Romano Addresses Canadian University In-plants
Frank Romano, professor emeritus at Rochester Institute of Technology, made the following observations at the recent College and University Print Management Association of Canada (CUPMAC) conference in St. John’s, Newfoundland:
• “Analog copiers will disappear,” he said, as multifunction devices take off.
• The current growth market lies in the 40-ppm and higher color printers.
• Four-up digital printers will increase in popularity, further eroding the litho market.
• The “transpromo” trend is growing: printing ads on bills and transactional statements.
“The next generation of digital devices will probably be ink-jet,” he speculated, noting their simplicity compared to toner devices.
Watch for a full report on the CUPMAC conference in the September issue.