Frank Romano

RIT Professor Emeritus Frank Romano’s career has spanned 58 years in the printing and publishing industries. Many know him as the editor of the “Pocket Pal” for over 35 years, or have read one of the thousands of articles he has written. He was the editor and publisher of TypeWorld (1977–1990) and later Electronic Publishing, Computer Artist, and Color Publishing magazines. He is the author of 60 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, published by RIT Press (2013) and the 450-page History of the Phototypesetting Era, published by California PolyTechnic Institute GRcL Press (2014). He lectures extensively around the world and has been quoted in many newspapers and publications, as well as on TV and radio. He appeared on the History Detectives PBS program and serves as president of the Museum of Printing in Haverhill, MA. He spent 20 years in full-time teaching at RIT and 12 years as an adjunct teacher for RIT and CalPoly. He has consulted for hundreds of print users from the United Nations and Government agencies to insurance companies and publishers.