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In October 2015, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital of Liverpool, England relocated to a new building. The hospital had been in the same location as part of the Children’s Health Park for over one hundred years. Amanda Rees, Clinical Research Facility Operations Manager for Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, was looking to create a less clinical environment for her patients and to make their time at the new hospital more relaxing. She was made aware of an innovative new printable wall covering; HP PVC-free Durable Smooth Wall Paper that is certified environmentally safe for use in hospitals and other sensitive environments. It is also Type II Compliant for tough durability in a climate subject to intense wear and tear. Odorless, and with multiple environmental certifications, HP PVC-free Durable Smooth Wall Paper was the perfect solution to produce custom wall murals with images chosen by the children themselves in keeping with the overall design theme of nature.
“The installation of the custom wall murals had to go on while the hospital was in use and we felt confident that this wallcovering was safe and odorless so as not to affect the patients during install,” states Amanda.
Colour Create of Liverpool did an outstanding job printing the colorful wall decorations on an HP Latex 360 Printer. Barry Hodgson, Director at Colour Create, remarked, “From a printer’s point-of-view, HP PVC-free Durable Smooth Wall Paper prints like a dream. Our press man said it was one of the best products he’d ever printed on.” He explained that they had tried a lot of different wallcovering products in the past, but when they came upon HP PVC-free Durable Smooth Wall Paper, they were sold. “HP PVC-free Durable Smooth Wall Paper is scratch- and tear-resistant,” he explained, “and it goes on with common adhesives and is perfect for commercial environments.” Engineered with ColorPRO Technology, HP PVC-free Durable Smooth Wall Paper delivers color excellence and professional quality results.
The wall mural project at Alder Hey was a success for all involved; the hospital administration, the printer and installers, but most importantly, for the children of Alder Hey who now spend their time in a more uplifting, healthy environment intended to promote an attitude of healing optimism.