Frank Romano's State of the industry

Frank Romano

Professor Frank Romano gives a short report on the state of the printing industry.

1. Print is not dead; just pretending

2. Inkjet, toner, and printer’s ink, oh my

3. Packaging, packaging, packaging

4. Functional printing is coming to town

5. A PDF by any other name

6. Most designers have no idea what they are doing

7. DRUPA is only 13 months away

What you'll learn

  • A little bit of everything!

About Frank Romano

Frank RomanoRIT Professor Emeritus Frank Romano's career has spanned 56 years in the printing and publishing industries. Many know him as the editor of the International Paper “Pocket Pal” for over 30 years, or have read one of the thousands of articles he has written. He has edited newsletters for EDSF and PIA and was a founder of the Digital Printing Council. He was the editor and publisher of TypeWorld and later Electronic Publishing magazine, plus Computer Artist and Color Publishing magazines. He is the author of 56 books, including the 10,000-term Encyclopedia of Graphic Communications (with Richard Romano), the standard reference in the field. His books were among the first on digital printing, computer-to-plate, workflow, PDF, QuarkXPress, InDesign, and new media. His latest books include the 400+ page “History of the Linotype Company” and “History of the Phototypesetting Era.”