SOURCE: Sports Image International

June 07, 2007 10:00 ET

Sports Image International Introduces New Line of Lenticular Sports Images

Converts Moments of History Into Three-Dimensional Collectors Items

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - June 7, 2007) - Sports Image International (SII) today announced the launch of a new line of three-dimensional sports lenticular images featuring licensed classic images from Major League Baseball and the National Hockey League. By combining the latest technology in photo enhancement and lenticular printing with memorable sports moments, SII has created a new class of collectible that is unique to the sports memorabilia market.

Lenticular printing combines two images with a lenticular lens adding the depth, movement and dimension, while creating a smooth transition from one to the other when viewed from different angles -- producing a one-of-a-kind viewing experience.

These collectibles are now available online at www.sportsimageintl.com, where sports fans can experience and purchase the three-dimensional lenticular images. Framed images are available for $70 and unframed for $35, plus shipping and handling. SII offers an unconditional 30-day return policy.

"What makes our products so appealing is that we use well-known, classic sports photos that fans have come to recognize, then pair them with the lenticular process creating an exceptional 3D sports collectible," said Marc Arnberg, co-founder of SII. "It's the perfect Father's Day or graduation gift for the seasoned sports collector or any sports fan. We realized that the sports collector has been looking for something new and exciting and we are confident these images will make a big splash in the marketplace."

SII, a new entity of the Meisner Gallery, located in Farmingdale, NY, has partnered with National Graphics, an industry leader in lenticular printing, renowned for its attention to detail and the important patents it holds in the field. National Graphics is the creative force behind such projects as the Rolling Stone 1000th Issue cover.

"We came upon the idea of tying together sports images and the unique lenticular printing method when we were testing out the process to be used in fine art," added Mitch Meiser, co-founder of SII. "It was an 'AH-HAH' moment when we concluded that we could use this process to create high-definition images of classic and memorable sports moments."

SII is working directly with the leagues, players and professionals at Getty Images and other photo archives to offer a range of sports images. Soon SII will also announce licensing agreements with other major sports leagues.

"We are looking to create mini masterpieces that the collector and fan will be proud to own," continued Arnberg, "the final print is so high-quality that it will last more than a lifetime."

Sports Image International currently offers ten classic sports moments including:

-- Yankee Stadium - Then and Now

-- Wrigley Field - Early 1900s interior and exteriors images of the stadium

-- Wrigley Field - Images of a day game and a night game

-- Tiger Stadium - Two classic interior and exterior images

-- Shea Stadium - The Beginning

-- Mets - Championship Celebrations

-- Cal Ripken Jr.

-- Mike Schmidt

-- Carlton Fisk

-- Brooks Robinson

The lenticular sports images are also available at both Yankee and Shea Stadium gift shops.

About Sports Image International

Sports Image International is a new entity of the Meisner Gallery, a 40-year-old fine art company and industry leader in artists' management, sculpture and print production, as well as retail gallery ownership. It prides itself in creating sports memorabilia that enhances the overall collecting experience. For more information, please visit http://www.sportsimageintl.com.

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