Video: Producing the Replica Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial Wall

We honored those who gave their all in Vietnam by producing a replica of the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial Wall. The Memorial chronologically lists the names of more than 58,000 Americans who gave their lives in service to the United States. Thin aluminum panels were used to produce the wall so it can withstand rain, yet be lifted easily.

The printers marked each panel with a number and an E or W for east or west so the panels can displayed in the correct order. The panels appear like granite, with the names in a silvery white shining through. They start stark white before they’re inked with the gray granite-like background, then dried quickly by the printer’s UV lights. Watch the video below to learn more.