HP technology brightens the walls at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital Unit

HP created a series of wall graphics for Liverpool’s new Alder Hey in the Park Children’s Hospital

HP has announced that it has created and donated a series of wall graphics for the Clinical Research Facility at Liverpool’s new Alder Hey in the Park Children’s Hospital.

The project utilised HP’s Latex technology to create six photographic wall coverings inspired by natural surroundings, which were installed at the unit last month.

The installation was completed in collaboration with HP large format media provider, BMG, and digital print specialist, Colour Create, with the wall coverings printed on an HP Latex 360 Printer at the company’s Liverpool-based facilities, using HP PVC-free Durable Smooth Wall Paper.

As Barry Hodgson, Director, Colour Create, explains, HP’s unique water-based Latex inks made the HP  Latex 360 Printer the obvious solution for the project. “With HP’s water-based inks, we are able to reach new indoor spaces that solvent-based inks can’t, like healthcare. Working with a children’s hospital, providing prints that are clean, harmless and odourless is paramount, and our HP Latex technology provided us with this assurance.”

Wall coverings produced with HP PVC-free Durable Smooth Wall Paper and HP Latex Inks enable healthier and more sustainable printing, and have a host of environmental certifications. Amongst these, HP Latex Inks are UL ECOLOGO and UL GREENGUARD GOLD Certified, with the odorless displays also meeting AgBB criteria.

Amanda Rees, Clinical Research Facility Operational Manager, Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We are grateful to HP for their kind donation of these wall graphics. The prints were chosen by patients visiting the Clinical Research Facility and reflect the park land in which our hospital is located, bringing the outside in. We’ve had a fantastic reaction from patients, parents and staff to date.”