March Madness may be over, but America’s love for college basketball lasts all year, especially at The College Basketball Experience located at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri. The 41,500- square-foot building that opened last October features the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame as well as interactive stations where fans can practice rebounding, passing, three-point shooting, free-throw shooting, and, of course, slam dunking – all as if they were part of an actual NCAA game.
IT Supplies Inc. has acquired Inkjet Art, based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Inkjet Art will now offer its product range – including Museum Digital Fine Art, Illuminata Art and Canvas, the Micro-Ceramic line of photo paper, and more – through a dedicated Inkjet Art Division at IT Supplies.
“Inkjet Art is a perfect fit for us. We are thrilled with this expansion, and our team is ready to listen and serve, while never losing site on the importance of each and every customer; long-standing or brand new,” says Greg Lahart, president and founder of IT Supplies.
Signs International Distributor is hosting a SID Neutrino Open House event at its Miami, Florida, headquarters, May 29-31.
The company will be showcasing its new SID Neutrino and SID Neutrino Label printers. Both printers made their debut at the recent ISA Sign Expo in Las Vegas
Lüscher AG Maschinenbau, the Swiss manufacturer of digital prepress systems, has filed for bankruptcy.
Show organizers have set the dates for the 2013 Sign Africa Expo.
Nekoosa Coated Products has acquired IGI Corp., parent of RTape and CET Films. RTape and CET Films will operate as divisions of Nekoosa Coated Products; Paul Charapata, CEO of Nekoosa Coated Products, will lead the new organization
HP has announced an HP digital-printing solution for wallcoverings, designed to help print service providers and wallcovering manufacturers capture more of the growing custom décor market. The solution consists of a modular range of tools and supplies, including:
• The cloud-based HP WallArt Solution, which simplifies the design, visualization, and production of customized wallcoverings. It allows users to design wallcoverings themselves or work with customers online to produce customized wallcoverings.
Encore Products has introduced its Extreme White Foam Board. The new clay-coated board combines a polystyrene core with ultra-vibrant bright white paper facers to create an imaging surface with a higher-perceived whiteness that enhances the maximum color gamut and black density of printed images, Encore reports. Extreme White Foam Board can be digitally printed, screen printed, painted, and used for signage; fabrication options include hand cutting, diecutting, embossing, scoring, and machine cutting. Available in 1/8-, 3/16-, and 1/2- in. thicknesses
Moab has introduced Slickrock Metallic Silver 300. The acid-free, 300-gsm metallic inkjet paper features an instant-dry coating, reports Moab, and is designed for photographers seeking to enhance their images with a metallic and dimensional look. Available in sheet sizes of 8.5 x 11 and 13 x 19-in. as well as A2 and A4, and in roll sizes of 17-, 24-, and 44-in. Also available in a 260-gsm version.
Oracal USA has announced its Oralite Series 5650RA Fleet Engineering Grade Reflective Film with RapidAir Technology. A 5-mil printable reflective film with an air-release liner, Series 5650RA is designed to make fleet applications easier by reducing the incidence of bubbles common with large reflective graphic applications, the company reports. For latex, solvent, eco-solvent, UV-curable, and screen printing; recommended for use with Oraguard Series 290 or 293 laminating films. Available in 30-, 48-, 54-, and 60-in. widths.