Typical for the process in which the ECO-oh! mats are heated, pressed and transformed into panels, is its non-woven top layer that secures the polyester fibres and plastic flakes during the production process and becomes transparent after heating. By manipulating the top layer, the visual identity of the material can be modified.
Studio Plott investigated a method of controlling the coloring of the ECO-oh! boards, subjecting them to a minimum of processing. Research revealed that the non-woven top layer could be replaced by an equivalent material that is available in a multitude of virtually opaque colors and that is suited for applying screen print dyes. This allows the twosome to apply prints to the material and to develop a wide variety of patterned boards.