Discovering Urban Art At The Maboneng Precinct With The #HPInstaWalk

Hosted by FleishmanHillard South Africa, the iAfrikan team went out for an Instawalk with HP South Africa (#HPInstawalk) along with other digital media players.

#HPInstawalk Team - Maboneng Precinct 2016-01-26

The walk was arranged around a graffiti tour (facilitated by Past Experiences) in and around the Maboneng Precinct on the eastern edge of Johannesburg City, South Africa. Rich in history and urban art, the tour made for a capturing way of announcing HP’s expanded portfolio of new HP DeskJet Ink Advantage/HP DeskJet Ink Advantage Ultra printers.

Graffiti Tag Wall

Graffiti tag wall of some of the best graffiti artists in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Visual Story telling wall journal by various graffiti artists

Visual art by a guy named Veronica


Commissioned Graffiti in The Maboneng Precinct

Commissioned Art

A work of art by Nelson Makamo whose paintings in Maboneng capture the daily lives of children from surrounding areas.

We also managed to capture one of Joburg's Solar Powered Free Wi-Fi Hotspots being utilised by youth from surrounding areas.

At the end of the walk, participants were treated to lunch at The Canteen and given a chance to print some of their pictures taken from the walk. Using the HP All-In-One Printer Remote App to wirelessly print from our mobile phones, we were able to produce high quality photos from a range of these printers.

Some printouts from one of the attendees, Papi Mabele, also illustrating borderless printing.

In this range, printing capabilities for colour go up to 4800 x 1200 optimized dpi (when printing from a computer on selected HP photo papers and 1200 input dpi). For black printing, they go up to 1200 x 1200 rendered dpi.

“Whether on the tablet in the kitchen, or laptop in the home office, the new line of printers provide flexible printing solutions and high-quality printing for both personal or professional projects.” says Jane Geypen, Category Print IPS Hardware, HP.

The following are some specs and estimated pricing that show that HP is making quality printing more accessible and affordable for home users and micro-business customers; combining mobile printing with Original HP ink cartridges.

*iAfrikan compiled the above table from various sources on the official HP website. Prices may vary. Click to enlarge.