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The Museum of Printing Celebrates a “Year of Frank” as Frank Romano Turns 80

Press release from the issuing company

(Watch Cary Sherburne's video interview with Frank Romano here.) 

Haverhill, Mass. – Industry icon and Museum of Printing President Frank Romano is celebrating his 80th birthday this year and we would like you to join in the celebration of what we are calling a ‘Year of Frank.’

There is no better gift nor better way to recognize Frank’s contributions to the printing industry than to show your support for the Museum of Printing and its mission. Frank is the heart and soul of the Museum of Printing. He generously donated our building and his voluminous library to the Museum. He spends nearly every day here with volunteers and visitors, working to share the history of print with young and old alike.

What can you do to tell Frank that you appreciate his work preserving the history of the printing industry? Here are a few suggestions:

  • Share this press release on social media and include #HappyBirthdayFrankRomano
  • Share a congratulatory message on social media (like the one below):
  • Share your Frank Romano stories on social media using the hashtag #HappyBirthdayFrankRomano
  • Send a birthday card to Frank in care of the Museum of Printing, 15 Thornton Avenue, Haverhill, MA 01832
  • Send a birthday e-card to Frank at [email protected]
  • Become a member of the Museum of Printing (for details see museumofprinting.org/join-us/) – Our newsletter is one of the great benefits of membership and is something folks can enjoy even if they don’t live near the museum
  • Make a financial donation to the Museum of Printing to help with our annual expenses and allow us to build an endowment – Look for the big red DONATE button on the upper right-hand corner of our web site, museumofprinting.org
  • Contribute to one of Frank’s favorite initiatives, the Linotype Legacy Fund (also via the big red DONATE button on our home page)
  • Donate artifacts to the Museum – You may have a piece of printing history that should be shared with the world; we would love to have it!
  • Volunteer at the Museum – We can always use an extra hand on site (and there are also projects that folks can help us with remotely)

We want to make Frank’s 80th a very special birthday, as well as a reminder that those in the printing industry value his many contributions over the years. Please do what you can to make this ‘Year of Frank’ a memorable one!

About Frank Romano

Frank Romano has spent more than 60 years in the printing industry, starting right out of high school at the Mergenthaler Linotype Company in Brooklyn, New York. He founded the publication, TypeWorld, and has been the editor for many editions of an indispensable industry tool: Pocket Pal: The Handy Book of Graphic Arts Production. Over the years Frank has reached thousands of people through his consulting, writing, and speeches. His students will remember his years as a professor at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and Research Professor from Industry at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly). Frank is the author of more than 60 books on topics related to the printing industry including most recently his trilogy: History of the Linotype Company, History of the Phototypesetting Era, and History of Desktop Publishing.

About the Museum of Printing

The Museum of Printing is dedicated to preserving the rich history of the graphic arts, printing and typesetting technology, and printing craftsmanship. In addition to many special collections and small exhibits, the Museum contains hundreds of antique printing, typesetting, and bindery machines, as well as a library of books and printing-related documents.

The Museum is located at 15 Thornton Avenue in Haverhill, Massachusetts. You can find us on the web at www.museumofprinting.org and follow our social media activity on Facebook (The-Museum-of-Printing), Instagram (museumofprinting), and Twitter (@MOPrinting).



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