Glass Specifications

Number of panels
Overall square meters
66’ 1” wide x 12’ 4” tall (approx. 800sq. ft. / 76 sq m)
Average glass panel size
5’ 1” wide x 12’ 4” tall
Type of glass and thickness
10mm Thick Pilkington Optiwhite



Graphic content/ design concept
Showcasing the history of basketball including text and images
Colors / Ink type used
Digital Mix, White, Full Colour and Black and White
Display of mural, showcasing images & text on glass guardrail

Project Partners

Conceptual Planning & Design
Ralph Appelbaum



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The history of basketball is presented on the panels and includes text that needed to be as legible as any other print medium. AGNORA manipulated the client’s raw files to produce accurate images. Extensive testing using traditional litho-print methods translated to digital ceramic ink helped create opaque, dark rich colours and white text. Printing spot ink and mixed ink colors together presented additional challenges. As images carried across the panels, alignment was critical to the fabrication process as was ensuring the accuracy of Kansas University’s team colors. Every image was manipulated in Photoshop and individually tested on small sample glass before final files were prepared for full-size production. That process eliminated waste, ensuring accuracy and client satisfaction.


Success of the project hinged on AGNORA’s technical ability to take the client’s raw working files and manipulate them to produce the imagery with accuracy and precision. Extensive testing using proven traditional litho-print methodologies and translating to digital ceramic ink helped create the opaque, dark rich colours and white text. Printing specific creative zones on each of the 13 panels separately, ensured that we achieved a superior final result.


"The Architect & designer chose digital printing because it met their expectations to accurately match the University's team colors and to be able to print the story of basketball with precision." Alison Smith Marketing Manager at AGNORA