Log In | Become a Member | Contact Us


Market Intelligence for Printing and Publishing

Connect on Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn

Featured:     Industrial Print Analysis     European Coverage     NEW PODCAST: Conversations on Print

Frank has two new Books on the History of the Industry

Published on January 23, 2015

In a shameless plug, Frank discusses his two new books about the history of the Linotype company and the phototypesetting era. All proceeds go to education.

Email Icon Email         

 

Discussion

By Jim Hamilton on Jan 23, 2015

Nice work Frank! As you know, I enjoyed both books and reviewed them on the InfoTrends blog: Frank Romano and the Phototypesetting Era (http://blog.infotrends.com/?p=17329) and Frank Romano’s Love Letter to Linotype (http://blog.infotrends.com/?p=15966). Two thumbs up!

 

By Rob Van Den Braak on Jan 26, 2015

Two great books which make me proud to be part of this exciting industry. Happy to put your "pitch" on Blokboek.com. Hope the readers in now more than 50 countries wil order many copies. My copy is my perfect birthday present. Regards, Rob

 

By Laurens Leurs on Jan 26, 2015

Hi Frank, I am looking forward to the book on desktop publishing! Since you admitted your video is a shameless plug, I hope you don't mind me plugging my 'history of DTP' pages at http://www.prepressure.com/prepress/history

 

By Frank Romano on Jan 26, 2015

http://www.prepressure.com/prepress/history

is a wonderful website

Lots of nostalgia

 

By Diane Dragoff on Jan 28, 2015

Frank:

Kudos to you and the students at RIT and Cal! Now history has been captured in two, soon as to be three, books.

I have nothing personal to plug, but would love for folks to contact their local United Way for fun volunteer and networking opportunities.

Best wishes,

Diane

 

By Nigel Wells on Feb 03, 2015

Hi Frank, As part of my 5 year apprenticeship I went to the Linotype School in London for 3 months, at the end of which there was a 6 hour test where my hourly average was 7823 corrected characters an hour — if only I could do that on my Mac now. My apprenticeship was on an evening newspaper with about 30 Linotype machines. On pay day everyone went to the pub and after lunch the 'Linotype choir' started community singing for the afternoon editions — no boss or union could stop this until other technology arrived. I finished my apprenticeship in 1970 running punched taped Elektrons, this was also the year the first phototypesetting system was installed in the UK. My Lino op career lasted another 3 years, but I'm still in the industry after a total of 50 years. Good job on the book. Nigel Wells

 

By Frank Romano on Feb 03, 2015

Thanks Nigel for sharing. We oldtimers have to stick together,

 

Post a Comment

To post a comment Log In or Become a Member, doing so is simple and free

 

 

Recent Videos

 

Video preview: How does a Ph.D. Petroleum Engineer become a printer?

How does a Ph.D. Petroleum Engineer become a printer?

Published: June 27, 2017

Fadal Iskander, VP of TPSi in Tulsa OK, reports his company has been offering digital printing since 1978. Today, the company has a robust portfolio of HP Indigo and wide format presses it uses to produce a variety of applications, from transactional printing to wedding invitations. Despite his Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering, Iskander has dedicated his career over the last 40 years to printing!

 

Video preview: HD Flexo Wins Awards, Customer Approval, for ProAmpac

HD Flexo Wins Awards, Customer Approval, for ProAmpac

Published: June 26, 2017

Joe Lydic, Art Director at packaging converter ProAmpac, talks about how Esko HD Flexo has benefited the company in its analog to digital platemaking transformation. Its first commercial job earned the company a Print & Packaging award. ProAmpac was the first printer in the Western Hemisphere to be HD Flexo certified. He also talks about how Esko workflow helps the company be more efficient.

 

Video preview: Romano Review of Books:

Romano Review of Books: "Brand Luther"

Published: June 23, 2017

Frank reviews a book called “Brand Luther” that tells the true story of an unknown monk who used printing to challenge the mightiest force on earth at the time.

 

Video preview: Who is Running Your Business? People or Software

Who is Running Your Business? People or Software

Published: June 22, 2017

Your software should run your business, your people should run your software. Can you easily get to the trusted data of your business? Is it in a trusted system of record (Print MIS/ERP)? Or do you have to gather up data from many different sources to get to a version of the truth? Jennifer Matt interviews Jane Mugford about helping printers transition from people run business to a software run business.

 

Video preview: Prepress Opportunities for Digital Print for Packaging

Prepress Opportunities for Digital Print for Packaging

Published: June 20, 2017

Marketing Director Mike Medina of Phototype discusses some of the new directions that packaging prepress companies can take as digital production starts to take hold of the industry.

 

Video preview: O'Neil Printing: Staying at the Top of its Game with Investments in Digital Printing and Wide Format

O'Neil Printing: Staying at the Top of its Game with Investments in Digital Printing and Wide Format

Published: June 20, 2017

Anthony Narducci, President of O'Neil Printing in Phoenix, explains that the company has been operating in Downtown Phoenix for more than a century. But being a century-old company certainly doesn't mean they are old and stodgy! Narducci talks about its recent digital and wide format acquisitions and how they help O'Neil stay at the top of its game.

 

View More Videos

 

Become a Member

Join the thousands of printing executives who are already part of the WhatTheyThink Community.

Copyright © 2017 WhatTheyThink. All Rights Reserved