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Industry Guru Frank Romano to Speak to Boston Print Buyers

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Boston, Massachusetts - August 2, 2005 - Boston Print Buyers today announced that industry expert Frank Romano will be the featured speaker at their fall kick-off dinner program on Monday, October 17th, 2005 at the Millennium Bostonian Hotel in Boston, MA. Romano will speak about "The Future of Print and Media Buying in a Digital Age" to professionals who buy or influence the buying of printing. Frank Romano Frank Romano is widely considered to be the leading expert in printing and the graphic arts. Professor Emeritus at Rochester Institute of Technology and the author of 40 books, Romano has a career in printing and publishing that has spanned more than 40 years. Not only is he the editor of the Pocket Pal, but he has also authored most of the books available today on the topic of digital printing. His books on QuarkExpress, InDesign, and PDF workflow were among the first published in their fields. Romano has founded eight trade publications, including Typeworld (now Electronic Publishing), Computer Artist, Color Publishing, The Typographer, and EP&P. "This is a fantastic opportunity for professionals who specify printing," said BPB Founder Margie Dana. "Frank is best known among print manufacturers right now - but not for long! It's high time that customers of print, including designers and marketing specialists, get to benefit from his expertise. They have much to learn from his insights and industry perspective, in ways that will help them in their print-buying and -specifying responsibilities." Event Sponsors The event is being sponsored by Abbott-Action Packaging Corp.; Albert Basse Associates, Inc., a screen printing facility; Deschamps Printing Company; Matheson Higgins/Congress Press, graphic arts finishers; and RIS The Paper House. Each sponsor will have a display table and the opportunity to network with the attendees. About Boston Print Buyers Established to serve the needs of professional print buyers, Boston Print Buyers, founded by Margie Dana, provides education and networking opportunities exclusively to professionals who purchase or influence the purchase of printing. BPB membership is open to professionals who purchase printing. Bimonthly dinner meetings combine networking and education, and always include an element of fun. A love of printing is a prerequisite. Membership in Boston Print Buyers costs just $150 for 12 months. Information on membership, including a list of the multiple benefits, is at www.bostonprintbuyers.com. Registration Registration for October 17th is available at www.bostonprintbuyers.com/events/index.html. Only professionals who purchase or influence the purchase of printing may attend. Printers, brokers, paper professionals and other manufacturers cannot attend. Seating is limited to 100. "This event is expected to sell out very quickly," said BPB's Dana, "because when it comes to print industry knowledge, there's no one like Frank Romano. It's an honor to be able to introduce him to New England's buying community." The event, which costs $20 for BPB members and $50 for nonmembers, includes a networking hour, dinner, Mr. Romano's presentation, Q&A, and a light-hearted trivia contest. It will run from 5:30 to 9 pm. For more information about the event or about Boston Print Buyers, contact BPB via e-mail at [email protected] or by telephone at 617-730-5951.