Vital Imagery Ltd., a leader in the online graphics subscription services, announced today that it has acquired Clipart.com and AnimationFactory.com from Getty Images. These pioneering websites offer royalty-free clipart, 3D images and animations, photos, photo objects, Microsoft PowerPoint templates, fonts, as well as video backgrounds, e-mail and web page backgrounds for use in commercial and personal projects.
Clipart.com and AnimationFactory.com join iCLIPART.com, Schools.iCLIPART.com, iPHOTOS.com and AcclaimImages.com, to make Vital Imagery Ltd., the largest supplier of clipart and 3D animations world-wide, increasing the inventory from the current 8 million to over 21 million.
The acquisition of Clipart.com and AnimationFactory.com strengthens Vital Imagery’s leading position with wholly-owned image assets for its current and future customers. Company co-founder and CEO Charlie Hoy said, “These acquisitions enhance the diversity of Vital Imagery’s image components and affirm its leadership position in the world of royalty-free online image subscriptions.”
Hoy adds that the company intends to retain all brands, while melding the technology, content and expertise of each into VI’s quality service. “We guarantee this purchase will result in extraordinary benefits for our customers and we are excited for the future of our company.”
President and co-founder, Alison Hoy said, “As we welcome new clients, we want to stress our continued commitment to Vital Imagery’s subscribers and we will enhance these extensive collections for our clients. We look optimistically to the future, to the potential this brings for continued growth and development.”
Headquartered in Brussels, Ontario, Vital Imagery Ltd. is a leading international provider of royalty-free images for commercial and non-commercial use. Its content is sourced from artists and photographers from around the world, ensuring diversity and quality. Vital Imagery has partnered with Microsoft since 2010 and the Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) partners exclusively with iCLIPART.com. VI is a proud member of both PACA, the Digital Media Licensing Association; CEPIC, the Centre of the Picture Industry; Better Business Bureau and the Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses. Since 2008 the company has proudly donated a portion of every subscription it sells to help small businesses world-wide through Kiva.org. To date they have ‘given back’ to over 1,500 entrepreneurs. Early in 2010, Vital Imagery Ltd. launched its second subsidiary when iCLIPART For Schools became one of the resources offered by the Iowa Educators Consortium. Warner Bros., Nintendo, GM OnStar, ABC and CBS are among Vital Imagery’s many commercial customers.