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Printed Blinds Factory is a Galway based company who came up with a unique concept of printing educational designs onto the window blinds and offering them to schools.

This unique concept allows utilising the unused space as an extra educational aid that is usually located in the prime position of the classroom.

The idea of printing educational designs and message on blinds was then combined with a special fabric to ensure that the concept of printing is offered on the best quality blind possible.

The company cooperated with many domestic and foreign fabric producers, to develop the most suitable fabric for modern educational installations. EcoSunFilter™ fabric is 100% recyclable screen fabric recommended by the engineers from the Education Department.

Standard blackout blinds that are being used in the schools, make it necessary to turn on the lights when the blinds are down. In many cases after the blinds go up the lights stay on. The company feels that the blackout blinds are the main reason of the high electricity consumption in the classrooms. Their special fabric EcoSunFilter(TM) is designed to block the UV rays whilst letting the natural light in. The glare on whiteboards and screens is reduced and there is no need to turn on the lights as when enough daylight enters a room, the need for artificial light is very much reduced. The fabric also regulates the noise and heat in the classroom. Fibreglass-PVC yarns from the EcoSunFilter™ fabric are as eco-friendly as possible. This is proved by their compliance with the Oëkotex standard 100. The fabric also complies with the latest REACH-standards prescribed by the EU. Greenguard certification proves that our fabric can be used for schools and other buildings where children reside.

Printed Blinds Factory manufactures blinds in Claregalway, Co. Galway and all processes take place under one roof, including design, printing and manufacturing. Blinds meet the safety standards of NSAI and are always installed with a chain safety device

The wide range of available prints includes more than 100 designs from categories such as: English, Geography, Mathematics, Irish, Music and Social Life. Designs in Irish are officially translated by Foras na Gaeilge. The team of designers can also prepare a custom design that may include the school crest and contact details usually used in the reception area facing outside near the school entrance.

This year the company tried to help financially struggling schools by offering blinds at no cost to schools and arranging sponsors to cover the cost of the blinds. This very hard task took many months to finalise but the company is happy to announce that he first sponsored blinds to the value of more than 40 000 euro are now being installed in schools across the country. This was possible thanks to the kind sponsorship from AIB Junior Saver and the educational content which was prepared by Printed Blinds Factory in association with Irish Water Safety, Dental Health Foundation, Irish Association of Optometrists, Foras na Gealge, Gealscoil and WWF.

Printed Blinds Factory is a dynamic company whose development research is supported by Enterprise Ireland so you can be sure that you are buying a top quality product directly from the original developers of this concept.

You will find more details on: www.printedblindsfactory.com or ringing the free number 1800-BLINDS (1800-254637).

 

PRINTED BLINDS FACTORY NAMED BEST EMERGING BUSINESS IN THE 2012 SCCUL Entrepreneurship Awards.

Galway – 16 November 2012. Printed Blinds Factory named best emerging business in the 2012 SCCUL Entrepreneurship Awards. This is the third year of the awards, an initiative aided by Ballybane Enterprise Centre, St. Columba’s Credit Union and Galway City Council. The aim of this initiative is to encourage local entrepreneurship by identifying high potential entrepreneurs and helping them accelerate their plans.

Printed Blinds Factory was selected a winner in the Energing Business Category in the SCCUL Entrepreneurship Awards by a judging panel which included Gavin Duffy, Dragons Den; Barry Egan, Director, West Region Enterprise Ireland; Jim Murren, former IDA Regional Manager IDA Galway; Hannah Kiely CEO, HC Financial Advisors Ltd. The judging panel was chaired by Declan Dooley, President Galway Chamber and Managing Director Galway Independent.

 

As a  category winner, Printed Blinds Factory received a €1000 cash prize, an advertising package worth €1250 from media sponsor Galway Independent and a specially commissioned ceramic trophy from local artist Sinead O’ Toole.

 

Aimed at celebrating entrepreneurship and rewarding local enterprise, the awards are an initiative of SCCUL Enterprises Ltd aided by Ballybane Enterprise Centre, St. Columba’s Credit Union and Galway City Council.

 

Congratulating all the award winners on their success, Jim Naughton, Chairman of the Board of SCCUL Enterprises said,

 

“These awards are a really important opportunity to encourage our high potential entrepreneurs and help them accelerate their plans. Encouraging entrepreneurship is critical to business growth and creating employment in our local area.”

 

Declan Dooley, Chairman of the Judging Panel said “The quality of this year’s entrants has been extremely high, with each of them showing a commitment to making their businesses succeed through innovation and growth. Today’s awards have acknowledged the dedication, creativity, focus and success of the winning entrepreneurs and I congratulate them all.”

Over 150 companies entered the competition. After 2 stages of interviews, the judging panel led by Dragons Den Gavin Duffy, interviewed the 7 finalists.

The winners were announced on Friday 16th November in the presence of An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD.

“We are delighted to receive this award and to see so many new businesses from the West of Ireland trying to fight the recession and create jobs and doing their bit to change the economy.” Says Patrick Creaven, Director of the Printed Blinds Factory.

Printed Blinds Factory is a Claregalway based company who came up with a unique concept of printing educational designs onto the window blinds and offering them to schools. This unique concept allows utilising the unused space as an extra educational aid that is usually located in the prime position of the classroom. Educational content is prepared by Printed Blinds Factory in association with Irish Water Safety, Dental Health Foundation, Foras na Gealge, Gealscoil and WWF promoting not only Literacy and Numeracy but also educational messages on safety, health and environment.

More details about the awards can be found on www.scculawards.ie.

Details about  Printed Blinds Factory can be found on: www.printedblindsfactory.com or by ringing the free phone number 1800-BLINDS (1800-254637).