Being the host team for the 2010 NBA All-Star Game this past February, the Dallas Mavericks wanted to make the event the biggest and best it has ever been. Although having to work with less sponsorship funds for the game than in previous years, the Mavericks collaborated with the National Basketball Association (NBA) to arrange for four larger-than-life building wraps in Dallas to promote the event.
Fespa Mexico (formerly imageWorld) returns to Mexico City August 26-29, 2010. Held at the city’s Centro Banamex, the event will be organized in two distinct areas: Wide-format/Signage and Textile/Screenprinting. Last year’s show drew more than 8,500 visitors over three days, and a Worldwide Survey from FESPA predicts the Mexico show will see better growth rates than its sister events in Europe and the US.
Ilford Imaging Switzerland, which produces Ilford OmniJet inkjet media as well as Galerie and Galerie Graphic media, plus a range of consumer photo papers, has been acquired by Paradigm Global Partners, an investment company headquartered in London.
The deal includes the well-known Ilford brands, the manufacturing facilities and technologies, all intellectual property, and existing capabilities in R&D, technical service, supply chain, and sales and marketing.
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Quark Inc. has acquired the assets and technology of Gluon, the New Jersey-based software company that has developed tools for the corporate and publishing industries for over twenty years. The acquisition includes Gluon’s HyperPublishing System suite of products which Quark reports it will integrate into its dynamic publishing software to enable enterprise-scale Web-to-print, variable data printing (VDP), and advertising-automation solutions.
IntegraColor Ltd, based in Mesquite, Texas, has acquired Dallas-based digital print firm The Color Place. The acquisition will extend IntegraColor’s assets for digital printing into small and grand formats, permanent and promotional signage, and will also facilitate expansion into the quick-turn, short-run projects that The Color Place has been known for. IntegraColor intends to retain The Color Place team, consolidating equipment and personnel into its headquarters in Mesquite. Rex Jobe, founder and CEO of The Color Place, will stay on with IntegraColor through the transition.