The Future of Printing Profits (Seminar Session) (R29)

Type: Seminar
Date: 09/13/11 8:30 AM CT - 09/13/11 10:00 AM CT
Location: Chicago, IL United States
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Fee: $125 (counts as 1 seminar towards a Value Package Plan) View Pricing


Speaker: Frank Romano


About half of all printing has metamorphosed into bits and pixels. What is left will be the printing industry as we will know it. The makeup of printed products will be different, and volume levels will shift. But about 20,000 U.S. commercial printers will prevail. This session will help you understand your place in a new world order of print. The material presented is not ‘blue sky,’ but based on what innovative printers are doing to develop their future strategies.

Room S403a 

You Will Learn:

  • The present and short-term future for print
  • How to avoid commoditization
  • Where the money is
  • Where to invest
  • Where the profit is
  • Building the new future of print

Who Should Attend:

Owners, CEOs and CFOs or Commercial Printers, as well as In-plant and CRD Management

Business Categories:
Entrepreneurship, Executive, Management, Social Networking, Trends and Opportunities

Frank Romano

Frank Romano, Professor Emeritus

Frank Romano has spent 50 years in the printing and publishing industries. Many know him best as the editor of the International Paper Pocket Pal or from the hundreds of articles he has written for publications from North America and Europe to the Middle East to Asia and Australia.

He is the author of over 45 books, including the 10,000-term Encyclopedia of Graphic Communications (with Richard Romano), the standard reference in the field. His books on QuarkXPress, Adobe InDesign, and PDF workflow were among the first in their fields. He has authored most of the books on digital printing.

The founder of eight publications, he's served as publisher or editor for TypeWorld/Electronic Publishing, Computer Artist, Color Publishing, The Typographer, EP&P, and both the NCPA and PrintRIT Journals.

Romano lectures extensively, having addressed virtually every club, association, group, and professional organization at one time or another. He is one of the industry's foremost keynote speakers.

He has consulted for major corporations, publishers, government, and other users of digital printing and publishing technology. He wrote the first report on on-demand digital printing in 1980 and ran the first conference on the subject in 1985.

He has been quoted in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Times of London, USA Today, Business Week, Forbes, and many other newspapers and publications, as well as on TV and radio. He has partnered with InfoTrends on strategic information for the printing industry. He continues to teach courses at RIT and other universities and works with students on unique research projects.