HP “restores” Korea’s national monument in just 72 hours

HP Korea announced its support for the NEWS FOR YOU nation’s restoration of historical landmark Sungnyemun by enhancing the construction barricade surrounding restoration works recently, with a façade of the original Sungnyemun before it was destroyed by fire.

As a responsible organisation, HP recognised the need to help Koreans maintain the dignity of the nation’s heritage-rich landmark by mounting a two-dimensional vision of how the national monument looked before the fire incident. This vision was accomplished on a construction barricade which was installed in February, shortly after the fire to protect the ruins against further damage.

Using the HP Scitex TJ8500, HP Korea printed a life-size spitting image of Sungnyemun. This 270m by 14m (3,780m2) image was made up of a series of digitally printed pieces which were then cut and assembled before being mounted on the construction barricade.

First introduced in Korea by print service provider Artmania in November 2007, the HP Scitex TJ8500 is a high-speed wide format digital printing device ideal for a variety of indoor and outdoor applications ranging from bus and taxi shelters, floors, window graphics and exhibition panels. The HP Scitex TJ8500 uses environmentally friendly UV-curable HP Scitex UV850 Supreme ink and provides high-speed printing of 400m2(equivalent to the size of a basketball court) per hour at 336dpi, allowing users to enjoy higher productivity.

HP has accelerated its digital printing presence in the large format printing market worldwide by printing a giant-sized graphic of the Manchester United football team in the United Kingdom and the world’s biggest outdoor displays in Buenos Aires, Argentina with HP Scitex. In doing so, HP is enhancing the beauty of cities globally with superior printing quality for outdoor printing needs.

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