HP today announced that Cover-Up Limited, based in Dublin, Ireland, has used its HP Scitex XL1500 Printer to produce a building wrap measuring 4408m2 on behalf of its client JK Signage.
The building wrap has been designed to cover the entire exterior of the Beacon Court development in Dublin whilst construction work is being undertaken. It is expected that the application will be on display for up to two years. The wrap depicts the completed exterior of the building, showing people in meetings, looking out of the windows and standing on balconies.
Cover-Up printed the building wrap on 3.2m wide Vuflex Eash Mesh using HP Scitex Ink for durability. The HP Scitex XL1500 super-wide printer can print at speeds up to 124m2 per hour, which enabled Cover-Up to print the entire building wrap in just seven days. The front and back sections of the building wrap were produced as seven sections which were fixed together using high-frequency welding.
"Initially we were commissioned to produce a wrap to cover the front of the building; however, JK Signage was so pleased with the final result that the project was expanded to cover the entire development," said Anthony Byrne, manager Cover-Up Limited. "We were given a very tight schedule in which to print all the sections of building wrap, so the speed of our HP Scitex XL1500 Printer played a vital role in the success of the project."
Cover-Up, established in 1976, specialises in producing banners, flexible and rigid indoor and outdoor signage, boat cockpit and truck covers, point of sale items and building wraps. In 2008, it purchased its HP Scitex XL1500 to produce high-quality digitally printed items.
"When investigating the printers available on the market we wanted to invest in a machine that would provide us with high-productivity, reliability and optimum print quality and a quick return on investment," said Byrne.
"We looked at some samples produced on the HP Scitex XL1500 Printer and the high standard of print convinced us that this was the right equipment for us. Since installing our HP Scitex XL1500 printer we have noticed a significant improvement in the quality of our digitally printed jobs and have experienced a considerable increase in uptime - benefits we can pass onto our customers."