and added value. Due to their durability and environmental friendliness the clay façade-panels are also particularly sustainable.

Inspirio – Inspired by the rock

Inspirio – Inspired by the metal world

Inspirio – Inspired by concrete textures

Inspirio – Inspired by nature

Inspirio – Inspired by classic surfaces

Inspirio – Inspired by iconographic patterns

Additional information

Dimension of digitally engobed facade panels
min / max length: 300 / 1500 mm
min / max width: 150 / 400 mm
min / max thickness: 18 / 85 mm

Notes on the design

  • Colour deviations of the digitally engobed panels from the design in the brochure and from different batches are possible
  • The designs are generated from a large image section in the usual way
  • All panel types can be digitally engobed

Digital engobing quality

  • Digitally engobed panels are tested according DIN EN ISO 10545-14:2016-02
  • They are resistant to staining, UV-light, scratching and frost
  • Fully sustainable production: the inks are completely mineral and contain no harmful substances